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Travis Dewan

Name

Travis Dewan

Location

Rangjung LSS, Trashigang

Level

Primary

Subjects

English

Hometown

Brisbane, Australia

Travis was born and raised in sunny Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. After graduating with a double degree of Creative Industries (Visual Art) and Secondary Education, Travis continued to pursue both of these passions locally and internationally.

Travis has taught ESL in Japan and worked in both rural and urban schools throughout Queensland. In 2012, Travis taught at an Indigenous boarding school, where he worked with Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Papua New Guinea students. He has participated in a volunteer work program in rural Fiji, where he led a group of Australian students to help build better living standards for a village community. He has worked as a youth program officer at a community club, where he worked specifically with boys in challenged-based learning programs and most recently, has been working as a visual art specialist teacher in primary schools.

While teaching, Travis is also engaged in visual art practice and arts management. He is the founder of artist-run initiative ‘Vegas Spray’ and is the  artistic director of Brisbane Emerging Art Festival, BNE ART, The Sister-City Artist Residency Program and Papergirl Brisbane. He has been part of many art exhibitions in Australia and has also participated in artist residencies in Slovenia and China. Travis is passionate about Brisbane’s creative culture and works towards shaping new ways in which the arts are accessed, viewed and shared.

Travis was brought up in a rich multi-cultural family consisting of Anglo-Indian and Fijian-Indian heritage. Because of this, he has continued to be interested in travelling the world and exploring its diverse culture and people.