CHENNAI: Inauguration of “Beauty and Bliss” an Exhibition of sculptures from scrap arranged by ICF’s Chennai Rail Museum at Chennai Central Railway Station today (26.06.2018)
ICF is already involved in promotion of fine arts by way of installation of an Art gallery in the Chennai Rail Museum, ICF, wherein paintings by eminent artists on the Railway & Non-Railway themes are displayed and sculptures in an exclusive Sculpture Park in front of the Chennai Rail Museum.
In the sculpture park, wonderful Sculptures by eminent sculptors viz. Chelian, B.O. Shailesh, A.V. Ilango, Shalini Biswajit, Thejomaye Menon, Asma Menon and others have been put on display for the visitors to the Chennai Rail Museum. These sculptures are made of factory scrap/unusable spares that emanate from ICF production shops.
With a view to put these wonderful sculptures for public viewing, ICF, in co-ordination with Southern Railway’s Chennai division, has arranged an exhibition of select sculptures from Chennai Rail Museum/ICF in the Open Waiting Hall of Chennai Central Railway Station’s extension building near Higginbotham’s book stall. A few of the sculpture works that are going to be put on display for about a month are:
- The Bird by Sailesh B.O.
- Travails of travel by Shalini Biswajit
- Migration by Jacob Jebaraj
- Visual Movement in Space by A.V. Ilango
- Yazhini by Chelian
- Boscage by Asma Menon
- The Mirage – In you & me by Thejomaye Menon
This exhibition was inaugurated by Shri Naveen Gulati, Divisional Railway Manager/Chennai Division, Southern Railway, at about 16:00 hrs yesterday in the presence of Shri Saibal Kumar Bose, CME/Planning/ICF, other Officers and Staff of ICF and Southern Railway.
Sri Naveen Gulati said that he was sure that it will be a different sort of experience for the rail passengers who are at Chennai Central Railway Station to view such a kind of exhibition that’s being arranged for the first time here. He also said that he was impressed with the displayed sculptures and how even waste materials can be turned into such innovative modern art pieces.