Wizard of Aus: Ceramics, Speedos and Kites, Oh My!

When:
February 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2018-02-17T16:00:00+00:00
2018-02-17T16:30:00+00:00
Where:
The Higgins Beford
Castle Ln
Bedford MK40
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Higgins Bedford
01234 718618
Wizard of Aus: Ceramics, Speedos and Kites, Oh My! @ The Higgins Beford

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 hung proudly in the museum. Also a respected designer, Travis is probably best remembered for his revolutionary design for Speedo in 1961: his swimming briefs which became an Australian icon, nicknamed the budgie smuggler. Join Dan Vo, coordinator of the award-winning volunteer-led LGBTQ Tours at the V&A, as he pays tribute to an inspirational man and a beloved teacher of art and design.