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Filthy the Bear is a top-surrealist artist living and working in Northern NSW. He has shown work in Europe, Australia and the U.S.A. As well as painting and drawing comics, he is the host of the YouTube travel series Have Bear Will Travel and author of the Connor Finn young adult series of books.


2021 SWELL ARTWORK – If you weren’t born here… go home!, Filthy The Bear

On the “front line” one of Australia’s feral inhabitants fights to keep back the influx of another. Can the rabbit really claim any more right to the land than the toad? He thinks he can. Meanwhile, Koalas watch the battle, marvelling at the irony.


Instagram: @filthythebear

Website: www.filthythebear.com

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 10-19 September.