1st MOBILE SCULPTURE STUDIO
covered around 3,800 kms across South India
Achala Group has covered around 3,800 kms. Of South India with a Mobile Sculpture studio, it is common for artists to work together and share studio spaces and ideas. However, the Hyderabad based Achala Group has taken collaboration to the next level with their first Mobile Sculpture Studio, which has traveled to thirteen localities across South India, covering 3,800 kilometers in twenty days : Bhairavakona, Bangalore, Shravanabelagola , Belure, Helebidu, Western Ghats, Mysore, OOti, Trivendrum, Kanyakumari, Puducherry, Mahabalipuram and Chennai.
The artists departed from Hyderabad in a Force Traveler along with Photographer Mr. Sajjad Hussain, carried provisions, tools and woodblocks. On 13th morning at Bhairavakona after official signing off on the wooden board we started our sculpting for next 6 days . On 19th morning we reached Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore with our 70% of the sculpting completed. With a wonderful response from CKP & Press charged our team, and then we covered Shravanabelagola , Belure, Helebidu on 20th witnessing the amazing art & architecture of ancient temples. From there 1 day camping was at Western Ghats forest.
On 22nd the mobile studio reached CAVA College of Fine Arts, Mysore and camped for 3 days completing 90% of our sculpting. The mobile studio was center of attraction for the press, senior artists and students at CAVA which was one of its kind. On 25th the mobile studio reached Ooti enjoying the cool climate and site seeing. On 26th the team reached Trivandrum camping at Fine Arts college for a day. On 27th they reached Kanyakumari and halted for a day visiting Vivekananda Rock and temple. On 28th visited Ceramic Studio, Golden Bridge Institute, & Auroville at Pondicherry. On 29th witnessing the beautiful sun raise at sea shore temple at Mahabalipuram and visited other ancient temples & light house around. On 30th they visited Cholamandal Artists’ Village Chennai interacting with senior artists and halted at LKA, Chennai to finish our sculpting. On 1st of June we returned back to Hyderabad and displayed our sculptures. Our sculptures were reflecting the travel and adventure, incorporated found objects from the different sites. The display was at Kalakriti Art Gallery in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad for a week.
On the Inaugural time our guest of honor Mr. Kiran Vadlamani shared his views after our slideshow about the trip and expressed his happiness for supporting this adventurous Mobile Sculpture studio.