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June 2021




In Memoriam: Laki Senanayake



Please join us virtually in celebrating the life of Laki Senanayake with family, friends and collaborators including Channa Daswatte and Dominic Sansoni.

Sunday, 6 June 2021 at 6 p.m. (IST)
Join the virtual event via Zoom

Event login details:
Zoom link
Meeting ID: 836 777 8817
Passcode: Laki6621

If unable to login to the Zoom event, please note this will be live-streamed on the official Geoffrey Bawa Trust Facebook and Youtube channels on Sunday, 6 June 2021 at 6 p.m. (IST).



May 2021




Virtual Workshop: Illustrating (Canine*) Personalities with Sam Weerawardane




Saturday, 29 May 2021
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
LKR 2,500 per person
Limited spaces available,
please email programmes@gbtrust.net to register.

No one would deny that Geoffrey Bawa loved his dogs. The black-and-white aficionado owned a series of Dalmatians, all named Leopold, yet each dog had his own personality and character. In tribute to Bawa's Dalmatians and Barbara Sansoni's delightful anthropomorphic animal drawings, which Bawa treasured, this virtual workshop will show you how to bring your pet's unique personality to life. Illustrator Sam Weerawardane will demonstrate the conceptual and practical exercises necessary to draw out the character of your canine*, and work one-on-one with workshop participants as they develop their illustrated keepsake.
*All pets are allowed!
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With a background in advertising, Sam Weerawardane is an illustrator, designer and writer based in Sri Lanka. Having grown up around dogs, she is fascinated by their various antics, and sketches them to capture their curious natures and cheeky looks.



April 2021





Open Sundays Programme for April




View The Gift installation series at Lunuganga through our Open Sundays programme. Each month, on these dates you can visit the garden for free and view the five installations by Kengo Kuma, Lee Mingwei, Dominic Sansoni, Dayanita Singh and Chandragupta Thenuwara.

Lock in the following dates to view the works of art and to take a stroll through the beautiful Lunuganga Garden. 

Register here: http://bit.ly/opensundays

April Workshop at the De Saram House: Watercolour Workshop with Naturalist Sanath Herath




April 24 + 25 2021
2:30–5:30 p.m. on each day
De Saram House, Ward Place, Colombo 07
LKR 4000 per participant
Limited spaces available, please email programmes@gbtrust.net to register.
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Sanath Herath (@sanath_herath_skarts) recently graduated from the University of Moratuwa as a Landscape Architect, a discipline which involves the planning, design, management, and nurturing of the built and natural environments. He is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Kandy.

Given his interest in biology and the natural environment, he has been working as a freelance botanical and zoological illustrator for the past 6 years. His most recent project was for the ‘Dendrobium House’, where he completed a set of natural history drawings of dendrobium orchids, endemic birds, creepers and trees, among others.



March 2021




Learn Gold Leafing with Shaanea Mendis D’Silva



Many works in the Geoffrey Bawa collection include Gold Leaf elements; it was a technique favoured by Donald Friend and subsequently used extensively by artists Laki Senanayake and Ismeth Raheem, among others.

Discover the textural possibilities, through experimentation of leafing surfaces, with artist Shaanea Mendis D’Silva. In this workshop, Shaanea will demonstrate the basic gold leafing process, and work side by side with workshop participants to apply gold leaf on an object of their choice.

20 + 27 March 2021
2:30–5:30 pm
At the de Saram House on Ward Place, Colombo 07
LKR 6,500 (includes imitation gold leafing kit per participant and refreshments).

Limited spaces available, please email programmes@gbtrust.net to register.

Open Sundays Programme for March



View The Gift installation series at Lunuganga through our Open Sundays programme. Each month, on these dates you can visit the garden for free and view the five installations by Kengo Kuma, Lee Mingwei, Dominic Sansoni, Dayanita Singh and Chandragupta Thenuwara.

Lock in the following dates to view the works of art and to take a stroll through the beautiful Lunuganga Garden.

Guided tours by the curatorial team will be available at 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. on each day.

Sunday, 21 March 2021
Other dates: 25 April

Register here: http://bit.ly/opensundays

Tour of Number 11 with Shayari de Silva, Curator of Geoffrey Bawa Art & Archival Collections



Saturday, 27 March 2021
5 pm
LKR 3,500 (includes refreshments on the terrace at sunset)

Limited spaces available, register with programmes@gbtrust.net


February 2021




Open Sundays Programme for February



View The Gift installation series at Lunuganga through our Open Sundays programme. Each month, on these dates you can visit the garden for free and view the five installations by Kengo Kuma, Lee Mingwei, Dominic Sansoni, Dayanita Singh and Chandragupta Thenuwara.

Lock in the following dates to view the works of art and to take a stroll through the beautiful Lunuganga Garden.

Guided tours by the curatorial team will be available at 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. on each day.

21 February

Register here: http://bit.ly/opensundays

De Saram house tours




Stay tuned for more tours of the de Saram house with the curator of the Geoffrey Bawa Trust, Shayari de Silva .

Please email programmes@gbtrust.net to get updates on the latest tour dates. 

Learn Gold Leafing with Shaanea Mendis D’Silva



Many works in the Geoffrey Bawa collection include Gold Leaf elements; it was a technique favoured by Donald Friend and subsequently used extensively by artists Laki Senanayake and Ismeth Raheem, among others.

Discover the textural possibilities, through experimentation of leafing surfaces, with artist Shaanea Mendis D’Silva. In this workshop, Shaanea will demonstrate the basic gold leafing process, and work side by side with workshop participants to apply gold leaf on an object of their choice.

13 + 14 February 2021 | 2:30–5:30 pm
At the de Saram House on Ward Place, Colombo 07
LKR 6,500 (includes imitation gold leafing kit per participant and refreshments).

Limited spaces available, please email programmes@gbtrust.net to register.

Shaanea Mendis D’Silva is a Sri Lankan born Visual Artist, with a BA (Hons) degree from The Lasalle College of The Arts , Singapore (2007). She has held 5 solo exhibitions to date at the Bombay Art Society (Mumbai), Barefoot Gallery (Colombo ) & The Lionel Wendt and Harold Pieris’ Galleries (Colombo), and group exhibited in Singapore, India and Sri Lanka.



January 2021




Open Sundays Programme for January



View The Gift installation series at Lunuganga through our Open Sundays programme. Each month, on these dates you can visit the garden for free and view the five installations by Kengo Kuma, Lee Mingwei, Dominic Sansoni, Dayanita Singh and Chandragupta Thenuwara.

Lock in the following dates to view the works of art and to take a stroll through the beautiful Lunuganga Garden.

Guided tours by the curatorial team will be available at 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. on each day.

31 January

Register here: http://bit.ly/opensundays

De Saram house tours





Take a tour of the de Saram house with the curator of the Geoffrey Bawa Trust, Shayari de Silva .

Please email programmes@gbtrust.net to get updates on the latest tour dates. 



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