Date Change: Claire Feeley – Curator Talk

Saturday 26th August


Claire Feeley will be joining us on the 22nd July to talk about her work and upcoming projects.

Claire Feeley is a curator and writer based in London. Her curatorial practice includes exhibition-making, as well as collaborative projects combining art, architecture and performance. As co-founder of, she has realised commissions with artists including Becky Beasley, David Raymond Conroy, Richard Healy, Mary Hurrell, Simon Martin, Ursula Mayer, Dennis McNulty, Francesco Pedraglio and Cara Tolmie. Forthcoming exhibition projects include collaborations with Seoul Museum of Art, Korea; and Art Tower Mito, Japan.

Coming up we have talks by:

Tom Dale in Conversation with Ben Borthwick – 12 August

Kevin Hunt- 21 August

Artist Talk – Juste Jonutyte

Thursday 6 July 2017 – 6:30pm

Come along to a talk by Juste Jonutyte, the latest in our series of talks from artists and curators during the Unit(e) season.

Juste is director of Rupert Gallery in Lithuania. Rupert is a centre for Art and Education devoted to establishing close cooperation between artists, thinkers, researchers, and other cultural actors through interdisciplinary programs and residencies.


Richard Whitby Talk

G39 is pleased to host a talk by Richard Whitby. Richard is an artist who makes videos and performances as well as being a writer and an active member of Artists Union England. Join us for a talk about his work and the development and role of AUE.

‘My videos and, more recently, performances use various modes of image making – layering, contrasting techniques – in order to keep the collaged ‘edges’ visible. The work looks like it might equally be in the process of being made or falling apart. I am interested in how moving images narrativise our lives politically, economically and affectively – for example, in the way use of a public space is pre-figured through animated ‘pre-visualisations’ that show the ‘appropriate’ use of a shopping area or a public library. I use humour, special effects, animation, music, and acting (which is often improvised).’

‘Separate from my practice, I help run Artists’ Union England, a new trade union for artists working in England. The union was set up in 2014 as has a small but growing membership. As a trade union, we work to improve the conditions within which we work as artists, as well as advocating the value of the arts at the governmental level.’

Childe of Hale trailer, 2014:
Out of the cradle endlessly rocking, 2015:
New Theme Song, 2013:

Richard Whitby (b. Liverpool 1984) makes videos and performances, and writes. He studied art at Wimbledon College of Art and the Slade. He took part in the LUX Associate Artists Programme in 2012/13. In 2012 he produced a solo show with the Royal Standard, Liverpool. In 2015 he completed residencies with CCA Glasgow and Seoul Museum of Art. He has a PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of London and is an active member of Artists’ Union England.

Coming Soon: JusteJonutyte Talk/ Sgwrs: Juste will be visiting from Rupert Gallery, Lithuania. 6.30pm 6th July 2017

Elinor Morgan talk

Wednesday 21 June 2017

6:30pm at g39

We’re pleased to invite Elinor Morgan to talk about her work and practice.

Elinor Morgan works as the Senior Curator at MIMA, Middlesbrough. She has worked with artists to develop solo and group projects in different contexts, recently curating Gowlett Peaks, a programme of solo exhibitions and events above a pub in London and working as Assistant Commissioner on a large new public art project for Birmingham.

As ESP Programmer at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, she ran the gallery’s associate membership programme and public events, supporting the development of new work and ideas.

Morgan writes reviews, interviews, critical texts and essays.

Matt Giraudeau Talk

Thursday 8th June 2017

6pm at g39

We are really pleased to host a talk by as part of the UNIT(e) season. This is one of a series of talks throughout the summer that bring together artists and writers that are active in re-imagining art education..

Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau creates sculptures, drawings, performances and films. His work addresses abject materials, negative affective states, and the ambiguities of language and objects.

Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau was an Associate of Open School East, 2013-2014. He runs The Bad Vibes Club, which is a forum for research into negative states, runs Radio Anti with Ross Jardine, and collaborates with Ben Jeans Houghton as the ARKA group. He lives and works in London.

Recent exhibitions and events include Draft Systems, WRO Biennale, Wrocław, Control at LG London, and Word Gulch at The Curve, Barbican Gallery, London
Image:Life in Front of the Candle, paint on tile, 30 x 90cm, 2017

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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