The Subhash Bose Park lying on the banks of the Ernakulam backwaters and facing the harbour is the most scenic, tranquil and highly frequented public space in the city. As the city chokes with ever-growing traffic and congested living conditions, this park has become the green lung and breathing space for the citizens. The park was given a major changeover in tune with the changing times and demands of the people of the city in the recent past.
Around the Southern quarter of the park are several stunning sculptures and installations lying in poor rusting condition. These have a glorious story of its own and are the works of 14 eminent artists which include Japanese sculptor Hiroshi Mikami, Dutch sculptor Gerard Howeler, Irish Sculptor Fred Conlon et.al who converged to participate in the first International Symposium of Sculptors (Sculptors Camp) held in the park in 1990.
In order to restore these great works, a restoration camp was envisaged and was officially inaugurated by the Hon’ble Mayor Smt. Soumini Jain on 24th of January 2018 in the presence of Shri. M.D. Varghese, Cochin Shipyard Limited , Chairpersons of the Kochi Municipal Corporation, artitsts and various other stakeholders. The camp will be held till 6th of February 2018.