A free, three-day festival outside the MCG that ran alongside the Boxing Day Test between Australia and India.

Designed to be an immersive space, the Indian Summer Festival celebrated modern Indian culture and Victoria’s Indian community.

Turning World worked with TLA Australia, the Victorian government and St+Art India Foundation to organise the participation of two artists – Sajid Wajid Shaikh and Munir Bukhari – to  design and paint six containers during Indian Summer Festival.

The festival featured live music (including Raxstar, L-Fresh the Lion, Pav Dharia, Ecca Vandal, and Humble the Poet), street art by both Indian and Australian artists, an open-air Bollywood cinema, Indian food stalls from pioneering Melbourne chefs such as Jessi Singh (Horn Please) and Sashi Cheliah (Gaja by Sashi), and a free play cricket area styled after the Azad Maidan cricket pitch in Mumbai.