The history of the erstwhile Travancore royal family will be the theme for the paintings on the compound wall of the Kanakakkunnu Palace.
Project Arteria, the art project which turns city walls into one long canvas is back. The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), in association with the Tourism Department, is all set to launch the second phase of the beautification project ‘Arteria’.
The second phase of Project Arteria will involve theme-based paintings and competitions.
In the second phase, walls of several iconic buildings such as the Kanakakkunnu Palace, Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium, Mascot Hotel, and Thiruvananthapuram Corporation will become a vast canvas for artists. Nearly 15,000 sq ft will be painted with beautiful images.
Tourism Department has sanctioned an amount of Rs.37 lakh for the purpose. Unlike in the first phase, the second phase will involve theme-based paintings and competitions. The paintings will be completed by January 20.
Themes and locations for Arteria 2.0
The history of the erstwhile Travancore royal family will be the theme for the paintings on the compound wall of the Kanakakkunnu Palace. The paintings here must have a length of 200 feet and height of 6 feet. Meanwhile at Mascot Hotel, ‘Responsible Tourism’ will be the theme of painting and the paintings should have 30 feet length and 8 feet height.
Tourism Directorate will have a single painting on the 100-ft-long, 4-ft-high compound wall and 10-ft-high, 10-ft-wide building wall. At Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, there will be a painting of length 60 ft and height 30 ft and a painting of length 30 ft and height 25 ft will come up at Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium. The artists are free to choose their themes for the paintings at these locations.
Steps will be taken to preserve the paintings that were prepared in the first phase.
Entries for participating in the project must be sent to the Secretary, DTPC, Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram before December 30. Groups of artists could also apply for the project.
The Phase-1 of the project was successfully completed at the walls of the University Stadium stretching from LMS Junction to Palayam, where 21 established artists painted around 7,000 sq ft of wall. The walls of University Stadium have been painted with colourful images themes related to the city’s rich culture and heritage. Steps will be taken to preserve the paintings that were prepared in the first phase.
Photo Credits: Travancore_007,SSC Forum