Kota Shivaram Karanth Trust, Udupi


South Indian Regional Artist's Camp

9th to 13th Oct 2011

  • Kota Shivaram Karanth
  • Inauguration Painting Camp
  • Karanth Memorial Kala Bhavan

The birth anniversary of legendary writer Kota Shivaram Karanth (1902-1997) on October 2nd was a cause of celebration at his birthplace Kota/Saligrama (Karnataka), about 20 km north of Udupi.
A bronze statue of Dr. Shivaram Karanth was unveiled during a function that also dedicated The Karanth Memorial Kala Bhavan to the public which hosted the exhibition of the paintings created during the camp at The Karanth Memorial Kala Bhavan.


The Statue - The Relief


Hareesh Maalappanavar -- the Sculptor giving final touches to the statue


Artist Peter A. Lewis meets the press during the inauguration of the painting exhibition at The Karanth Memorial Kala Bhavan



The invitation


Signatures of the participating Artists


From left to right:
Damodar Acharya, Executive Director CWC
Prem Manasvi
Arun Kumar, Project Director Nirmithi Kendra, Udupi
Srinivas Poojari, MLC

The annual 'Dr Kota Shivarama Karanth Native Village Award' (HuTToora Prashasti) was conferred on Salumara Thimmakka of Bangalore, at a colourful function held at Kota on Wednesday, Oct 12.
Thimmakka was escorted to the venue of the function in an open vehicle in a procession, accompanied by music played on traditional horns and trumpets and given a 'purnakumbha' welcome.


A waiting for the dignitaries to come ...


... a rousing reception for Salumara Thimmakka of Bangalore


Artists from the KORAGA community, an ethnic tribe of the west coast region of southern parts of India. They are considered as one of the most primitive communities of India with a unique folk art tradition (dance and drumming).