The walls of OISCA office adorned Traditional Kerala Mural

May 01, 2016
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Except some museums like Padmanabhapuram Palace and Mattancherry Palace, most of the Traditional style Kerala murals are seen in temples. Recently, OISCA international has taken initiative to draw a huge mural of about 12 ft length, by following the traditional norms and practices for an ancient Kerala mural, on the walls of their office complex at Kozhikode.

“The theme of the painting titled 'Pashupathi' was taken from the Hindu mythology and it describes Lord Shiva in a meditative posture in a place with balanced nature. But it aptly explains the contemporary issues like environment, ethnic life and Agriculture.” said Artist Sathish Thayatt, a specialist in traditional mural art and the master trainer at OISCA Centre.

Seven lady artists- Geetha Viswambharan, Geetha Premrajan, Seena Vijayan,  Reeshma, Premalatha, Shyama and Sasikala, under the guidance of Sathish Thayatt participated in the project.  Even though all these artists have completed Mural art course from the same institution, this was the first time that they got the opportunity to draw on a wall using natural dyes, following traditional methods.

“As a women empowering project, OISCA Kozhikode also plans to train about 700 ladies in mural art as part of AHVY project (Ambedkar Hasthasilpa Vikas Yojana) by Textile Ministry, Government of India.” Said Mr. Nalinakshan, Chief Coordinator of Oisca, Kozhikode

For Visit/info:

OISCA South India Office
OISCA Youth Centre, UKS Road, Kozhikode;
Ph: +91 495-2760360, 2760140

Photo: Bijoy K Chandran

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