|mentals III poster|
|Steam driven face with musical attendants|
|solar power jesus bottle|
|birds on a wire|
|hillside with road and car|
|Reg cottage with parked Valiant|
|'Reg' in his studio|
Featured Artist :: Reg Mombassa (Chris O'Doherty)
Reg is inspired by the wind, semi-professional birthday clowns, heavy machinery and the behavior of domestic animals.
Artist and Musician born in Auckland New Zealand in 1951 and migrated to Australia with his parents and brother in 1969.
He is married with three children and lives in the inner west of Sydney.
MusicFormed the band 'Mental as Anything' in 1976 with 4 other art students. The band would also have 3 group exhibitions held by the band - 1982, 1990 and 1998.
Has since formed his own band Dog Trumpet with his brother Peter O'Doherty which still perform and record.
Art & Design
Attended National Art School in Sydney graduated in 1977 Majored in painting.
In 1995 Reg was commissioned by the Powerhouse Museum to produce a poster which won first prize in the Association of American Museums design competition.
In 1999 Reg was invited to Milan to give a workshop to graphic artists and to give a presentation at the Triennale di Milano.
His artwork is included in the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Powerhouse Museum Sydney as well as many important private collections worldwide.
Design & PhilanthropyHe was responsible for the concept design for the inflatable kangaroo scene in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Reg has designed T-shirts, posters, postcards etc for organisations such as Greenpeace, the Rock Eisteddfod, Circus Oz, the Opera House Trust, Redfern Legal Aid, the Wilderness Society, Westmead Children's Hospital, The Powerhouse Museum amongst others.
My thoughtsICONIC....represents the Australian/New Zealand vernacular perfectly.
LinksReg Mombassa website
National Gallery interview