Design collaboration with Ranura Edirisinghe
Designer for Textiles, Prints and Graphics at Burberry, Ranura Edirisinge explores the use of traditionally crafted handlooms in his designs to inspire innovative and sustainable practices within the textile industry. His artistic philosophy being rooted in the preservation of craft and heritage, Ranura joins us for a conscious collaboration.
A Central Saint Martins alum, Ranura completed his BA Fashion Knitwear as a recipient of the highly acclaimed Samsung Fashion Design Fund Award in 2018. He then went on to become an Artist in Residence at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios in Spoleto, Italy where he imbibed in the historic textile traditions of Perugia.
Having been awarded the prestigious LVMH Grand Prix Scholarship in 2021, Ranura also went on to complete his MA Fashion for Textiles as a recipient of the Coats Foundation Trust Bursary.
Artistic collaboration with Kesara Ratnavibhushana
Kesara Ratnavibhushana (b.1983) is a Sri Lankan artist and photographer. He has travelled extensively producing artistic and editorial projects, with his work presented frequently in exhibitions and publications. Kesara is a visiting lecturer at AOD and part of the British Council’s steering group for creative economy in Sri Lanka.
Having studied architecture and art history in London and started out as a photojournalist. In 2009 he worked for the Bawa Trust documenting the residence-museums of influential architect Geoffrey Bawa, a family friend. Since 2011 he has been Photographer in Residence for the Chamber Music Society of Colombo. His current body of work encompasses three themes primarily pivoting around natural ecosystems and the built environment, in addition to commissioned photographic assignments
He is a recipient of the British Council UK's Net//Work residency program for artists and retains international clients Rolex for India & Sri Lanka.
For Selyn Textiles, Kesara has developed the body of work titled, Chapter : (Book i) Tesseract