‘(In)visible Dialogues at the Walawwa Gallery until Sunday 18th June

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Celebrated artist and sculptor Dr. Manoranjana Herath’s exhibition of paintings and sculptures opened last week at Sri Lanka’s newest art destination, The Walawwa – Gallery’, housed amid salubrious surroundings in a historic old walawwa (mansion) at No 630, Kotte Road in Sri Jaywardenepura Kotte.

Manoranjana Herath (L) and Johann Peries (R)
Manoranjana Herath (L) and Johann Peries (R)

Open to the public each day from 9.30am to 6.30pm until Sunday 18 June 2017, this exhibition features ten sculptures and fifteen drawings based on a profound theme titled ‘(in)visible Dialogues.’

Walawwe Exhibition 17This masterful collection depicts his creative genius and artistic perspective to a world preoccupied with dialogues.

Walawwe Exhibition 15Using the mediums of both water colours and oil paints, Herath has purposefully sketched and sculptured the images which signify an intense message to the world.

Walawwe Exhibition 05The meaningful description given below by the artist portrays the intensity of his muse and the wondrous element of his works.

Elaborating on his work, Dr. Herath said, “This concise poem reflects the point I am trying to make through my work, which is the portrayal of these inner visible and (in)visible dialogues of a human being through three-dimensional forms”.

Walawwe Exhibition 12The Walawwa is indeed a sanctuary of calm and quiet and offers its clientele interesting options to choose from.

There’s the cosy ‘Walawwa – Café’ where one can indulge in a range of salads and sandwiches washed down with fresh juices and coffees. Ideal for chilling and relaxation, it is a popular venue for meetings and catching-up-with-friends.

Walawwe Exhibition 02Then there’s also the ‘Walawwa – Cutting Station’, synonymous with celebrated hair dresser Johann Peries.

This is a fully-fledged salon and spa offering a wide range of services for both men and women with trained and experienced staff in attendance.