Friday, 29 November 2013

Guy Sherwin

There will be screenings of 11 films from 'Short Film Series' by Guy Sherwin on Saturday 30th November  and Sunday 1 December at The Projection Rooms, Museum of Club Culture, Hull. 12 - 4.30pm

The work is part of an ongoing film project by Guy Sherwin which began in 1975

'The series is held together by certain formal considerations: each film is three minutes long, i.e. the length of a roll of 16mm film, all films are b/w and silent, and the order in which they are shown is flexible. Apart from this there is a range of imagery from portraiture to still life to travel. The films operate on the border between movement and stillness, revealing their inner logic through an active engagement in looking.
For the exhibition I have made two DVDs from the 16mm originals, one with 5 films and the other with 6 films. Thus the connections between the films are always changing.
A DVD of 34 films from Short Film Series is in production with LUX, to be released late 2013'. Guy Sherwin

A bit about Guy Sherwin:
Films have been included in 'Film as Film' Hayward Gallery 1979, 'Live in Your Head' Whitechapel Gallery 2000, 'Shoot Shoot Shoot' Tate Modern 2002, 'A Century of Artists' Film & Video' Tate Britain 2003/4. His work is in the collections of Cinematheque Francaise, Tate Gallery, British Council, BFI, and distributed by LUX London, Lightcone Paris, Film-Makers Co-op New York and Canyon San Francisco.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Lamp Posts by Riccardo Iacono

The Projection Rooms at MOCC is pleased to be screening a selection of video works from Riccardo Iacono's ongoing project, Lamp Posts. 9th and 10th November, 2013. 12pm - 4.30pm

Captured using mobile phones, the videos range from one second to a couple of minutes duration and follow the artist's experience of everyday situations, such as walking to the corner shop, travelling on the underground and using the bathroom.

Screenings will take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November between the hours of 12 and 4.30pm. The programme will be looped and lasts 45 minutes.

Riccardo Iacono (b. Blackburn, 1969) is a British artist working with film, video, digital media, performance, photography, collage, painting and installation. He studied Painting at Glasgow School of Art (1988-91) and Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (2000-1).

His work has shown widely including:  Channel 4 (1997/9); A Century of Artists' Film in Britain, Tate Britain (2003); and European Media Art Festival, Osnabruuck (2007). Solo shows include: Ice in The Freezer, Pleasure Dome, Toronto (2003); From Memory, Kino Oko, Prague (2005); Love Songs From a Dark Body, La Enana Marron, Madrid (2005); The No Show, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2007); This Orientation, Summit Gallery, London (2013).

Friday, 4 October 2013

Film and video screenings by Kerry Baldry

Film and video by artist filmmaker Kerry Baldry will be screening at The Projection Rooms, Museum of Club Culture on Saturday and Sunday 5th and 6th October between the hours of 12pm and 4.30pm.

Kerry Baldry is a Fine Artist, a graduate from Middlesex University who went on to study film and video at Central St. Martins. Her first commissioned film was to make a one minute video for BBC2’s One Minute Television which was broadcast on The Late Show - a joint collaboration between BBC2 and The Arts Council.

Since the 1990's she has continued to make work with 16mm film (edited in-camera) and more recently video and has had screenings and exhibitions worldwide including the big screens in Liverpool, Lux Open at The Royal College of Art, Rotterdam Film Festival. Directors Lounge Berlin, the ICA, OUTVIDEO Video Arts Festival Russia, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum Italy, Furtherfield gallery London, FACT Liverpool and Welcome to the Treasuredome - a London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea programme in Weymouth (to name but a few places)

Saturday, 7 September 2013

A busy weekend during The Freedom Festival

At the Museum of Club Culture  - Unseen photos of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars. We are listed at one of the top ten things to do during The Freedom Festival! 
Exhibition continues until 24th October. Open weekends 11 - 4pm or during the week by appointment.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Ziggy! unseen photos of David Bowie at The Museum of Club Culture

Starting Friday 6th September 2013 at 6pm at the launch of The Freedom Festival, an exhibition of photographs by Peter Hardy (a big Thank You to Lorraine Hardy) Unseen photos of Ziggy Startdust and The Spiders From Mars. The exhibition continues weekends 11am - 4pm until 24th October

Check us out in

High steward of Hull visits Humber Street

High steward of Hull Peter Mandelson visits Humber St. 
The Beau Belle's icecream van visits The Museum of Club Culture throughout The Freedom Festival collecting local stories. Pop by tell your story and get an illustrated version of your tale

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Doodlebug Nugget A

Michael Anthony Barnes-wynters will be discussing street art at The Museum of Club Culture on Sunday 8th September during The Freedom Festival

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Beau Belles Ice Cream Van video

Check out the Beau Belles Ice Cream Van video, it will be visiting The Museum of Club Culture during The Freedom Festival and Hull Folk Festival

Beau Belles Ice Cream Van will visit us!

We are pleased to announce The Beau Belles Ice Cream Van will be visiting us at The Museum of Club Culture during The Freedom Festival and The Hull Folk Festival!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Wigans World exhibition August 2013

Wigans World exhibition until end of August. Open weekends 11am - 5pm. Free entry. Recent paintings, drawings, digital and screenprints, zines and russian dolls by Mark Wigan. mark wigan blog

Friday, 19 July 2013

Wigan's World

Exhibition of new prints and t.shirts by Mark Wigan starts Sunday 21st July from 12pm

'Doodlebug Nugget A'

'Doodlebug Nugget A' - a street art explorative masterclass with artist and cultural programmer Michael Barnes-Wynters at The Museum of Club Culture on Sunday 8th September as part of The Freedom Festival

Tuesday, 16 July 2013


The DJ Hall of Fame at The Freedom Festival

The DJ Hall of Fame (Part 1)

Photo: El Nino by  Reftel and Jessica Reftel Evans
The first DJ to rock the house was Reginald A Fessenden who played the first records on radio on Christmas Eve 1906 and the DJ has been a cultural icon and a key figure in popular music ever since. The DJ Hall of Fame Exhibition at The Museum of Club Culture in Hull is a celebration of the work of over 100 legendary DJs from around the world, highlighting the significance of these shamens of the dancefloor.

In 1947 the first discotheque called The Whisky a Go-Go opened its doors in Paris and by 1953 the clubs DJ Regine was playing records to a packed dancefloor on two turntables with no breaks in the music.

Contemporary Djs from a broad range of music scenes take their audiences on musical journeys by selecting tracks and creating mixsets that blend songs together, skillfully creating subtle highs and lows while building up the atmosphere of a club night.

The exhibition will feature photographs, histories and the all time top 10 floor filling records selected by seminal club DJs. The DJs selected are pioneers and innovators from diverse music genres including Jazz, Ska, Rockabilly, Northern Soul, Disco to Funk, Hip Hop, Acid House, Techno and Dubstep.

Featured DJ's include: Trevor Fung, Jay Strongman, Judge Jules, Graeme Park, UFO, DJ Milo, Gilles Peterson, Princess Julia, Ady Croasdell, Russ Winstanley, Mixmaster Morris, Keb Darge, Cathy Jordan, Richio Suzuki, Scott DSouza, Nancy Noise, Chris Sullivan, Terry Farley, DJ Harvey, El Nino, Choci Roc to name but a few

Opening Saturday 7th September at 6pm
exhibition runs until 24th October.
Open weekends 11 – 4.30pm or during the week by appointment

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Screening of The Promoter

The Museum of Club Culture will be screening The Promoter, (a film also being screened this weekend
at The London Independent Film Festival). on Sunday May 19th at 2pm.

A bit about the film:

'Made by Hampstead film company Ragged Crow, this is a documentary about possibly the
most famous person you've never heard of.  Promoter Robert Pereno has been there, done that, bought the T-shirt and then left it on the night bus on the way home. Pereno was a club promoter at such venues as The Camden Palace and The Wag. He made music and acted, and basically mixed with the creative types that made London swing. We follow a year in his life, hear about his privileged childhoom in Calcutta and how he basically stormed his way through London.
It features DJ Gaz Mayall of Gaz's Rocking Blues fame and Adam Ant. Their warmth and twinkle towards Pereno shows what he means to those whose paths he has crossed.'

'Robert Pereno should be a household name, however every time he is on the verge of greatness, he somehow manages to mess it up. This is his story...'

Watch the trailer here:

Free entry, donations welcome. Please RSVP as seats are limited. RSVP to

Monday, 11 March 2013

As I Please

As I Please
'an exhibition of scribbles executed on newsprint paper'
by Hull artist Pehair

Preview evening Thursday 2nd May 6 - 8.30 pm
Exhibition continues weekends 12pm - 4.30pm until 24th May.

Pehair has pictorially documented the demi monde of the city of Hull in the north east of England with narrative humour for many years. His work is influenced by the social satirist Honore Daumier's depiction of city dwellers and the nineteenth century brothel drawings of Degas.

The artist's brief introduction:

'For about 3 decades or more I have used cheap surfaces on which to express the need I have had to draw. (i.e. pulp paper).
It suits perfectly my method of working and, because of it,  not been a costly process. I can afford myself liberties not granted to me by using more expensive surfaces.
It is worth mentioning that I never, never, ever retain the original pieces – once laid down, they are without ceremony destroyed and bundled off into the garbage can. (countless masterpieces are to be discovered on the Bransholme tip).

The images I have presented here are mere photographic copies.

As to what you observe, I make no excuses, all of the stuff is of self only interest. The gals and the odd cat pieces, the occasional caricature portrait of a friend or others. The rather saucy stuff relating to the massage room dollies – all are for fun and so I will be delighted should you on viewing offer up a snigger or two.
I am humbly yours, PEHAIR'

Friday, 22 February 2013

Memorabilia! Part 2

Launch party Sunday 17th March 12 - 4pm

Following on from the very popular Memorabilia! Part One Exhibition which took place in August 2011, The Museum of Club Culture is pleased to launch Memorabilia! Part Two
which gives us the opportunity to show lots more artefacts from the museums extensive archives. The exhibition includes flyers, posters, gig tickets, membership cards, photography and video and highlights the cultural significance of nightclubs, sub-cults and streetstyles
and the role they have played in shaping modern culture.

Memorabilia! Part Two is a celebration of the ever changing landscape of past and present nightlife at home and abroad.
On show are flyers, photographs and posters from clubs in Hull, Manchester, Leeds, London, Tokyo and New York.

The Museum of Club Culture is proud to present this exhibition in association with WELLY 100 (the 100th anniversary of Hull's famous Wellington Club)
and will be including a display from this historic clubs past.

The Museum of Club Culture is at 10 Humber Street Hull. We are open weekends, 11am - 4pm or during the week by appointment. Free entry. Exhibition runs to 28th April