No one knows me like Dawn from the Jobcentre is Richie Culver’s first solo show in Hull, where he grew up.
Spread across two floors of the gallery, No one knows me like Dawn from the Jobcentre features mainly paintings. An honest, sometimes humorous account of time spent on Job Seekers Allowance underpins this body of new work. It invites the viewer to look at the fleeting yet significant relationships we encounter as we strive for success in the face of adversity. Richie’s work draws on many personal references, from his working-class roots, to metropolitan living, as well as his own experience of the darker side of urban life.
With a fascinating creative path that has taken him all over the world as a photographer and as a self-taught artist working in paint and mixed media (including collaborating with the likes of Topman) Richie’s work is highly sought after.
Richie’s work, especially his paintings, has become progressively abstract to bring together different elements of his works as a multi-disciplinary artist and he is collected by Blain|Southern, Adele and Tate. Last year, Hull 2017 commissioned Richie to create Costa Del Wiv, a series of shop fronts in Hull’s Whitefriargate, celebrating his roots and the coastal town of Withernsea.
Humber Street Gallery is a contemporary art space nestled in the heart of the city’s Fruit Market cultural quarter. Housed in a former fruit warehouse, the gallery will showcase the best in contemporary visual arts from the shocking to the sublime. The gallery seeks to generate debate, push boundaries, encourage new ways of thinking and inspire with a packed programme designed to appeal to those both familiar and not so familiar with the arts.