Friday, March 12, 2010

Exhibition at Kala Academy, Feb 14 photos

Sunday Feb 14th was the only day we had a morning session. Though it was blazing hot, quite a few people turned up to try out the Camera Obscura put up by the Goa Centre for Alternative Photography (Goa-CAP).

Edson and Madhavan of Goa-CAP demonstrate the ins and outs of the Camera Obscura.

Anant displays a sketch of his dad Kanwarjeet, which he did using the Camera Obscura.

Madhavan uses on of our props to protect himself from the midday sun, as he sits to model for someone using the Camera Obscura.

The day also included an all-day T-shirt painting session, which was conducted under the trees to get away from the burning heat.

Little Rishi coloured out this beautiful lizard that his mother had drawn on the T-shirt for him. The result is quite a beauty!

RK's family and Madhavi's too spent a little while in the morning at the venue, helping out and generally enjoying themselves. Here Rupa paints a T-shirt while Priya and Munni kibitz.

Rupa's finished product.

Later in the morning, Ma and Baba also landed up.

RK, Munni and the kids with Ma and Baba.

Chandra presented us with the scarf she had spent the last five days weaving. Lovely, isn't it?

Kanwarjeet and Yashodara conducted an origami workshop in the evening. They had prepared these samples to display for the session.

Kids and adults try their hand at origami, while some T-shirt painting continues down below.

Everyone got to wear the origami hats they had fashioned out of old magazine pages.

Heidi (I think that's what her name was) had painted her own interpretation of the name 'People Tree'.

Another T-shirt artist, Zayn, had clearly come with scary intentions.

A budding Jackson Pollock and a very young Grandma Moses, wearing their masterpieces.

Exhibition at Kala Academy, Feb 13 photos

A delightful interlude on the 13th evening. Shivaram Ananthanarayanan, who was part of another exhibition being held elsewhere in KA, dropped by with his guitar, and played while Chandra wove, played and danced with the kids around.

The duo brought a special kind of magic to the evening.

Chandra on the loom, the setting sun catching her hair in a halo of light.

Later, after nightfall, Clinton demonstrated to those gathered how they could cut down on the amount of garbage they generated, and fruitfully utilise most of it.

Clinton's practical tips provided people with viable options in their own lives.

Gayatri looks on indulgently as Anjali has a laugh at something.

Exhibition at Kala Academy, Feb 12 photos

Rahul Alvares' presentation on snakes on the 12th was a big draw. The very strong evening breeze made setting up the screen for the projection quite cumbersome.

Rahul making his presentation. The breeze was causing the screen to undulate, bringing the pictures of the snakes to life.

The audience was enraptured by Rahul's content and his mesmerising style.

Rahul's uber-friendly Rottweiler Diesel was also on hand -- not to mention underfoot, on the lap, slobbering over one's prone body, etc.

Suraya's niece Daniella makes an appearance, wearing a T-shirt painted by her brother the previous day and offering uncle PD some chips.

It was evidently the day to wear hand-painted T-shirts. Paul wearing one painted by his wife Kanchan for him.

Exhibition at Kala Academy, Feb 11 photos

Feb 11 was a busy day for the kids, with Bookworm conducting a story-telling and visualisation session on one side, and T-shirt painting happening on another.

The activity is aptly reflected in this bustling photo, as the evening settles in.

Sujata, Elaine and Betty from Bookworm conducting their event with the usual passion and panache.

The Invaluables -- Kanchan and Suraya -- who made the whole event work out fine.

The driving forces at the end of another tiring but satisfying day.

Rajkumar was also of enormous help... was Dilshad, keeping the products organised and the sales moving.

Exhibition at Kala Academy, Feb 10 photos

Setting up the display at the beginning of day one.

More of the process of setting things up.

Things more or less in place, with Chandra and her loom in one corner.

Chandra and Sanjay get the Weavers' Wheel display organised.

Chandra starts to gather an eager audience.

A view of the exhibition from the top.