Women out of the Frame on view at the Lionel Wendt till 10th July


Out of The Frame presents Women – Out of The Frame a photographic exhibition project. The objective of the project was to encourage photographers, professional and enthusiasts, across Sri Lanka (and Sri Lankan photographers overseas), to explore and present visually engaging images of, and on women. Images that ‘go beyond’ stereotypical images of women current in Sri Lankan mainstream media.

The selected photographers are featured in the gallery pages. This site will also include information on other up coming photography initiatives, programmes and links to other photographic sites of interest.

PRESS RELEASE and more images of Paintings by Kay Beadman

Stepping Out
Recent Paintings by Kay Beadman

Kay Mei Ling Beadman was born in England of mixed Chinese and English heritage. She studied Fine Art at the University of Reading in the UK, where she trained in sculpture but has since switched to painting and now works predominantly with acrylic on canvas. Since 1999, Kay has lived and worked in Hong Kong.

The paintings in Stepping Out focus on the humble and the not so humble shoe, an object that evokes a human presence; which may literally contain the imprint of the wearer. Here is a man-made artifact that encompasses the mundane to the iconic, that may be workaday functional or an aspirational object of desire.

The poem The Broken Sandal, by Denise Levertov, was a starting point for this series. In it she dreams her sandal strap breaks leaving her barefoot and meditating on life’s direction ‘where am I standing, if I’m to stand still now?’
What better venue than the Barefoot Gallery to exhibit this work?