Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2017 – A Photowalk

This year’s festival was a very special event as the precinct got back the black horse statue that gave the area its name. In January 2017, ‘Spirit of Kala Ghoda’ – the 25 foot high equine statue was unveiled. The bronze sculpture has been crafted by Shreehari Bhosle and designed by architect Alfaz Miller with inputs from sculptor Arzan Khambatta. An initiative by Kala Ghoda Association, this statue has finally returned to the area the symbol that once defined it but of course without the rider. The Kala Ghoda art precinct derives the name from the equestrian statue of King Edward VII seated on a black horse (kala ghoda).

The main theme of the art installations of this year was horse. The spirit of horse was interpreted in different ways. Many of these installations were interactive and were accepted and enjoyed by the overwhelmed visitors.

Kala Ghoda Art Festival – 2017 was held from 4th February to 12th February 2017. Some pictures from the festival…

‘Spirit of Kala Ghoda’ – the 25 foot high statue installed recently
‘Spirit of Kala Ghoda’ – the 25 foot high statue installed recently
A closer view
A closer view
One of the installations
One of the installations

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One of the installations
One of the installations
A closer view
A closer view
One of the installations
One of the installations

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Youngsters are having a nice time during the festival
Youngsters are having a nice time during the festival
One of the installations - Wish Loom, made from textile waste
One of the installations – Wish Loom, made from textile waste
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations - Celebration of dreams
One of the installations – Celebration of dreams
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations - rocking horse, a big hit among the visitors
One of the installations – rocking horse, a big hit among the visitors
Again a horse
Again a horse
One of the installations - you could see visitors crowding for selfies
One of the installations – you could see visitors crowding for selfies

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One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations - horse from charcoal
One of the installations – horse from charcoal
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations
From the festival grounds
From the festival grounds
From the festival grounds
From the festival grounds
A perfect pose
A perfect pose
Oh horse again
Oh horse again
Bollywood moments
Bollywood moments
One of the installations
One of the installations

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One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations - effect of light
One of the installations – effect of light
One of the installations - effect of light
One of the installations – effect of light
One of the installations - "Breathe"
One of the installations – “Breathe”
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations
One of the installations

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‘Spirit of Kala Ghoda’ – the 25 foot high statue installed recently

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