Psychedelic Realism is a dreamlike journey through landscapes, absurdity and the sheer magic of art – documenting decades of works from one of Australia’s most loved and renowned artists, the inimitable Reg Mombassa (aka Chris O’Doherty).

Showcasing over 70 of Reg’s diverse pieces, the solo exhibition consists of his favoured forms and themes – suburban and rural landscapes, graphic works and absurd allegorical narratives.

The subject matters are wide-ranging and include self-portraits (including the Archibald-nominated Self-portrait with high pants), and many recognisable characters from his prolific days as a Mambo artist, such as Australian Jesus and Space Monster, plus robots, houses, and scenes of the Australian and New Zealand countryside.

Reg will be in attendance to launch Psychedelic Realism on opening nightjoin us on Thursday 5 December from 6-8pm at aMBUSH Gallery Kambri, where there’ll be live music and complimentary drinks by Capital Brewing.

The exhibition will then be open free of charge to the public all summer, closing on Saturday 29 February (showing daily from 10am-6pm weekdays and 12pm-5pm on weekends).

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Reg Mombassa (aka Chris O'Doherty)



153-21 aMBUSH Gallery
Cultural Centre 153
Tangney Road
Australian National University
Acton ACT 2601

Visiting by Public Transport: view Transport Canberra website here.
Accessibility: the gallery is wheel chair accessible.
Interstate Visitors: please view aMBUSH’s Curated Guide to Canberra.







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