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Join Anne Warr, Architect and Historian, on a journey to Sri Lanka, land of serendipity.

We are pleased to announce a new tour to SRI LANKA - departing Australia 11 June 2017, returning 22 June 2017.

The narrative of our tour weaves together the life and works of architect Geoffrey Bawa (1919-2003) and his cohort of artists, artisans and visionary clients. Bawa’s working life as an architect follows the post-war fortunes of this island as it moved from colonial Ceylon to independent Sri Lanka. His early works in the late 1950s and early 1960s, in collaboration with young Danish architect Ulrik Plesner, saw them develop a style of regional modernism using traditional building materials and methods that was to inspire a generation of south-east Asian architects including Australians Peter Muller and Kerry Hill.

Join us as we circumnavigate the island from colonial Colombo in the west, to the ancient capitals in the north, the tea estates of the central highlands and the beach studded southern coast.

For more information please visit the Sri Lanka 2017 website - http://srilanka2017.impactevents.com.au/ .

 
Explore Shanghai Heritage Group
Anne Warr is one of the founding members of Explore Shanghai Heritage, a volunteer group which aims to promote the understanding, protection and care of Shanghai’s heritage to all its residents and visitors. The group is producing walking tour brochures of each of Shanghai’s twelve Conservation Areas; - the first brochure on the Jewish Ghetto area was published in 2006 and the second brochure on Suzhou Creek published in 2007. To obtain more information about the Group, volunteer your services, or obtain copies of the brochures, click here