Created on Sunday, 10 June 2012 09:39
An exhibition of the work of renowned artists and painters from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka on at the J.D.A. Perera Gallery, Colombo, ends today. It is the outcome of the second Artists Camp of South Asian member nations being held in as many years.
As when the first camp was held at the Janakala Kendaraya in Colombo last year, the South Asian artists interact as they complete their work. Director of the SAARC Culture Centre in Colombo, G.L.W. Samarasinghe said that the camp was a gathering of leading artists from the region at a single place to experience, live, working on paintings.
When the exhibition was opened at Waters Edge, Battaramulla, Samarasinghe described it as a very rare occasion for artists - to promote cultural goodwill among people of South Asia through their canvasses.
Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said that the participating South Asian countries represent one of the most diverse regions of the world, rich in cultural heritage, yet, bearing a common denominator.