Kudos Across The Tasman

Hamilton-born singer Kimbra has taken the title of Best Female Artist at the Australian 2011 ARIA Awards, following in the footsteps of fellow New Zealander Jenny Morris who won the title twice in 1987 and 1988. “The fact Kimbra is a New Zealand native scoring kudos at a ceremony specifically designed to honour cross-Tasman adversaries was not lost on New Zealand press, with the Herald penning an article titled ‘Aria triumph — but are the Aussies trying to steal Kimbra?’ Pedestrian TV considers these examples: Ladyhawke, Dragon, Split Enz and Jenny Morris. “Morris won back to back Best Female Artist ARIAs — years before she became a citizen of [Australia] in 2003. Why we claim her? ‘Break in the Weather’ is a great song.”
 


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Artist Hannah Jensen Reveals Magic in Carving Paint

Artist Hannah Jensen Reveals Magic in Carving Paint

Christchurch-based artist Hannah Jensen speaks to Forbes contributor Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle about painting in reverse, where all the layers of paint are applied first, then carved to reveal what’s in her heart. “After…