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

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
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

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

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

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

Reg Mombassa
The Mambo Artists Now
Installation View
2018

Jim Mitchell & 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, Jim Mitchell
The Mambo Artists Now
Installation View
2018

Matthew Martin 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
The Mambo Artists Now
Installation View
2018

Jim Mitchell & Reg Mombassa 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

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

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

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

Foyer
The Mambo Artists Now
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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

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

30 NOVEMBER  2018 - 20 FEBRUARY 2019

Art: Paul Worstead

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.