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Address: Injambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600041, India
Phone Number: +91 44 2449 0092
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

An unassuming introduction to local art, the Cholamandal Village is a...

An unassuming introduction to local art, the Cholamandal Village is a serene set-up, displaying works of upcoming and established artists, painters and sculptors from South India. It was built in 1966 and is nine kilometers from the city. The village houses an art gallery, museum and an amphitheater for theater performances. This is a residential village for the artists, so a polite reserve is appreciated.

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For Artists and Art Lovers!

It's located on the ECR. A quiet place where artists work and their artwork is displayed both for viewing and sale.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 30, 2016
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All it is Displays of Small to Medium size art work in 2 buildings.. Could be a Artist's haven but for everybody's best interest..

Thank RAM779
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

It's located on the ECR. A quiet place where artists work and their artwork is displayed both for viewing and sale.

Thank ArunaSrinivas
Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

The artist village maybe more relevant to Artists themselves rather than tourists. Even though an art lover myself, was very disappointed as the museum while show casing works of the artists of the Madras Art Movement lead by Panicker, there is very little on the movement itself. I suppose that the commune still exists is an achievement by itself. Entrance... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

I visited this place a long back in 2010 , As an art lover I always look for something like this in the city and this village is exceptional, Art contributions display works of prominent artists including M. Senathipathi, Late A.P. Santhanaraj, P.S. Nandhan, S.G. Vasudev, K.V. Haridasan, Thotta Tharani, Sculptor S. Nandagopal.

Thank Arrul
Jacksonville, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

This artist commune offers contemporary artists a place to work and display their paintings, sculpture and craft. There is a permanent gallery as well as a sales gallery. It is interesting to see how some of the ancient art influences these very modern pieces. Lovely gardens, and a sculpture park surround an old banyan tree.

Thank Ella C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

On the way to Mahabalipuram, one can visit this place for a lovely experience of going through a most beautiful collection of paintings and a few metal sculptures. Time worth spending A few of the paintings take your breath away.

Thank GRVenky
Kovilpatti, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

This is an artist commune and it is a beautiful place to visit. The place has resident artists and sculptors.

Thank Shyamis
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015

The art gallery has great ambiance. Located amidst a quite locality, the building has very good collection of art since 1950s. A visit will refresh your minds with great work by the exponents of art

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015

Don't go with any expectations...very good paintings..Adult entry ticket 10 & for kids 5 rs....this is just my opinion

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

One can find many interesting paintings here. There is not a lot one can learn from here as there no proper curators around. This place on the ECR road and one can drop in on the way to Mahabalipuram. The tickets are very cheap. *Visit*

Thank kevinjohn1991

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