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Peter TRAVIS

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1927 – 2016

Erotic landscape 1976 Place made: Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: ceramics, bowls, stained earthenware stoneware

Primary Insc: Inscribed on base, black: 'Peter/Travis/76'
Dimensions: 15.2 h x 65.4 w x 61.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Crafts Board Collection donated by the Australia Council 1982
Accession No: NGA 83.3283
Subject: Collection: The Crafts Board of Australia Council collection of Australian and International decorative and design arts, acquired 1982.

Peter Travis’s work links the body and the environment in a way that suggests the persistence of organic growth in the harshest of conditions. His ceramics reflect dry, cracked clay riverbeds, harbouring dormant life that will be re-energised with water.


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra