Ceramics, speedos and kites, oh my!

10 June 2017


Venue: V&A Cromwell Road South Kensington SW7 2RL

Organiser: Dan Vo

Dan Vo is a V&A Ambassador and coordinator of the award-winning volunteer-led LGBTQ Tours at the museum.

Discover the art of Peter Travis AM, gay designer and ceramicist. Travis was the first Australian artist to have work purchased by the V&A, and his brightly coloured giant kites, dubbed “aerial sculptures”, once was proudly hung in the museum. Also a respected lecturer with a flair for colour, Travis had the distinction of being the sole colour designer for the new Parliament House in Canberra. Travis is probably best remembered for his revolutionary design for Speedo in 1961: his swimming briefs became an Australian icon, nicknamed the budgie smuggler.

You are invited to join this special 45 minute tour for AntiUniversity hosted by Dan Vo, Ambassador at the V&A and coordinator of the museum’s award-winning volunteer-led LGBTQ Tours, to pay tribute to an inspirational man and a beloved teacher of art and design. Visitors are asked to come to the V&A museum Meeting Point in the Grand Entrance (enter from Cromwell Road). Free, drop in.