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Sassoon Docks Gets A Makeover

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So... I was mesmerized the moment I entered the Sassoon docks... And soon you guys will get to know why??

sassoon docks

The Sassoon Docks is one of the oldest docks in Mumbai, and one of the few docks in the city open to the public. It is situated just off Cuffe Parade in South Mumbai and is today one of largest fish markets in the city. Its neighboring features are Mumbai Port Trust Garden and Offices of Fisheries Department, and overlooks Oyster Rock, an island in the Mumbai harbor, at a distance.

Its an initiative of the St+Art India the ‘Sassoon Docks Art Project’ has collaborated with the local community and 40+ artists from India and around the world to transform the dock into a vibrant art canvas that captures the lives of the Kolis, the Banjaras and the Hindu Marathas through installations, photo-stories, graffiti and art exhibitions.

The indigenous Koli community is among the oldest residents of Mumbai, back when it was just a collection of seven islands. The larger urban art festival is spread across multiple locations, including Mahim, Jindal Mansion and Churchgate Station. The project has exhibits by international and local artists and is the brainchild of the St+art India Foundation. One of these exhibits, titled ‘Idea of Smell’ by the foundation’s creative director Hanif Kureshi, even plays on the distinct and strong odor of fish prevalent in the docks. Another exhibit by Australian artist Guido van Helten is a tribute to the Koli fisherwomen he first met when he visited the docks. His work is a collection of murals covering three walls of the room, all focused on the women with whom he spent several days. The murals are a permanent exhibit, a beautiful monument to the docks and the community.

sassoon docks


sassoon docks

sassoon docks

sassoon docks
sassoon docks



sassoon docks

sassoon docks

sassoon docks

sassoon docks

sassoon docks

sassoon docks



I'm so thankful for my friends who got this wonderful art project to my knowledge and feels blessed to have visited the most incredible Artfest ever. Hope you guys enjoy reading it, Thank you for stopping by.

Much Love,
AFREEN :)

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