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The three final-year students are working on a fresco at Aspinwall House

Three student artists from Hyderabad are on the last leg of an innovative fresco they are working on in the city as part of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

Samarjeet Behera, Sikan Kumar Panda, and Sumana Som did three months of research on Kerala’s history, culture, and lifestyle before embarking on their dynamic wall painting at Aspinwall House, the main venue of the festival, at Fort Kochi.

The project, on the outer fence of the heritage building, is part of their studies as final-year students of the Master of Fine Arts at the University of Hyderabad. The trio got selected for the assignment under a students’ higher education programme under the 1974-founded public research varsity, Mr. Behera said.

“We did tour the Kochi-Muziris belt in the recent past,” he revealed, pointing out that the painting featured the domination of its foreign rulers and the vibrancy of its commercial activities.

The Kochi Biennale Foundation has given the students the basic facilities to go ahead with their task.The painting, which began on December 22, will be completed in another two or three days, Ms. Som said.


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