Decorative Arts in the Geoffrey Bawa Collection



Photograph by Luka Alagiyawanna

The first in a series of exhibitions and publications to introduce some of the extraordinary holdings in the Geoffrey Bawa Collection, this installation of decorative objects, will be on view in situ at Lunuganga. These fascinating objects provide a first glimpse of both the social and private uses of these beautiful things collected over a lifetime by an aesthete with unfettered eclectic tastes, thus building another cipher through which to view the legacy of Bawa.


In conjunction with this event, Ayesha Rahman of Lanka Decorative Arts will deliver a gallery talk on the Burgomeister Chair. Many fine examples of this chair lie within the Bawa Collection and attendees will closely observe these examples while exploring their history.

14 – 21 July 2019

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Venue: Lunuganga

Entrance will be Rs. 1500/- per head; access includes the gardens and select spaces in the main bungalow. Students with valid ID enter free.

Gallery talk on Burgomeister Chairs:
14 July at 3 p.m. (limited seating; rsvp with bawa100.manager@gmail.com)

Curator led-tours:
Will take place on the 14th, 16th, 20th and 21st, led by Lunuganga Trust curator Shayari de Silva.

A special tour of Lunuganga and the exhibition by Channa Daswatte on the 14th at 11 am and on the 21st at 3 pm. Rs. 5000/- including refreshments.


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