Iconic Stone Sculptures by Malathie de Silva

26 Mar 2016 – 31 Mar 2016

Event times

11.30am - 7.30pm

Cost of entry


Backroom Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 12, 36,436, 171, 197, 343, 363
  • Overground line
  • Peckham Rye Station - accessible from London Bridge or Victoria or East London line

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Unique, hand-carved stone sculptures. The result of fifteen years' work by Malathie de Silva. Malathie is celebrating her fiftieth year of sculpting. Superb work in different stones. Malathie has shown in October Gallery, Usher Gallery and Pall Mall.


Malathie de Silva is celebrating five decades of sculpting this year.  Born in Sri Lanka wealthy Buddhist family, she was awarded a scholarship to study sculpture at Charles University, Prague. She experienced the Prague Spring and subsequent invasion by USSR troops. 

Malathie returned to Sri Lanka and developed her carving skills in Ceylon hard woods. She emigrated to UK after her British partner was  arrested on political grounds and deported. Finding a studio in the Bussey Building in Peckham enabled Malathie to start carving in different stones.  She  has since honed her carving skills in both stone and wood. She has also recently started making ceramic sculptures. 

Malathie is a buddhist surrealist. Her work is completely unique. 

Please see her Facebook page...malathiedesilva for more information. 

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Malathie De Silva


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