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CULTURE GUIDE: 'BEHIND THE BOOSH' WITH DAVE BROWN

Watch our interview with Dave Brown below!


The Mighty Boosh have returned down under! Photographer and actor, Dave Brown has brought his photo exhibition, Behind The Boosh to Behind The Gallery in Sydney and Melbourne to celebrate the twenty-year anniversary of the beloved comedy troupe. We caught up with Brown to discuss the exhibition, the troupe and so much more!


With over fifty photographs captured by Brown during his time as a member of The Mighty Boosh. we're treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making and operation of the program and its subsequent tours and endeavours. Helmed by Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt, The Mighty Boosh became a cult hit in the 2000's and expanded into a radio series, three television series, and two sold-out live tours.


As part of The Mighty Boosh since their inception in the late '90s, Dave Brown has played a pivotal role in the show's success. Beyond his iconic portrayal of Bollo the Gorilla and other unforgettable characters like Naan bread, Black Frost and Australian zookeeper Joey Moose, Brown's creative genius extends to diverse artistic realms. He compiled and designed The Mighty Book of Boosh, tour posters, DVDs, set graphics, and merchandise. Additionally, he has lent his talents to choreography, music and capturing the essence of The Mighty Boosh through his photography.


“It was such a bonus to have a great photographer who was part of the show, Dave never missed anything! “I almost find it difficult to look at them because it takes me back immediately to that time, and because Dave was always taking photos, the snaps are genuine; they’re not posed.” Fielding says. Barratt adds, “Dave is a lens with legs! Ever since I have known him, he’s had a camera strapped to his face. I have a terrible memory which is why Dave is my saviour, if we are our memories then without Dave Brown I simply would not exist.”


“Not only has it forged a haven for those on the fringes of society, but it continues to captivate audiences with its unique comedy, art direction and the extraordinary world it has created through surrealism and fantasy. Our aim was to provide Australia with a remarkable Boosh Experience, and with Dave's photographs transporting viewers directly into the world of Howard and Vince, we believe that "Behind The Boosh" will accomplish just that,” Stephen Dallimore, Behind the Gallery Creative Director, shares of the exhibition.


Dave Brown walks us through Behind The Boosh!



BEHIND THE BOOSH


450 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Event details here

August 3 - 6: Open to the public

Saturday 5th August: Artist Talk with Dave Brown


North Gallery Level 1/55-57 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Event details here

August 17 - 20: Open to the public

Saturday 19th August: Artist Talk with Dave Brown



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