We flew down to Bangalore and set ourselves up at the first ever edition of The Bold Exhibits. The Bold Creative had transformed their office space into a magnificent multidimensional experience. Filmmakers’ documentaries running in makeshift screening rooms, Unearth’s potted plants and terraniums were elegantly displayed on shelves, Aarohi’s handpainted accessories lit up one room, and Saaru’s stained glass artwork was shining from another corner. We were altogether amazed at what we were witnessing.
Diverse and talented entrepreneurs and artists were handpicked to display their work. We met graphic designers, photographers, visual artists, and fashion designers, amongst other interested folk, all who stopped by to admire, discover and purchase new work. One of the participants, Felix Jackson, is a designer and an artist who uses varying lines and shapes in his drawings, and through their intersections he highlights concepts of familial bonds and childbirth. Another was Shubreet’s Gingerline home decor, which included customised book lamps, quirky test tube vases and rustic rope chandeliers! Finally, photo artist Snehal Kanodia, who previously exhibited at the Tate Modern and Kochi Biennale, caught everyone’s attention with her modern and vibrant work hanging on the walls.
Vanshaj’s vision was to set up a physical platform to showcase work, set up stalls and build connections with others. It was a natural extension of what he and his team do at The Bold Creative – designing solutions that help people communicate better, be it via branding, advertising, design or photography. The Bold team looked after the entire planning, organisation, logistics and marketing of the event – we couldn’t have found a more enthusiastic and motivated community to partner with. Naturally, they handpicked the people who showcased their work as well – meaning the quality of work was exceptionally high.