FEATURED CONTRIBUTOR FOR ARTRA MAGAZINE APR/MAY E11 – NIFRAZ RIFAZ Nifraz Rifaz, a writer, believes that writing is an important tool that could be used to make a great impact in people’s lives. Good writing can inspire people, promote democracy, encourage dialogue, change perspective and break stereotypes. Writing also helps to say what you want to say in a very strong and powerful way. ‘Sometimes when I pass graveyards ...

BORN FREE ARTIST | THUSHNI DE SILVA 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 contrary to the principle of creating a replica of the wild in the genre of Wildlife ...

LITERATURE – AN ARTFORM OR NOT? | REVIEW BY SUGALA SENANAYAKE With the end of a crazy month (to say the least) came an epic tour, the Authors XI, a group of British authors of the likes of Sebastian Faulks, Tom Holland, Richard Beach, Charlie Campbell, Peter Frankopan, Alex Preston, Sam Carter, Joe Craig, William Fiennes, Nicholoas Hogg, Jonathan Wilson, and Anthony McGowan, who travel around the world playing leather ...

WORKS OF ART BY NELUN HARASGAMA For more read page 42 ARTRA Magazine Apr / May E11. Purchase a copy at Barefoot, Odel, Sarasavi Bookshops, The Sandwich Factory Col 7, Yamaha Music Centre – Col 7, Cannon Col 3, Milk & Honey Cafe, Col 7 www.books.lk. For subscriptions call +94772305054 The post WORKS OF ART BY NELUN HARASGAMA appeared first on ARTRA | The Platform for Artistic Expression.

SEQUENCES IN ARCHITECTURE | REVIEW BY ROCIO MARTIN RUIZ Architecture does not only happen at a material level. I am very aware this is the reason why I am personally fascinated in analyzing and experimenting throughout the editorial and educational fields, and the creative process involved in practicing architecture – from the initial cerebral conceptualization through the development and execution of the creative and practical process, architecture provides ...

WORKS OF ART BY PRAGEETH MANOHANSA For more read page 31 ARTRA Magazine Apr / May E11. Purchase a copy at Barefoot, Odel, Sarasavi Bookshops, The Sandwich Factory Col 7, Yamaha Music Centre – Col 7, Cannon Col 3, Milk & Honey Cafe, Col 7 www.books.lk. For subscriptions call +94772305054 The post WORKS OF ART BY PRAGEETH MANOHANSA appeared first on ARTRA | The Platform for Artistic Expression.

STUDIO SHOW OF WOODCUT ART Woodcut is a technique of printing designs from planks of wood incised parallel to the vertical axis of the wood’s grain. It is one of the oldest methods of making prints from a relief surface, having been used in China to decorate textiles since the 5th century ad. It was interesting to watch the showcasing of variously conceptualized woodcut forms at ...

25 words short story – in conversation with sanjana hattotuwa Q| With regards to the content of ‘Short Sweet’, what do you aim at encapsulating as a curator? A| While the submissions were generally compelling for ‘Short Sweet’, most were far from fictive. Many authors openly noted that their writing was cathartic and anchored, with varying degrees of authenticity, to real events. The book was thus transformed from what ...

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY – FROM THIS POINT ONWARDS Photographer Luka Alagiyawanna, who heading the initiative mentions that ‘From this Point Forward’ is a participatory photography project based in Sri Lanka. She says ‘My goal is to encourage young participants to play a role in creating photo installations at public spaces that would encompass their vision for the next 30 years. Art exhibitions, conducted in public spaces posses ...

art on the streets of Galle Fort For more read page 31-32 ARTRA Magazine Apr / May E11. Purchase a copy at Barefoot, Odel, Sarasavi Bookshops, The Sandwich Factory Col 7, Yamaha Music Centre – Col 7, Cannon Col 3, Milk & Honey Cafe, Col 7 www.books.lk. For subscriptions call +94772305054 The post art on the streets of Galle Fort appeared first on ARTRA | The Platform for Artistic Expression.

ALL ABOUT THE GALLE GOLDEN FLEA MARKET WITH ARTS AND CRAFTS Q| Tell us about the origins of the Galle Golden Flea market? A| The Galle Golden Flea Market is a project by the Galle Heritage Foundation, which was incepted in 1988 with the objective of protecting the Galle Fort as a World Heritage Site maintaining the cultural landscape according to its colonial characteristic. In accordance to the preservation of ...

Anne Covell | The Reading Room For more read page 24 ARTRA Magazine Apr / May E11. Purchase a copy at Barefoot, Odel, Sarasavi Bookshops, The Sandwich Factory Col 7, Yamaha Music Centre – Col 7, Cannon Col 3, Milk & Honey Cafe, Col 7 www.books.lk. For subscriptions call +94772305054 The post Anne Covell | The Reading Room appeared first on ARTRA | The Platform for Artistic Expression.

WORKS OF ART BY PALA POTHUPITIYE SHOWCASED IN LAHORE, PAKISTAN The curatorial concept of Displacement Anxieties focuses on problematizing the notion of cultural homogeneity in the increasingly globalized environment. It explores how the core idea within an art work can experience loss of meaning when it travels away from its contextual territory.  This ‘displacement anxiety’ is often exacerbated when subjectivities are flattened with theoretical readings that are not adequately ...

ART FROM SRI LANKA AT 59 RIVOLI, PARIS 59 Rivoli is a cultural alternative space which is now one of the three most visited sites of contemporary art in Paris and one of the ten most visited places in France. For the first time in its history, siblings Deneth Piumakshi, Fashion Designer who won the prestigious GenNext award at Colombo Fashion Week 2012, represented art from Sri ...

VINTAGE POSTER COLLECTION | MEG AND PHILIP BABER Q| What motivated the both of you to collect vintage posters from all regions? A| In 2006 a Dutch-Canadian photographer friend returned to Dubai (where we lived at that time) from a photo-shoot he had been on in Bombay bearing a mesmerizingly stunning hand-painted Bollywood show card as a gift for his wife. When they showed it to us ...

PIETRO RUFFO | THE ARTIST BEHIND THE COVER OF ARTRA MAGAZINE It was a pleasure to meet Pietro Ruffo, the artist whose work we showcased on ARTRA Magazine Feb/Mar 2014 E10 at the Colombo Art Biennale. We chose his work as it was symbolic of the content for that particular issue as it revolved around two of the largest art festivals, the Colombo Art Biennale and the Dhaka Art Summit. ...

THE ART INFRASTRUCTURE IN SRI LANKA | CAB FOUNDER, ANNOUSHKA HEMPEL Q| What is the feedback you received from the art communities and the public about the recently concluded Colombo Art Biennale? A| The feedback I have had has been mostly encouraging and can be separated into two; local and international:- Local: Generally impressed with the quality of the works from both Sri Lankan and International artists.  There were definitely ...

Previous Page