Conclave Presents: PERSUASION (Billy Chainsaw & Girl Shit)


PERSUASION brings together the work of BILLY CHAINSAW and GIRL SHIT: two artists who share a love of 20th Century subcultures and their visual iconography.

PERSUASION is often the currency of creatives and those who seek the “other” in a bid to suggest what lies between the gaps in the world. It is also something that free thinking often works against in the seeking of truths.

In their separate – but complementary – ways, these artists examine the contradictions and hypocrisy within mainstream society that these subcultures have brought to light, and the pervasive impact that dangerous, unchallenged authority can have on us all as individuals.

Girl Shit is a fine artist exploring propaganda, subculture and female narrative magick.

Her work moves fluidly through painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, printmaking, and artist merch; asking questions and exploring alternate possibilities.

For this show Girl Shit is showing a series of original collage works and an installation featuring a selection of works from the “ASTRAL TRAVEL LUGGAGE Co.”

Website: / Instagram: @girlshitgirl

Billy Chainsaw is an internationally collected, British, contemporary Dark Pop Artist, whose work uses a fertile mix of pulp and the arcane to engage with ideas of mortality, magick and sensuality.

1960s bogeyman, Charles Manson, is one of the most recognisable faces of the 20th century. Through his latest artworks in this show, Billy Chainsaw shines a transformative light on the quintessential antihero and presents him as a Pop Art Idol.

Chainsaw says: “my intention isn’t to glamorise violence, but to depict that it’s possible to discover beauty in the badness.

Website: / Instagram: @billychainsawhoulston



Saturday 15th July: 10am – 6pm
Sunday 16th July: 11am – 5pm
Saturday 22nd July: 10am – 6pm
Sunday 23rd July: 11am – 5pm

PRIVATE VIEW LAUNCH PARTY: Friday 14th July, 6-9pm

PERSUASION FILM NIGHT (TBC): Wednesday 19th July 6.30pm

Please Note: this exhibition contains nudity, and some subjects that may be not suitable for younger viewers. Recommended 18+. Please exercise discretion, and feel free to ask us if you have any questions – contact us by email with any queries.