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 ...

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.

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. ...

Yesterday held another event of note. While the ladies were getting their hacking hats on at the SLASSCOM Womens’ Hackathon, the teams at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup were presenting the best they had to offer. Needless to say, we were in the audience as well, checking out the projects as they rolled in. What the judges select we can’t say, but ...

Machine learning is sub set of artificial intelligence and it is study of systems that can learn from data. A machine learning system could be trained. Core of machine learning deals with representation and generalization. Machine learning is a "Field of study that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed". A core objective of a learner is ...

its time for my predictions for the The Voice Season 6. Just before the live performances of the best of 12. Here's the current team standings,Team Shakira: Tess Boyer, Kristen Merlin, Dani MozTeam Adam: Delvin Choice, Christina Grimmie, Kat PerkinsTeam Usher: Josh Kaufman, Bria Kelly, T.J Wilkins,Team Blake: Sisaundra Lewis, Audra McLaughlin, Jake WorthingtonThis year the teams to beat are ...

Instead of Erabadu; Pink Trumpet unfolds petals for New Year Erabudu is the flower of the Avurudu season but you will hardly be able to find erabadu these days. Instead, rosy trumpet (tabebuia) flowers bloom, marking the onset of the New Year season. (photos by Susantha Udagedara)  This is the famous sakura flower season in Japan with thousands of cherry trees in full bloom. The cherry trees shed their leaves in ...

The Pacific Islands Telecom Association (PITA) and the Pacific ICT Regulatory Resource Center (PiRRC) co-organized several sessions on policy and regulatory issues at the annual PITA convention held in Port Vila, Vanuatu, April 8-11. Here is the slideset I used in proposing that PiRRC and/or the region’s regulators establish an evidence base for their work on consumer protection. I did ...

The UCSC Research Symposium: the five coolest projects we saw It’s not often that one gets access to a whole host of research projects from a local university. Then again, the University of Colombo doesn’t hold its Research Symposiums everyday.  At the 2013 / 2014 Symposium (which we attended and tweeted about), we were exposed to so many star-class research projects that was actually difficult to explain all of them ...

Groovin’ Chilling Me Softly Yesterday was fun. Like, TOTALLY! It was one of the best photowalks I’ve ever been to here in Japan, and with good reason. To begin with, I prepared a tad too much and so messed it up completely, just like me; in the morning I plugged in the battery to charge it despite it having more than ...

Behind the Scenes – Monument Valley Game In Monument Valley you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world.Monument Valley is a surreal exploration through fantastical architecture and impossible geometry. Guide the silent princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions and outsmarting the enigmatic Crow People.

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