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Theertha International Artists Collective is an artist led, not-for-profit, visual arts organisation in Colombo, established in the year 2000  to support the needs of the contemporary Sri Lankan art community.

Theertha seeks to explore the possibility of knowledge and ideas exchange across ethnic, regional and artistic boundaries, in the context of contemporary critical art practice in Sri Lanka.

The collective has undertaken numerous projects: orgainising teacher training, international workshops / residencies, exhibitions, computer training, developing local art networks and producing publications, whilst establishing and sustaining regional and international network connections. Theertha's own art space 'Red Dot Gallery', established in 2007, has become Colombo's leading gallery in the showcasing of experimental, innovative art of progressive contemporary artists.

Theertha's website includes details on past and forthcoming events and exhibitions, extensive information on their local and national artist workshop programmes, listings and links to Theertha publications, links to resources for local and visiting artists in Sri Lanka. Photos and information from previous shows at 'Red Dot Gallery' can be found the website's Exhibitions Archive.