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Abstract Expressions – Part 2/3

Howdy campers! Yuck, let me start that again... Hello and welcome to part 2 of a 3 part series presenting an old work of mine: Abstract Expressions. If you missed part 1 you can find it here: Abstract Expressions – Part 1/3 Basically this is a story about emotions, obsession and two people written as extended… Continue reading Abstract Expressions – Part 2/3

Abstract Expressions – Part 1/3

I've spent the last 3 weeks in exile. My father's property in the Hunter Valley, NSW provides me a place to rest, recuperate and analyse. The last 12 months have been big for me and I needed the downtime badly... I was quite nearly at breaking point. The city does that to me sometimes, I… Continue reading Abstract Expressions – Part 1/3

Lost Tales: Walking with Gods Sydney – Photo Gallery

Hi All, Last night we opened the exhibition in Surry Hills (450 Elizabeth St) with some good wine, great friends and nice music. Enjoy the pics below, exhibition runs till the 13th. Please pop in a see me anytime, I'll be open 12noon till 9pm 7 days. Big thank you to everyone that could make… Continue reading Lost Tales: Walking with Gods Sydney – Photo Gallery

Short story: Stockpiles

For the last couple of years in between working the Sydney Opera House and painting I have been slowly working on a book. The genre is a little hard to pin down... It is a little like a fantasy novel, a detective story, a political manifesto and an Indigenous fable all rolled into one.  It… Continue reading Short story: Stockpiles

Announce… Lost Tales: Walking with Gods comes to Sydney

Fresh off the back of a debut at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre and the Scottish International Storytelling Centre Lost Tales: Walking with Gods will come the m2 Gallery in Surry Hills from the 1st to the 13th of February. Lost Tales: Walking with Gods is Travis De Vries’ collection of Indigenous Contemporary artwork exploring a… Continue reading Announce… Lost Tales: Walking with Gods comes to Sydney

Lost Tales – International… Part 1

Okay, so let me start by saying this should have gone up on here at a few weeks earlier. I have just been way to busy (which is great) to be able to get some me time to write this (which is bad). We're here now though so it's all going to be ok. A… Continue reading Lost Tales – International… Part 1

Scottish International Storytelling Festival // Lost Tales Live

In October of this year I will be travelling to the city of stories, Edinburgh to participate in the Scottish International Storytelling Festival with my live show Lost Tales Live and my exhibition Walking with Gods. This is a festival that combines the local wee folk magic with storytelling artists from all over the world.… Continue reading Scottish International Storytelling Festival // Lost Tales Live

Cue Streamers, 3. 2. 1. Announcement time…

  Hey! Coming up in July is my first ever solo exhibition. Lost Tales: Walking with Gods at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, here's the blurb. Multidisciplinary artist, writer and creator Travis De Vries’ upcoming collection of work borrows and twists the tropes of mythology, graphic novels and traditional story telling to reimagine the stories… Continue reading Cue Streamers, 3. 2. 1. Announcement time…

Darc Ridjerul

I wanted to take a moment to share some background about my new painting Darc Ridjerul after having a conversation with my partner Cloé. The work is part of the larger exhibition Lost Tales - Walking with Gods that will be debuting later this year at the Muswellbrook Arts Centre. I guess to talk about this specific work… Continue reading Darc Ridjerul