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.