Second Phase of 'Varayude Penma' starts at Kochi Muziris Biennale Updated On 2017-12-04
Second Phase of the 10-day residential art workshop, 'Varayude Penma', organised for the members of Kudumbasree Mission associating with Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) have been kickstarted at Pepper House, Fort Kochi on 1 December 2017. The workshop was officially inaugurated by Shri. K J Maxi, MLA. Shri. A B Sabu, Chairman, Welfare Standing Committe, Kochi Corporation, presided over the function, on which Shri. Bernie, Music Director was the chief guest.
The first phase of 'Varayude Penma' held in January 2017 being a huge success, the phase two of the same was launched. 30 selected women from 14 districts across Kerala who had attended the first phase of 'Varayude Penma' joined the second phase with sheer enthusiasm and excitement. The workshop would help the women raise their issues in a creative manner.
Eminent artists Valsan Kolleri, Jalaja PS, Jaya PS and C.Bhagyanath will lead the workshop. Shri. Bose Krishnamachari, President, Kochi Biennale Foundation, Shri. Riyas Komu, Secretary, Kochi Biennale Foundation and Smt. Anita Dube, Curator of the upcoming edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale will oversee the activities of the 10 day long residential workshop.The works produced at the current workshop will be exhibited in a show, expected to be held in connection with the new year celebrations.
The workshop had gifted the women, who were unable to follow their passion because of their worse life situations, a new energy of hope and confidence. The women were selected for the workshop by eminent jury members under the leadership of Kudumbashree Ernakulam District Mission after conducting a painting competition on the topic-'The most challenging phase of your life as a woman'.
The workshop would help the women unleash their inherent talents within them. It would surely help them realise the joys of creativity and rediscover the love for art.