Drove down to Cochin from Coimbatore mainly to drop my daughter who is studying there. Had been hearing about the Cochin Biennale – a culmination of art forms from different parts of the world!. This happens only once in two years.
So, just took my camera and a few lenses and stepped out towards the Boat Jetty in Ernakulam. I decided to take the boat to Cochin as it was faster and more picturesque.
Got down at the Fort Cochin boat jetty. There were many like me who had come to see the Cochin Biennale. The streets were abuzz with tourists from all over the world. I started walking towards the Aspinwall House, which was the main venue for the Biennale.
There were may mural paintings on the walls of the street. One such painting caught my eye.. the detailing was so realistic!
After a few minutes walk reached the main venue – Aspinwall House. It was a very old group of buildings in a very big compound by the waterside. The organisers had made the whole place look exquisite without spoiling the heritage look of the buildings. Each room had the work of an artist with a brief note about the art form exhibited and the artist at the entrance to each room.
The open space between the buildings were also used to display creative work by artists from far and wide..
never felt that the simple coconut husk – coir – could be made into sheets with intricate textures!.
another set of work by local artists..
artifacts and antiques..
and art forms from waste…
true to life paintings..
…. and more…and more….
follow me for more pics from Cochin Biennale, to be posted soon.