Threads on Threads: An International Conference on Textiles in Sri Lanka, South Asia and Europe, at the Galle Face Hotel,Colombo 15 October 2022
Introduction to the events that were spread over 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th October.
The European Union supported the one day international conference on the 15th that was attended by about 130 people.
LDA planned several fringe events before and after this conference to attract a larger, more specialized audience.
On the 14th a special site visit was arranged with the National Museum Colombo to visit the textile storage facility. The group of speakers, students and academics involved with textiles studies were able to see, examine and photograph historic textiles from Sri Lanka in the museum's collection.
On the 15th the international conference itself was convened at the Galle Face Hotel beginning with a lunch for speakers and invitees. The conference began at 1.30pm attended mainly by students and continued until 6pm.
The following day the 16th a smaller group met at the Goethe Institut for a workshop titled Somana, Soman and Beyond. The workshop ended with an exhibition titled Costume Speaks.
On the 17th a study tour of Selyn Handlooms was arranged for a group of 26 students, mainly from Jaffna to tour the various facilities used by Selyn Handlooms to produce their quality products.
The following pages document the events of the 14th, 15th 16th and 17th October.
TRADITION OR TRANS/FORMATION? CRAFT, PRACTICE AND DISCOURSE. An Interdisciplinary and Trilingual Conference on Craft, 10–12 May 2018. Department of Fine Arts, Jaffna University and Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design, Jaffna
Organized by Department of Fine Arts, Jaffna University, American Institute for Lankan Studies (AILS), Colombo, Lanka Decorative Arts (LDA) and Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design, Jaffna. Conference Conveners: Dr. T. Sanathanan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, University of Jaffna and Dr. Ayesha Abdur-Rahman, Founding Director, Lanka Decorative Arts, Colombo
Culinary Ethnology in Sri Lanka August 4th - 7th 2016
Introduction to conference
Biography, abstracts and video of presentation.
Dashamanaya Vidya jyothi Ashley de Vos
Deshika Van Haght
Dr Dulma Karunarathna
Dr T. Sanathanan
Dr. Malathi de Alwis
Ganga Rajinee Dissanayake
Sudarsini Vignamohan & Kumutha Umakanthan
Prof. Asoka De Zoysa
Prof. Elizabeth Simpson
Prof. K.D. Paranavitana
Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne
Ramla Wahab Salman
Some videos are not available
LANKA DECORATIVE ARTS 2013 CONFERENCE IVORY AND THE ELEPHANT, A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE SRI LANKA, 26-28 NOVEMBER 2013
Full articles in program order
K. D. Paranavitana
Ashley de Vos
Maria de Conceicao Borges de Sousa
Joana Belard da Fonseca
Lanka Decorative Arts is organizing an international conference on ivory to be convened in Colombo and Galle, in November 2013. The theme will be Ivory and the Elephant. The conference will focus on art historical and historical matters of ivories produced in Asia (notably Sri Lanka, Goa, the Philippines and South East Asia) for export to Europe during the period of European expansion, from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Legal issues regarding ivory, and elephant conservation will also be included.
26 and 27th November will held be in Colombo, 28th in Galle, and on 29th an optional tour to Kandy will be organized.