SPACE, a Contemporary Visual Art exhibition, will open at the J.D.A. Perera Gallery at Hoton Place, Colombo 7, on March 8th to celebrate International Women’s Day 2016. According to co-ordinator Janani Cooray, this will showcase the talent of a group of women graduates from the Faculty of Visual Art of the University of Visual and Performing Arts, and will present paintings, sculpture, installations and performance art.
Achala Gunawardana, Amitha Indirani, Harsha Manojani, Hema Thalagala, Ishani Ranaweera, Janani Cooray, Lasanthi Kaluthantrie, Manori Gamarachchige, Niluka Weerasinghe, Omali Radhika, Sajeewani Hewawitharana, Suranji Bandaranayaka, Veena Beauty are the artists participating the exhibition. The main focus of this years show is to bring out the creativity of women artists, who after a demanding period of study, tend to disappear into domestic roles as daughters, sisters, wives, mothers etc, stifling their creativity. Performance art display will be held at 5.30 pm.