Giles Bailey Artist Talk






Giles Bailey Artist Talk

26 May


We are pleased to be inviting Giles Bailey to g39 to give a talk about his practice. Giles has a practice that originates in performance but that generates a broad range of exhibition material from sculpture, objects, film, texts and archival material.
“Working largely with performance I try to rethink conventional approaches to assembling and recounting history. Working with texts, video fragments and choreographies, either composed myself or strategically plundered from elsewhere, these works propose a historiographic model that acknowledges doubt, subjectivity and reduction as inevitable factors when making sense of past events.”
Giles Bailey has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Basel, The Hepworth (Wakefield), and Transmission Gallery (Glasgow). He lives and works in London and teaches fine art at Newcastle University.

Tom Goddard: Artist Talk

Thursday 18th May
6.30pm for 7pm start

We’re delighted to have an artist talk coming up with Cardiff based artist, Tom Goddard who will be talking about his recent projects and processes.

Tom works across design, film, performance, drawing and photography exploring the relationship between place, community, culture and fiction. He has recently exhibited at the Testspace, Spike Island, Bristol and Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno and he has undertaken a Standpoint Futures residency. Tom was in Unit(e) 2015.

This is the second event of our 2017 Unit(e) Summer School programme. Keep a look out over the next few months for what is building up to be a busy programme of local, national and international artists and curators


Another chance to see: Two stories from the Trinity Centre – Luna and Didi.

If you missed this film at g39 you have another chance to see it at

Trinity Centre, Cardiff CF24 1LE
Thursday 11th May 2017
All welcome – FREE

Since November 2016, g39 and Warp have worked with Trinity Refugee Centre to commission two films created with Tom Betts, a Cardiff-based filmmaker. The two narrative documentaries, Luna and Didi, provide personal insights to experiences of fleeing, persecution, seeking sanctuary and settling in Cardiff . Continue reading

Kelly Best Artist Talk

We are really pleased to invite Kelly Best to talk about her recent works and her working process.
Kelly was part of our first ever UNIT(e) programme, and it was through this process that we got to know her work. Her practice has developed through paintings and drawings into a mutli-faceted sculptural practice that uses formal methods to investigate shape, weight, form, and surface with the materials she’s using.

Kelly took part in the 3-Phase programme with exhibitions at g39, Eastside Projects, and Jerwood Visual Arts. She was selected for the British School in Rome, and has recently exhibited at Plymouth Art Centre. She is currently exhibiting at Oriel Davies.

This is the first event of our 2017 UNIT(e) Summer School programme. Keep a look out over the next few months for what is building up to be a busy programme of local, national and international artists and curators

Two stories from the Trinity Centre – Luna and Didi.

Join us for the public screening of Two stories from the Trinity Centre – Luna and Didi.

Friday 31st March 2017
6pm (for 6.30)
All welcome – FREE

Since November 2016, g39 and Warp have worked with Trinity Refugee Centre to commission two films created with Tom Betts, a Cardiff-based filmmaker. The two narrative documentaries, Luna and Didi, will be screened at g39 for the first time. Continue reading

Unit(e) 2017 Gwahoddiad i Gyflwyno Syniadau

Dyddiad cau: 2200 (10yr hwyr) Dydd Gwener 10 Mawrth 2017

UNIT(e). Bob blwyddyn, rydyn ni’n gweddnewid g39 yn ofod cynhyrchu, ymchwil, trafodaethau beirniadol, dangos ffilmiau, digwyddiadau cymdeithasol, darlithoedd a llawer mwy. Yn seiliedig ar batrwm ysgolion celf ac ysgolion haf annibynnol, bydd yr oriel yn troi’n fwrlwm o artistiaid amrywiol. Unwaith yr wythnos, byddwn ni’n gwahodd aelodau’r cyhoedd i weld sut mae gwaith yr artistiaid yn datblygu, cael cip y tu ôl i’r llenni a blas ar weithgarwch stiwdio sydd fel arfer yn ddieithr iddynt. Hefyd, mae gennym raglen amrywiol a chyfoethog o ymwelwyr a churaduron gwadd sy’n cyflwyno sgyrsiau, gweithdai a sesiynau un i un â deiliaid y stiwdio. Penllanw’r tymor fydd digwyddiad stiwdio agored.

Mae UNIT(e) wedi mynd o nerth i nerth o fewn ein rhaglen dros y tair blynedd diwethaf. Bydd rhaglen UNIT(e) 2017 yn creu cyswllt unigryw â thîm arolygu Cymru yn Fenis, cyfranwyr rhyngwladol a phreswylfeydd cyhoeddus.

Eleni, mae UNIT(e) yn para ddwywaith yn hwy na’r blynyddoedd blaenorol, a bydd ddwywaith yn gynhesach gobeithio dros fisoedd yr haf, rhwng 21 Ebrill a 9 Medi.

Lawrlwythwch manylion llawn am y cyfle a sut i wneud cais yma

Unit(e) 2017: Invitation for submissions

Deadline: 2200 hrs (10pm) Friday 10th March, 2017

Every year we transform g39into a space for production, research, critical discussions, film screenings, socials, lectures, and more. Taking its model from various independent art schools and summer schools, the gallery becomes a busy studio hub for the participating artists. Once a week we invite

the public in to see artists’ work in progress, the background noise, the often unseen studio activity of their practice. We also have a rich and varied
programme of visiting artists and curators who deliver talks, workshops and one-to-one sessions with studio holders. The season concludes with an open studio event.
UNIT(e) has been a growing evolving project within our programme over the past three years. The UNIT(e) 2017 programme will be making a unique
connection with the Wales In Venice invigilation team, international participants and a public spaces residency running in parallel. This year, UNIT(e) is twice as long as previous years, and hopefully at least twice as warm, running through the summer months, from 21 April until 9 September.

Download full details of the opportunity and how to apply here

Opportunity: Warp Intern at g39


6 months part time 2 days per week, 29th March – 30th September 2017

Salary: £12,000 p/a – pro rata at two days per week (0.4 wte)

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 21st February 2017

Warp are pleased to announce that we are now looking for a new intern to work alongside the Warp Programme Coordinator and the Programme Assistant to help deliver the programme’s services. The Intern position is aimed at those with some experience with an arts organisation who wish to develop their skills further through training, hands-on experience and direct engagement with the sector.

While the internship is open to both arts practitioners and non-practitioners alike knowledge and understanding of contemporary art is essential. The Intern will be responsible for co-ordination of volunteers, administration relating to Warp schemes and have the opportunity to liaise with both the marketing and exhibition teams at g39.

For full information and details of how to apply download the application pack:

NB: Due to the nature of funding current undergraduate students are not eligible to apply for this position.

Cancelled: Freya Dooley – Publication Launch


Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled. Join us on Saturday for our New Books event instead when there will be a talk by Hugh Frost of Landfill editions and recent g39/Warp artist publications will be introduced.

9th December, 6-9pm

Join us for a live event with Freya Dooley marking the launch of a new publication developed alongside ‘Rhythms and Disturbances’ at g39 with the support of the Arts Council Of Wales. Freya will also be performing new work. during the launch.

This is also another opportunity to see this layered and complex new work by the artist.

G39/Warp Christmas Social


G39/Warp Christmas Social – Friday 16th December, 5-9pm at g39

Tis’ the season to be jolly… which means it is time to drink and be merry at the annual G39/Warp Christmas Social.

Our seasonal get together is not only for the staff at g39/Warp to let their hair down, but more importantly it is for the artists we’ve worked with, the volunteers who’ve helped throughout the year, and for anyone who wants to get involved.

So expect:

– Lots of mulled wine, cider and other beverages.
– A dazzling array of Christmas jumpers
– Chilled Live acoustic music (to be revealed)
– A fine selection of Christmas movies
– Copious amounts of Christmas snacks
– The super exciting arrival of Santa!

Also, the Christmas Social will also double up as the leaving party of our current Warp Intern James Cocks, who finishes the following day after 10 months with us! So come and say goodbye!

We do hope you’ll be able to join the festivities!