Saturday, 17 November 2012

One Minute Volume 6

One Minute Volume 6 a programme of artists moving image curated by filmmaker Kerry Baldry will be screening at The Museum of Club Culture, 10 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TG. on Saturday 24th November between the hours of 1pm and 4pm. The programme lasts approx. 45 minutes and will be looped throughout the afternoon.

Artists include: Kelvin Brown, The Gluts, Eleni Xintaras, Michael Szpakowski, Paulo Menezes, Leister/Harris, Emily Richardson, Chris Paul Daniels, My Name Is Scot, Lumiere: Sam Renseiw and Son: Philip Sanderson, Alex Pearl, Gordon Dawson, Stuart Moore and Kayla Parker, Michael Woody, Marty St. James, Janine Schneider, Steven Ball, Tina Keane, Katherine Meynell, Gary Peploe, Priya Sundram, Chris Meigh-Andrews, Louisa Minkin and Alex Schady, Kerry Baldry, Barbara Rosenthal, Riccardo Iacono, Esther Johnson, Martin Pickles, Ron Diorio, Edwin Rostron, Guy Sherwin, Lynn Loo, Juan Zamora, Helen Judge, Stuart Pound, Nicki Rolls, Rose Butler.

still from The radiant power of objects by Janine Schneider

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Sunday, 26 August 2012

We are in Wonderland Magazine

The Museum of Club Culture is featured in the September/October issue of Wonderland Magazine which is out on the 30th August 2012

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Goths and Steampunks in Whitby

An exhibition of photography by Colin Young
Hull photographer Colin Young has spent 20 years photographing people, festivals and concerts. For the past five years he has documented the Goths and Steampunks that congregate in Whitby twice a year. These people travel from all over the country for a bi-yearly festival held in Whitby in April and October. The writer Bram Stoker found some of his inspiration for writing Dracula after staying there in 1890. The Goth sub-culture originally began in England in the early 80s – an offshoot of the post punk genre but has continued to survive up until this day. Steampunk fashion blends modern styles with technological artefacts and Victorian era influenced garments and accessories.
Colin's fascination with photographing Goths and Steampunks and their creative and unique outfits has resulted in an extensive portfolio of work and The Museum of Club Culture will be exhibiting a selection of his prints from Saturday 1st September for one month.
Colin is a self taught photographer using film and developing and printing them in his own darkroom, he is also the vice president of Hull based camera club YPI.
Preview Saturday 1st September 1pm – 4pm.
Exhibition runs until Sunday 30th September. The Museum of Club Culture is open weekends 11 am – 5pm and during the week by appointment.  

New T.shirts

We have a new selection of T.shirts designed by artist Mark Wigan for sale at The Museum of Club Culture. £15 including postage and packing. Contact 

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

The Over The Hill Gang exhibition starts 4th August 2012

The next exhibition at The Museum of Club Culture is from the archive of american artist Michael Woody. 'The Over The Hill Gang' starts 4th August.

An exhibition of photographs from the 1970s of a self-described American “outlaw” biker gang The Over The Hill Gang. These photos are taken from the archive of American artist Michael Woody who is a close relative of one of the organization’s leaders.

The Over the Hill Gang were part of a select group called 'one percenters.’ They lived and worked together as a closed community, sharing a lifestyle centered on building and riding American motorcycles. The group was primarily made up of Vietnam veterans who worked as laborers and on assembly lines in Arlington Texas during the Carter years. The images capture a two-year period in which they reached a pinnacle of cohesive, peripheral existence, but then fell into violent dissolution, seeing many members either imprisoned or worse.

These photographs provide a fascinating look into the margins of American society during the late 1970s, and provide an intimate glimpse into an alternative community seeking liberation in extremes.

Friday, 25 May 2012

'Unstill Lives and Dancerscapes at The Museum of Club Culture'

'Unstill Lives and Dancerscapes at The Museum of Club Culture'
by Oscar Romp
Preview Monday 9th July
Since the mid eighties Oscar Romp (Artist/dancer) has been employing his unique process at Jazz dance, Northern Soul, and other clubs, capturing the energy and vitality of the dancers. Drawing with pastel and charcoal on large sheets of paper taped to the dance-floor, Oscar fashions an image directly from what he sees (with no photographic intervention). The images are also informed by visual memory- (what he has seen and drawn in the past). Each drawing is an ‘on-the-spot’ improvisation, in which the key elements of the club event (The room, the lighting, the people and their movement) are played around with, moved about on the paper, erased and redrawn, as the evening progresses, until it starts to work as an image…Breaks from the drawing are taken to dance, and breaks from the dancing are taken to draw. Somehow the energy and insight brought by the one activity feeds into the other.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Co-curator of The Museum of Club Culture, Mark Wigan will be interviewed on The Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman on Friday 18th May 2012 between 10pm and midnight.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

The Endless Night continues until the middle of June

The Endless Night photography exhibition by NME photographer Derek Ridgers continues until the middle of June

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Jocks & Nerds magazine

Issue 3 of Jocks & Nerds magazine is now out and includes a great article on The Museum of Club Culture written by Ted Polhemus. The Magazine is free. Check out stockists at this link:

Monday, 9 April 2012

The Endless Night 35 Years of nightclub portraits 1977-2011

The Endless Night. 35 years of nightclub portraits 1977- 2011
An exhibition of Nightclub Photography by Derek Ridgers
Preview: Thursday 12th April – 6pm - 8pm
Exhibition runs until the end of May. Open weekends 11am – 5pm. Free entry

Friday, 6 April 2012

A review in Jocks & Nerds magazine

Issue 3 of Jocks & Nerds Magazine is now out. Check out the great review of The Museum of Club Culture written by Ted Polhemus.

Friday, 9 March 2012

The Endless Night. 35 years of nightclub portraits 1977- 2011

The Endless Night. 35 years of nightclub portraits 1977- 2011
An exhibition of Nightclub Photography by Derek Ridgers

Preview: Thursday 12th April – 6pm - 8pm
exhibition runs until the end of May. Open weekends 11am – 5pm. Free entry

Derek Ridgers is a professional photographer with 35 years work of experience working mainly for UK magazines and newspapers like NME, The Face, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, Time Out and Loaded. From 1978 onwards he has recorded the young inhabitants of London's streets and Soho's club scene. A record of a highly inventive through ultimately transient youth culture. He is also the author of 'When We Were Young, Club and Street Photography 1978 – 1987' A solo authored book with100 photographs. The Museum of Club Culture is pleased to be exhibiting a selection of his photography work.

Snap, Crackle and Neo Pop!

Snap, Crackle and Neo Pop!

An exhibition of paintings, prints and Russian Dolls by Mark Wigan
Preview opening - Saturday 24th March from 12 noon - 5pm
Open weekends 11 am - 5pm or during the week by appointment
Exhibition runs for 2 weeks.

Mark Wigan's work is anthropology a go-go, reportage, snatches of babble n chat and painstaking diagrams of classification. There is a commitment to spontaneity, intuition, the power of the imagination, graphic directness and the compulsion to draw. The paintings on exhibition feature motifs of masks, ciphers, biomorphs, wiggy antennae, boss eyes and hybrid creatures interlacing with teeming totemic schematized figures and electronic incubuses to form intricate technicolour maps, diagrams and patterns. The paintings, drawings and prints are both information and decoration, mapping out a hidden landscape and yielding secret signs. Archetypal and mythological sources arise from an intuitive journey into the collective unconscious and from observations and suffusion of mass media.

By embedding his personal, visual anthropology with meaningful associations with other pictorial languages he seeks active communication with his audience. Driven by the need to impose meaningful structure on the chaos of contemporary media overload Wigan seeks a TOTAL art. It is interesting that he is still making paintings out of a necessity to capture something more universal, more permanent. Wigan has produced a body of work that can be viewed as social and cultural hieroglyphics for our time, a visual anthem for the Twenty First century.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

The Italian Partisans in World War II

On Sunday 1st April at 3pm Dr. Sarah De Nardi, from the University of Hull, will talk and show photographic slides about her research into the memories of men and women who participated in the Italian Resistance in the Northern Veneto, Italy during World War II.