Colombo Art Biennale 2014: Making History – ARTRA | The Official Art Magazine The Fireflies Artist Network emerged from the Women Artists’ Colloquium (WAC) which was started by Theertha as a program for women artists. The Fireflies are Lakisha Fernando, Therica Miyanadeniya, Anusha Jayasinghe, Vijayalan Thujiba, Janani Cooray, and Leyla Gonaduwa. “Fabric of Time” uses saris and cloth of different time periods, worn by women who have undergone diverse experiences in their life ...

Colombo Art Biennale 2014: Making History – ARTRA | The Official Art Magazine Await ARTRA Magazine Feb / Mar E10. Purchase a copy at Barefoot, Odel, Sarasavi Bookshops (Pvt) Ltd, Vijitha Yapa Bookshops (Pvt) Ltd. The Sandwich Factory Col 7, Yamaha Music Centre - Col 7, Cannon Col 3, Milk & Honey Cafe, Col 7 www.books.lk. For subscriptions call+94775997279 The post Colombo Art Biennale 2014: Making History – ARTRA | The Official Art Magazine appeared first on ARTRA | The Platform ...

ANISHA NIYAS – WRITER/POET The first book I conquered at age 3 was the classic Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty. My first piece was published at age 7 in the Daily News. I was obsessed with reading and writing from a young age but I only got into poetry when I hit teenage angst. I have developed as a writer, having grown from self-reflective pieces ...

Colombo Art Biennale 2014: Making History – Artist Profile – ARTRA | The Official Art Magazine Poornima Jayasinghe Self-taught artist and photographer Poornima Jayasinghe is interested in the question of whether photography can offer the same freedom of expression to the artist as painting. Do I point my camera outwards to the existing world or turn it inward towards my soul?  Am I taking photographs of existing reality, or creating my own world? Or does each ...

BORN FREE ART FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURE ARTIST | AMILA GAMAGE As introduced in the 8th endowment of ARTRA Magazine, ‘Born Free Art’ is the genre that captures wildlife from the perspective of the artist. Essentially, photography highlighted under this section recognizes the effort of the photographers who showcase alternate presentations of the wildlife that provoke contemplation. Amila Gamege’s photography of the wild is significant as we were able to draw ...

COLOMBO FASHION WEEK – ARTRA | The Sri Lankan Art Magazine For more check page 46 ARTRA Magazine Dec / Jan E9. Purchase a copy at Barefoot, Odel, Sarasavi Bookshops (Pvt) Ltd, Vijitha Yapa Bookshops (Pvt) Ltd. The Sandwich Factory Col 7, Yamaha Music Centre - Col 7, Cannon Col 3, Milk & Honey Cafe, Col 7 www.books.lk. For subscriptions call +94775997279 The post COLOMBO FASHION WEEK – ARTRA | The Sri Lankan Art Magazine appeared first on ARTRA | The ...

Colombo Art Biennale 2014: Making History – ARTRA | The Official Art Magazine Await ARTRA Magazine Feb / Mar E10. Purchase a copy at Barefoot, Odel, Sarasavi Bookshops (Pvt) Ltd, Vijitha Yapa Bookshops (Pvt) Ltd. The Sandwich Factory Col 7, Yamaha Music Centre - Col 7, Cannon Col 3, Milk & Honey Cafe, Col 7 www.books.lk. For subscriptions call +94775997279 The post Colombo Art Biennale 2014: Making History – ARTRA | The Official Art Magazine appeared first on ARTRA | The Platform for Artistic ...

Colombo Art Biennale 2014: Making History – ARTRA | The Official Art Magazine Await ARTRA Magazine Feb / Mar E10. Purchase a copy at Barefoot, Odel, Sarasavi Bookshops (Pvt) Ltd, Vijitha Yapa Bookshops (Pvt) Ltd. The Sandwich Factory Col 7, Yamaha Music Centre - Col 7, Cannon Col 3, Milk & Honey Cafe, Col 7 www.books.lk. For subscriptions call +94775997279 The post Colombo Art Biennale 2014: Making History – ARTRA | The Official Art Magazine appeared first on ARTRA | The Platform for Artistic ...

Colombo Art Biennale 2014: Making History – Artist Profile – ARTRA | The Official Art Magazine Mark Vernon is a sound artist and radio producer based in Glasgow. His arts practice encompasses live performance, soundtracks, installations and radio broadcasts—often blurring the boundaries between art, music and broadcasting. His key areas of interest are the human voice, field recording and soundscape composition, musique concrète and the radio phonic combination of these elements in works for broadcast and ...

COMMONWEALTH PEOPLE’S FORUM ON CREATIVE EXPRESSION 2013 – REVIEW BY NIFRAZ RIFAZ Creative expression is related to every aspect of life in society. It is one of the roots of development, understood not just in terms of economic growth but also as a means to achieve a more satisfactory intellectual, emotional, moral and spiritual existence. Creative expression is at the heart of contemporary debates about identity, social cohesion, and the development of ...

Colombo Art Biennale 2014: Making History | ARTRA – The Official Art Magazine Await ARTRA Magazine Feb/Mar E10. Purchase a copy at Barefoot, Odel, Sarasavi Bookshops (Pvt) Ltd, Vijitha Yapa Bookshops (Pvt) Ltd. The Sandwich Factory Col 7, Yamaha Music Centre - Col 7, Cannon Col 3, Milk & Honey Cafe, Col 7 www.books.lk. For subscriptions call +94775997279 The post Colombo Art Biennale 2014: Making History | ARTRA – The Official Art Magazine appeared first on ARTRA | The Platform for Artistic Expression. ...

NOSTALGIE 3 BY KUMAR DESILVA – PRESENTED BY ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE KOTTE Kumar who describes himself as “an incurable francophone cum francophile” has had a long association with France, for more than a quarter of a century. He made his debut on the little screen with the legendary, French television programme “Bonsoir” on ITN in 1986 with which he rapidly became a household name. For more read page 42 ARTRA Magazine Dec ...

Colombo Art Biennale 2014: Making History – Artists Profile | ARTRA – The Official Art Magazine Bandu Manamperi Bandu Manamperi is a trained archaeologist and conservator who also holds a BFA in Sculpture. A core member of Colombo’s Theertha Artists’ Collective, Bandu was one of the first performance artists in Sri Lanka, creating highly personal art experiences based on the transformation of his own body, but he doesn’t limit himself to any one genre and his ...

YES FM HOME GROWN AWARDS 2013 | REVIEW BY BUDDHIMA KURUKULASURIYA Hidden away in Ratmalana, I didn’t know what to expect at the Stein Studios, late on a Sunday evening. Boy, was I taken aback by the lights, glitter, gowns and suits upon walking in. It really was the local equivalent of the Grammys! For more read page 40 – 41 ARTRA Magazine Dec / Jan E9. Purchase a copy at Barefoot, Odel, Sarasavi ...

ROTARACT CLUB OF CINNAMON GARDENS PRESENTS PASSION 2013 – ARTRA | OFFICIAL ART MAGAZINE HASH BANDARA AND UMANGA SAMARASINGHE Graduate of Graphic and Fashion designing, Hash and Umanga’s ‘Passion’ is to create a skateboarding culture in Sri Lanka through art. Serious skaters themselves, this dynamic duo believe that skating is a positive distraction that produces a therapeutic effect especially for kids. Taking a significant step to fulfill their dream is their establishment – PUSH skateboards:  ...

COLOMBO ART BIENNALE 2014 – ARTISTS’ PROFILE | ARTRA – The Official Art Magazine Nina Mangalanayagam Nina Mangalanayagam is a Swedish visual artist based in London. She has a Danish mother and Tamil father, and uses her personal experience and family background to explore the fluidity and unfixed nature of identities, how the interplay of influence among identity, family, society, and environments. Through her practice she explores the experience of being “in-between” cultures and ...

COLOMBO ART BIENNALE 2014 – ARTISTS’ PROFILE | ARTRA – The Official Art Magazine Liz Fernando Liz Fernando is a graduate from the prestigious LCC BA Photography programme at the University of Arts, London. Fernando’s work mostly finds its roots in conceptual research. Her own biography, research into the role of photography in South Asia and the resulting work highlights the different meanings that photography, identity, history and the notion of memory occupy within non-western cultures. For more ...

COLOMBO ART BIENNALE 2014 – ARTISTS’ PROFILE | ARTRA – The Official Art Magazine Hannah Brackston Having grown up moving between Leeds and rural Oxfordshire, Hannah Brackston spent a year working with community educational/development projects in Southern India before studying environmental art at the Glasgow School of Art. For more read ARTRA Magazine Dec / Jan E9. Purchase a copy at Barefoot, Odel, Sarasavi Bookshops (Pvt) Ltd, Vijitha Yapa Bookshops (Pvt) Ltd. The Sandwich Factory Col 7, Yamaha Music Centre - Col ...

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