Biography

SELECTED AWARDS

2008

Awarded an AM. A Member of the order of Australia for excellence and an outstanding contribution to the visual Arts, Crafts, Design and Art Education.

1992

Awarded Australia Council Senior Grant.

1990

Elected by my peers to the Hall of Fame in The World Kite Museum, Long Beach Washington USA00. (The second living person to be given the Honour)
 

REPRESENTED IN MAJOR COLLECTIONS

England

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Italy

The Faenza Museum of World Ceramics, Faenza

Australia

The National Art Gallery of Australia Canberra ACT AustraliaThe Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW AustraliaThe Art Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria AustraliaThe Art Gallery of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland Australia

The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia Australia

The Powerhouse Museum Ultimo, Sydney, NSW Australia

The Art Gallery of Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland Australia

The Art Gallery of Newcastle, NSW Australia

The Art Gallery of Wollongong, NSW Australia

Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria Australia

Ballarat Art Gallery, Victoria Australia

Derby Art Gallery, Western Australia Australia

The Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney, NSW Australia

The Women's College, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW Australia

The Women's College University of Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Coburg Teacher's College, Victoria Australia

 

MAJOR CERAMIC GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006

CRAFT WORKS 1960-80’,National Gallery Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

2004

CERAMICS BY MASTER CERAMIC ARTISTS', Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

2003

'FIFTY YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN CERAMICS': Newcastle Regional Gallery Newcastle NSW Australia
 

MAJOR AERIAL SCULPTURE COMMISSIONS

1995

FIVE TRUMPETS' Translucent aerial sculpture installation, Maroochydore, Queensland, Commissioned by Lend Lease Interiors, Sydney NSW, Australia

1994

'FLAIR' Aerial sculpture installation.
Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore, Queensland
Commissioned by Lend Lease Interiors, Sydney NSW, Australia.

1991-92

'FOUR-PART INVENTION' Aerial sculpture installation
No 1 Market Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Commissioned by Davenport, Campbell, Architects, Sydney, NSW.
Australia.
 

SPECIAL RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITIONS OF 1960 SPEEDO DESIGNS

2010

'BONDI BEACH PAVILION GALLERY' Bondi Sydney Australia. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Speedo male swim brief now a generic term for all brands that produce the Speedo basic swim brief design. It displayed many of the 1960-61 designs in original garments that included the first range of men's leisurewear worldwide. They were first worn on Bondi Beach and have since been worn by all Olympian swimmers.

2009

NEW MALE SWIMSUIT Commissioned to design a by The University of Queensland for a National Travelling Exhibition

2002

'THE REVOLUTION' Manly Art Gallery, Manly, NSW, AUSTRALIA celebrating 75th Birthday of Peter Travis radical new approach to the men's leisure beach and swimwear.'FIFTY YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN CERAMICS': Newcastle Regional Gallery Newcastle NSW Australia