Sri Lanka’s Best Art Galleries: Contemporary Culture in Colombo and Beyond | The Culture Trip

This is definitely one of the places on my bucket list


Sri Lanka, the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’, has a distinctive art scene and bustling cultural life. The capital Colombo is home to the annual Colombo Art Biennale and the Kala Pola festival, making it one of the liveliest cultural destinations in South East Asia. Here are the best places to discover Sri Lanka’s growing contemporary art scene, from Colombo to Galle and beyond.

Saskia Fernando Gallery

Saskia Fernando Gallery has been on the scene since 2009 and remains at the forefront of the contemporary new wave. This sleek gallery, which recently moved to new premises at Horton Place, showcases the work of emerging and established Sri Lankan artists, such as Yohan Medhanka, Anoma Wijewardene and Chammika Jayawardena, and exhibits installations, sculptures and paintings. This new space also hosts PR, Colombo’s first fashion concept store, owned by Annika Fernando, which specialises in clothes and accessories with a strong design…

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