Dynamic husband and wife duo Bo and Chanel are bringing their extremely unique ‘Bogan Yoga’ experience to the Newtown Festival this Sunday.
The concept was born when Bo and Chanel met in Phuket, Thailand in 2011. Bo had been stationed there for some time running a reputable bodyboard importing business (he had previously been based in Bali, but moved away after receiving some unwanted attention in 2004). Chanel had only planned to stay in Phuket for a Hen’s weekend, but when her and Bo shared their first bucket of Coronas, there was no turning back.
Having learnt Yoga at the Cronulla Fitness First, Chanel quickly introduced her new lover to the craft. “It really helped me with my old Rugby League injury”, explains Bo, “after a big night on the sauce with the boys, I tried a cab bolt but slipped on my own spew and did me back in.”
Now back on their native soil, Bo and Chanel are keen to take yoga away from suburban mums and quinoa eaters by creating a more ‘Australian’ approach to ancient practice. In the words of Chanel; “What’s wrong with just having a stretch while you down a few tins?”
Catch bogan Yoga at:
Sunday 10th November,
Vocal Local Village,
Performing at Subsonic Festival in December.
Middle Kingdom - Slave to Love
“She has captured my heart in her embrace.
She makes all men turn their necks to look at her.
One looks at her passing by,
this one, the unique one. - “
- Love Poem from Ancient Egypt
Extract from a 3,000 year-old papyrus
Performers Reese Geronimo and Steve Ragen re-enact this ancient egyptian love poem through a scintillating dance fit for a pharaoh.
Hairy type for a hairdressing friend.
(Super) Stylin work on a Jeans commercial
A flyer I created for a a show about:
An exhibition that explores the most prolific and mysterious of all schoolyard symbols.
+ 6pm Thursday, October 3 – Chalk Horse Gallery, 8 Lacey St, Surry Hills +
Although one of the most commonly drawn and recognisable symbols of the modern era, little is known about the origin and meaning of the stuss. Since as early as the 1950s, school kids have scribbled the symbol in their note books by connecting up two sets of three parallel lines; a viral methodology that has made an international mark.
Driven by curiosity, Sydney production collective Moosico have curated a unique exhibition inspired by the stuss. In this nostalgic play on a pre-Internet meme, Sydney artists have been invited to explore the stuss across a range of mediums including light installation, illustration, typography, textile and performance art.
‘Stuss’ features works by The Opening Hours’ Roach; digital artist and one half of Slow Blow, Dreamcatcher; stencil wunderkind, El Lobo; textile and fashion queen, Bou; boundary-pushing installation duo, Busker Stoop; photographer and video artist, Sophia De Vries; fashion designer, Keira Paradice; Claire Perini, the mastermind behind The Lightbulb Lounge Room; playful illustrator, Thomas Jackson; and performance artist Sam Egan, who will be forever branding himself with his schoolyard obsession by getting a live tattoo of the symbol at the exhibition.
On the night, drinks will be provided and stussing heavily encouraged. And as you wait for Oct 3 to roll around, use a sharpie, collection of pebbles, bunch of flowers, box of matches, plate of food, or any other material you fancy to create a stuss and share it to social media using #stuss.
New design work online -