Serious as anything

NZ-born Mambo creative and ex-Mental as Anything guitarist Reg Mombassa turns his satiric talents to serious effect for Isle of Refuge, a show of 13 high-profile Australian artists protesting the treatment of refugees. “I felt ashamed about the way the [Howard] Government was treating them.” Works include a “Beer-toting, olive branch-waving Jesus on horseback welcoming boatloads of refugees” and a tongue-in-cheek self-portrait as “a nerdy, thick-accented, gumboot-wearing refugee from New Zealand.”


Tags: Australian (The)  Isle of Refuge  Mambo  Reg Mombassa  

Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Chicago’s Frequency Festival has become a crucial showcase for the movement of “new music”, according to Aaron Cohen reporting for Chicago Tribune. New Zealand-born and New York-based composer Annea Lockwood exemplifies…