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cholamandal artists' village
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East Coast Road, Injambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600041, India
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All days of the week
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

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Cholamandal Artists' Village is located in Injambakkam village. Book a cab and take the ECR Link road leading on to East Coast Road. Once you reach the Karthik Nagar, you will easily locate the village. So travel safely and have a great time in Chennai.

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about cholamandal artists' village

Cholamandal Artist's village is tucked away on the outskirts of the city in the village of Injabakkam lies the artists' haven giving wings and creative space to the artistic vision and creation of its resident artists. A commune of artists who live and work together, displaying their works across the world, the village was established in 1966 by KCS Paniker, a legendary painter in his own right, then the principal of Madras School of Arts and his students. The largest community of artists in India, its initial members were pioneers of Indian art, not only founding the Madras Movement of Art but also introducing modernism to the art of South India. With the distinction of being one of the few rare artists' commune to have not just survived but thrived successfully, today the simple rustic community has come a long way. As you enter the Cholamandal Center for Contemporary Art you will come across the Sculpture Garden displaying works sculpted over the years by artists from across the world. Make your way to the  Museum of Madras Movement showcasing works of the Madras movement (1950s to 1980s) including those of KCS Paniker and then move on to the gallery displaying works of the village's artists. Additionally, there are two commercial galleries, Laburnum and Indigo, which can be rented out for exhibition purpose, though no commission is charged on the works sold out here. You might come across a dance or musical performance in the open-air theatre on your visit. There is also an art book store and craft shop selling beautiful handicrafts created by local villagers. Settle down for a bit of chat with the artists over a cup of tea and snacks at Cafe Shiraz.

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1 Cholamandal Artists' Village review
Aman Dua
Aman Dua
Artistic vilage
Jun 27 2014
ts heaven for the art connosieurs and even for people not too much into arty stuff, its good to see this place once. There are various art forms displayed here and one can only stretch one's imagination. The trees in the campus are also very beautifu ...... read more