Geoffrey Bawa: It is Essential to be There is the first major exhibition which draws from the archives to look at Bawa’s practice. Organized in four thematic sections, exploring relationships between ideas, drawings, buildings and places, the exhibition explores the different ways in which images were used in Bawa’s practice. Over 120 documents from the Bawa archives, most of which have never been shown publicly previously, will be on view, including a section on unbuilt work and Bawa’s own photographs from his travels.


View the exhibition website here

1 February  – 3 April 2022

Park Street Mews, Colombo
The Stables, 48 Park Street,
Colombo 00200, Sri Lanka
The exhibition is free and open to all. It will be presented in three languages; English, Sinhala and Tamil.




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