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

Monday, 2 May 2016

Information about participants of the group show Juxtapostition

Juxtaposition
curated by Mark Wigan

Ian Pollock
is an acclaimed Illustrator he graduated from the RCA in 1976 and has created illustrations for numerous magazines his projects have included Housing Benefit Hill illustrations for Guardian Weekend, Pollocks Epicurus, portraits , The New Testament and Parables of Christ, he is featured in Laura Milners film A Case of Happy Accidents -vimeo www.ianpollock.co.uk

Michelle Thompson
since graduating from the RCA in 1996 Michelle has been at the forefront of Illustration her collage and mixed media works have appeared internationally,notably in collaboration with influential designer Vaughan Oliver. www.michelle-thompson.com

Paul Burgess
A graduate of Camberwell College of Arts and RCA Paul has worked for over 20years as a Collagist, illustrator, writer, photographer and designer Paul lectures at the University of Brighton, he has documented band tours working in design for Pulp and the Sex Pistols he is the author of Satellite Sex Pistols graphic design and Memorabilia  www.mrpaulburgess.com

Martin ONeill
If Peter Blake is the Paul McCarthy of Collage then O Neill is its Tom Waits, a pre- digital artist for a post digital age . Martin has worked for over 20 years as an illustrator and artist creating collages for a wide range of international clients encompassing publishing, advertising, design and installation work www.cutitout.co.uk

Priya Sundram
studied Illustration at Camberwell Collage of Arts and RCA  her collage illustrations explore themes of place, traditions and journeys finding inspiration in legends ,stories, maps and travel her work has been published by Tara Books in India (including Captain Coconut and the Case of the Missing Bananas.) www.priyasundram.com

Austin Von New
is a London based Graphic Artist and Art Director he is one of the founding members of the influential NEW Studio he has Lectured on BA Hons and MA Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts worked for Illustrated Ape and designed Mark Wigans Basics Illustration book series www.new-online.co.uk

Chris Harper is a designer, illustrator and educator living and working in Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire he lectures in Illustration at University of Central Lancashire www.instagram.com charperstudio

Mark Wigan is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, lecturer at Hull School of Art and Design and co- curator of The Museum of Club Culture  www.wigansworld.com

Kerry Baldry
 a multidisciplinary artist and curator  www.kerrybaldry.com

Louisa Minkin
is an artist based in London UK. She is a member of Five Years, a collectively organised artists' space and is currently Course Leader for MA Fine Art at CSM. The Yes to Life video is an offshoot of ongoing collaborative work with Francis Summers. It has been shown recently at the ICA in London;  The California Institute of the Arts; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; SOMArts San Fransisco but it's real home is the internet.
http://www.louisaminkin.com/

Gordon Dawson,
Gordon Dawson is an artist/musician based in London who studied fine art and video at Middlesex and Dundee Universities in the '90’s.  His work encompasses video, installation, sound, and hand-cut collage. Recent solo exhibitions were at Five Years and Hovel galleries, London  

Michael Szpakowski  
is an artist, composer & writer 
His music has been performed all over the UK, in Russia & the USA.
He has exhibited work in galleries in the UK, mainland Europe & the USA. 
His short films have been shown throughout the world.   He is currently senior lecturer in art & design at Writtle School of Design. 

www.somedancersandmusicians.com/

Marcel Craven
working across media, artist in residence at St.Mary's church Hull, exhibits locally, nationally and internationally. Can be seen in 'art international today 2016.
http://www.marcelcraven.com/

Nick Jordan 
is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Manchester. His work has been shown extensively at international festivals and exhibitions, including recently at Innsbruck International Biennale, Kassel Dokfest; Haus der Kulturen, Berlin; Whitstable Biennale; Documenta, Madrid; 100 Years of Dada, ICA, London.
http://www.nickjordan.info/


Marc Boswar
works in collage and moving image. He is interested in the covergence of digital and analogue practices in collage, and the interface of the photographic and live action with drawing and animation. He is a lecturer in Illustration and Animation at the University of Derby.
http://marcbosward.com/ 

Friday, 22 April 2016

Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition
an exhibition of contemporary collage and video art
at
The Museum of Club Culture, Hull
Suite 5, Bond 31, 42 High Street, Hull, HU1 1PS.


Launch Friday 17th June 6pm - 8.30pm
Continues weekends until July 10th 11am - 4pm
On a summers night in 1916 in a small nightclub called The Cabaret Voltaire in Spiegelgasse Zurich, the subversive and irreverent literary and anti -art movement called DADA  was born.

Dada was an international movement fueled by disgust for the causes and horrors of the First World War, they challenged the conformity of social, political and cultural values of the time. Working to redefine art Dada swiftly spread from Switzerland to Berlin and New York where instead of painting many Dadaists worked in the mediums of collage, assemblage and photo-montage. Creating visual puns they cut up and mixed random fragments of texts, photographs and found objects.

Hugo Ball wrote the DADA manifesto delivering it at The Cabaret Voltaire in July 2016, 100 years later The Museum of Club Culture celebrates the enduring legacy of the Dadaist provocateurs and their diverse artistic output of art, poetry and performance with  ‘Juxtaposition’ (the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect) which  is the first  exhibition in our cross- media Cut Up and Mix programme of interventions by artists from around the world taking place in Hull during 2016 and 2017 Hulls year as UK City of Culture.

Evoking the spirit of DADA the Juxtaposition exhibition will include collage, assemblage and sound and video art from artists including:
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 and more


Supported by Arts Council England and Hull City Council Arts Development

image: Martin O'Neill

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Lets Groove Tonight!

We will be announcing our full programme soon !
We are looking forward to 'Lets Groove Tonight' a painting exhibition by Sue Tilley - Lucian Freud's muse, Leigh Bowery's companion and artist in her own right! This exhibition will take place at The Museum of Club Culture, Hull in October 2016