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About Hempel Galleries

Hempel Galleries (HG) was founded in 2003 in the ancient Unesco protected Dutch Galle Fort on the South coast of Sri Lanka. It was set up to provide a platform for Sri Lankan contemporary artists, to showcase the ever-strengthening artistic talent emerging from Sri Lanka and the ever-increasing need for forums from which this talent can be seen internationally.
Hempel Galleries currently runs two art galleries, one in the heart of central Colombo’s Cinanmon Gardens and one in Galle Fort, operating as commercial galleries and specializing in contemporary art from Sri Lanka.

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Serendipity Revealed, London

Hempel Galleries with the Colombo Art Biennale and The Brunei Gallery are delighted to present an exhibition of work by contemporary Sri Lankan artists in London.

While the art scenes in many parts of Asia are beginning to or have already gained recognition internationally, Sri Lanka has, in a sense, been alienated by its 30 year war, which finally came to an end in May 2009. In the aftermath of the war, “Serendipity Revealed” will showcase and give glimpses of the untold story as unveiled by Sri Lanka’s foremost and emerging contemporary artists.

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