Today we've got some big news to share. It’s been almost two years that The Culprit Club have been occupying the loveable little hole in the wall gallery we've come to call home. We’ve enjoyed every second spent filling the laneway walls with art, but we’ve outgrown the parameters of our small store and need something... bigger!
We've interviewed a lot of artists on this blog and thought it high time we introduce you to a few key creatives in the Culprit Crew. Since the first day we first opened our doors as the pocket-size gallery we are, with more artwork than floor space, Markus Ravik has been our exhibition photographer. Shooting almost every show we've ever hosted over nearly two years, as well the giant music events he's renown for shooting, like Splendour In The Grass, Big Day Out, Soundwave, Bluesfest, Big Sound .. (the list goes on) .. we've always felt it an insane honor to have a photographer as skilled as Markus on the team. The way he captures emotion in people's faces, the way people feel when they look at art or shadows when they appear on the walls, it blows our god damn minds. So please get to know the man who makes everything look beautiful.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE OF SHOOTING?
I try to evoke an emotional response from my images, whilst being as noninvasive as possible. Almost like each person at an event has a personal photographer that catches the subtle moments had between the subject and the event.
DO YOU SPECIALISE IN A SPECIFIC AREA OF PHOTOGRAPHY?
For almost 12 years now I’ve been focused purely on music photography and music festival photography. As the years get on though, I’ve found myself becoming interested in areas that didn’t interest me in the past, such as: weddings, corporate events, professional headshots etc. These areas seem to suit my pace a little more nowadays. Plus the music scene has steadily become over saturated over the past decade.
WE LOVE YOUR CANDID APPROACH TO SHOOTING - IS THERE ANY PARTICULAR THINGS YOU LOOK FOR IN PEOPLE THAT YOU TRY TO CAPTURE?
I’ve always gone for that ‘fly on the wall’ approach, where I generally try to go unnoticed whilst taking people’s photographs. I find having my photo taken at an event quite imposing, and I really don’t want to have people feel as uncomfortable as I do when I’m on the receiving end. I love shooting with a slightly longer lens, so I can shoot from a distance to catch those natural candid moments; no one is posing or necessarily trying to look their best for the shot.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 5 FAVOURITE MOMENTS YOU'VE CAPTURED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER, AND WHY?
Gosh, that’s tricky…
1. I would have to say that some of top moments would include my first real big-scale show at Suncorp Stadium when Coldplay performed to 50,000 people back in 2012.
2. When I got to photograph the Brisbane leg of Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Tour in 2014 and somehow managed to be the only photographer in the pit that night. I’m not even ashamed to admit that I was a massive fan of that album and JT in general.
3. That same year I was asked along to capture some candids of Miley Cyrus and her fans backstage before her show in Brisbane for the Bangerz Tour. I managed to catch some nice little moments of her backup dancers preparing backstage along with a super brief portrait of Miley herself, whilst we were chatting waiting for everyone else to arrive.
4. Also, in 2014 (damn that was a busy year) I photographed Kanye West on his Yeezy Tour. It was an incredibly hard show to shoot with almost nonstop backlit red lighting and strobes, but there was one brief moment where Kanye stood perfectly under a red spotlight wearing his mask. This photo actually won $2,000 in a competition that same year.
5. When I first started shooting festivals is when I was really like ‘Wow! This is what I started all this for’ and I’ve captured so many of my favourite images at festivals such as: Big Day Out, Soundwave, Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, and Bluesfest. One of my earliest ones though, was this one of Pelle from The Hives amongst his adoring fans at Big Day Out 2014.
WOW - THAT IS INSANELY IMPRESSIVE! IF YOU COULD PHOTOGRAPHY ANYONE IN THE WORLD, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
I would have loved to had the chance to photograph David Bowie around the Ziggy Stardust days in the early to mid 70s. He was one of the greatest performers of our time and I would have loved to have been around during his early years.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PHOTOGRAPHER?
I started seriously getting into it around the age of 16 when I was able to select it as an elective in my senior years in high school. We had our own black and white darkroom there, and it was where I truly fell in love with the whole film photography process. It all progressed from there.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO FIRST PICK UP A CAMERA?
My Dad gave me his old 1976 Pentax SLR at a fairly young age, perhaps early years of high school. That’s where I first started playing around with shooting a few rolls of film here and there.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE CURRENTLY, AND WHY?
Mostly Canon, only because that’s what I started with when I first switched to digital, and once you start getting invested in one brand, it’s hard to make the change to anything else. My Canon bodies and lenses have always been real workhorses through rain, snow, hail, multiple drops - they just keep shooting! Besides that I do have a small Fuji rangefinder camera that I love to use for travel or small social events because its very unimposing and completely silent for catching those candid moments.
DID YOU STUDY PHOTOGRAPHY, OR ARE YOU SELF TAUGHT?
I completed a Diploma of Professional Photography at the Brisbane College of Photography and Art and followed that up with a Bachelor of Photography at QCA. I also completed a Cert IV in Graphic Design at TAFE, which I feel is useful for just about any creative, including photographers. I’m always learning more through YouTube and other online resources though. You can never stop learning!
MARKUS, ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR FREELANCE?
Yes! Up until recently, I’ve been supplementing my photography income with a part-time job. As of May I will be a full-time freelancing photographer, so hit me up for anything you might need.
Despite last week's havoc of hosting five Culprit Club events across seven days, we were lucky enough to get the opportunity to shoot two of Brisbane's most beautiful humans, Daisy Wong and Joel Haldane for our new, ongoing feature photo series, 'BAD BEHAVIOUR.'
As the first release of the series, we're psyched to share these snaps of the Bonnie and Clyde couple, shot outside their suburban home sporting our signature 'Don't Talk Tee'.
You may have noticed we have a number of new artworks available in the online store by lovely legend, Lisa Dino. This Melbourne gal caught our attention with her cute, quirky characters - that are, as she describes "re-imagined forms of nature with a contrast of soft and vibrant colour pallets". Find out more about her style, and her new works via our interview below!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN ONE SENTENCE?
Ethereal characters and re-imagined forms of nature with a contrast of soft and vibrant colour palettes.
CAN YOU TALK US THROUGH YOUR NEW SERIES, PLANTMAS - WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?
The series started as a personal drawing challenge where I would draw a different type of plant everyday for 12 days before Christmas, hence the name ‘Plantmas’. I tend to go through phases with my use of colour but for this series I wanted to display a vast selection of bright and vivid colours. At the time of creating this series, I was quickly growing a passion for plant life, so I felt this overwhelming urge to portray my fascination with nature into vibrant illustrations. This series was an opportunity to do something refreshing, away from my usual olour combinations.
ARE THE CHARACTERS YOU PORTRAY IN YOUR WORKS FICTIONAL?
Most of the characters are made up, but I admittedly tend to borrow photos of real people as reference. I like to reconstruct the human form and try to make each character more dream-like rather than realistic. I sometimes name characters like my piece Miss Teri - she’s a mystery.
HAVE YOU ALWAYS WORKED WITH A PASTEL COLOUR PALLET? IS THIS DEFINITIVE OF YOUR STYLE?
I’ve definitely established pastels as a popular theme for myself which I’m totally cool with, but I don’t like to limit myself when it comes to creating new works. One day I’ll feel like painting everything pink then the next day will be chartreuse. The thrill of using somewhat ugly or washed out colours for the sake of being spontaneously creative is both motivating and exciting for me.
TELL US ABOUT HOME:
I’m currently living in Melbourne and work in my home studio as a freelance designer and artist. I enjoy every aspect of working from home, including the times I can just wear sweatpants all day. My workspace is decorated with a jungle of indoor plants and organised craft materials for when I want to step away from the computer.
WHAT INFLUENCES YOU WHEN YOU'RE CREATING?
Some of my works are titled after songs I’ve listened to on repeat and sometimes when I’m just listening to music, an idea will evolve from lyrics I’m singing in my head. Music plays a huge part in my creative lifestyle as it not only motivates me to hustle hard, but also keeps me inspired in a different light as apposed to being inspired by something visually appealing. It could be the reason most of the characters I create are fictional because they stem from listening to music and not from perceiving a person in real life.
WHAT'S THE FUTURE GOT IN STORE FOR LISA DINO?
I’m currently pushing myself to paint and practise more traditional ways of drawing rather than being glued to my iPad. Crafting is still a serious hobby of mine and I’m planning to make my own patterns for fabric so I want to start a series of that which I could turn into wearable art or accessories. Til then, I’ll keep on keeping on.
We're very excited to have a number of limited edition prints and zines by Jordan Debney now available in store and online! We have a few sneaky side projects coming up with super soon with this legend, so keep an eye out on socials for JD updates comin' at ya!
In the mean time - peep your eyes on his limited edition zine - MESMER ( there's only two left in existence & we've got them) PLUS these gorgeous Giclee prints. In the art world “Giclee” (or zhee-clay, if ya fancy) is a fine art printing method of the highest quality standard using a combination of specialty software and hardware. It’s direct translation means, 'the thing that got sprayed' - referring to the inks application process to the paper. We can't rave enough about the quality of these bad boys - super excited!
With our upcoming exhibition, 'Alphabet Soup' only one week away, we catch up with exhibiting artist and OG Melbourne King, MERDA to talk the future, formative years and the changing direction of graffiti.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
Someone once described my work as a “Clean line, subtle colour, organic manga vector spaceship”.
IT SEEMS LIKE GRAFFITI WAS A BIG PART OF YOUR LIFE GROWING UP, WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO START PAINTING?
I started at a new school in 1985, (aged 15) where I crossed paths with GS38 (Grand Sorcerer Thirty Eight), one of Melbourne’s early graffiti pioneers. His work and what he exposed me to then definitely inspired my work to change direction and focus more on lettering styles.
HOW HAS THIS MOTIVATION CHANGED OVER THE YEARS?
I find with getting older, there is an increased amount of responsibilities in life which can sometimes make it a little more difficult to pursue things artistically.
YOU WERE PAINTING WELL BEFORE THE INFLUENCE OF THE INTERNET. HOW HAS SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCED/IMPACTED YOUR WORK SINCE?
It hasn’t really affected my visual style, but it has definitely changed the way I connect with the viewer.
DO YOU THINK SOCIAL MEDIA HAS INFLUENCED THE GRAFFITI SCENE AS A WHOLE? AND IF SO, HAS IT BEEN FOR THE BETTER OR WORSE?
The original concept of painting illegally was a method of exposing your artwork to others. Social media does the same thing, but instantly. Everyone is hunting for the next best thing, it’s a revolving door which will never stop. We validate success by the amount of followers you have, and not by artistic merit … is that a good thing?
CAN YOU TALK US THROUGH YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS?
There’s pretty much four steps - A thought, rough sketch, refinement of that sketch and a finished artwork. It all starts out with an idea or subconscious thought, which is drawn on a piece of paper and then refined into a better drawing, which is then taken to the finishing stages either by hand or by using a computer.
WE SEE STRONG DIGITAL INFLUENCE IN YOUR STYLE, HAVE YOU EVER DABBLED IN GRAPHIC DESIGN?
Yes, I started designing for clothing companies in the late 80s and was eventually offered a job which got me into computer graphics around 1995. A lot of my work back then was hand drawn, first using a rotring pen then scanned and vectorised for colouring and separations.
ARE THERE ELEMENTS OF AEROSOL TECHNIQUES THAT HAVE INFLUENCED YOUR DIGITAL WORK?
Not so much the medium, but theme of using lettering has certainly remained a very strong part of my work.
WHO’RE YOUR FAVOURITE WRITERS, AND WHY?
Back when I started writing, Zephyr was definitely one of my favourites. Also TCA (The Chrome Angels) from the UK because of their flow in lettering styles.
WHO’RE YOUR FAVOURITE CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, AND WHY?
Contemporary artists I admire would be Constanze Zikos, Howard Arkley and Frank StelIa. I’ve always liked the fact that an artist can still inspire after death.
YOUR WORK WILL BE FEATURED IN OUR UPCOMING GROUP EXHIBITION, ALPHABET SOUP, CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE CREATING FOR THE SHOW?
Something three dimensional with shadows, tones and depth using graphite.
The Culprit Club is excited to announce our first exhibition of 2018, ‘ALPHABET SOUP’.
This highly anticipated A-Z art show will feature 26 local, interstate and international artists, each selected for their style, strength and skill in typography and letter formation including:
MERDA, SCOTT MARSH, JOEL BIRCH, PHIBS, MAIDE, CALLUM PRESTON, JIMMY NICE, MUCHOS, KISS, JOE O’TOOLE, IAN MCCALLUM, DRAPL, SOPHIA MARY MAC, GETBIE, FALCO, GEHAN MAGEE, MITCH WALDER, DRULE, BILLIE THE KID, EMMANUEL MOORE, MITCH R, INKBOY, CARLA SCOTTO, COL MCELWAINE, SABINE PICK AND OSLOE.
LAUNCHING: Friday, February 23rd at 6pm at The Culprit Club in Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane / Artworks will be on display for the following four weeks.
*Original and print edition artworks will be available exclusively through The Culprit Club gallery and online store.
Australia's most optimistic aerosol artist, MUCHOS channels all that is chill with his cheeky characters and colour ways. His smart, yet satirical style sings true to the good vibes present in his playful persona. We catch up with MUCHOS to get a little look into his merry mind.
WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR STYLE AS A FORM OF GRAFFITI?
That's probably up to the viewer to decide for themselves. I mean, it all started with graffiti and I still paint graffiti, but I'm putting more time and effort into exploring and developing some stuff outside of letters at the moment.
WHEN DID YOU START PAINTING, AND WHY?
I don't really remember how it all came about to be honest! I was interested in it for a long time before I actually started painting. I had a lot of older friends growing up and I just remember a couple of the guys I was hanging out with were in to it. From there it just snowballed.
HOW DID GTMRS COME ABOUT?
I was on holiday sitting around with a couple of friends, drawing and throwing ideas around. I think it might have started with an idea for a wall we were gonna be painting on that trip.
IS GTMRS A 'CREW"
I wouldn't say it's a crew. It's not that serious. It's just something fun that me and some friends use as a way of staying connected because we are rarely in the same place at the same time.
POSITIVITY SEEMS TO BE A REOCCURRING THEME IN YOUR WORK, WHAT'S THE MOTIVATION BEHIND IT?
There's really not a lot of thinking behind it. I like to keep things as stress- free as possible and focus on the good things around me and that's how I like to approach my painting.
WITH YOUR CHARACTERS, DO YOU DRAW INSPIRATION FROM ANY SPECIFIC COMICS/CARTOONS?
Nothing in particular. The simpler the better. Im a big fan of the characters from vintage labels and logos.
FAVOURITE PAINT TO USE?
I've been using a lot of Ironlak because they nail the pastel colours!
WHAT'S THE SCENE LIKE IN ADELAIDE?
I'm pretty distant from the scene. I tend to keep to myself a fair bit and paint with a small group of friends most the of the time, so I don't really know whats going on outside of that.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF PAINTING?
Travelling to new places.
WHAT'S COMING UP FOR MUCHOS?
More travelling, more painting, more good times!
We currently have a MUCHOS 1/1 original artwork available in our online store. The piece was created for our NO SUCH LUCK group show, find out more by clicking the image below.
Brisbane is home to many great writers, one known to most for his prolific painting and sought after spots is Cekios. Describing his style as "every graffiti writer mashed into one," we catch up with the enigma himself to talk travel and trains.
SO YOU'RE CURRENTLY IN BERLIN, WHAT WAS THE MOTIVATION BEHIND THE MOVE?
I have always wanted to live abroad and Europe was number one on the list. Berlin is the New York of graffiti. There's a lot of talent and the scene is booming.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE CITY TO TRAVEL TO/PAINT?
Copenhagen. The city is non-stop when is coming to graffiti. Everywhere you look there is something new and exciting. Graffiti on trains can run for up to 7 days or longer, and a lot of people are painting.
WHEN TRAVELLING TO A NEW CITY, DO YOU SET GOALS TO ACCOMPLISH?
It really depends on what I'm there for. If my goal is to paint trains, then I will focus on what has to be done. Another goal is to take notice when painting with a local, this can be a fill effect or a painting technique.
STREET OR PANELS?
WHAT IS IT ABOUT TRAINS THAT MOTIVATES YOU TO PAINT THEM?
The competition - I love seeing other writers who paint very nice trains. It really pushes me to do the same and compete with "who can do the greatest galve "
I'm not to picky when it comes to choosing types of models, but if have to pick one it would be the Berlin Sbahn.
YOUR ONLINE FAME STARTED ON TUMBLR AND MOVED TO INSTAGRAM, DO YOU FEEL SOCIAL MEDIA HAS HAD AN EFFECT ON YOUR CAREER AND EXPOSURE AS AN ARTIST?
It definitely has. I started painting in semi-rural NSW and I would have never thought that people from around the world would be able to view my work from a couple clicks on their phone. It has changed my style a lot. I'am now able to view artists around the world for inspiration and am able to keep up with what tends are popular.
WHAT'S THE BEST AND WORST THINGS ABOUT YOUR HOMETOWN, BRISBANE?
The best thing about Brisbane in my opinion is the high standard of graffiti, It's one of the main reasons I moved there. Worst this about Brisbane is it's really quiet.
WHAT DOES CREW MEAN TO YOU?
WHICH ARTISTS INFLUENCE/INSPIRE YOU?
At the moment its Mozes/Tapes for their creatively. Style wise is Puak loveletters, Shane obc tb and mozer Süd.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
Every graffiti writer mashed into one.
A lot of traveling.
Brisbane is a funny little city. Every now and then a commission wall gets capped, and people tend to get quite upset about it. Sometimes, in an even funnier turn of events, an artist will make t-shirt about their resentment. We catch up with 1337 to scope out how he snapped back at one of street art's most internationally acclaimed artists, Anthony Lister.
TELL US ABOUT HOW THIS FIASCO STARTED?
Well ... Lister capped my work and tried to diss me in public so I made a t-shirt about it. I think it's pretty funny.
WHICH WALL WAS IT?
Bloodhound Bar in Fortitude Valley. We were actually askeded to paint under listers work by the owners so we made it a bit of community spot to showcase a number of different artists.
LUCKS HAD A BIT OF A BITE BACK ABOUT LISTER ON THE WALL TOO, YEAH?
Yeah, I think he was as disappointed as the rest of us. Some of us have know Ant for a
long time and its a shame he’s chosen to play like this.
HAVE YOU HAD A REACTION FROM LISTER?
He messaged me and said he was disappointed about what I’d done after being friends for 25 years. But even after being friends for so long he still wrote that shit on the wall, so tshirt.
WHERE CAN PEOPLE GET THE SHIRTS?
Find more of 1337's work on Instagram, @drunkhorror (www.instagram.com/drunkhorror)
It's no secret that KISS / ISPY is one of our all time favourite writers. Taking out the title for Secret Walls Gold Coast 2017 alongside MEMOS and MAID for team Culprit Club, we were stoked to work with KISS and are very excited to be welcoming him back to the Club very shortly for a surprise appearance (keep an eye on the social accounts this week for more info). Until then, we catch up with the legend to talk style, summer plans and creative inspiration.
KISS, HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PAINTING?
I think my first attempt was in around 2000/2001. I gave it away for a while a few years later and then my mate Dform got me back into it.
HOW/WHERE DID IT ALL BEGIN FOR YOU?
When I was young I remember seeing lots of DM's throw ups all over the Gold Coast. It got me curious about it. Then one school excursion we went to the Brisbane Art Gallery and in the bookshop was a copy of Subway Art. My mates and I pooled out money together and bought it…somehow I managed to be the one who kept it. I looked through it everyday and got hooked.
WHO'RE YOUR FAVOURITE WRITERS AND WHY?
Ahhh tough question! Here are 10 that come to mind. In no order.
1. Secret - 6 letters is a challenge, but he nails it
2. John Kaye - Colours, composition & calves
3. Ekaer - He makes the simple things look incredible
4. Teaz - letters & concepts
5. Ivo - Unwavering dedication & consistency
6. Dmote - Letters & Connections
7. Dvise - Original Inspiration
8. Memos - Style and just a really nice guy
9. Pubb Crew (SWE) - Great style writers
10. Smerk - Always getting a sneaky street piece up
YOU DRAW A LOT OF LOVELY LADIES, ARE THEY FICTIONAL CHARACTERS OR BASED OFF INFLUENTIAL FEMALES IN YOUR LIFE?
I get asked this a fair bit, there isn’t anything deep going on with them. It’s usually just a pose or something that captures my eye, then I try recreate it in my style. Some of the ladies I have tried to draw are Scarlett Johansson, Emma Stone, Fran Drescher, Alyssa Milano & Kate Winslet to name a few.
IF WE WERE TO TRAWL THROUGH YOUR BACKPACK, WHAT WOULD WE FIND?
Chobani Plain Yogurt, Bananas, iPhone 5, Headphones, assorted Baby stuff, keys, gym towel.
WHAT HAVE YOU GOT PLANNED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR?
After only recently becoming a father, I have learned not to make plans haha. But hopefully paint a bit more than I have been. Also maybe a return trip back to Hawaii.
TELL US ABOUT THE CURRENT PIECES YOU HAVE AVAILABLE AT THE CULPRIT CLUB?
I listen to a lot of Punk/Hardcore music, so my interpretation of the Opposing Offenders show theme was going to come from the messages in the punk music I grew up listening to. I took ‘Conform or Die’ from the Australian band The Hard-Ons album "Alfalfa Males, Once Summer Is Done, Conform Or Die”. I ended up doing 2 because I found the letters were fun to do.
DO YOU THINK BRISBANE HAS ENOUGH OPPORTUNITIES TO OFFER LOCAL ARTISTS?
It seems to have an awful lot more than the Gold Coast does.
WHERE CAN PEOPLE FIND MORE OF YOUR WORK?
I only Have an Instagram @i_spy.kiss no Facebook, Pinterest or any of the other ones.
ANY ADVICE FOR ASPIRING PAINTERS?
Keep it sorta simple!
What a hectic night!! Thanks to everyone who came out to check our KYEL GOLLY's book launch and print exhibition, 'Not Your Ordinary' featuring SINTAX JUNKIES (live) and LEANS. We have a very small amount of Gollys prints remaining in store, if you're chasing one hit us up on instagram or shoot an email to email@example.com + we have the book available in store and online!
Over 4 years, (2012-2015) photographer Kyel Golly documented photos in a world of the lost, the found and the free.
On October 27th, 2017, Kyel Golly and The Culprit Club launch his first official book - NOT YOUR ORDINARY, showcasing 800 stand out photos from this time.
Featuring the work of local artists all over Brisbane, and sharing the scattered memories of people, places and faces prevalent in our city's forgotten foresight, this book is one for the archives.
LAUNCH NIGHT will also feature an exclusive print photo series (each available for $25), giveaways and live acts.
NOT YOUR ORDINARY is a high-quality, 60 page photo journal (350 GMS cover, cello gloss, 150 GSM test, pur/lock bound) printed locally in BNE.
This is not graffiti.
This is not urban exploration.
This is not your ordinary Brisbane.
This is not your ordinary book.
Thanks to everyone who came out last night for NO SUCH LUCK last night, what a bloody turn out! To anyone who missed it, here's a little flick through some of the piece we had on display from:
ART BY DALE, MUCHOS, SINDY SINN, MIKE WATT, SHIDA, IROK, DIZZY LITTLE DOTTY, MAD CROOK, MAID, MICKY HORA, MASONRIE, TORI-JAYE MORDEY, CRISIS, ZOO KEEPER, LUSID ART, HARLEY AND HANDEN, INK BOY, LACEY, JOEL MCDONALD, BILLIE SCHNEIDER, SHVMVN, ADAM AVERY, TUCKS ONE, JOE O'TOOLE,, ERIC BRUCKNER, MATTE & LUCKS.
The Culprit Club is independent art gallery and retail store in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Our motive is motivation. We aim to exhibit the best and the worst from Australia's creative counterparts with no restriction or regulation.
We’re currently taking applications for a communications and graphic design intern.
Successful interns will assist the Creative Director in marketing and communication processes including blog writing (covering creative news, event and artist profiles) content creation/research, and social media marketing.
As we are a small, independent and creative-minded business, our marketing process is fun, organic and idea driven. This is not a ad-hoc, social-media scheduling role, so you must be confident, innovative and willing to put ideas forward.
We’re looking for a commitment to a minimum of at least 1 day per week, with availability to work within our studio in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane for at least 2 months. Working hours are flexible (Wednesday-Sunday).
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
- A student or recent graduate of design, digital media, communications, creative industries, journalism or public relations
- Any creative individual with first hand experience in creative communications and marketing
- Someone with an interest and passion for the creative industries
- Someone with an understanding of all social media platforms, Adobe Illustrator, photoshop and indesign
- Polished writing skills, (bonus points for published blog experience)
- Knowledge of graffiti culture and process will be HIGHLY regarded
HOW TO APPLY
If this opportunity is right up your alley, send your resume and portfolio (or weblink examples of your work) to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Your name – Culprit Club internship application’ as the subject line.
Please apply with your CV and cover letter, including your availability.
Applications close October 31.
* This is an unpaid internship
* Intern will be required to supply their own computer, however studio space/wifi/aircon/desk area etc will be provided
* Internship can be accredited to any relevant study requirements / subjects
After months of you lot whinging that most of our apparel range is sold out of sizes, we finally got our shit together and listened to your cries! This cheeky culprit tee (featuring our brand spakin' new handstyle design) comes in two AS colour ways, (gold and pink) and they're all hand screen printed locally in Brisbane! As always, we do limited runs on all apparel, so get your eyes around the pre-order link and order one now while we've got ya god damn size!
As we await the arrival of Arswandaru's show and Aussie' appearance this Friday - we catch up with his to talk through the concept of the show and his upcoming trip to sunny shores.
His paper limited edition fabric and paper prints ($50 and $100) will be available from 6pm Friday at The Club! Make sure you come along and meet the man himself!
CC: Talk us through the concept of the show?
A: Basically, the idea is about anything that happens around me in daily basis. I take consideration to the environment where I live (Bali), the healthy living that becomes a "trend", skateboarding and music that influence me a lot in many ways, also probably something more general like technology, the love-hate relationship with it.
CC: We've not seen silk screen fabric prints before - tell us about why you decided to exhibit your work this way?
A: I have some sort of personal connection with screen print and fabric. They're the most familiar things for me to work with since I was in high school. Back then I was doing it just for fun, to make the DIY stuff like tees, posters, etc. Also, I think fabric as a medium is the most common thing for people in general, we always wear any kind of fabrics, it's mass product, it's kitsch. With screen print method, sometimes there are some mistakes in the process, like the color or outlines are not perfect, compare to the digital work. There's some "human error", and that's how I want it. I don't really like the clean and perfect lines for my personal work.
CC: How long have you been working on this series, and did you ever expect to be touring with it internationally?
A: It's been a month or so, while doing some commercial work with tight deadlines. So I was kinda go back and forth, between commercial and personal work. It took a lot of time of trial and error as well. I didn't really expect to have a show overseas, yet I think it's not impossible.
CC: Why Australia?
A: The lowbrow art movement is growing massively in Indonesia nowadays and I think Australia has started it earlier, if I'm not mistaken . I think it's such a good opportunity to share my work with Australian audiences, also because most of my clients are Australian. So I think it's the time!
CC: Why The Culprit Club?
A: I've seen a lot of exhibitions at The Culprit Club (online), and joined some group shows as well which has been great. I think it's perfect to showcase my work there, good vibes and all.
CC: What're you packing in your travel bag?
A: Just some tees, pants, art supplies, and a skateboard.
CC: How can fans get in touch with you while you're in Brisbane?
A: Hit me up via DM on Instagram or email if you wanna meet up, hang out or do some rad stuff! I'll be in Brisbane for a few days, and will stay in Gold Coast and Melbourne for the rest of the trip.
Check out more info about the show - https://www.facebook.com/events/327941357649015/
As we embrace the upcoming arrival of Friday 13th, the most unfortunate day in western superstition, The Culprit Club presents ‘No Such Luck’ - a group show embracing all that is unlucky by delving deep into the broken mirrors of misfortunate.
Featuring the original works of:
ART BY DALE, MUCHOS, SINDY SINN, SHIDA, IROK, DIZZY LITTLE DOTTY, MAD CROOK, MAID, MICKY HORA, MASONRIE, TORI-JAYE MORDEY, CRISIS, ZOO KEEPER, LUSID ART, HARLEY AND HANDEN, INK BOY, LACEY, MARK RICHARDSON, JOEL MCDONALD, BILLIE SCHNEIDER, QUINCY MIKE, SHVMVN, ADAM AVERY, TUCKS ONE, MOSESSA, MATTE & LUCKS.