bad things in everything
DEBUT INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE BY AWRSWANDARY / FRIDAY / 15TH SEPTEMBER
The Culprit Club is proud to announce, ‘BAD THINGS IN EVERYTHING’ - a debut solo exhibition by ARSWANDARU CAHYO.
Born in Surakarta, Indonesia, now residing in Bali, Arswandaru is the first international artist to debut at The Culprit Club.
Arswandaru Cahyo’s ‘Bad Things in Everything’ is an exploration of daily life, in particular the iconic influence of technology in the modern world.
Arswandaru’s satirical style and quirky characters convey the nuances of these themes. He draws upon his personal experiences to create surreal and psychedelic settings with his sought after, tattoo-inspired style.
It’s with huge excitement and pride that we welcome Arswandaru to our walls.
DEBUT BY JOE O'TOOLE / FRIDAY / AUGUST 4 / 6PM
The Culprit Club is proud to announce, NERVOUS WRECK - a debut solo exhibition by JOE O’TOOLE. NERVOUS WRECK will showcase a series of Joe’s hand painted porcelain plates, expressing a collection of honest, brave and touchingly bold statements to form a self-portrait of his personal anxiety.
“My grandmother loved kitsch decorations. They were symbolic of the manifestation of an overcompensation of having something ‘nice’, to distract herself from being dull.”
“The painted truisms are a personal reflection of my patterns of anxiety. The four stages are perceived conflict, victimhood, pity and resolution -each stage being characterised by the painted letters.”
BACK TO SQUARE ONE
BIRTHDAY GROUP SHOP / FRIDAY / JULY 14 / 6PM
To celebrate our ripe upcoming age of one-year-old, we’re hosting a giant group show featuring the collaborative works of artists who’ve been the heart of The Culprit Club over the last 12 months.
Aeon, Aidan Ryan, Alex Lehours, Arswandaru, Bafcat, Blex, Buttons, Billie Schneider, Chris Doyle, Chehehe, Chrissie Abbott, Dean Nenadich, Diz, Drule, Emmanuel Moore, Funeral French, Graham Hare, Hanna, Inkboy, Irok, Ivo, James Nye, John Kaye, Kiss, Kiel Tillman, Lauren Webster, Lusid Art, Lucinda Wolber, Lucks, Luke Henery, Maid, Markus Ravik, Memos, Oh Noes, Pat Rogasch, Phibs, ProCreativ, Reuben Stocks, Sevens, Shaman, Soda Mouf, 1337.
EXHIBITION BY COURTNEY BRIMS / SATURDAY / JUNE 3 / 6PM
The Culprit Club is proud to announce, BUSH FABLES – a solo exhibition by COURTNEY BRIMS. Brims' latest collection of work draws attention to Australia’s vanishing flora and fauna species by blending themes of May Gibbs' and Norman Lindsay's nostalgic bush fairytales with the haunting eeriness of Australian’s iconic mystery novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock.
This illustrative series reflects the vulnerability of nature, but also her determination to endure mankind’s attempts to tame, confine and control her creations. Inspired by the beauty of the Australian landscape, these new works serve to promote appreciation and awareness of our unique biodiversity, while exploring ideas of destruction, displacement, rebirth, and the delicate connectedness of nature.
Her works wisely whisper the dichotomies shared between prey and predator.
ALL AS ONE #2
PRESENTED BY CULPRIT CLUB, BABYLON FALLS, PARLIAMENT & THE ZOO / SATURDAY / JUNE 3 / 6PM
As we come together as a collaborative crew of writers, painters, artists and skaters, barbers, blazers, drinkers and gamers - The Culprit Club,Babylon Falls Barbershop & Studio and Parliament Skate Shop proudly present ALL AS ONE round #2 at the zoo. Featuring live music from Pet Possum, Beat Around, Average Art Club, Gratis Minds, Wharves and Drop Legs + Free skate and comp from Parliament Skate Shop and live art from The Culprit Club and Ironlak Art and Design Brisbane(*door and comp prizes tba). ALL AS ONE marks something new for Brisbane. It's too often we get tied up in life’s pursuits and forget the ideas and inspiration that brought us all together. We’re going back to the roots of who we are, to show homage to the industries we collectively live through and love by coming together collectively to hang out and have fun, all as one.
secret walls australia
LIVE ART BATTLE FEATURING TEAM CULPRIT CLUB / APRIL 5 / 7PM
The fight club of the art scene!
2 TEAMS OF 3 ARTISTS WILL GO HEAD TO HEAD IN A 90MIN LIVE ART BATTLE. Armed solely with black markers and paint. Drawing freestyle with no pencils or sketches, with the challenge of filling a large canvas…
Alongside them, two neutral guest judges help choose the winner. In conjunction with DJs, drinks, voting power and time pressure, comes the thrill of watching freestyle artwork unfold before your eyes.
Artists Representing The Culprit Club Brisbane
MAID, IROK AND LEANS
EXHIBITION BY CULPRIT CLUB RESIDENT ARTIST CHRIS DOYLE / APRIL 28
The Culprit Club is proud to announce, LITANY - an exhibition of silk screen and wood block prints by CHRISTOPHER DOYLE.
Chris is a Brisbane based artist, working primarily with traditional printmaking techniques. His work focuses on the history of printmaking and the social impact of image dissemination.
'Litany' will bring together a collection of Chris’s most recent work, created through his in house artist residency at The Culprit Club that explores the notions of image authority and mediated experiences.
Using traditional printmaking techniques to reproduce contemporary digital images, this show reflects his attempt to slowdown the image-dissemination process.
LIFE RUINED MY GRAFFITI
IROK - BRISBANE / SYDNEY / MELBOURNE TOUR MARCH / APRIL
‘Life Ruined My Graffiti’ is an exceptionally personal series of hand painted portraits and prose expressing the frustration, heartache and hardships of IROK's double life as a vandal, and a father.
The bravest leap of faith I ever made was to throw away safety of my underground world to start a real life from scratch. The white-picket fences, the fancy job titles, the family … it’s all lies we’re taught to lead for the perceptions of social success. This is not who I am.
IROK’s emotive transition to canvas portrays both the pain and pleasure from his double life. His personal sacrifices are painfully prevalent through his works with every emotion and experience bleeding onto the canvas.
This is my life, and it ruined my graffiti.“
ALL AS ONE
PRESENTED BY CULPRIT CLUB, BABYLON FALLS, PARLIAMENT & THE ZOO / SATURDAY / MARCH 18 / 6PM
As we come together as a collaborative crew of writers, painters, artists and skaters, barbers, blazers, drinkers and gamers - The Culprit Club,Babylon Falls Barbershop & Studio and Parliament Skate Shop proudly present ALL AS ONE round #2 at the zoo. LIVE ART The Culprit Club Ironlak Art and Design Brisbane (The Keno Boiz + drule from 6pm) FREE SKATE + DEMO Parliament Skate Shop
(decks available to skate from 6pm) FREE CUTS Babylon Falls Barbershop & Studio (Barber Alien running tracks from 6pm) MERCH DESK + ART DISPLAY Bench Espresso (Soda Mouf, Graham Hare + The Uninvited from 6pm)
IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU
EXHIBITION + BOOK LAUNCH BY DEAN NENADICH - 3 MARCH 6PM
The Culprit Club is proud to announce, ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’, the first official showing of works by Dean Nenadich.
‘It's Not Me, It's You’ is a series of original line drawings, written prose and painted portraits that explore temptation, elation and (more so) the frustration of contemporary romance within a technological age.
Nenadich’s flawless transition from graffiti to fine-art brings forward this incredible body of work, showcasing his uncanny ability to capture raw emotion, humour and brutal honesty through his notions of ‘realist’ romance. In addition to his exhibiting works with acrylic, oil pastel and charcoal, Nenadich will also be launching a poetic/visual diary which follows a first person, narrative journey exposing his personal relationships over a 6 month period.
GROUP SHOW FEAT: 24 LOCAL ARTISTS - 10 JANUARY 6PM
The Culprit Club is proud to announce, NO ACRONYM - A local's only group exhibition featuring 22 of Brisbane’s finest artists including:
1337, Buttons, Diz, Ekaer, Graham Hare, Gus, Hanna, Irok, Ivo, James Nye, Joe O’Toole, John Kaye, Kiss Ispy, Leans, Lucks, Micky Hora, Powell, Pro Creativ, Sevens, Shaman-Signs, Soda Mouf, Tucks One and Visa.
The motive of this show is motivation - to bring together a collective community of writers, artists and individuals to showcase an array of diverse talents on one gallery wall. NO ACRONYM aims for advocacy amongst art, allowing artists to create free from restriction and regulation. Super simple stuff.
HOW MORNING STAR LOST HER FISH
EXHIBITION BY PAUL HARRIS - 10 DECEMBER 6PM
Predominately inspired by his creative influences from the 70s and 80s, this incredible series of impasto portraits gives new life to a number of iconic personalities including John Lennon, Gene Simmons, Prince, David Bowie, Jenny Saville and Nicholas Harding
Harris’s signature surrealist style captures not only the physical features of his subjects, but also expresses intimate connection to their character.
“Paul paints portraits in oils in deep rich colours and earth tones, in the style of the old masters, giving an air of mystery for the viewer.”
BOOK LAUNCH AND EXHIBITION BY JOHN KAYE - 12 NOVEMBER 6PM
Prolific in the national and international graffiti scene, and fast becoming one of Australia’s most promising conceptual artists, JOHN KAYE’s diverse range of paintings have seen his style and success praised across an international scale.
PORCELAIN PARADISE as a publication was created from a personal journal that contained daily thoughts and drawings – recorded over a four month period in eight different countries beginning in January 2016.
The artwork exhibited in this show was inspired and created throughout this experience. All artworks available in the PORCELAIN PARADISE showcase are new, original works, available exclusively via The Culprit Club.
FACE / FACE
AN EXHIBITION OF NEW WORKS BY PHIBS - 07 OCTOBER 6PM
FACE/FACE will draw forward a number of his recurring characters, and express the evolving emotions and colour theories of his constant progression.
This intimate showcase will bring audiences face-to-face with the energy that fuels the creation of PHIBS’ larger gallery works and street murals.
As one of the most respected and renown names in Australian Graffiti and Street Art, we’re very excited to welcome the profoundly prolific PHIBS back to our Brissy streets.
NO CURE MAGAZINE ISSUE 12 LAUNCH - 09 SEPTEMBER 6PM
ANDREW FAIRCLOUGH / KEN TAYLOR / MORNING BREATH / MATHEW COOPER/ BEN BROWN / FRENCH / GLENO SMITH / WE BUY YOUR KIDS / DAVE HOMER / PALEHORSE
Come down for a beer and celebrate our latest release, No Cure Magazine Issue 12 - 'High Voltage'. This issue won't dissapoint any music lover. No Cure has selected some of their favourite gig poster and album art designers who've created work for some of the greatest bands on the planet. To be in the true music spirit, we have released a special square-size edition to represent a vinyl record which is a must have for any N/C collector!
A LABEL PIN EXHIBITION - 5 SEPTEMBER 6PM
LISTER / COPE 2 / BOYKING / STEINER / DXTER THE WEIRD / ABOVE / GEMMA OBRIEN / JOHN CONTINO/ KYLER MARTZ / BEN FROST / NUMSKULL / JENNA BOUMA / CHLOE KOVSKA / SEQUENCE / JUMBO / CHRIS YEE / ADI / VEXTA / RYLSEE / JOSE MERT / JAMES JIRAT PATRADOON / FERRIS PLOCK / MULGA THE ARTIST / SABRINA ELLIOT / TIMBA SMITS / KILLER ACID /MIKE SHANSTER / ELEVATOR TEETH / COLORORGY / PAM GLEW / AARON CRAIG / LUKE DAY / TEENS ON ACID / SHANE STERRY / PHIL MORGAN / MUKLAY / DALE BIGENI / MATT CRABE / LAUREN WEBSTER / JERONE HUIJBREGTS / GEORGE ROSE /DRKNESS / JODEE KNOWLES / MICA STILL / MIKE WATT / WIZARDSKULL
OPPOSING OFFENDERS CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
THE CULPRIT CLUB LAUNCHING EXHIBITION - 15 JULY 2016
AEON FLYS / ALEX LE HOURS / BAFCAT / EKAER / GRAHAM HARE / IROK / JOHN AVANTI / KENTARO YOSHIDA / KISS ISPY / LAUREN WEBSTER / LUKE HENERY / LUSID ART / OHNOES / OX KING / SAUL ATTACK / SODA MOUF / UNWELL BUNNY / 1337
Challenging the ideas of the outspoken majority, this exhibition reacts to the traditional projects of 'crimes in society' and responds to the demoralising acts of 'crimes against humanity.