Curated by Katy West
Katy West has developed parallel careers as a designer and curator, linked by her interest in objects – their history, meaning, function and application. Curatorial Projects include Modern Languages, a touring exhibition for the National Craft Gallery, Ireland looking at the interpretation of vernacular crafts by five international artists and designers. Transformers for the National Centre for Craft and Design, England investigating designs to make us stronger, harder, faster, better, coinciding with the Paralympic Games, 2012 and Our Objects (contemporary ceramics in context) for the Mackintosh Museum showing the work of eight international ceramicists.
Associate Curator: Lokesh Ghai
Lokesh is an experienced consultant on traditional Indian crafts and has contributed to a number of projects including Ahmedabad International Arts festival. In 2016 he has been on residency at The V&A Museum of Childhood and is currenty working on Reimagine India with the British Council, India. He has lectured at the Royal College of Art, London; University of Lancashire; National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinager and National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. He teaches and continues to contribute towards the growth of students at Somaiya Kala Vidya, India’s premier design institute for traditional craft communities.
Graphic Design: a visual agency
India Street Film: Edited by Martin Clark
Footage and interviews: The Portnoo Hotel, Martin Clark & Samridhi Thapliyal
Photography: The Portnoo Hotel, Ruth Clark, Shannon Tofts
Contributing Photographers: Laura Spring, Lokesh Ghai, Gabriella Marcella. Emlyn Firth, Charlotte Linton, People Tree, Katy West
Website developer: Patricia de Vries
India Street would not be possible without the generous support from Creative Scotland and The British Council, India.
We would like to acknowledge and thank all the contributing partners of the project:
Research and Development
Barney Hare-Duke & Jeremy Theophilus
India Street Part 1: The Bombay Sample Book
Assistant Curator: Morven McGregor
PR & Digital Media: Beinn Watson
Graphic Assistant: Alice Rooney
Exhibition Build: Silo
Dr. John Ennis at Gayfield Creative Spaces
The Centre for Advanced Textiles, Glasgow School of Art
India Street Part 2: Building Blocks
Judy Frater, Somaiya Kala Vidya
Paulomi Lalbhai, Parijat Studios.
Villoo Mirza, Design Deals
Govindbhai Prajapati, block cutter
Abhay Mangaldas, House of MG
Rajiv Patel, The French Haveli in Dhal ni Phol.
India Street Part 3: The India Street Bazaar
Curatorial Assistant: Alice Dansey-Wright
Associate Assistant: Harshada Patil
Produced in collaboration with Tramway: