To mark the end of the Mambo exhibition, Newcastle Art Gallery is inviting you to join them for some family fun. Get creative with DIY crafts in a cool air conditioned space and participate in lawn games in the courtyard, and enjoy delicious treats available for purchase form the coffee stall. It’s happening on the final day of the Mambo exhibition on Sunday 24 January and it’s totally free!
Celebrate Australia Day weekend and the last day of the Mambo exhibition as big short wearing artistic and sporting commentator H.G. Nelson chews the fat with Mambo big-wigs Wayne Golding and Bruce Goold, and exhibition curator Eddie Zammit. They might talk about Redneck Brand matchboxes inspired by Pauline Hanson. Or a two-headed dog that looks remarkably like John Howard and Kim Beazley. Too much irreverence is never enough for H.G.
MAMBO: 3Ø1 Years of Shelf Indulgence is a showcase the humour and offbeat attitude synonymous with the brand. Mambo has been an 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 about the event, visit the gallery’s Facebook page.