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The Galleries of Sapumal Foundation

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Excellent introduction to the ‘43 Group

I didn’t know anything about 20th century Sri Lankan art, so a trip to this gallery certainly... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Hidden Sri Lankan Art treasures - free entry

This well hidden and unpretentious gallery contains an impressive collection of paintings by well... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Reigate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

I didn’t know anything about 20th century Sri Lankan art, so a trip to this gallery certainly broadened my horizons, and should be on the list of must-sees for any art lover visiting Colombo. Housed in a gracious old bungalow, once the home of artist...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Zingle
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This well hidden and unpretentious gallery contains an impressive collection of paintings by well known Sri Lankan artists of the '43 group including George Keyt. It used to be the home and studio of Harry Pieris, also a well known artist, who set up the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit here. Could do without the caretaker watching me like I'm some sort of criminal. Ease off on the obvious harrassment of visitors. Improve the building slightly and it'll be perfect.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank GOHABSGO1984
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Sapumal Foundation houses Harry Pieris' collection in his old home. Every 43 group artist is very well represented as well as several very important Sri Lankan artists. They also have some interesting pieces by Ahmed el Yacoubi and a lovely collection of Jamini Roy works....More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank anura1961
Reviewed 7 May 2016

The Sapumal Foundation is the former villa of the painter Harry Peiris. The interior is still exactly how it was in the days he used to live here at 4, 32, Barnes Place, Colombo-7.He had organized meetings with famous fellow artists in his villa in...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank GerPieter
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We chanced upon this most interesting converted open style house where various art works from the early 20th Century are displayed. The lady in charge was helpful and fluent in English (relief). A caretaker kept a watchful eye on us to make sure we did...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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