Vimal Shivdasani started Vimonisha Art and Commercial
Gallery, centrally located in Nungambakkam, on Khader Nawaz Khan Road,
Chennai, in 1989.
Thota Tharani, the acclaimed art director, inaugurated it with his
exhibition 'Saptamatrikas' (the seven goddesses).
Vimonisha gained popularity by introducing a new concept in galleries -that of displaying a variety of products rather than just art. Now, it is a successful gallery that displays anything from kerchiefs to computers.
Apart from its location, there are several other factors that makes Vimonisha an excellent choice to exhibit wares. The layout is simple and designed to hold all types of shows, from demos to seminars, to product launches, presentations and exclusive exhibitions.
Vimonisha has a total floor space of 1,500 - 2,000-sq-ft in the ground floor, which is the main gallery hall, with a huge glass paneled frontage overlooking the main road. Extra space is available on the mezzanine, spread out over 500-sq-ft that overlooks the ground floor.
There are no pillars, so visibility of exhibits is ensured from every angle and corner. Air-conditioning, modern lighting arrangements and flexible display systems, of course, come with the package. The 18 ft high ceiling provides a huge wall area for display panels and banners.
Both floors have toilets; the ground floor has a small kitchenette and a storeroom that acts as the trial room when clothes are being displayed in the centre. And the greatest relief of all, there is plenty of free parking space on both sides of the road, outside the centre.
Vimonisha has held a variety of exhibitions, from furniture, pottery, handicrafts, linen, jewellery, computers, household goods to artificial plants, designer wear being the one held most often. Apart from these, there have also been demos, product launches and seminars. Vimonisha has created a niche for itself in the gallery business, with the best names from within the city and outside choosing to display their wares here.
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