Your guide to the MAMBO street party & exhibition

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The Newcastle Art Gallery is throwing a massive street party to celebrate the launch of the ‘MAMBO: 3Ø1 Years of Shelf-Indulgence’ exhibition, and you’re invited! The party kicks of at 5:30pm on Friday November 27, with special MABO events to be held right through summer.

The Newcastle City Council has invited every Novocastrian to celebrate the opening with a mix of food, wine and live music, including a special performance from Dog Trumpet. But that’s just the beginning. The art gallery has planned a host of MAMBO related activities that will appeal to young, old and everyone in between. Check out all the details below.

Mombassa and Bell

Saturday 28 November
from 10am in SmART Space
Free event. No need to book, just drop in!

Visit us and watch the Mambo artists Reg Mombassa and Michael Bell create some live art on the pristine white walls of SmART Space.

Mambo Masterclass

Saturday 19 December
11.00am – 3.00pm
$55 per person, includes lunch and all materials. Bookings required, call 4974 5100. More details to follow via the Gallery’s website, Instagram & Facebook page.

Treat yourself to a Mambo masterclass at the Gallery. Enjoy an artist-led tour, uncover behind-the-scenes perspectives on the MAMBO: 3Ø1 Years of Shelf-Indulgence exhibition.

Art Fix Fridays Extended Gallery Hours

Friday 8 & 15 January
from 5.30pm
Cost: $10 per person,
$5 student/ concession. Food will be available for puchase.

A double-barrelled blast with Art, Music and Live Performance. Unleash your inner nonconformist as we break out the pizza, pin-ball machine and ping pong table with good-hearted Mambo musings. Come along for an ‘Ozzie’ BBQ and an evening of Kilgour treats.Ages 18+ only

Mambo Madness

Celebrating the Australia day weekend
Sunday 24 January
10am – 2.00pm
Free event. No need to book, just drop in!

To mark the end of the Mambo exhibition come join us for some family fun in the cool air conditioned space of the Gallery, get creative with DIY crafts, participate in lawn games in the courtyard, and enjoy delicious treats. Parents encouraged to wear a loud shirt.

Art Irritates Life: The role of art in Australian society

Sunday 24 January
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Free event. for more details will be available on our website. Bookings required, call 4974 5100 or email artgallerybookings@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Panel debate with Mambo artists, academics and local personalities

School Holiday workshops: TIE-DYE

Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 January
Cost: $25 per child, includes all materials. Bookings and payment required.

Join our Gallery educators for an art workshop inspired by the brand Mambo. Twist, tie and dye fabric to create groovy designs on pillowcases, t shirts and even socks. BYO t shirts, pillowcases etc (white – 100% cotton).
5 – 8 years | 10.30am – 12.30pm
8 – 12+ years | 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Instagram Competition: Mambo Treasure Hunt in the Newcastle CBD

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see clues + hints in the two weeks leading up to the opening of the Mambo exhibition. Have a go! Try and be the first to find the fifteen limited edition Mambo clothing and objects placed around town to win.


What is MAMBO?

MAMBO is loud, unorthodox and quirky and one of Australia’s most recognisable design brands. It has also been the incubator for some of Australia’s most renowned artists and designers such as Novocastrian’s Bruce Goold and Michael Bell, with other noted Australian artists Reg Mombassa and Gerry Wedd to name but a few. With its broad range of appeal from poster design, painting, printmaking, ceramics, surfboard design and even pinball machine design, the scope of works and artists that have collaborated with this iconic label are broad.

For more information, visit their website.

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