Saturday, 26 November 2011

Tracey Moberly author of TEXT-ME-UP

Tracey Moberly author of TEXT-ME-UP visited The Museum of Club Culture, on her whirl wind tour of the UK on Wednesday, gave a great talk and signed copies of her book. B. A. (Hons) Illustration students from Hull School of Art and Design were set a project to illustrate her texts and the results were exhibited on the walls. This exhibition will run until Christmas.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Nightlife Enigmas

The Museum of Club Culture presents the first in the series of Artist in Residence projects titled
“Nightlife Enigmas” by Mark Wigan from 19th November - 18th December

Mark Wigan will be drawing in The Museum of Club Culture in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Working on large sheets of paper, he will be creating a series of works called Nightlife Enigmas which will feature painstaking, highly detailed pen and ink drawings of subcultures, nightclub tribes and snatches of babble and chat. You are welcome to visit the museum and see the work as it unfolds.
There will also be an exhibition of the completed works in January 2012

The Museum of Club Culture is open to the public at weekends from 11am – 4.30pm Saturdays and Sundays

A prolific graphic artist Wigan's illustrations have chronicled and celebrated club culture. He is the ultimate night club artist. As The Independent put it
'He paints pictures of nightclubs and night-club people and is commissioned to decorate night-clubs with similar scenes. He also runs nightclubs and likes to relax in .....night-clubs'
The NME stated 'Paris had Toulouse Lautrec. London's got WIGAN. Thats the nom de nib of Mr Mark Williams an artist whose poser packed drawingsimmortalise the murky menagerie of late night London hipsterdom'.

If a picture tells a thousand words, Wigan's drawings are worth an entire library of professorial works on Pop Culture. His approach to graphic art is progressive, multi-medial and interdisciplinary and his output includes regular international gallery exhibitions, performances, music graphics for the likes of Working Week,A Guy called Gerald and Frankie Bones, music video animations to T-Shirts, skateboards,self- published books of drawings and screenprints, customised racing bikes, textile designs, theatre design, set design for TV companies, flyer designs, neon sculptures and night-club murals in London,Tokyo and New York.
The Face magazine commented that Wigan was the long time Michelangelo to London's clubland demi-monde and his work 'revitalises more stoicforms of social realism with a neon bright parade of semi fictitiouscult classics, snap, crackle and popping their way through the heated hordes of clubland'
Alix Sharkey, writing in The Independent, stated 'Some of the early works from the London Subterraneans series, for example are now revealed asastonishingly accurate maps, showing the development of the attitudes, hairstyles, clothing and interests that defined asubculture. If a picture tells a thousand words, Wigan's drawings are worth an entire library of professorial works on pop culture'.

Monday, 10 October 2011


Tracey Moberly will visit The Museum of Club Culture, Hull, to give a talk on her book Text-Me-Up on Wednesday 23rd November at 6.30pm

Tracey Moberly has saved every single text message she has ever been sent. Text-Me-Up is an autobiographical work in the author's words and images, and texts of others. The book is a zeitgeist journey through popular culture over the last decade, from the underground to the mainstream in the world of music and art.

Her web of text messages incorporates and weaves around some of popular culture's key figures, positioning them in place and time and include Banksy, Bill Drummond, Howard 'Mr Nice' Marks, Irvine Welsh, Tony Benn, Aiden Shaw, Pete Doherty, John Sinclair, Mark Thomas Carl Barat and many more.

Tracey is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and radio show producer/host and was co-owner of legendary art and music hangout, the Foundry, in Shoreditch, London.

Moberly has taken on the the newest, most popular forms of communication and used it as a starting point from which to examine her life, crafting a work that straddles art, literature, technology and popular culture.

Free entry

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

GLIMMER 2011 and One Minute Volume 5

The Museum of Club Culture is proud to be a part of GLIMMER 2011, The Hull International Short Film Festival. We will be screening One Minute Volume 5 on Saturday 8th October at 5pm.

One Minute Volume 5 is a programme of artists moving image curated by artist film maker Kerry Baldry and includes work by Marty St. James, Chris Paul Daniels, Gordon Dawson, Lumiere et Son (Sam Renseiw & Philip Sanderson), Guy Sherwin, Phillip Warnell, Kayla Parker & Stuart Moore, Jennifer Ross, Callum Cooper, Steven Ball, Esther Johnson, Paulo Menezes, Stuart Pound, Martin Pickles, Clint Enns, Katherine Meynell, Louisa Minkin, Kerry Baldry, David Kefford, Tina Keane, Annabel Dover, Ron Diorio, Michael Cousin, Riccardo Iacono, Michael Szpakowski, Kate Jessop, Johnathan Moss, Daniela Butsch, Eleni Xintaras, Alex Pearl, Zhel (Zeljko Vukicevic), Virginia Hilyard, Nicki Rolls, Nick Jordan and Jacob Cartwright, Barry Lewis, Leister/Harris.

For more information check out Hull Film's downloadable brochure
and Kerry's website

Memorabilia extended!

Our Memorabilia exhibition has been so popular we have extended the show until October.
Well worth checking out and Free to get in!

Our new mural

Check out our new mural painted by Mark Wigan on the front of our museum!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Memorabilia (part 1) packed house!

Memorabilia! (part 1) exhibition opened to a packed house yesterday it was great to talk to clubbers from all the generations and share memories of nightlife of the past, also lots of new contributions came in from the 1960s and 80s!
There are photos and memorabilia on show from contributors including John Lewis, Ragna Gift, Paul Weymes, George Norris, Ted Longley, Simon Cook, John Barrett, Ted Polhemus, backstage passes from Josh (The Paddingtons) and a slide show of 80s photos from Sue Tilley, videos from Captain Zip and Punk footage by Vince Coulman plus The Museum of Club Culture's own collection.

Free entry. Exhibition open every weekend 11 - 5pm until 2nd October 2011 (or during the week by appointment)

Thursday, 21 July 2011

The Museum of Club Culture promo video

The Museum of Club Culture promo video made by artist Kate Jessop is screening tonight at the Soho Shorts Film Festival! 7.30 at Soho Deluxe. Tickets are free but you need to book - here are the details!​m/


The worlds' only Museum of Club Culture at 10 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TG in Hull's creative and culture quarter The Fruit Market is celebrating its first anniversary!

For the past year the Museum has hosted a cluster of exhibitions, screenings, workshops and talks by renowned authors, film makers, photographers and artists and we now present our anniversary exhibition Memorabilia!

An exhibition of nightclub flyers, pin and sew
n badges, style publications, cut n paste zines,
music graphics, illustrations, reportage photography and video from the museum's archival collection.

Memorabilia! Exhibition is a look behind the world of clubs and sub cultures and highlights the importance of identity, memory, history and community.
This exhibition champions the cultural significance of nightclubs and street style and the role they have played in shaping modern culture.
The artefacts on exhibition collected during the past thirty years from scenes including Northern Soul, Hip Hop, Rare Groove, House and Rave, provide insights on the subterranean world of nightclubs and the attitudes, hairstyles, clothing and interests that have come to define nightclubbing and sub cultures.
The Memorabilia! Exhibition is a multi media experience reflecting the ever shifting landscape of nightlife and sub cultures at home and abroad.

Exhibition runs from 13th August - 2nd October 2011
Open weekends 11am – 5pm or during the week by appointment. To make an appointment email​m
Admission Free

Friday, 24 June 2011

Fresh Nu Prinz by AustinVonNew

Fresh Nu Prinz - an exhibition of Graphic Art - by AustinVonNew starts tonight.
Our preview party is from 6pm - 9pm. All welcome!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Our promotional video is nominated for award!

Kate Jessop's promo video commissioned by The Museum of Club Culture (featuring animated characters by Mark Wigan) has been selected for the Soho Shorts Film festival in London and nominated for the Broadcast Design award. Congratulations Kate!

Visit our youtube site to see it!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Fresh Nu Prinz (and other Odds n Sods)

Fresh Nu Prinz (and other Odds n Sods)

An Exhibition of Graphic Art by Austin Von New
at The Museum of Club Culture 10 Humber St, Hull HU1 1TG,

Opening Party: Friday 24th June - 6pm - 9pm.

Austin Von New is a Graphic Artist / Illustrator / Designer / Art Director and one of the original founding members of the influential NEW Studio (TM) in London.
Through NEW Austin worked on numerous high profile and award winning projects from music promos to progressive identities – from magazines to books to wall art projects and illustrations for clients that include; The Illustrated Ape, XL-Records, Heavenly, Dazed & Confused, The Face, Lodown magazine, Carhartt, Levi’s, Diesel, Pepe Jeans, BBC Worldwide, The Discovery Channel, Red Bull, The British Council, DaftTrax, MTV, Tiger Beer, Big Active,
Balance, Bunch, Intercity, Livity, Modus, Penguin, Onedotzero, AVA, TCOL, JBCP (M-real), Time Out, Creative Review magazine, The Guardian Newspaper Group – and many more…

AustinVonNew cites rebel-music, iced-cream and counter-culture as major influences. Bold colours and rude hues are present in everything he creates as Austin's endeavors began by working on late 90s indie-pop videos while painting and pasting up large portraits across London and far-away places. His frequent poster missions developed into a very graphic street art career, and he now works on fine artworks and select design projects. He paints on anything, taking great care to create his images and his work has been shown in galleries and magazines worldwide. AustinVonNew works tirelessly day and night to spread happiness, joy and the love of print.

Exhibition runs until 25th July

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Thursday, 21 April 2011

An Evening with Sue Tilley

An Evening with Sue Tilley (7pm - 9pm on Thursday May 12th)
Sue Tilley, close friend of Leigh Bowery, Benefits Supervisor, Muse of Lucian Freud – (A painting of her holds the world record for the highest price paid for a painting by a living artist) will be at The Museum of Club Culture on May 12th.
Tilley is also the author “Leigh Bowery The Life and Times of an Icon” and will be recounting her life with him.
Places are limited - email us at to book a seat

Leigh Bowery (26 March 1961 – 31 December 1994) was a performance artist, club promoter and fashion designer based in London and is considered one of the more influential figures in the 1980's and 1990's London and New York art and fashion circles. His influence reached through the fashion, club and art worlds to impact, amongst others, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Boy George and John Galliano
Leigh Bowery An icon of outrage embodied and transcended the hedonistic spirit of London's alternative nightclub culture in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Dressed in the wildest of costumes which he painstakingly made himself, he presided over the most bacchanalian of nightclubs the legendary Taboo at Maximus in London's West End.
Often described as one of fashion's true geniuses, Leigh designed costumes for his friend Michael Clark - Britain's finest modern dancer and toured as a performer in his company. He was invited by London gallery owner Anthony d'Offay to exhibit himself as an artwork and in 1988 Leigh embarked on the first of a series of shocking performances in London and abroad. An international cult figure and performer with his band Minty he became more famous still when he was discovered by Lucian Freud for whom Leigh became chief muse and model.

image: Leigh Bowery by Fergus Greer

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Street Style by Ted Polhemus

On Thursday 14th April from 6pm to 9pm The Museum of Club Culture in Hull has
great pleasure in presenting an exhibition, talk and book signing by legendary American writer, photographer
and social anthropologist Ted Polhemus.

Images from the new edition of the Street Style book will be exhibited on the walls of the museum for seven weeks from 16th April until 5th June and on Thursday 14th April Ted will give a talk on the past present and future of Streetstyle. Free entry but please email to reserve a seat

Ted Polhemus has written and edited over a dozen books and his talks are a must see guide to youthculture, identity and the sociology of style and the body in todays trans- global supermarket of style.
First published in 1994 his book Streetstyle from sidewalk to catwalk has become an influential sartorial style bible ever since its launch at a major exhibition curated by Polhemus at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. The book contained insightful essays, photography and illustrations chronicling the evolution of over 50 years of youth culture, highlighting the importance of social and communicative personal expression in street fashion and its relationship to music. Polhemus explored the worlds of diverse style tribes including Hipsters and TeddyBoys to Beats, Rockabillies, Mods Surfers, Hippies to Punks, Goths, B Boys and Ravers

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Dvblog screening

You are invited to a dvblog screening on Saturday 26th March.
This is a 45 minute programme of artists video curated by Michael Szpakowski and Doron Golan of the online dvblog resource.
It will be running continuously between 1pm and 5pm. Free Entry.

Since the summer of 2005 DVblog has been an online resource for art & entertainment movies in QuickTime format.

Saturday 26th March will see an offline manifestation of DVblog.

Artists featured:
Martha Deed, Steven Ball, Robert Croma, Eddie Whelan, Rupert Howe, Morrisa Maltz, JimPunk, Donna Kuhn, Millie Niss, Kerry Baldry, Giles Perkins, Sam Renseiw, Alan Sondheim, Nathaniel Stern, Liz Sterry,

"We interpret our mission widely - whilst we don’t turn up our noses at the trivial, popular & amusing we also try to post the best (and the most intriguing or challenging) in new video work, so daily posts are exclusively prepared by folk who are themselves involved in making video work. We’ve insisted on always having a QuickTime copy of each piece for our server and so we have built up a large historical archive of the explosive development of online art video over the last few years'. dvblog

Monday, 14 February 2011

Japanese Street Style

Japanese Street Style - an exhibition of photography and moving image

Preview Thursday 3rd March at 18.00 -2100

The Museum of Club Culture, 10 Humber Street, Hull HU1 1TG

A photographic and moving image exhibition chronicling and documenting the lesser known urban streetstyles and eclectic underground sub cultures of Japanese clubland.

The exhibition features photographs capturing emerging trends and the numerous styles of dress found in underground clubs in cities throughout Japan from the economic boom of the 1980s to the present day.

There are no limitations to Japanese streetstyle and the photographs document a strange world of theatrical mixing and creative matching of styles, genres and historical influences.The highly individualistic and avant-garde styles and looks range from Victorian era influenced Gothic Lolitas , Bosozuku biker gangs, tanned Ganguro Gals to punks, preppys, hip hop b boys and jazz loving beatniks.

Immersed in the weird and wonderful world of Japanese nightlife since 1988, artist Mark Wigan has photographed and filmed these club kids, fashion aficionados, party animals, deejays and artists in the vibrant Harajuku district of Tokyo, within the neon saturated throbbing DJ Bars and drinking dens of Osaka and Nagoya and the concrete and steel subterranean nightspots of Shibuya and Shinjuku in Tokyo.

Exhibition runs until April 7. Open weekends 11-5pm or by appointment during the week. Free entry.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Screening of One Minute Volume 4 (artists moving image)

Screening of One Minute volume 4 on Saturday 5th February, 12pm - 5pm.

The programme lasts approx. one hour but will be playing continuously all afternoon in The Projection Room at The Museum of Club Culture

One Minute volume 4 is a programme of artists' moving image, curated by artist Kerry Baldry. The programme includes an eclectic range of techniques, media and processes e.g. stop frame, video, film, Super8 and 16mm, split screen, superimposition, animation, digital and live action all constrained by a time limited of 60 seconds.

One Minute volume 4 includes work by:

Katharine Meynell, Jonathan Moss, Eva Rudlinger, Chris Meigh Andrews, Martin Pickles, Gordon Dawson, Sam Renseiw and Philip Sanderson, Tony Hill, Laure Prouvost, Stuart Moore and Kayla Parker, Kerry Baldry, Alex Pearl, Steven Ball, Anahita Razmi, Kate Jessop, Bob Levene, Erica Scourti, Elizabeth Hobbs, Liam Wells, Claire Morales, Michael Cousin, Tina Keane, Virginia Hilyard, Riccardo Iacono, Fil Ieropoulos, Marty St. James, James Snazell, Stuart Pound, Richard Tuohy, Simon Payne, Tansy Spinks, Louisa Minkin, Zhel Vukicevic, Leister/Harris, Nicki Rolls, Nick Herbert, Daniela Butsch, Michael Szpakowski, David Kefford, Cate Elwes.

image by Richard Tuohy

For more info:

Sunday, 16 January 2011

We had a great day yesterday with the Unravel team. Thanks to everyone that came along to help create Britians longest hand painted film!