Painting a Parallel World

Nigel Brown is New Zealand’s most “brilliant” and “prolific” living painter, according to Forbes contributor Michael Tobias. “Indeed, as an astute observer, thinker and painter focusing to large degree on Nature and environmental paradox Brown is one of the most complex and profound storytellers on record,” Tobias writes. “‘I don’t think art is ineffectual in all this loss of ecological priorities,” Brown explains. ‘I feel driven in my work to some sort of communication and alternative imaging. It’s a long-term cultural testimony that I, and others, are working towards. What society does with it is beyond my control. I have a well-developed language and parallel world to inhabit where birds and sun, sky and land all co-exist with humanity. That’s the comfort for myself and others.’”


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Prodigious Singer Aleisha Malcolm in the Limelight

Prodigious Singer Aleisha Malcolm in the Limelight

Christchurch teenager Aleisha Malcolm is far from your average eighteen-year-old. The bright and accomplished singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and activist has impressed global audiences as her seemingly unstoppable career trajectory continues to…