Retrospective exhibition of artist Barbara Sansoni underway in Colombo

PUBLISHED May 18, 2023

The exhibition “Barbara Sansoni - A Retrospective 2023”

The exhibition “Barbara Sansoni – A Retrospective 2023” of the painter and textile artist Barbara Sansoni is currently underway at the contemporary art gallery Barefoot Gallery (Galle Road, Colombo 04) in Bambalapitiya, Colombo.

Sansoni was born in 1928 in Kandy, in the hills of Sri Lanka. While receiving education in Ceylon and South India, she developed a deep understanding of art and strong love of vivid colors. During her life, she was active as a painter and textile artist, exhibiting her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Sri Lanka and abroad. She was also highly acclaimed as an author, designer, and entrepreneur, and received numerous awards.

The exhibition will feature a wide range of her works, including hand-woven fabrics, paintings, poems, architectural drawings, letters, and books, selected from her over 60 years of activity. Each piece expresses Sansoni’s unwavering passion for colors.

On the 20th and 24th, the curator will offer guided tours, and Sansoni’s son, Dominic, is scheduled to visit the gallery. The gallery store will offer original one-of-a-kind fabrics, bags, toys, and clothing designed by Sansoni for sale during the exhibition period only.

The exhibition is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. until May 28. Closed on Sundays.

  • Textile works on display at “Barbara Sansoni - A Retrospective 2023”

  • Yarn used for weaving

  • Paintings by Barbara Sansoni

  • Architectural drawings by Barbara Sansoni