With its idiosyncratic Australian sense of humour and perverse national pride, our country’s most irreverent and outspoken brand - Mambo - has turned 30 years old. Following the huge success of the Mambo: 30 Years of Shelf-Indulgence exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, which saw the largest recorded number of attendees throughout the Ian Potter Centre to date, this iconic clothing label continues the celebration in a retrospective exhibition, held at aMBUSH Gallery’s new up-and-coming project space at Sydney’s newest premium property, Central Park, from 11th March 2015 to 26th April 2015. Self-described as the ‘bastard children of surf culture’, Mambo gave rise to one of the most recognisable, authentic, vernacular, politically incorrect yet intensely political brands to rise out of the excesses of 1980s Australia. Mambo’s social commentary and political astuteness are embodied by all 250 artists that have worked for the label over the past three decades.
Mon – Sun midday – 8pm