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Artist in Residence

This experience takes you to the home of an artist in modern-day Colombo, who’s received global...

Colombo, Western Province

This experience takes you to the home of an artist in modern-day Colombo, who’s received global acclaim for her timeless work. This is how she lives, works and exhibits her captivating work.


Set in the plush Cinnamon Gardens locale, the doorway is ordinary. You walk in, however, and time and place are transformed. This is what a secret garden looks like! And it encircles a pavillion-like gallery area, one part of this house that is an arresting blend of antique and contemporary style. The space has been in the family since 1872. This is your host’s world. It is what flavours her unique approach to art. Oh, and then there’s the library! With its collection of rare publications and the overall appeal of her home, this space invites one’s muse forward. Her work is characterized by its themes of sustainability, climate change, diversity and peace. She pushes the envelope in delivering these powerful messages across several different art mediums and, importantly, in the languages of Tamil, Sinhala and English. This is important for greater understanding islandwide. Her art is frequently included in collections worldwide. She is a force.


Leisurely get back to your hotel and the art from the day’s experience, and her narrative, are sure to come back to you in waves.


Includes : Refreshments.
Times : Starts at 1700 hours & ends at 1830 (Approx. 1.5 hours)
Children : 12+ years.
To wear/bring : An open mind.

What to Know Before you trvel


Knowledge and expertise can make your holiday more canker free and fun filled.

Sri Lanka is a tropical island. Therefore, breathable cotton clothing would be ideal. White is considered a clean, pure colour especially when visiting religious sites. Ideally a pair of sturdy sneakers for treks would do whilst a pair of comfy flip flops would do for excursions and sandals would be perfect for the beach or for a casual walk.
Get permission from the proper people before visiting a sacred place. This might be a caretaker, holy person, elder, or the governing agency affiliated with the site. Be aware that even after attaining permission from a governing agency you may be offending indigenous people who may not have jurisdiction over their own sacred sites.
Exchange rates fluctuate constantly throughout the week as currencies are actively traded. This pushes the price up and down, similar to other assets such as gold or stocks. The market price of a currency – how many U.S. dollars it takes to buy a Canadian dollar for example – is different than the rate you will receive from your bank when you exchange currency. Here's how exchange rates work, and how to figure out if you are getting a good deal. For the more advanced investor, you might want to check out
01.A person may bring any sum of money in foreign currencies into Sri Lanka. This sum could be in TCs, Bank drafts or currency notes. However, if the total of such sum exceeds US$ 15,000, such sum should be declared to the Sri Lanka Customs.

02. If a person wishes to take out from Sri Lanka any sum in exceeds of US$ 5000 in currency notes out of the sum brought in as per (1) above, such person should declare the entirety of the sum brought in, even if it is less than US$ 15,000.
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