This summer Pallant House Gallery announces an installation of sculptures by renowned Indian Outsider artist Nek Chand (1924 – 2015), creator of the famous sculpture park The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, India. The figurative mosaic works are on display in the Courtyard Garden, which was designed by award-winning garden designer Christopher Bradley-Hole, and in the Garden Gallery, from 13 June – 25 October 2015. Born in 1924 in the village of Berian Kala, in what is now Pakistan, Chand relocated to India with his family in 1947. Eventually, he moved to Chandigarh in the northern part of the country; the first planned ‘utopian’ city in Post-Independence India, designed by Swiss architect Le Corbusier. Nek Chand, who passed away just a day before the exhibition opened at Pallant House Gallery, was a deeply spiritual man, fascinated by the mystical significance of rocks, who was by profession a public roads inspect

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