Sassoon Dock gets a stunning makeover in association with St+art Foundation

Indian and international artists have come together to change the face of Mumbai's Sassoon Dock


Mumbai's popular Sassoon dock has recently got a transformation and this project has been initiated by St+art Foundation and Mumbai port trusts. Very soon, many other historical areas in the city will get a new look, giving Mumbai a new definition. Approximately, around 30 Indian and international artists have come together to change the face of the city by hosting workshops, talks, screenings, and murals, and the same will go on until December.

St+art India foundation returns to Mumbai with its second edition in the city and seventh in India. The foundation aims on renovating the most important parts of Mumbai, through permanent and temporary art interventions.

The changing face of Mumbai

This year, St+art is focusing on the 142-year-old Sassoon Docks, built in 1875 by the Jewish merchant Sir Albert Abdulla David Sassoon. Here, Mumbaikars come to buy fish as it is also a home to the oldest fish markets. In the next two months, the foundation will organise installations, murals, screenings, talks, and tours to garner the attention.

Talking about the same, Sunil Rane, Trustee (MbPT) said "Sassoon dock is remembered as a fishing harbour, but making it memorable for the upcoming generation and an international site is our aim for this project. Artists from India and many other nations have contributed to the transformation of the dock."

Adding to the same, Sanjay Bhatia, Chariman (MbPT) said, "With reference to PM Narendra Modi's Sagarmala program we aim to completely revamp and modernise the fishing harbours in the city, and this project will be transformed using INR 52 crores allocated for the initiative." 

More about the St+art foundation

The St+art foundation was launched in 2014 and founded by a five-member team which comprised artists, designers, photographers, and filmmakers. So far, they have organised six urban art festivals in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad.