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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Rebecca Thomas’ Polish Portraits Stand Out

Rebecca Thomas’ Polish Portraits Stand Out

“More Radical Empathy, a project by New Zealand-born photographer Rebecca Thomas, is a poignant and inspiring series of portraits of activists from the global queer community in London, bearing heartfelt slogans…