Reg Mombassa inspires local children's exhibition

Reg Mombassa's artwork has been the inspiration for local kids.
Reg Mombassa's artwork has been the inspiration for local kids.

Reg Mombassa has been the inspiration for a group of young artists in a new exhibition at Corrimal.

Reg & the Kids is a collection of artworks by the former member of Mental as Anything member, and 73 local children aged 5-12, whose work is a response to Mombassa’s wacky and often surreal style.

The kids worked with artists at the Big Fat Smile childcare company’s Artspace Studio in Corrimal.

Wollongong businessman and art collector Scott Butler loaned his private collection of Mombassa works for the exhibition.

“I’m delighted that my collection has inspired all these children at Big Fat Smile and the chance to share these pieces and my love for art in a local gallery is just wonderful,” Mr Butler said.