Independent Space

Barefoot Gallery

Colombo, Sri Lanka


  • 704, B
  • Galle Road
  • Colombo
  • Western Province
  • 00300
  • Sri Lanka

Opening times

110.00 am to 7.00 pm Weekdays
11.00 am to 5 pm Sundays


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Barefoot Gallery, formerly known as The Colombo Gallery (1967-1971), reopened in 1991 as 'Gallery 706' Colombo' and has been known under its current name since 1999. At present, it is able to generate funds from the exhibitions it hosts, where the Gallery receives a commission from sales of the exhibits. Barefoot Gallery serves as a platform for artists, musicians, poets, and filmmakers. The space is used in a variety of ways: exhibitions by local and foreign artists and photographers, (including The World Press Photo 2000-2003), concerts, poetry readings, film nights, and plays. It has a caf′e on its premises and hosts private dinners and parties at night. In this way, Barefoot helps cultivate the arts and is one of the more dynamic spaces in Sri Lanka.