Sea change, a celebration of modern art

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