In the middle of the art district of South Mumbai, lies a cultural space that also doubles up as an art gallery. Known as Si Bambai, this space organizes exhibitions, poetry reading sessions, plays and more.
Si Bambai is housed out of a building that is almost 90 years old, hidden away on the third floor. It’s a humble setting to begin with, and has a very studio like vibe. The floors are wooden with an extensive light set up on top. Here's the idea behind Si Bambai- it gives a platform to artists who want to showcase their work but haven’t been queued up by other art galleries in town. It’s a more approachable space and all you need to do is get in touch with Rajesh Krishna, the owner of Si Bambai.
So far, they have organized plays, classical dance performances and even poetry reading sessions. We especially loved the one wall donning vintage and rare b/w photographs of Bollywood actors from Rajesh’s personal collection. We’ve been told these come from the 200-odd repository of Rajesh’s father, who was a journalist with the Blitz.
We love this space for its humble looks, and if you’re an artist and are looking for a space to showcase your work, Si Bambai is one space to look out for.