Sapumal Foundation is an art gallery cosseted in the confines of an old residence boasting of quintessential charm of a tiled roof over an old cottage. The gallery showcases the works of the greats of the Sri Lankan art world. A considerable part of the works on display at the Sapumal gallery consist those of Lionel Wendt, Geoffrey Beling, Harry Pieris, Richard Gabriel, Ivan Peries, George Keyt, George Claessen, Aubrey Collette, Justin Deraniyagala and Ven. Manjusri Thera, the founder members of the ’43 Group, who were scions of carving the face of contemporary Sri Lankan art.
Sapumal Foundation is housed in what was once the residence of artist Harry Pieris. The location consists of the house which contains the main gallery and permanent collection, a space available for exhibitions, a reference library and an archive of newspaper cuttings and catalogues on the ’43 Group and twentieth century artists of Sri Lanka. An auxiliary gallery which displays the work of Varuni Hunt and a studio apartment which is rented out to visiting artists are also on the premises. Children’s and adults’ art classes are also conducted at the art studio.
|Venue name:||Sapumal Foundation|
32/4, Barnes Place
|Opening hours:||Wed–Sun 10am–1pm|