Gallery Sri Parvati was started in December 2005 at the Heritage house ‘Sri Parvati’ on Eldams Road, Alwarpet. This is the main road connecting TTK Road and Anna Salai and easily accessible. The house ‘Sri Parvati’ is over 75 years old and the gallery is housed on the first floor and is being owned and managed by an art writer of more than 20 years standing. ‘Sri Parvati’ has spacious area on the ground floor for events and the garden has a restaurant.
Since its inception Gallery Sri Parvati has hosted several important exhibitions with the creations of both established senior artists and up and coming young aspirants. Towards end 2010 we launched a series of landscape shows ‘Coloured Horizon’, of which the first two parts, showcasing the paintings of
artists from across the country have been well received. Following that the gallery sponsored the first ever solo show of senior artist Sam Adaikalasamy.
In the earlier years there have been major group exhibitions such as “Translation”, “Japanil Ganesha”, “Hum Paanch” (with five women artists), “Gen Next”, “Delhi Quintet” (five women artists from Delhi), “ Migration- Crisis of Conflict?”, “Middle Order” etc. and one-man shows of Trotsky Marudu, P. Krishnamoorthy, K. Srinivasan, A.C. Rajasekar, Manisha Raju etc.
A drawing camp was held in April 2008 at the gallery in memory of K.M Adimoolam, who passed away in December 2007 and an exhibition of the drawings “Celebrating the Line…” was held in July that year. In 2009 was organized an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the students of veteran artist A.P. Santhana Raj “Homage to Santhana Raj” after his demise a couple of months earlier. One important show which drew huge crowds was “Celebrating the Legacy of Maniam” with the paintings of three generation of artists, namely the well known artist/illustrator Maniam, his son Manim Selven and the latter’s daughters Subhahsini and Dharini. The gallery during the five years of its existence also had organized three camps and the works by the participating artists exhibited. The first one was a trip to Malaysia and Thailandand the consequent exhibition “Beyond Apac”; the next two were sponsored by the Koviloor Mutt, the first at their headquarters in Koviloor near Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu and the second at their Rishikesh centre in Uttarakhand and the exhibitions were “Koviloor Calling” and “Ganga ki Lehren” respectively.
Several young artists have taken the gallery on rent and exhibited their creations and have had happy memories of visitors and sales.
GALLERY SRI PARVATI
#28/160, Eldams Road
Chennai 600 018
T: (044) 24353341