Decorative Arts in the
Geoffrey Bawa Collection
Virtual Exhibition | 26 May – 5 June 2020
Back to the Main Gallery
Geoffrey Bawa’s collection of decorative arts objects, whether furniture, ceramics, glassware or metalwork, are an astounding testament to taste, travel, use and care. The objects in this exhibition, all from the Geoffrey Bawa Collection, bare witness to the incredible craft and invention that goes into a beautiful object, a fact that Bawa was keenly attuned to. Seeing them here, as they were in Bawa’s lifetime, is important in understanding the granular scale of attention and detail manifest in Geoffrey Bawa’s spaces. Bawa’s bedroom, his sanctum at Lunuganga which was private even when he was alive, was opened to the public for the first time on the occasion of this exhibition.
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Photographs by Luka Alagiyawanna
In-situ Exhibition Photographs by Ruvin de Silva