12 December 2010

Kala Madhyam Bangalore 2010 (Updated for 2012 at the end)

I had two plans for Saturday. One, wanted to run the midnight marathon which was held at Whitefield Bangalore and second, wanted to attend the Kala Madhyam Folk & Tribal Art & Craft exhibition 2010. After lot of debate, dropped the plan of running the midnight marathon and planned to attend the Kala Madhyam exhibition.

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath hosts Kala Madhyam Folk & Tribal Art & Craft exhibition every year. Artists from all over India participate in this exhibition to display Indian cultural traditions. Variety of Folk Paintings, Handicrafts, Pottery materials, Antique silver-bronze jewellery, Cotton sarees, Folk performances, etc...

I could watch Sutrada Gombe Aata (String Puppet Show) and Folk Songs from Marga Jyothi Welfare Trust for Blind. I got to shop beautiful silver-bronze jewellery... :-) There was a Painting Exhibition and Photography exhibition too.

Sunday 12th December is the last day of this event. You can bargain well here but keep in mind the artist’s effort when you bargain. :)

Have a look on few of the pictures of the event.

Folk Songs from Marga Jyothi Welfare Trust for Blind...

Art of Ajanta on a clay pot..

This is the necklace I got for myself. :-)

Kala Madhyam 2012 is going on for three days at Chitra Kala Parishat from May 31st 2012 to June 02nd 2012. I had been there yesterday. They have nice collections, i got few items from the Chettinad antic shop. Also, this year there's a stall from an NGO: Concern India Foundation - Pause for a cause in the gallery area. There's variety of traditional and contemporary sarees and salwars on display.