Public Programme



Since its inception, the Geoffrey Bawa and Lunuganga Trusts have organized programmes of events and exhibitions to celebrate Bawa’s legacy and foster appreciation of architecture and art in Sri Lanka.



Exhibitions

2019
Decorative Arts in the Geoffrey Bawa Collection at Lunuganga, from 14th July to 21st July 2019.

2012
Colonial Period Furniture on the Geoffrey Bawa Collection at Paradise Road Galleries, No. 02, Alfred House Road, Colombo 03.

2007
The Geoffrey Bawa Collection of Traditional Art at Paradise Road Galleries, No. 02, Alfred House Road, Colombo 03 from 26th to 30th July 2007.

2006
The Geoffrey Bawa Collection of Contemporary Art at Paradise Road Galleries, No. 02, Alfred House Road, Colombo 03, from 23rd July to 7th August, 2006.

2004
BAWA - Genius of the Place A major retrospective exhibition of the work of Geoffrey Bawa, curated by David Robson and co-curated by Amila de Mel, was held at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt from 23rd July to 16th October 2004. 

2002
Leaf Litter by Fiona Hall, an exhibition drawn from Fiona Hall’s work at Lunuganga. The works, fine leaf paintings against a background of banknotes from the species’ country of origin explore issues of colonialism and exploitation of natural resources. From 16th to 28th August 2002, at Barefoot Gallery, Colombo 03.

1999
A Transit Through Paradise by Fiona Hall (an exhibition and residency organized by the Lunuganga Trust and the Asia Link Center, University of Melbourne, Australia) at Barefoot Gallery, Colombo 03 (5th November).

1997
The works of Geoffrey Bawa presented by the Singapore Institute of Architects in Singapore (March 1997).

1996
The Work of Geoffrey Bawa presented by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (Queensland Chapter) in Brisbane (September 1996) and later in Darwin, Sydney and Perth.

1995
The Work of Geoffrey Bawa presented by the Instituto Lina Bo Bardi at the Museo de Arte, Sao Paolo, Brazil (October 1995) and later in Belo Horizont (November 1995).

1986
The Work of Geoffrey Bawa presented by the Royal Institute of British Architects in London (March 1986) and later exhibited in New York (July 1986), Boston (September 1986) and Colombo, Sri Lanka (February 1987).

Lunuganga Residencies


The Lunuganga Residency was established to continue the use of Lunuganga as a space for encouraging creative arts. The Residency will permit one or two international visitors at a time to withdraw to Lunuganga as a retreat. Artists, writers and crafts people working in the fields of architecture, literature and the visual arts may apply to the Trust in writing. The Residency is available at an approximate rate of US $ 2,000 per month. The fee includes accommodation, meals, laundry and cooking facilities. A work area is available and must be identified during application.

Education


THE GEOFFREY BAWA TRUST
STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD
The Geoffrey Bawa Trust Travel award was set up as one of the objectives of the Geoffrey Bawa Trust to help young architectural students to visit a South Asia country (primary preference to India) to visit places of architecture and sculptural interest to further their general appreciation of South Asian architecture.

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