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Art Reg Mombassa

Reg Mombassa is a cowboy, an outlaw; a New Zealand-born man who represents something of pure Australiana (or one of its core urban fables), with his jocular irreverence and singular vision. The artist and musician — best known for his graphic work with Mambo and as a founding member of Mental as Anything — invited BRACE into his studio to observe his practice in the flesh. The cowboy hat, Mombassa told our photographer, came from Austin, Texas; his band Dog Trumpet had played SXSW.

Reg Mombassa is mentoring emerging artist Shannon Johnson as part of the the 18th annual Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize. The exhibition runs from 11 April — 15 May at the National Art School.

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