Portrait of a Lady

New Zealander Daisy Wilkie has been immortalised in oil for Australia’s leading portrait prize. Australian artist Malcolm Smith chose Wilkie as his Archibald Prize subject after meeting her at one of the art classes he hosts in Cronulla, Sydney. Wilkie, 75, was born in NZ and is a descendant of Te Rauparaha. “I’ve always been terribly proud of my heritage; there is something spiritual that ties me to New Zealand,” she says. The AU $35,000 Archibald Prize is Australia’s most prestigious award for portraiture. This year’s Archibald winner will be announced in March.


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Emmy Haul for Peter Jackson’s Beatles Doco

Emmy Haul for Peter Jackson’s Beatles Doco

The Beatles: Get Back producer-director New Zealander Peter Jackson has shared the Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction series with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and fellow producers Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia…