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Sea change, a celebration of modern art

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By Pujanee Galappaththi Sri Lanka’s only festival platform for the contemporary arts and interdisciplinary dialogue, COLOMBOSCOPE hosted its 2019 edition themed ‘Sea Change’ from 25-31 January. Sessions by esteemed artists such as Abdul Halik Azeez, Mika Tennekoon, Yanik Tissera, and Sissel Tolaas were conducted in three key locations; Rio Complex, Barefoot Gallery and B52- Grand Oriental Hotel. Unlike the previous initiatives, this year’s festival was led by an independent organisation-Festival Works in collaboration with its founding partners EUNIC Sri Lanka (Goethe-Institut, British Council, and Alliance Francaise de Kotte). The highlights of the ‘Sea Change’ Festival this year are as follows: · Ancient relics · Exhibition of the beauties of Lanka · Laced 2019 by Anoli Perera · Lanka Hand Stitching on textile by Francis · Mixed Media on Wood panel by Prasad · Paper Salis Children’s workshop by Ann · Phantom of Blackwater, 2019 by Jack Berg · Poolside artist talks · Poolside talks gang · Small, yet majestic; like the country itself · Taste Karaththe, 2019, Mixed media Dimensions variable by Firi Rahman · The marvellous dimensions of pools of salt water by Anoli   Photos: Krishan Kariyawasam

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