Come 15th February 2012, CAB will transform Colombo into a vibrant must-see destination for tourists and art lovers alike, as it presents “Becoming 2012” – a contemporary art extravaganza like no other.

Christmas is around the corner and with exactly two months to go for the biggest art festival in Sri Lanka, things are heating up in the CAB office!  We’ve got an exciting array of national and international artists lined up, with more being added by the day!

“Becoming” 2012 will be a wonderful opportunity for you to experience the thriving arts and culture scene in Colombo. Opening on the 15th of February 2012 for five days, this exhilarating event is a fantastic opportunity for Sri Lankan artists to showcase their talent alongside international artists under the same roof and the same theme to the rest of the world.

Throughout Colombo, at several different venues, CAB 2012 will present artworks in existing exhibition sites such as the National Art Gallery and JD Perera Gallery as well as in private and public spaces.  Alongside the exhibitions, CAB will also be hosting an extensive programme of speakers forums, screenings, curated walks, workshops and of course parties.

Special thanks to the Norwegian Embassy of Sri Lanka for funding the Sri Lankan artists, as well as the Mimeta Centre for Cultural Development, the Sri Lankan Tourism Promotion Bureau, the Goethe Institute of Colombo and the Austrian Cultural Forum New Delhi for their support and especially our main sponsor, Standard Chartered Bank, without whom this event would not be possible.

Please visit for a provisional programme of events.