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Dolls by Nek Chand
Pub Date: 
Sun, 2017-06-04

A three-day programme to mark the second anniversary of Nek Chand’s death is to be held at the Rock Garden, Chandigarh from June 10th to 12th. Events include the official inauguration of the Doll Museum by Chandigarh U.T. Administrator, Shri.V.P. Singh Badnore on Monday 12th, as well as painting and craft exhibitions, and contests for school students.

Pub Date: 
Wed, 2017-05-10

Two hundred works by Nek Chand are currently being shown at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA. The exhibition, The World in a Garden: Nek Chand, is part of the Arts Center’s 50th anniversary program, a yearlong exploration of art environments called The Road Less Traveled, and the Nek Chand works will be on view until June 4th.

Musuem of Naive and Marginal Art in Jagodina
Pub Date: 
Thu, 2017-01-12

Nek Chand sculptures and parts of a Rock Garden-themed installation are to be permanently displayed at the Museum of Naïve and Marginal Art (MNMA) in Jagodina, Serbia. The sculptures and installation were previously on show at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, May 28th to November 27th 2016. About twenty Nek Chand works in concrete of various construction dates and sections of a fibre-glass display specially created for the Venice Architecture Biennale by the late Nek Chand’s son, Anuj Saini, have been transferred directly to their new home.

Rock Garden figure with raised hand
Pub Date: 
Mon, 2015-12-21

With great regret the Nek Chand Foundation announces the suspension of the international volunteer program at the Rock Garden, Chandigarh. The reasons are varied and complex but can be summarized by seven words: Nek Chand is no longer with us.

Volunteer groups have been visiting the Rock Garden from overseas for around fifteen years and provided valuable support for Nek Chand himself, as well as carrying out important work and raising the profile of the Rock Garden in India and abroad.

Tiger face Phase 3 Rock Garden
Pub Date: 
Mon, 2015-10-12

The Rock Garden has received the Safaigiri 2015 award for cleanest park in India. The India Today-sponsored award was presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Chandigarh Union Territory Advisor to the Administrator Mr Vijay Kumar Dev in a ceremony at the Hotel Taj Palace in Delhi on October 2nd.

'This award is dedicated to citizens of Chandigarh,' Mr Dev, the most powerful official in the city's administration, was quoted as saying by local media.