Camden Kala

As part of her residency at Swiss Cottage Gallery, artist Vishwa Shroff will be doing research and developing new work inspired by Camden’s many floors, all built between 1757 and 1947. She will be working at Swiss Cottage Gallery daily, culminating in an exhibition of her work. 
As part of Camden Kalã, Project Paisley invited the Camden community to take part in creating a Paisley design in workshops led by artist Saj Fareed. The designs inspired ‘Camden Paisley’ a unique artwork for Swiss Cottage Library by Fareed. Through a kaleidoscope of colour and pattern, ‘Camden Paisley’ represents the social fabric and vibrant communities that make up the Borough. 
Makeright: Making Bags to Make Good

Led by the Design Against Crime Research Centre at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, in partnership with the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, inmates in London and Ahmedabad have been learning design skills and gaining qualifications whilst developing a range of antitheft bags.

A screening of 'Watermelon, Fish and Half Ghost' a series of films by contemporary artists' based in India. Commissioned as a part of Camden Kalā, presented by Space Studio, Vadodara, India.
Camden Kalā and TARQ are proud to present “This burning land belongs to you.” This exhibition shows the works of artists Ronny Sen, Rithika Merchant and Soghra Khurasani. Each artist makes work about the India of today, highlighting and examining its contemporary moment. Through printmaking, photography and painting each artist reflects on the land, on how domestic and international conflicts complicate our relationship with the ground on which we live.
A series of films by contemporary artists based in India, presented at Swiss Cottage Gallery from 11 - 16 September 2017
Curated by Chinmoyi Patel.

Filmmakers include: Arshad Hakim, Abhishek Hazra, Payal Kapadia, Aditi Kulkarni, Chinmoyi Patel, Amol Patil, Prabhakar Pachpute and Sahej Rahal
This collaborative film ‘An exploration of yoga asanas in iconic architectural and public spaces across Camden' brings together a number of Yoga Asana’s that encourage moments of stillness and reflection within an urban context. From dawn at Parliament Hill to the brutalist architecture of the Alexandra & Ainsworth estate, to pocket parks and Kings Cross. The sounds of the city punctuate the flow as a reminder of life in the city as we take time to focus ourselves and calm the mind within the ever changing landscape.
For Camden Kalā, Love Camden has invited curators, artists and thinkers to respond to the iconic academic text Pidginy Linguish by Sarat Maharaj in their own way. This month: Kriti Bajaj, critic, writer and theorist.
Material Men Redux is a virtuoso piece for two dazzling performers, artists of the Indian diaspora, each of whom choose to dance very differently. The contrasts in style between South Asian & western classical and contemporary dance forms: classical Indian and hip hop, as well as similarities of origin, are the starting points for a dynamic exploration of rhythm, location and shared history.
Paisley really is a prevailing pattern, spanning fashion eras, ages and cultures.

Join us in a frenzy of pattern spotting this summer. Keep your eyes peeled and spot the Paisley all around you. Get snapping and tag your photos on social media with #ProjectPaisley
For Camden Kalā, Love Camden has invited curators, artists and thinkers to respond to the iconic academic text Pidginy Linguish by Sarat Maharaj in their own way. This month: artist Dr. Bharti Parmar
Camden Kalā is delighted to present a selection of films by the artist Chinmoyi Patel with accompanying text by the writer Niru Ratnam. Chinmoyi's work explores ideas of identity, history, memory and place and resonates with the ever changing urban landscapes and cities across both India and the UK. Chinmoyi is based in Baroda, India.