the gift



In 2019, as part of the artistic programme commemorating Geoffrey Bawa’s 100th birthday, Lunuganga hosted a series of installations by artists and makers from Sri Lanka and abroad, in a series where the garden was explored as a site of hospitality and a place of encounter. Each artist responded to Bawa’s practice and his garden through a unique, site-specific work developed over an almost two-year period. Launched in January 2020 on the cusp of a global pandemic, the works endured a time of unprecedented uncertainty, and offered pause for reflection on the meanings of generosity and intimacy.

Marking the closing of The Gift, the five artists, Kengo Kuma, Lee Mingwei, Chandragupta Thenuwara, Dayanita Singh and Dominic Sansoni will speak with Suhanya Raffel, (Executive Director at M+ Museum in Hong Kong and trustee, Geoffrey Bawa and Lunuganga Trust) about their experiences and processes making and engaging with work in this last year.

September 27, 2021