Radhika Hettiarachchi

Radhika Hettiarachchi is a development practitioner, arts curator, and researcher who has worked extensively in the areas of reconciliation, peace, and conflict. In this interview with Women Talk, Radhika talks about the significance of the Herstories and the Community Memorialisation Project that curate and archive narratives of resilience and hope in times of war and peace in Sri Lanka. The projects draw on the forms of letter writing, memory mapping, trees of life, multimedia, arts, and exhibitions to document and share oral narratives of women and communities that otherwise may have vanished from history. Continue reading Radhika Hettiarachchi

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Layla Gonaduwa

Layla Gonaduwa is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist in Sri Lanka who has exhibited extensively across local and international platforms. She works with enamel, copper, glass, paper, text, and drawings and her art works are intersections of autobiographical and political concepts. In this interview with Women Talk, Layla discusses how her journey as an artist began, her solo and collaborative exhibitions, the concepts and stories behind her art and what it means to have an artistic platform to express herself. Continue reading Layla Gonaduwa