The Directors of the Barefoot Gallery in association with the Embassy of Switzerland present: Round the Potholes – Photo Exhibition by Joel Sames
BAREFOOT Gallery Colombo
704 Galle Road
Opening 24th February – 7.30 pm to 9.30pm
Show runs 25th – 26th February 2012
Saturday 10am – 7pm , Sunday 11am to 5pm
Swiss photographer Joel Sames has been following Street Culture activities around the globe. His photographs allow an inside view into the skateboarding, breakdance and Hip-Hop scenes of Afghanistan, India and Cambodia. Joel especially focuses on programs and organizations using the empowering qualities of those subcultures in the field of development cooperation and peace work.
Joel recently graduated as a postindustrial designer / interaction manager at the Academy of Arts and Design in Basel. His thesis analyzes the possibilities of Street Cultures as a tool in conflict transformation and to empower kids from poor backgrounds.He held talks and presentations at events as the Frankfurt Book Fare, the Asian Pacific Weeks Berlin, the Archive of Youth Cultures and the European University of Voluntary Service.
The opening event at Barefoot Gallery Colomboon Friday 24th February will feature talks and videos about the projects in Afghanistan, India and Cambodia
Joel Samessupports and represents several NGO`s which are using Street Cultures as a tool:
Skateistan– Skateboardingschool Afghanistan, http://www.skateistan.org
Tiny Toones– Hip Hop Drop-in Center Cambodia, http://www.tinytoones.org
Tiny Drops – Hip Hop Breakdance Centre India http://www.tinydrops.org
For more information please call:
Barefoot Gallery Colombo
+94 11 2505559
In Honor of Glen Terry’s 50th birthday we have decided to stage a concert featuring all our favourite musicians, such as the man himself, Jerome Speldewinde, Ray Gomez, Revel Craig, Al Jochaim and a host of others. Including the very talented Mr. Boney Fields on trumpet and his wife, Nadege, on saxophone. Boney and Nadege are flying in from Paris to grace the occasion. Some of you may recollect listening to Boney play in 2005 when everyone ended up dancing in the rain! According to those who attended it was a fantastic concert. We expect no less from this one. Tickets available at Barefoot Gallery office. Rs. 1000/- Hope to see you all here.
Memories, Maps and Dreams: Josephine Balakrishnan, Colombo Sri Lanka
Memories, Maps & Dreams
An exhibition of paintings and prints by Josephine Balakrishnan
Opening August 13, 7:30 PM
Show runs August 14 – 31, 2011
Galle Road Colombo 3,
In eastern culture a dream can be a map; the dreamer a vehicle of the Divine. In western culture dreams refer to the psyche’s expression of the ego. In “Memories, Maps and Dreams,” Josephine Balakrishnan deciphers the mystery of dreams.
We see the western symbols that unlock the psyche and the messages. Balakrishnan ponders, “Do we live to dream, or dream to live?” The prints and paintings in this body of work address the question, “Why do we need maps when we always have a thread of memories and a myriad of dreams to lead us through each passage?”
With colors and birds flying, this show provides not only maps of moons, images of lovers walking, and references to the past and future, but seeks to reveal our own internal maps.
Contact: Nazreen Sansoni:
Tel: +94 11 2580114
Tel: +011 510-524-6754