Art & Wonderment* aims to broaden, and deepen, art conversations in the city. Our walks foster new ways of seeing, sharing, and thinking about the art on view in Mumbai. With over 10 years of experience working together to build public audiences for art, we design and lead experiences for absolutely everyone.
At AWM, we know that art is for everybody. With just the right amount of context and clues, a little encouragement and lots of different opinions, our walks make space for a growing conversation on modern and contemporary art.
Since 2017, we've led regular curated walkthroughs of art exhibits in Mumbai with the aim of fostering fun, friendly art conversations and an overall love for art and art making. In addition to physical gallery visits, artists studio visits, behind the scenes tours, visits to private and institutional collections in Mumbai, we also offer online artist features and themed virtual sessions, so you can join us from anywhere!
Most recently we were the official walks partners for St+art India's Mumbai Urban Art Festival (2022-23), Mumbai Gallery Weekend (2023) as well as Art Mumbai (2023). In early 2023 we also independently curated walks around Fort Kochi to coincide with the Biennale. We are excited to begin 2024 as the official walks partner for the 2024 Mumbai Gallery Weekend and the second edition of the Indian Ceramics Triennale in Delhi.
* We were Art Walks Mumbai, the same as before, just with more art for everyone!
Growing up, Alisha Sadikot often felt like the odd one out in her love for history and art. Today, as a museums and heritage learning professional she uses walks as a tool to instigate critical and creative public engagement with art, museum collections, urban histories and heritage spaces in Mumbai. Her practice focuses on broadening art, museum and heritage conversations through the Inheritage Project (since 2015) and Art Walks Mumbai. Formerly, Alisha was Curator, Education & Outreach, at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum where she helped develop the Museum’s popular learning programme.
Nishita Zachariah is an art educator, writer
and creative busybody, whose pedagogy delves into the stories, ideology and processes behind works of art and their creators. The walks are
her way of introducing new audiences to the pleasure of art viewing. By sharing insights and specialist knowledge she hopes to encourage
a deeper understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. She has worked with The Times of India, Panaji, and Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai. She lives and works out of Pune.