MAMBO, one of Australia’s most recognisable design brands, will showcase “30 years of shelf-indulgence” at the Newcastle Art Gallery from November 28 until the 24th of January 2016. To celebrate, the gallery will throw a free Street Party on Friday the 27th of November with food, wine and live music.
MAMBO has 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.
To celebrate this amazing exhibition coming to Newcastle, the gallery will host several public events kicking off with a vibrant street party on Friday November 27.
See below for a full list of public events associated with the MAMBO exhibition.
MAMBO at Newcastle Art Gallery
Street Party Launch event
Featuring Dog Trumpet
Friday 27 November 2015 Laman Street, Newcastle
Free event, festivities until dark Call 02 4974 5100 for more information Come and experience the opening of MAMBO: 3Ø1 Years of Shelf-Indulgence with a celebration of food, wine and live music. Food and wine will be available for purchase.
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.
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
Cost: $10 per person,
$5 student/ concession. Food will be available for purchase. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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.