︎︎︎ Home

Forest School

A Residential workshop for emerging local cultural practitioners

8 – 11 June 2023
Ellerton Bungalow, Gampola

Colomboscope together with the Geoffrey Bawa Trust and Kälam supported by EUNIC launch a two part residential workshop initiative. The Forest School invites local visual artists and contemporary cultural practitioners across a range of disciplines to participate in an open and horizontal learning process including skill building, practical exercises led by artist mentors, group reading, spatial design and architecture. The overarching concerns will focus on communal processes of exchange around the forest as a site of interdependent ecologies, multispecies coexistence, indigenous knowledge and aural histories. Through volatile challenges in the island once again, this workshop endeavours to provide a space for resource exchange, refuge, and sustenance.

• Self-trained and professional local visual artists and contemporary cultural practitioners (18 - 35 years) 
• Artists without commercial representation encouraged
• We take diversity in participation as a shared commitment
• Participants whose first languages are Sinhala and Tamil are welcome to apply.
In-person interpretation during the workshop sessions will be available (Please indicate if translation is required)

What is provided?
• Reimbursement of travel expenses
• All meals and accommodation  (on a double sharing basis)

Please submit the following via email to info@colomboscope.lk

• An up-to-date CV
• Narrative Artist statement on recent practice (300 - 500 words)
• Letter of motivation highlighting why you would like to join this workshop
• Two links to photo and video documentation of your artistic practice

Applications close on 15 May 2023
Selected participants will be informed by email on or before 25 May 2023
*Limited Capacity.

︎︎︎ www.colomboscope.lk
︎ info@colomboscope.lk

Lunuganga, Bentota, Sri Lanka