Madras through Ramesh Raja’s lens – August 20, 2017

This is for those who love photography and love learning more! Ramesh Raja is an ace street photographer and has taken some stunning pictures of Namma Madras street life. Check out some of his work here: https://500px.com/rameshsa He would take us on a virtual tour via his photos and share techniques, tips and his experiences capturing fleeting moments around the city.

From 5​ – ​7​pm | Suitable for ages 12+

Block a seat here: http://bit.ly/Quest_RameshRaja

Event hosted by Quest, 4/375, Chari Avenue, Palavakkam, Chennai 600041

Contact: +917358570749

Military Heritage Exhibition – August 11 to 24, 2017

Colours of Glory and The C.P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation host a Military Heritage Exhibition as part of Madras Week Celebration.

This is a rare opportunity for people of all ages to have a peep into the rich military heritage of our country, know about the wars our armed forces fought and see the weaponry they use, as well as attend talks, seminars and film shows on our military history.

Venue: The C.P. Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation, 1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 18

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Exhibition will remain closed on August 15, 2017)

RSVP: Dr. G. Balaji – 9444154939, 044-24341778

Exhibition: The Collections of Phyllis Smith Ansari – August 19 to 31, 2017

Oils on canvas of flowers that won prizes at the Flower Show at Ooty, by Phyllis Smith Ansari; an oil painting on wood by Sara D’ Celas and several studies of Madras make up the paintings in this collection. As also prints from an old colour engraving by Thomas Daniell and James Hunter. Phyllis Smith Ansari has left behind the feel of the period she lived in. For the old Madras crowd, memories of a bygone era. Phyllis Smith was the sister of Dr.Miss. M.P.Smith who lived on Mount Road near Fenn & Co. who was a practising Gynaecologist and a contemporary of my father Dr. M.P. Ganesh Rao. I have been to her house and had tea and biscuits along with my father and because they shared the same initials, thought they were related for a long time.
Phyllis Smith fell in love and married Ansari and found that she could not live in the strict, joint family that she had inherited from her husband. She came back to her sister and her son was brought up here. She has done a landscape, a view of the Cooum river with Hotel Connemara seen in the background as well as a beautiful seascape.

At Studi Palazzo an Art Gallery, Flat 6, Anderson Apartments, 6-9/2, Anderson Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600 006
From 11.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Contact Phone:  044 28272144/9840017307

Exhibition: The Art of Traditional Games – August 19 to 31, 2017

Forum Art Gallery in association with Kreeda presents The ART of traditional GAMES – An exhibition of artwork and the traditional games of Chennai.
The exhibition will open with a short talk on the traditional games of Chennai by Kreeda and will be followed by an informal play session. The games will be available for play at the gallery during the duration of the exhibition.
Exhibition will be on view from 19th to 31st August, 2017
10.30 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Saturday
Venue –
Forum Art Gallery
57, 5th Street Padmanabha Nagar, Adyar, Chennai 600020, India
Phone +91 44 42115596

For more information email – info@kreedagames.com

Eyes of Madras – Photo Exhibition of The Chennai Photowalk Group – August 18, 19 & 20, 2017

To commemorate the 10th year of The Chennai Photowalk Group and to coincide with the Madras Week Celebrations, CPW is conducting a Photo Exhibition titled ‘Eyes of Madras’. On August 18-20, 2017
At C P Art Centre, Mini Gallery, Eldams Road, Teynampet, Chennai 600 018.

The theme of the Exhibition is “Essence of Madras”. Photographs, numbering about 100, taken by the Chennai Photowalkers in and around Chennai during the Photowalks will be displayed.

The exhibition will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.