Thursday, 22 December 2016

The Transglobal Art of Mark Wigan

During the Roots and Routes Season of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 you are invited to the Preview of The Transglobal Art of Mark Wigan Exhibition on Thursday 6th April 2017 6pm to 8pm The exhibition continues weekends 10am to 4.30pm until 23rd April 2017. Mark Wigan Williams is a contemporary visual artist recognised internationally as an influential illustrator and pioneer of urban art in London ,New York and Tokyo in the 1980s.

Wigans approach is interdisciplinary crossing fine art, illustration and urban art and his prolific output includes regular international gallery exhibitions, live painting performances, theatre and television set design, animation, public art commissions, music graphics and mural paintings.
Most recently his vibrant artwork has featured on a collection of boots, shoes, backpacks and t shirts for Dr Martens. The acclaimed DrMartensXMarkWigan Collection has been enthusiastically received all over the world.
'If a picture tells a thousand words Wigans drawings are worth an entire library of professorial works on pop culture, early works from 1985 are now revealed as astonishingly accurate maps, showing the development of the attitudes that defined sub cultures' -The Independent Newspaper

'Paris had Toulouse Lautrec, Londons got Wigan an artist whose poser packed drawings immortalise the murky menagerie of late night hipsterdom' -The New Musical Express

Wigan's work revitalises more stoic forms of social realism with a neon -bright parade of semi fictitious cult classics, snap crackle and popping their way through the heated hordes of club land -The Face Magazine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5XpwYkCIwU


Monday, 3 October 2016

Lets Groove Tonight

'Lets Groove Tonight' An exhibition of paintings, drawings and photography by artist Sue Tilley. 
Preview: Friday 4th November 6pm - 8.30 pm

Sue Tilley was a best friend of Leigh Bowery who became a huge influence on her life. After he died in 1993 she wrote his biography which has become a cult classic. 
Leigh Bowery introduced her to Lucian Freud who painted her four times. One painting, ‘Benefit Supervisor Sleeping’ went for over £17,000,000 in 2008 which at the time was a world record for a painting by a living artist sold at auction. 

‘When I was asked me to do a show at The Museum of Club Culture I immediately wondered what I could have as a theme. It was obvious …Going Out.
I have been regularly going out since the age of 14 and have worked in some of London’s legendary nightclubs, including Taboo, The Wag, Prohibition, Bar Industria and the CafĂ© de Paris.
I am including portraits of my friends Leigh and Trojan and other people from the club scene past and present…also things to do with club culture such as make up, booze, fags and poppers.
I mainly work in Acrylic but have been recently dabbling in oils. There will also be a few drawings.’  Sue Tilley

Exhibition continues for 3 weekends :
5th and 6th, 12th and 13th, 19th and 20th November 2016




Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Soft Wax

Some photos from Soft Wax who was at The Museum of Club Culture during The  Freedom Festival on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2016







Thursday, 18 August 2016

Soft Wax at The Museum of Club Culture

We are delighted invite Soft Wax to The Museum of Club Culture during The  Freedom Festival on Saturday
3rd and Sunday 4th September 12pm to 6pm Suite 5, 42 High St, Hull, HU1 (admission free)

Soft Wax operates on the margins where music meets sound art, meets installation art and visual art, led by Steve Wax.

Steve Wax has been a Zelig-like figure in the sphere of roots rock rebel music for several decades. As the fulcrum of the Soft Wax project, he has been at the helm of some of the UK’s best dub and reggae nights, as well as performance art and installation events.

Much of the diverse output of Soft Wax is inspired by popular music and concerned with cultures of resistance. In the original ‘Soft Wax’ project and spin-offs, that music was the various mid-to-late 50s styles (principally R&B), as heard on the earliest sound systems in Britain. Soft Wax’s work is also inspired by music of Jamaican origin, with considerable attention paid to visual and cultural presentation in his shows.





Supported by Arts Council England National Lottery, City Arts Development (Hull City Council).

Monday, 13 June 2016

Setting up Juxtaposition, Preview on Friday 17th

Setting up Juxtaposition this week ready for the preview on Friday 17th. All welcome. 6pm - 8.30 pm. Includes work by Michelle Thompson, Martin O’Neill, Paul Burgess, Austin Von New, Mark Wigan, Louisa Minkin, Gordon Dawson, Priya Sundram, Kerry Baldry, Chris Harper, Marcel Craven, Michael Szpakowski, Nick Jordan, Marc Bosward. Here are a just a few images:
Collage by Prija Sundram

Collage by Ian Pollock

Still from Bettine Le Beau - A Lucky Girl by Martin O'Neill

still from Merzmongo by Nick Jordan

Friday, 10 June 2016

Museum of Club Culture Beach Hut

The project will see a line of Beach Huts running along Liverpool Waterfront, occupied by artists, makers, poets, performers and entrepreneurs. Stretching from the Strand to the Exhibition Centre, the Huts will animate the area with performances, participatory workshops, conversations and ideas, providing a celebration of British Culture, new technologies, art and DIY enterprises. - See more at: http://www.metalculture.com/event/future-station-beach-huts-launch/#sthash.OEKEuiXA.dpuf

The Museum of Club Culture was asked to represent Hull by creating a pop up Museum of Club Culture beach hut. (part of Metal Liverpool's Future Station events) Other Cities included in the beach hut project are Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield The beach huts will be situated along the Liverpool Waterfront for 3 weeks.
'The project will see a line of Beach Huts running along Liverpool Waterfront, occupied by artists, makers, poets, performers and entrepreneurs. Stretching from the Strand to the Exhibition Centre, the Huts will animate the area with performances, participatory workshops, conversations and ideas, providing a celebration of British Culture, new technologies, art and DIY enterprises' MetalLiverpool For more info:
http://www.metalculture.com/event/future-station-beach-huts-launch/

The project will see a line of Beach Huts running along Liverpool Waterfront, occupied by artists, makers, poets, performers and entrepreneurs. Stretching from the Strand to the Exhibition Centre, the Huts will animate the area with performances, participatory workshops, conversations and ideas, providing a celebration of British Culture, new technologies, art and DIY enterprises. - See more at: http://www.metalculture.com/event/future-station-beach-huts-launch/#sthash.OEKEuiXA.dpuf
The project will see a line of Beach Huts running along Liverpool Waterfront, occupied by artists, makers, poets, performers and entrepreneurs. Stretching from the Strand to the Exhibition Centre, the Huts will animate the area with performances, participatory workshops, conversations and ideas, providing a celebration of British Culture, new technologies, art and DIY enterprises. - See more at: http://www.metalculture.com/event/future-station-beach-huts-launch/#sthash.OEKEuiXA.dpuf
The project will see a line of Beach Huts running along Liverpool Waterfront, occupied by artists, makers, poets, performers and entrepreneurs. Stretching from the Strand to the Exhibition Centre, the Huts will animate the area with performances, participatory workshops, conversations and ideas, providing a celebration of British Culture, new technologies, art and DIY enterprises. - See more at: http://www.metalculture.com/event/future-station-beach-huts-launch/#sthash.OEKEuiXA.dpuf
The project will see a line of Beach Huts running along Liverpool Waterfront, occupied by artists, makers, poets, performers and entrepreneurs. Stretching from the Strand to the Exhibition Centre, the Huts will animate the area with performances, participatory workshops, conversations and ideas, providing a celebration of British Culture, new technologies, art and DIY enterprises. - See more at: http://www.metalculture.com/event/future-station-beach-huts-launch/#sthash.OEKEuiXA.dpuf
The project will see a line of Beach Huts running along Liverpool Waterfront, occupied by artists, makers, poets, performers and entrepreneurs. Stretching from the Strand to the Exhibition Centre, the Huts will animate the area with performances, participatory workshops, conversations and ideas, providing a celebration of British Culture, new technologies, art and DIY enterprises. - See more at: http://www.metalculture.com/event/future-station-beach-huts-launch/#sthash.OEKEuiXA.dpuf






Tuesday, 10 May 2016

A promo video by Michael Szpakowski

A promo video by Michael Szpakowski for 'Juxtaposition' our next exhibition at The Museum of Club Culture