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The art of Chris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombassa

  • This event finished on 25 February 2007


Chris O’Doherty is often referred to as a Renaissance man – artist, singer, songwriter and musician. The S. H. Ervin Gallery presents the first major survey exhibition spanning O’Doherty’s thirty-year career as an artist.

Print Media 

John McDonald | The art of Chris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombassa Sydney Morning Herald 26 January 2007

Ashley Crawford | The art of Chris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombassa The Age – 9 March 2007

Daily Telegraph  Mambo art messiah’s show 4 January 2007

7:30 Report | ABC  Scott Bevan interview with Chris O’Doherty (transcript)

Public Programs

Sunday 07 January   Jane Watters, director, S.H.Ervin Gallery, leads an exhibition floor talk on the work of Chris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombassa.

Sunday 14 January    Haydn Keenan, director, smartstreet films, talks about his new documentary, Golden Sandals the art of Reg Mombassa the film is screening during the exhibition                

Sunday 21 January     Dare Jennings, Mambo founder & H.G. Nelson, media commentator, discuss the cultural impact of O’Doherty’s iconic imagery for the cult street-wear label.

Sunday 28 January    Peter O’Doherty, artist & musician, gives a personal response to three decades of his brother’s work.

Sunday 04 February   Chris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombassa & ABC 702  presenter, Simon Marnie, in conversation.

Sunday 11February     Euan Macleod, renowned artist & fellow New Zealander, responds to O’Doherty’s prolific work.  Macleod is joined by printmaker Michael Kempson, to discuss O’Doherty’s draughtsmanship & printmaking  Kempson will refer to the  etchings in the exhibition & working with the atrist at Cicada Press, UNSW COFA.

Sunday 18 February   Chris O’Doherty leads a floor talk discussing key works  the exhibition.

Sunday 25 February    Artist, Michael Bell, first saw O’Doherty’s paintings in a exhibition 30 years ago. Since that time he has become a fan, admirer and a friend. Bell will present a personal overview of the exhibition.

image: Australian Jesus and the Golden Motorbike