TASARA international Retreat and Expo of Art & Textile
Tasara - Centre For Creative Weaving, Kerala, IN
01.02. – 01.03.2024
TASARA international Retreat and Expo of Art & Textile: From February 1st through March 1st. A Unique Cultural Confluence in the Heart of Kerala, Beypore, Kerala. From Feb 1st through March 1st.
“Tasara,” the renowned creative weaving center located in the picturesque town of Beypore, Calicut, is proud to announce an unprecedented Event that promises to blend artistry, culture, and creativity on an international scale. An International Retreat, spanning a month-long duration, will be hosted at the exquisite venue, welcoming a carefully curated selection of artists from around the world. The workshop will culminate in an exclusive exhibition showcasing the masterpieces created before and during this cultural confluence.
This groundbreaking event is poised to redefine artistic collaboration and cultural exchange. This mega International Event is designed to serve as a melting pot of innovative techniques, diverse artistic perspectives, and cross-cultural interactions. With participation from artists hailing from various corners of the globe, this workshop is set to foster a dynamic environment of learning, sharing, and creative exploration. With each participant bringing their unique artistic vision and weaving expertise, the event promises to produce a remarkable tapestry of creativity. The curated exhibition will not only display the final woven creations but will also showcase the artists themselves as they share their personal narratives and creative journeys.
The “Tasara” International Retreat is more than just a mere artistic endeavor; it’s an immersive experience that extends beyond their own mediums. Participants will have the privilege of immersing themselves in the vibrant and rich culture of Kerala. Accommodations situated near the venue will allow artists to connect with the local community and experience the warmth and hospitality for which Kerala is renowned.
This workshop is a manifestation Tasara’s commitment to celebrate artistic expression and cultural diversity. It’s a platform where traditional weaving techniques meet contemporary aesthetics, and where artists from diverse backgrounds weave together stories of their heritage and experiences.”
We are excited to build upon the legacy of our sister, Ms. Shanta, whose artistic spirit continues to inspire us. The memories of her creative journey linger in the very fibers of this venue, and we are honored to carry forward her passion through this event and attract the educted youngsters to the fast-disappearing rich Indian tradition of Art & Craft.
The “Tasara” International Weaving Workshop stands as a tribute to the power of art to bridge geographical distances and foster connections that transcend borders. It is anticipated that this unique cultural gathering will not only leave an indelible mark on the participants but also enrich the local community, creating lasting memories and fostering a deeper appreciation for the arts.
“Tasara,” located in Beypore, Calicut, Kerala, is a prominent creative weaving center dedicated to preserving and innovating the art of weaving. With a rich history of craftsmanship, Tasara continues to weave together tradition and innovation, creating timeless pieces that resonate with modern sensibilities.
A twin based accommodation or an exclusive room basis are available.
Beypore is a small coastal village in Kozhikode district of Kerala, south India. The place was formerly known as Vaypura / Vadaparappanad. Tippu Sultan named the town “Sultan Pattanam”.This place also has a small port and a beautiful beach. Beypore port is one of the oldest ports in Kerala from where trading was done to the Middle East.
Total monthly fee of 900 Euros on a room sharing basis and 1200 Euros on an exclusive room basis includes food and accommodation. Raw material worth 50 Euros for weaving and weaving lessons. During the residency artists will have lot of chances to taste and interact with the local culture and society.
Please contact the host directly for details.