Do and Khatra, an artist duo from Gujarat, created a mural which is an abstraction of elements depicting the life and objects of Sassoon. If you look closely, you’ll see the pink zigzag line is the road to Sassoon, and there might be a barber or two in the shadows. To add specificities to the mural on the façade, three dimensional objects found at the site like tyres and cans make up the composition of the artwork. Photo by: Pranav Gohil

In Photos | A Street Art Project Brings Sassoon Docks Back into the Spotlight

St+Art India’s Urban Art Festival has transformed one of Mumbai’s busiest areas with expansive murals and installations.

The 142-year-old Sassoon Docks, Western India’s first wet docks, and one of Mumbai’s oldest, is not where Mumbaikars choose to spend their weekends. Till December 30, however, St+Art India, a street art foundation, is changing their minds.

With murals, installations, screenings, talks, audio-visual experiences and curated tours, the #SassoonDocksArtProject invites people to step into the world of the fishing community. The project is inspired from the docks, the Koli community and Mumbai itself. Over 30 artists from India and across the world have come together to transform the almost-forgotten area, located at the tip of the city.

The Sassoon Docks Art Project is on till December 30. Follow St+Art India on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates on the festival; the project is open for public from Thurs-Sun, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Read more about the festival here.

  • Pooja Naik is Junior Writer at National Geographic Traveller India. She likes to take long leisurely walks with both hands in her pocket; channeling her inner Gil Pender at Marine Drive since Paris is a continent away.

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