“I am an Illusionist”

“She is a ball of fire in Chinese pajama pants; she is a whirling dervish, a Nepalese tonka with a million faces, a human mandala.” The work of LA-based artist Joanne Gair – the Kiwi behind Demi Moore’s painted suit on the cover of Vanity Fair and award-winning make-up in Madonna’s music video, Frozen, is the subject of an exhibition at Hollywood’s PhotoImpact Gallery. “Kiwi Joe,” has painted such famous bodies as Madonna, Heidi Klum, Elle MacPherson, and Naomi Campbell and had the the finished flesh canvases photographed by Herb Ritts and Annie Leibovitz. “Revered in the world of makeup-artists” Gair feels she is ready to return home: “New Zealand is Gair’s muse. The color, the ritual, the intimacy with nature.”


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Mancunians Queue for Brunch at Federal

Mancunians Queue for Brunch at Federal

Five years ago, New Zealander Jon Perry and Portuguese Claudio Ribeiro co-founded the Antipodean coffee bar, Federal in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. A second café has recently opened in the city’s Deansgate…