Theertha is an autonomous, artist-led non-profit initiative based in Colombo. It was established in 2000 to facilitate the local community of artists in innovation, experimentation. The core objective of Theertha International Artists' Collective is to explore the possibilities of exchanging ideas and knowledge across ethnic, regional and artistic borders, in the context of contemporary critical art practice in Sri Lanka. At present, it has undertaken number of projects that include publication, teacher training, international workshops/ residencies, exhibitions, computer training, developing local art networks and sustaining regional and international connections.
Theertha's own art space 'Red Dot Gallery' that was established in 2007 has become the leading art gallery that show case experimental innovative art of progressive contemporary artists. Theertha, an ideologically based organization supports the art of the art movement that is popularly called 90s Trend which has a strong criticallity and experimental tendencies.
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