A new start for art
It’s taken her close to a year to graduate from hosting art workshops to making The Musings a full-fledged gallery space, but founder Abinaya Sundaram has been busy in the meantime. The 27-year-old can easily be credited with creating a roster of home-grown artists the city never knew it had.
Having built up a viable art community in the city through multiple workshop sessions and pop-ups, The Musings that has so far acted as a community space is turning into the city’s newest art gallery. “When we started out, there were as few as three artists looking for a space to hold classes. Now that we have over 30 artists and a larger community that is looking to learn and understand art, moving towards hosting exhibitions seemed like the next step,” says Abinaya, whose gallery currently displays paintings by artists C V Rajan, Vidhi Kantesaria and Prasun Balasubramaniam, among others.
Watch this space
Located in a 75-year-old heritage bungalow in Race Course, the 2,500 sq feet structure is perhaps the largest art space in the city. “We are currently working on refurbishing the walls and mounting display lights along the ceiling for this purpose,” she explains. Open to all, the space that is available to city artists is working towards hosting travelling art exhibitions too. “We are also creating a digital library of the art on display to allow painters to sell their work to potential buyers outside the city and country.”
Despite its newfound purpose, Abinaya assures us that The Musings will continue to hold workshops with art talks and lectures on the cards.