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Ukkadam Art District

The country' sixth art district is located in Coimbatore's Ukkadam Colony. The art district model aims at reimagining urban neighbourhoods as walk through galleries of contemporary art, open to one and all.

A Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board colony, Ukkadam today houses people rehabilitated from slum areas across the city. Architecturally, the area is made up of multi-storied apartments, all of which bear wide expansive facades, while its streets are pedestrian-friendly and conducive of on-foot commuting.

The area's bustling micro economy is made up of a variety of markets dedicated to selling different daily use wares. It's sustained by a huge footfall of residents from all over the city.

Glimpses of Ukkadam Colony, Coimbatore, March 2020

In the first edition, 5 artists worked over 20 days to create the first few murals for the walk through gallery. Everything from Kovai’s birds to its cinema, to the intimate habits of the locals of Ukkadam found visual articulation in the artists’ pieces.

The curation (of both artists as well as artworks) sought to establish a different perception of the neighborhood, making it a space for imagination and discursive dialogues to bloom.

Amitabh Reveals Ukkadam Art Dist Start Kovai 2020 Jeswin Rebello
Chifumi Reveals Ukkadam Art Dist Start Kovai 2020 Jeswin Rebello
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Artworks from Ukkadam Art District, 2020