BRORIGINALS – EP 25 – I Fuck Rainbows

Things have spiralled way out of control, it’s now the moment to sit down, take some time for yourself and listen to an episode of BRORIGINALS.

This week’s adult themes include: Internet Porn 2.0, Grinching Arizona, WTC Thoughts and Feelings, Bourbon Legends: Big Cats Again, A Broriginals Smoking Ceremony, House Hoarders, Kinship Untethered – Rainbow Children, Yahoo Answers: Dreamtime Edition.

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BRORIGINALS – EP 23 – Jurassic Park, The Musical

If we could turn back down and do over this episode a 3rd time, we probably wouldn’t cause this is our gift to you. Texas reveals a little too much, Travis realises how much he hates Bourbon Legends.

This week’s adult themes include: Virginity Tails, Take Her Out and Eat Her Again, Dance Dance Aboriginal, Bourbon Legends: Biggest Cats and Mangy Fox, How to get Girls and Guys in Ten Days, SnapChat Grind, The Musical Stylings of Dr.T.Rex and Yahoo Interesting Aboriginal Facts.

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BRORIGINALS – EP 20 – Pai Mai, Master of Meme

You’ve travelled far to learn memes at the feet of the master memer, Pai Mei. Now you must meme using only a chalk board for the next six months, only then will you be ready to move to the next level, only then may you be ready to truly meme.

This week’s adult themes include: Getting Our Name in Lights, Bathroom Noise Generator, The Silencing of the Women, Meme Training 2.0,  Bourbon Legends: Black Mountain, Getting Along, The Virgin Facebook Status and Toilet Roll Artistic Expression.

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BRORIGINALS – EP 19 – I Wanna Be A Totemon Master

Hey, you! Yes, you there. We’ve been dancing around each other for a while now but I think it’s time we made a move. It’s time for you to pop the question, so to speak. It’s time for you to learn how to become a Totemon Master. The very best, like no one ever was.

This week’s adult themes include: DJ ScoMo, Upstate Dog Farms, Yarra Means River, The Best Drinking Guide, Bourbon Legends: Gosford Glyphs, Kinky Koori: Lickher Lube, Newly Aboriginal & Uncle Oak Totemon Scientist.

We’d like to thank our sponsors this week: Kinky Koori.

If you need some advice on how to be a better Aboriginal hit me up on twitter, in the comments section here or on my email: thebroriginals@gmail.com or travishdevries@gmail.com
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BRORIGINALS – EP 16 – The Rise of the Poo

This is public service announcement brought to you in part by Trav… %#@$, %&@+ Shut up punk! This is guaranteed to be our most listened podcast episode ever.

It’s me Texas De Vries, The Poo and I’ve taken control of the good ship BRORIGINALS for now and evermore. Travis in still in Iceland this week so we’re bringing you a pre-recorded, canonical episode where you can tell Travis really needed this holiday, the cracks are starting to show in already shaky psyche.

This week watch out for: Spooning Jonas, Chap Waving Car Troubles, BRORIGINALS Fan Fiction, Bourbon Legends: Hairy Nipped Yowie Appreciation Society, Treaty 2.0, Land Rights Pyramid Scheme, A Tribe Called Chelsea, Wilfully Ignorant, The Travy Trav Show with Travie, The Kangaroo Killer.

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EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT: IDEAS, DRAFTS & LOOPS

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

BRORIGINALS – Episode 12 – There is a Line & You Just Emu Jousted Across It!

We made a thing. We may have gone too far. We had to cut Texas calling Beyonce a **************** and a ************ out of this episode. Things may have gotten a little out of hand. This is our Caddyshack. This is our Waco Siege. Actually no, this is our version of Australia and we welcome you to it.

This week’s mature themes include: Changing Jimmy Blacksmith, Beautiful Aboriginal Women, Incarcerated Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Lost Wuggle Tribe, Sexual Emu Riding,  Aboriginal Migration Origins and Finding Friends in Hard to Reach Places.

If you need some advice on how to be a better Aboriginal hit me up on twitter, in the comments section here or on my email: thebroriginals@gmail.com or travishdevries@gmail.com
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BRORIGINALS – Episode 9 – The Very Best Ever Milo Recipe Ever

Slide on over, pull up a chair. Broriginals is taking ass and kicking names. Join us as we explore our grandmother’s secret Milo recipe.

This week’s mature themes include: The Kadaicha String, My Favourite Milo Recipe, Sunscreen, Pot Bellied Kangaroos,  A Very Bourbon Legends Christmas, White People – Vote Leave, Aboriginal Baby Names and Latex Free Dental Dams.

If you need some advice on how to be a better Aboriginal hit me up on twitter, in the comments section here or on my email: thebroriginals@gmail.com or travishdevries@gmail.com
Leave us your questions and we’ll answer the best ones on the show.

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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.

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Travis and Cat Edinburgh – Image credit: Brad Franks 2017

A few weeks ago I arrived back on Australian soil after a whole month overseas exhibiting my work, performing my live show and researching my next major work. It was an incredibly amazing experience that I’m going to go into depth in now and share it with you. Too much happened to do it all in one post so today we’ll be looking at the storytelling and the exhibition in Edinburgh and then next week we’ll talk about a few other sweet things like Paris, Loch Ness and searching for my Scottish ancestors with my Dad and partner: Cloé.

 

So… Let’s start at the beginning, last year when on the ACCELERATE Leadership program in the UK I travelled to Edinburgh, Scotland and met Donald Smith from Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland. We really hit it off over a coffee and I managed to speak to him about the work I am doing with my storytelling and we spoke about me coming back to Edinburgh for the Scottish International Storytelling festival in 2017. Which I obviously jumped at the chance to be a part of.

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Jet lagged atop The Crags above Holyrood Castle, Edinburgh – Image Credit: Cloé Fournier 2017

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

 

After a week of rehearsing with local Glasgow based cellist: Maya Burman Roy (who is quite frankly amazing), drinking Edinburgh bars and wandering the countryside I opened the Scottish International Storytelling Festival with my work: Lost Tales Live. It was one of the most difficult shows I have ever performed.

My work is, by its very nature, intrinsically tied to Australia. There are references that the average Scottish audience may not understand and this played on my mind throughout the rehearsals. At the beginning of the performance I removed my shoes, glanced first at Maya and then around the room at the packed theatre, I breathed deeply and trusted myself. I didn’t manage to get any pictures or video of this performance but stay tuned as there will be more exciting things coming up.

The performance was exhilarating. I perform the work with live, improvised cello. The musician and I finding a groove between their music and my words and somehow it just works. Magic happens. The audience received it well and I had many great conversations with people over the next week. The other storytellers at the festival had lots of amazing feedback.

Storytellers and the Storytelling festival opened my eyes to a whole new artistic world and it’s making an exciting impact on my work at the moment. In Australia, storytelling isn’t something that we really take seriously, over in Scotland and in Europe though it is a vibrant and incredible artistic movement with the power to create change in society. I think that particularly in Australia the storyteller and the artist have a huge role to play in the future of society, it’s all about finding how to facilitate that. More to come on this later…

Exhibition

Travis De Vries and his exhibition in Edinburgh prior to the opening of the show and The Edinburgh Short Story Festival at which Travis is opening story teller.
Travis De Vries and his exhibition at the Storytelling Centre Edinburgh – Image Credit Brad Frank 2017

As part of the festival I was invited to exhibit the paintings that accompany the live work. Unfortunately I was unable to bring the whole exhibition as the space just wouldn’t be able to fit them all.

 

I selected four of my favourite works from Lost Tales: Walking with Gods to tour with me to Scotland and Donal Smith opened the exhibition (and the festival) with speeches in front of the exhibition. Travis painting: performance in the Scottish Storytelling Centre, EdinburghTravis painting: performance in the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

 

 

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It was really well received, I spent ten days having great conversations with locals and international visitors to Edinburgh about my work, gods and the nature of culture in the modern age.

I also did some live painting in the festival centre on huge sheets of beautiful art paper. They were not my best work, I wasn’t using my normal medium of oils and canvas. It was an interesting experience though, painting in this amazing space in the centre of Edinburgh with tourists and locals coming in off the Royal Mile and speaking to me was actually kind of surreal. After the painting session I donated the rest of the paper and the paints to some local kids who had been watching me the whole time (3 hours of watching paint dry). 

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Well that is it for now for the exhibition and live show. Check out some more of the pictures below and hit me up with any questions you have!

Thank you to the Australia Council for the Arts and Create NSW for helping to make this happen, funding the project. And of course a very large thank you to Donald Smith and the Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland for engaging with me and my art in a meaningful way.

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Brad and Travis climb the crags – Image Credit: Cloé Fournier 2017
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Artist statement on the wall! Hells Yes.
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Tired Travis standing on head. Scottish Modern Gallery – Image Credit: Cloé Fournier 2017

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Next week: exciting tales to come