BRORIGINALS LIVE: Night at the Museum

Travis announces our first ever live show happening at the Australian Museum on January 23rd, 2019


Wed. 23 January 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEDT
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Australian Museum
1 William St
Sydney, NSW 2010
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Event Description

BRORIGINALS is a comedy podcast where two successful Aboriginal brothers: Travis De Vries and Texas De Vries answer crowd sourced audience questions on how to be a better Aboriginal and maybe, just maybe, a better human being. For Aboriginals and Wuggles (Non-Aboriginal-Non-Magical) alike this is a show for anyone who has ever wanted to be better then they are now but mightn’t be sure how to go about it. Ask a question, maybe you’ll get the answer you were looking for, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll find something magical in the answer.

BRORIGINALS LIVE: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM will take a similar format to the pre-recorded podcast. The brothers will choose crowd sourced questions from the audience (each ticket purchaser should ask a question) and the brothers will answer them to the very best of their successful ability. As well as featuring additional segments from the show like DEADLY QUESTIONS (Where the Brothers attempt to answer ignorant questions from the Deadly Questions website an initiative of the Victorian Government), Bourbon Legends (A drunk history style telling of Australian folk legends, mythology and conspiracy theories), BRO$’s (A satirical advertising segment where Travis comes up with creative Indigenous Businesses to corner a new market) and Pointing the Bone (A segment for the weird and wonderful blakmarket side of the internet).

BRORIGINALS LIVE: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM may or may not feature Ben Stiller.

Tickets to the Live Recording also include free admission to Ngalu Warrawi Marri (We Stand Strong). This edition of Culture Up Late runs between 5pm and 9pm at the Australian Museum on the same night.




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
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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!