The Mambo Artists Now

To Destroy The World .... We Had To Save It

Matthew Martin, David McKay, Paul McNeil, Jim Mitchell, Reg Mombassa, Robert Moore, Jeff Raglus, Gerry Wedd

November 30 2018 - February 20 2019

David McKay  Pink Prickly Pear, 2018
Reg Mombassa  Solar power Phantom/Jesus Bottle, 2018
Paul McNeil, Cosy
Robert Moore  This Paradise, 2016
Jim Mitchell  Michael & Bubbles, 2018
Matthew Martin  Stormy Shunga, 2016
Jeff Raglus  Pink Eye 2, 2018
Paul Worstead  The Evolution of Early Man  2007
Reg Mombassa  Fire and water: Australian Jesus with hollow head and eyes popped out, 2018
Reg Mombassa  Landscape with Jesus bottle, 2011
Reg Mombassa  Cruciform with car-bone and truck skull, 2017
Reg Mombassa  Bone structure of the fractal cruciform (wind powered), 2015
Jim Mitchell  Mr Pipeline, 2018
Jim Mitchell  Jimmy Jazz, 2018
Jim Mitchell  Drop It, 2018
Jim Mitchell  Good Times, 2018 #1/2
Jim Mitchell  Good Times, 2018 #2/2
Gerry Wedd  Baggs Plate, 2018
Gerry Wedd  Broken Head Plate, 2018
Gerry Wedd  Gidget Thong, 2018
Gerry Wedd  Poppy Thong, 2018
Gerry Wedd  Poppy Wave Thong, 2018
Gerry Wedd  Glassy Platter, 2018
Gerry Wedd  Our Brian Plate, 2018
Gerry Wedd  Crouching Local little plate, 2018
Gerry Wedd  Young George Plate, 2018
Gerry Wedd  Wavy Vase, 2018
Gerry Wedd  Gopher’s King Bottom Turn Vase, 2018
Gerry Wedd  Midget Sunset vase, 2018
Gerry Wedd  Bong Mug, 2018
Robert Moore  Meat Fish Smokes, 2017
Robert Moore  Summer Table Vase, 2018
Robert Moore  Coastal Fever, 2018
Robert Moore  Tellum 4, 2018
Robert Moore  Yuraygir Roo
Robert Moore  Cattle on Road, 2018
Robert Moore  RAD, 2018
Robert Moore  OCDC, 2018
Robert Moore  Sweetie, 2018
Robert Moore  Carby Trouble, 2018
Robert Moore  ACE, 2018
Robert Moore  Bajinhurrba Country 5, 2017
Robert Moore  Paradise, 2017
Robert Moore  Felix, 2017
David McKay  Flowers on Hillhurst, 2017
David McKay  Coastal Walk, 2018
David McKay  Into the Dark, 2017
David McKay  Twilight Beaver Tails, 2015
David McKay  Bent Joshua Tree, 2017
David McKay  Coastal Succulent, 2018
David McKay  Beautiful Day, 2018
David McKay  One Tree Hill, 2017
David McKay  Fecund Floral, 2018
David McKay  Ghost Town, 2018
David McKay  Bananarama, 2018
David McKay  Ocean Glimpses, 2018
Jeff Raglus  The Two Sevens Clash (small), 2018
Jeff Raglus  Ghosts of the Plain, 2018
Jeff Raglus  Magnetic Attraction, 2017
Jeff Raglus  The Bush of Eye (unframed), 2017
Jeff Raglus  Highrise, 2018
Jeff Raglus  Let the Music Begin!, 2017
Jeff Raglus  No Bodies Business, 2018
Jeff Raglus  Hand of The Land, 2017
Matthew Martin  Scientific Whaling, 2011
Matthew Martin  Eggsistentialism, 2011
Matthew Martin  Cupid, 2018
Matthew Martin  Oil Spill, 2018
Matthew Martin  Modern Peacefare, 2011
Matthew Martin  Banana & Octopus, 2011
Matthew Martin  Like Father Like Son, 2018
Matthew Martin  Cacti with Pie, 2011
Matthew Martin  First Gardeners Eve, 2011
Matthew Martin  First Gardener's Adam, 2011
Matthew Martin  Smoking Pencil, 2018
Matthew Martin  Hand Heart Baby, 2018
Matthew Martin  Love Nests, 2011
Matthew Martin  Opera Singer, 2018
Matthew Martin  Tortoise and Hare, 2018
Matthew Martin  Feather Shunga, 2016
Matthew Martin  Drawing Shunga, 2016
Matthew Martin  Cartoon Shunga, 2016
Paul McNeil, Palmy Group
Paul McNeil, Palmy #1
Paul McNeil, Palmy #2
Paul McNeil, Palmy #3
Paul McNeil, Palmy #4
Paul McNeil, Palmy #5
Paul McNeil  A Bumbling Reply, 2018
Paul McNeil  A Good Place, 2018
Paul McNeil, Nature
Paul McNeil, Llight
Paul McNeil, home
Paul McNeil, 74
Paul McNeil, POP
Paul McNeil, Tear Gas
Paul McNeil, Dive
Paul McNeil, Unmade Beds
Paul McNeil, Waves, Sculpture, large
Paul McNeil, Waves, Sculpture, small
THE MAMBO ARTISTS NOW TO DESTROY THE WORLD WE HAD TO SAVE IT
Paul McNeil The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Paul McNeil The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Paul McNeil The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Paul McNeil & Jeff Raglus The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Jeff Raglus The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Jeff Raglus The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Robert Moore The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Robert Moore The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Robert Moore The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Robert Moore The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Robert Moore The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Robert Moore The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Reg Mombassa The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Jim Mitchell & Reg Mombassa The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Matthew Martin, Jim Mitchell The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Matthew Martin The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Jim Mitchell The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Jim Mitchell & Reg Mombassa The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Reg Mombassa The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
David McKay The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
David McKay The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
David McKay The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
David McKay The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Gerry Wedd The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Gerry Wedd The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
Gerry Wedd The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
The Mambo Artists Now Installation View 2018
THE MAMBO ARTISTS NOW TO DESTROY THE WORLD WE HAD TO SAVE IT

MAMBO rose out of the early 1980’s Sydney post-punk scene, founded by Phantom Records visionary entrepreneur Dare Jennings. Drawing on the talents of self-taught outsiders, muso-slash-visual artists, poster & comic artists and refugees from the Yellow House, Mambo was more an art movement than a clothing brand, built on a foundation of subversive satire, vernacular appreciation, music, surf and politics.

Initially spearheaded by the razor-sharp graphic wit of Richard Allan and suburban observations of Paul Worstead, and later including Reg Mombassa and other madly talented artists selected by Jennings and long term art directors Wayne Golding & Bruce Slorach.  Mambo’s boundary-pushing meta-consumerist and iconoclastic approach to Australian culture took critical aim at national clichés and obsessions while mocking the dull seriousness of 'authentic' logo-based marketing.

Between 1984 and 2002 (Peak Mambo Era), a core group of around 15 Mambo artists created art, text, graphics, logos, loud shirts and schmutter that payed scant regard for selling units and more interest in turning themselves on (or the 'squares' off). In spite of this disregard for the mainstream, Mambo evolved into an international brand and national icon, leading to Mambo’s art direction of the 2000 Sydney Olympics opening ceremony, team uniforms, and a series of major survey exhibitions throughout the 2000's.

The impact and influence of Mambo continues to be felt, with Mambo alumni continuing their prolific ways and celebrated ways, and a generation of kids who grew up on Mambo now artists themselves. 

Lone Goat Gallery is proud to present new works by 8 of the original and most notorious Mambo artists: Matthew Martin, David McKay, Paul McNeil, Jim Mitchell, Reg Mombassa, Robert Moore, Jeff Raglus, Gerry Wedd. 
 
This ain’t no retrospective.