A Cornucopia of Stairs Photographic Exhibition - BAWA STAIRS, Jetwing Lighthouse, January 2016.

45 images Created 9 Jan 2017

Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel, Galle,
Sri Lanka.
January 2016.

Conceived and curated by
Sebastian Posingis and David Robson

When we were working on our book “In Search of Bawa” *, we were struck by the ingenuity, the shear inventiveness and the enormous variety of Geoffrey Bawa’s staircases. Having visited all of his surviving buildings in Sri Lanka, we have identified more than sixty unique staircases that were worthy of study, from the very first staircase that he designed for his own home in Colombo in 1938 to his last staircase of 1997 in the house on the Red Cliffs at Mirissa. And so we decided to make a record of them with a view to creating an exhibition and eventually to making a book.
It is fitting that our exhibition is being shown in Geoffrey Bawa’s Lighthouse Hotel, because it contains one of his most ambitious staircases. The exhibition embraces the experience of ascending the two flights of the main circular staircase which lead to the Pool Court on the second floor where the collection of photographs is displayed. You can also take the lift to the second floor and descend the staircase after viewing the photographs.

David Robson

* David Robson and Sebastian Posingis. “In Search of Bawa”. Singapore: Talisman, 2016.

Format: Archival Pigment Print
Printed by the photographer

Image Size: 15 x 22 in
(38 x 56 cm)

Paper Size: A2 / 16.5 x 23.4 in
(42 x 59.4 cm)

The curators would like to thank Jetwing Hotels for hosting the exhibition in the Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel.
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