I. Curated exhibitions hosted at several
locations in central Colombo

Curated by Alnoor Mitha

  • 50 Artists from – Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan,
    Bangladesh, Nepal, US/Pakistan, UK,
    France/Martinique, Australia/China, Germany,
    Netherlands.

Community Engagement:

  • Jayne Dyer: Australia/China – collaboration
    with Unity Mission Trust, Sri Lanka. One week
    Art Camp with Sri Lankan youths from
    around Sri Lanka.
  • JF Bocle: France/Martinique – Colombo
    Curry Community project.
  • Cristina Rodrigues: Portugal – Ecclesiastical Celebration

II. Architects as Artists interacting with Slave Island Community

Directed by Gihan Karunaratne

  • Assemble (UK)
  • Madelon Vriesendorp (Netherlands)
  • Alex Lehnerer & Savvas Ciriacidis (Germany)
  • Will Aslop (UK)

III. Theatre in the Community

  • ‘Tommorow Is Another Country’- A series of Dramatic Monologues – Directed by Mind Adventures company & the Stages Theatre Group.

IV. Symposia

  • ‘Publically engaged Art’ – Presented by Neil Butler
  • ‘Is Design Political?’ – Presented by Prof. Dr. Friedrich von Borries.
  • ‘Architects in Conversation’ – Directed by Gihan Karunaratne

V. Educational Programme

Directed by Gihan Karunaratne

  • Auckland University of Technology (AUT) (New Zealand),
  • Sheffield Hallam University (UK)
  • University of Hertfordshire (UK)
  • Ravensbourne (UK)

VI. Outreach Programmes

Directed by CoCa (Collective of Contemporary Artists)

  • Childrens workshops – API is a community engaging solution based Art project improving and enhancing educational, social and ecological environments.
  • Mobile art space – by CoCA. A project initiated and founded by the Goethe institute Sri Lanka and the Alliance Francaise de Kotte that examines the unconventional and challenging nature of producing art in public spaces.

VII. Mentoring Programme

Directed by Theertha Artist Collective and Curated by Jagath Weeresinghe.


VIII. Young Artists Platform & Art Prize

  • CAB 2016 edition will have a focus on young, emerging Sri Lankan Artists.

IX. Artist In Residency Programme

Directed by Neil Butler of UZArts.

  • The Sura Medura Residency Programme offers artists the chance to produce and present a new piece of work which responds to the environment of Sri Lanka.

X. Parallel Projects: Independent projects and art spaces

  • International Alert: Platform for conversations on the Diaspora
  • Barefoot Gallery: Interactive and Active Video Jam.
  • Co-Curated Exhibition by Saskia Fernando & Alnoor Mitha

XI. Social Events: Receptions, Parties, Dinners, Entertainment

  • As usual this programme will make sure there will be something happening every night in Colombo, so that visitors can meet and mingle wth artists and friends and explore the diverse and fun night life that Colombo has on offer