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.”


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Tūī Winner Benee Has a Vision

Tūī Winner Benee Has a Vision

Aucklander Benee, otherwise known as Stella Bennett, who claimed four Tūīs at this year’s Vodafone Music Awards, talked to Billboard’s Gab Ginsberg in the United States recently about her latest EP,…