• Sharmistha Ray in conversation with Rosalyn d’Mello at Bellevue Salons May 2016 edition “Body Politics” at Piramal Museum of Art.

    Image courtesy: Piramal Museum of Art: Himanshuu Chandrakant Sheth.
  • Sharmistha Ray in conversation with Rosalyn d’Mello at Bellevue Salons May 2016 edition “Body Politics” at Piramal Museum of Art.

    Image courtesy: Piramal Museum of Art: Himanshuu Chandrakant Sheth.
  • Sharmistha Ray in conversation with Rosalyn d’Mello at Bellevue Salons May 2016 edition “Body Politics” at Piramal Museum of Art.

    Image courtesy: Piramal Museum of Art: Himanshuu Chandrakant Sheth.

Sharmistha Ray started the unique conversational platform Bellevue Salons out of her Mumbai studio to challenge conventional ways of thinking about art and culture. The idea for the salons came out of a desire to engage with a cross-section of cultural voices to open up the possibilities of collaborations and exchange in an informal setting.

Since its launch, Ray has hosted salons across the city (and an off-site in Goa) with diverse multi-disciplinary practitioners – including musicians, writers, poets, thespians and culinary artists – on a broad range of topics that question social and cultural norms.

Ray believes that nurturing conversations amongst creative individuals can produce new forms of art and experimentation that hold the key to our future.