Sybil Keyt

Sybil Keyt

Sybil Keyt
Sybil Keyt (b.1937) whose very early interest in painting took her to Cora Abraham, the legendary art-teacher in Colombo in the 1950s, was a founder-member of the Young Artists Group (YAG) which grew out of Mrs Abraham’s art school, the Melbourne Art Classes.
Keyt was a regular exhibitor with the YAG and later took part in several major exhibitions with Neville Weereratne (to whom she is married).

She has exhibited her paintings at several exhibitions

  •     in Colombo in 1967 sponsored by the Lionel Wendt Arts Centre;
  •     a solo exhibition at the Samudra Gallery, Colombo in 1970;
  •     at the Highway Gallery, Melbourne in 1991;
  •     at the Gallery 706, Colombo in 1993; and
  •     at the Barefoot Gallery in 1999, and again in 2002.

Her work has also been included in exhibitions in London and Toyko and is found in collections in the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, the US, India and of course, in Sri Lanka. In 1956, she exhibited by invitation with the ’43 Group. Sybil Keyt who has visited India on several occasions has devoted her recent work to Mughal-inspired images. She and her husband are domiciled in Melbourne.

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