Tuesday , 22 January 2019

What’s On

The Mambo Artists Now @ Lone Goat Gallery
Nov 30 2018 @ 10:00 am – Feb 20 2019 @ 4:00 pm
The Mambo Artists Now @ Lone Goat Gallery | Byron Bay | New South Wales | Australia


Mambo rose out of the early 1980’s Sydney post-punk scene, founded by Phantom Records visionary entrepreneur Dare Jennings. Drawing on the talents of self-taught outsiders, muso-slash-visual artists, poster, graphic & comic artists and refugees from the Yellow House, Mambo was more an art movement than a clothing brand, built on a foundation of subversive vernacular, satire, music, surf and politics.

Initially spearheaded by the razor-sharp graphic wit of Richard Allan and suburban observations of Paul Worstead, and later to include the brushwork of Reg Mombassa, art director Wayne Golding and others, Mambo’s, boundary pushing meta-consumerism and iconoclastic approach to Australian culture took critical aim at barely-questioned national clichés and obsessions while mocking the dull seriousness of “authentic” logo-based marketing.

Between 1984 and 2002 (Peak Mambo Era), the core group of around 15 Mambo artists created art, text, graphics, logos, loud shirts and schmutter that payed scant regard for selling units and more interest in turning themselves on (or the Squares off). In spite of this disregard for the mainstream or economics, Mambo evolved into a national icon, culminating in Mambo’s art direction of the 2000 Sydney Olympics celebrations and athletes team uniforms.

The impact and influence of Mambo continues to be felt, with Mambo alumni continuing their prolific ways, and a generation of kids who grew up on Mambo now artists themselves.

Lone Goat Gallery is proud to present new works by 8 of the most notorious Mambo artists: Matthew Martin, David McKay, Paul McNeil, Jim Mitchell, Reg Mombassa, Robert Moore, Jeff Raglus, Gerry Wedd.

This ain’t no retrospective.

Mr Gørski @ Brunswick Picture House
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am
Mr Gørski @ Brunswick Picture House

Mr Gørski, seen as Jango on ABC Kids’ Hoopla Doopla, is On the Run and heading to Bruns! The multi-award-winning Daniel Gorski melds together the timeless humour of mime, slapstick and incredible circus skill, bringing to life raucous comedy with extraordinary tricks for the whole family.

Currently touring Australia and the world with his new show for kids, ‘Mr.Gørski’ is… ON THE RUN for being too entertaining!

“Gorski is an enormous talent!”
— The Australia Times

“It’s raucous fun, silly and tongue in cheek”
— Alt Media

“He can dance, juggle, balance and manipulate his bowler hat in ways not seen since black and white cinema” ★★★★★
— Night Writes

SUMMER FILM FUN – Grendel Grendel Grendel (G) @ Brunswick Picture House
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm

Too hot! Too wet or just plain ol’ cabin fever? Come and enjoy a classic all-ages family film in air-conditioned comfort.

Rated: Rated G | Year: 1981 | Director: Alex Stitt | Cast: Peter Ustinov, Keith Mitchell, Arthur Dignam | Running time: 1hr 28mins

Grendel is a 12-foot high, green and spotty beast who lives in an underground Scandinavian cave, circa 515 A.D. He’s a philosophical giant given to random journeys in the kingdom of King Hrothgar. Although Grendel eats a few people from time to time, he’s really obsessed with ideas such as destiny, guilt, and love. When neither of the King’s two right-hand men can rid the woods of “the Great Boogy,” Hrothgar summons Beowulf from England to slay the beast.

Alexander Stitt has done a marvellous job bringing this epic to the screen. The animation is clever and sophisticated. Grendel Grendel Grendel is lively entertainment for those looking for something special in their film going jaunts.

Locura DJs @ Locura
Jan 22 @ 5:00 pm
Salsa with Byron Latin Dance Collective @ Bangalow Bowlo
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm
Salsa with Byron Latin Dance Collective @ Bangalow Bowlo

The Collective is back every Tuesday at The Bowlo, Bangalow and you’re invited to come on in and join us for a fantastic night of Latin Dance with Byron Latin Dance Collective.

6pm Salsa Basics Levels 1-4 – 60mins / $18
7pm Social Dancing – Practice your favourite moves.
7.15pm Int Salsa Moves – 60 mins / $18
8.15 Bachata or ChaChaCha – It’s your call . 40 mins $15 or $28 if attending 2 classes on the same night.


No Lights No Lycra @ Byron Gym
Jan 22 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
No Lights No Lycra @ Byron Gym | Byron Bay | New South Wales | Australia

Lights Out & Boogie – No Lights No Lycra – HAS NOW MOVED to the downstairs room at “Byron Gym” (behind the Byron Bay Services Club at the south end of Jonson Street). So from now on it will still be Tuesday nights BUT we will start at 6.45pm till 7.45pm and the price will be $10 (sorry but $5 just won’t cover it anymore).

Just some directions to help you find us – drive through the car park at Byron Services Club and follow the car park as it heads to the left and you will see “Byron Gym” at the front of the old buttery factory building in front of you . Park, come in the main entrance to the Gym and go to the right of the reception desk and down the stairs. Hope to see you there soon .

Open Mic with Slim Pickens @ Bangalow Hotel
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm
Trivia @ Middle Pub
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm
Sarah Grant @ Beach Hotel
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm
Sarah Grant @ Beach Hotel | Byron Bay | New South Wales | Australia

Lead singer of Pink Zinc, here performing solo. Not to be missed!

Yewsday Live Djs @ Woody's Surf Shack
Jan 22 @ 9:00 pm