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Gimme The Funk – Drewfunk

Drewfunk is a rare breed, a spiritually-aware artist, tuned into balance and beliefs. His Eastern origins and upbringing have met with a Western fusion in his relocation to Australia. We took a minute to talk to him about his personal experiences of life across the two continents, love, balance and laughter…

There’s a big traditional Asian art aspect to a lot of your work, where has this come from?

It originally came from me trying to find myself in graffiti lettering, but after growing up as a Malaysian, coming into a Western-influenced society, I starting looking back into my Chinese roots.

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Bei Badgirl – Kawaii As Fuck

Bei Badgirl is a real-life Asian fantasy. Her candy-cane artwork carries the curvy sexuality of Miss Van, or Fafi, with seedier sexual overtones – bondage features heavily, alongside candy cane colours and strange Pokémon-style creatures on leashes. She’s recently returned to Australia from shows in the UK, we caught up with her ahead of this year’s charity art event, Sidewayz, to talk about bad bitches and cute stuff.

What inspires you to make the art you do?

Is it too obvious to say my personal interests? Shortlist: Cartoons, bad bitches, female mythology, kawaii culture, the internet, ‘the girl condition, cute food, shiny stuff, etc…

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End Of Days – Days Oner

Days is one of the sickest artists out there with a spraycan; wildstyle is in his blood, along with a healthy dose of irreverence, a love for hip hop, original graffiti culture and classic cars. We managed to pull in an interview with him as he prepares for his entry into the upcoming Sidewayz show…

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SMC[3] – Son$ of Anarchy

Sydney-based artist, SMC[3] is kind of old-school. His head-spinning characters and artwork draw influence from skateboarding, anarchy and cartoons. We caught up with the mad bomber for a quick quiz, ahead of his entry into this year’s Sidewayz skate and snowboard art event…

Your art’s pretty tripped, what gives you the ideas for your characters?

I get a lot of influence from 60’s, 70’s & 80’s surf, skate & punk comics and art, the characters are mostly trippy, cartoony, monster-based funk and ooze.

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Sidewayz 2012

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www.sidewayzart.com.au

Sidewayz – Call To Artists

Back in 2007, a charity art exhibition called Sidewayz was put together. It was a massive success, with the 2008 exhibition opening to a huge audience at MTV Galleries. Brad Eastman (Beastman) originally curated the show, with around 65 artists from across Australia, along with a handful of international submissions.

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