Production and Set Design for The One Who Loves You So written and directed by Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke, staged in Colombo in August 2018. The play follows Welandawe-Prematilleke’s penchant for asking important yet difficult questions. While the show is about love and the frailty and vulnerability of youth, it is also about gender, sexuality, queerness and class in Colombo. An unprecedented literary and theatrical exploration of being a young, gay man in Sri Lanka, a country that continues to criminalise same-sex sexual relations. It pushes audiences to feel and believe new things, while appealing to the specific yet universal desire within each of us to be loved.
Watch The One Who Loves you So here.
Annual Report commission by FRIDA FUND, for their 2017 report under the theme ‘Wild Within’. Artwork for the book was created with scanography and photography, categorizing elements of nature into the chapter themes. View the full report here.
Identity design and book design for the 2nd Annual Global South Women’s Forum on Sustainable Development.
In September 2016, IWRAW Asia Pacific, in conjunction with GADC Cambodia and thousands of participants from throughout the globe launched the Inaugural Global South Women’s Forum on Sustainable Development. This year the Forum was co-convened by their regional partner Femnet Secretariat and local host Human Rights First Rwanda Association (a.k.a Rights Rwanda). Held from 9-12 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda.
This Forum was conceived as an acknowledgement that gender equality should be integrated, interlinked and indivisible both in human rights framework and the sustainable development framework. The Forum seeks to facilitate the sharing of Global South women’s experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learnt.
Illustration and infographics for World Bank Sri Lanka's article on the Right to Information act.
Festival catalogue design for Colomboscope 2017.
Colomboscope is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts festival that supports local and international artists to create engaging, daring work that connects with the world alongside the festival theme, hosted in ‘non traditional’ venues.
Submission for INK BRICK No.5. A collaborative project with Deshan Tennekoon, where his haiku was made into a vertically sequential 6-page comics poetry, with artwork created by scanning foliage, rocks, ice and hand-cut typography.
INK BRICK is a micro-press dedicated to comics poetry. They publish a journal, also called INK BRICK, built through open submissions. It appears twice a year in the spring and fall. The catalog also includes occasional mini-comics projects, and they distribute books by contributors and friends of the press.
‘Living it down: Life after relocation in Colombo’s high rises’:
Data visualization for Centre for Policy Alternative's survey conducted with 1222 households in Colombo which were forcibly relocated. The findings of this survey question many narratives created around the working class poor of Colombo living in “underserved settlements”.
Art Direction for the award-winning short film 'The Joyous Farmer', directed by Hiran Balasuriya.
The Joyous Farmer is an adaptation of a short story penned by Sri Lankan novelist Anuk Arudpragasam. Taking stylistic cues from the surrealist writers of Soviet Russia like Andrey Platonov, the film explores the surreal absurdity of transplanting the reliance on pharmaceutical antidepressants in the west onto the poverty-stricken landscape of the so-called ‘third world’.
Blooming Type is an ongoing personal project created with fresh/dried foliage with hand-cut and crafted letters. All artworks were arranged and created via a flatbed scanner.
Data visualizations for LIRNEasia based on their research on the mobile momentum in Myanmar.
GSMA Connected Women works with mobile network operators and their partners to reduce the gender gap in connectivity and improve access to mobile money services by overcoming barriers to women’s ownership and use of mobile phones. Progress in this area will deliver substantial socio-economic benefits for women, business, and the wider economy. The initiative also promotes greater inclusion of women as employees and leaders in the mobile industry.
Private Equity Invasion portrayed as a golden army heading into battle as the opening artwork for the feature.
This issue of Echelon tackled the vast decline of tea pluckers faced by one of country’s leading industries.
The cover depicts a plucker’s hand first creating the word ‘Tea’, and later obliterating it in the inner pages.
Submission for Imago Mundi Exhibition, Sri Lanka. Imago Mundi is a cultural, democratic and global project thats looks to the new frontiers of art in the name of coexistence of expressive diversity.
Innovation by Design, featuring some of the most important game-changers in various industries who are injecting innovation to their work via a form of design. The issue cover art was crafted entirely with handmade typography and paper-geometric objects.
Tech startup feature photo shoot props and concept created as 8bit tools working on pixels.