Art Gallery

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This is a shameless self promotion for the “TP Hunt Memorial art Gallery” at Chavakachcheri.  SRi LANKA.

The video was made by a former student of Janaki Anandakiruban who is an art teacher and a member  of the Art gallery organization. 
He heard about the art gallery and visited it  to check it out. What he saw prompted him to make the video. He wanted others to also enjoy what he saw.  He was not paid, It was a good promo for the gallery. I am taking advantage of it to inform you. 
The audio is in Thamil. Unfortunately there are no subtitles. But then “a Picture is worth a thousand words”. Video is perhaps worth a million words!!! 
If you are in the Jaffna area try to visit the gallery. You will not be disappointed as many have  said. Also no entry fee! If you plan to visit the Art Gallery, please let me know. I can make sure there is someone is there to give you a guided tour or Call
Kiruban, Manager: 077 583 4845
Rajkumar: 077 335 0281
Both are not very conversant  in English. Can manage. Make sure you mention Dharma / yogamany Alagaratnam

The art  gallery  was started by Evangerline Yogamay on her ancestor  “Dowry” land, in memory of her father, Thomas Poage Hunt. 
The gallery opened  June 24th, 2018.

5 thoughts on “Art Gallery”

  1. Thank you Dharma and Sam for the post on the Art Gallery —
    A true work of Art, filled with Love and Dedication — A Work in Progress

    Dharma- Yogamani — both of you have taken Art Therapy to Another Level .- Art Therapy at its Best .
    Congratulations .
    Good Wishes and Keep up the Good work .


  2. I enjoyed listening to the video and looking at the beautiful paintings , Yogamany’s portrait and Dharma’s bird photographs. I picked up a few words here and there in the video , but I thought it was self explanatory.

    Dharma and Yogamany this is a very educational, enterprising , meritorious project you have established for the youth in Jaffna. Hats off to you. Now I have another place to visit when I am in Jaffna again.

    Thank you Sam and Dharma for the post.



  3. Hi Dharma and Yogamany, The transformation of Yogamany’s ancestral home into an art studio is remarkable and a gift to the generations of young people who are actively involved in the facility.You both have done a great service to the people of Jaffna.I sincerely hope that your children and grand children do take an interest in this facility and keep it going for many generations to come.The facility is doing well but it needs English/ Sinhala subtitles to let the whole country know what this cherished prograamme is about. Already it has many young artists from around Sri Lanka contributing to it and benefiting from it.Perhaps you could include a photography teacher to add your interest in photography too..I think this will also keep the memory of Yogamany’s parents for many generations to come. A good project and has been done very well.Eddie.


  4. I must first apologize for using the batch news letter to promote a personal project even if it is charitable. .My plan was to inform some of our friends who we thought may be interested. Sam must have considered it worthy of inclusion in our news letter. Some of our batch mates have visited / stayed at the gallery, CJ, Asokan, Thillaivasan, Sathyanayagam, Rajabalendran, Thangarooban, Devacanthan, Jayawickremarajah (junior batch) and there may have been any more, I do not trust my memory. Now that it is out in the public forum, we will give an open invitation to all batch mates to visit / stay at the art gallery. There are two rooms available with basic facilities , attached bath and AC. You can use the gallery as a base to visit other locations in the north. Please do give us some advanced notice.


  5. Dear Dharma Yogamani,
    It took a while for me to open this video!
    I have never seen an art gallery like this before. It is beautiful & the video was well presented.
    The house itself looks like a palace.
    You both have put in a lot of time & effort. Congratulations.
    I watched it twice – 2nd time with Jean.
    Hope to visit one day.


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