In IDEAS, DRAFTS & LOOPS Travis presents a selection of old and new works that have never been seen by the public before. Concepts range from the crushing spirals of buildings Travis experienced during his first visit to the city to the dark gods and flames of lust of his more recent major exhibitions as well as his ponderings on life, death and love since the passing of his Dutch born Grandfather. The exhibition will present work in a range of mediums including: drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, audio and literary forms.

IDEAS, DRAFTS & LOOPS will also include the collaborative new work LOST TALES: GODTHINGS created alongside photographer Teresa Tan. GODTHINGS is the experimental new collection of sculpture; costumes and photography bringing to life the gods, creatures, demons and shamans from the literary world that Travis has been developing over the last five years in the literary Mythopoiec Universe (or Traviverse).

“Along with the GODTHING pieces this is an opportunity for me to revisit ideas that I hadn’t looked at for years, with a practised and fresh set of eyes I’m able to redevelop works that I had touched upon during my early days that for whatever reason didn’t make it to their final stage, now I’m able to use my knowledge to bring them to an audience”.

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Parting the Veil from the GODTHINGS collection – image credit Teresa Tan

Opening:  6pm Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Exhibition dates and times: Wednesday 3 October to 7 October 2018
Premiere Venue: Christie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock St, Camperdown, NSW 2050
For room list and pre-sale contact: travishdevries@gmail.com


Censored!!! Ohhh Nooo!!!

Ohhhh Nooo!!! Here it is, the supernatural origins of the infinite Trav. A tale of gods and sex and how I became the Trav I am today. Thrice touched by god, creator of worlds, slayer of the abyss, King of nerds.

I’m on a panel presented by Create NSW as part of Vivid Sydney tomorrow night and a few weeks ago they asked for a video to play before my part of the conversation… a bit of a get to know you piece. Anyways I was told today they wouldn’t play it. That’s right, I’ve been censored! I’m too risqué for the MCA, for Vivid, for Create NSW.

Travis De Vries, Create NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellow for 2018 presents: The Infinite Travis – Origins of Travis.

But seriously, I’d really love some feedback on this one. Do I go to far? Should they play it? Should I as an Aboriginal artist be allowed to talk about god dicks and call it art?
Holla at me and maybe we can change their mind!