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The Culprit Club-Back To Square One
Below: WIP artworks by Kiss, Bafcat, John Kaye, Aeon, Maid, Buttons,Lusid Art, Lauren Webster, Arswandaru, Pat Rogash and Dean Nenadich.

Below: WIP artworks by Kiss, Bafcat, John Kaye, Aeon, Maid, Buttons,Lusid Art, Lauren Webster, Arswandaru, Pat Rogash and Dean Nenadich.

Next Friday, Brisbane’s cosiest, yet most innovatively occupied art gallery, ‘The Culprit Club’ turns one-year-old.

After an insanely successful 12 months, featuring almost 100 local, interstate and international artists though a series of solo/group exhibitions, hosting over 20 events and launching a local creatives residency program, it’s crazy to think how far the the humble beginnings of The Culprit Club have come.

To celebrate their ripe young age, The Culprit’s one year birthday show, 'Back To Square One' is really something special. Keeping true to their ‘art amity’ ideals, they’re launching an all collaborative group show featuring 40+ artists who've been the heart and soul of the space over the last year. 

'Back To Square One' may be one of the first exclusively collaborative artist exhibitions we've heard of. With each individual bringing the uniqueness of their personal styles to compliment, contrast and come together with the style of another, it really is all for one, and one for all!

Make sure you head out to Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley from 6pm, next Friday 14 July to peep the collaborative works of all the artists, and party with the culprit crew!

Exhibition line up includes:
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 and 1337.

Join the party and full details via the Culprit Club's FB event page.

Mambo - ACID TROPIC Collection

“Mambo’s designs have always told a story through art and characters, this year will be no different.”

-Lee McConnell


One of Australia’s most iconic surf and art brand Mambo,  launches new season with LEE MCCONNELL at the helm.

Officially taking the role of Art Director at the start of the year, Lee is keeping the business focused on real artworks and bringing it back to its true heritage of art and music. Celebrating more than 30 years of artistic history and satirical designs, the brand shows no signs of slowing down with a number of creative collaborations in the pipeline. 

Announced for the second year in a row, Mambo returns as Splendour in the Grass’ major fashion sponsor, with plans to activate bigger, better and more immersive art installations. Lee will be leading the art direction, which will be based on the collection Paradise Psych in the prime position of the top of the amphitheatre. 

Above images: Life Without Andy

Last year McConnell, alongside other Mambo artists, designed the Screaming Guitar, which was a completely interactive five-metre-tall guitar with a 2m giant tongue for festival goers to slide down on. At night, the guitar’s eyes lit up as well as the neck flashing and flickering.  

These art installations represent the strong sense of creativity, artistic heritage and daring sense of humour Mambo is known and loved for. 

“Mambo’s designs have always told a story through art and characters, this year will be no different.” Lee explains. 

 
 

The fusion of music and art is a natural combination for Lee, and his style is a natural fit for the Mambo. All the art is hand drawn with a focus on line work and new art is created every season.

Alongside working with Mambo, Lee is also involved with a number of other creative endeavours, including his recent collaborative work with the Dune Rats album cover and tour posters as well as co directing a music festival, Grow Your Own, in partnership with friend and musician Holly Rankin (Jack River).

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