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Sidewayz 2012

Watch, learn, share:

Keep em peeled for more info and some exclusive interviews with some of the artists.

www.sidewayzart.com.au

VNA 19 Launch Sydney

Sydney – this is all you need to know…

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Deb – Cupcakes and Pirates…

Top Australian artist, Deb, took a few minutes out of her hectic schedule to sit down with VNA for a chat about tattoos, going solo and hamburgers. Here’s the result:

So, Deb, tell us how you first got into art?

I was always painting and drawing all over everything since I was a little kid and even in school I always got into trouble for it, because everything was covered, all my books, all the desktops in my classrooms, my bag, the bathrooms, my school dress… I was only really interested in art as a kid and always knew I wanted to do something with it.

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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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He Who Dares…

This is an interesting moment for street art in a global context. Undeniably, whether you like the term ‘street art’ or not, it has become a worldwide phenomenon, going from the gutters of suburbia to the walls of millionaires overnight.

As with all underground trends, graffiti got scooped up, rebranded and repackaged to sell to a bigger audience as something a lot tamer. Marketing companies all over the world fought for scraps of authentic cool to help sell their products, some artists gladly gave over their creative talents for the big bucks of the advertisers. And why wouldn’t you?

Now it seems the coin is set to flip again as Australian artist, RJ Williams, sticks it to Madonna for ripping off his artistic copyright. In April this year, Madonna released a new fragrance, ‘Truth or Dare by Madonna’. A great coup for the international pop artist as she brands an entire collection including footwear, handbags and accessories.

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