WARP bulletin April


April Bulletin

April 2018
Hello everyone. Hope you’re well and enjoyed the bank holiday weekend. There’s plenty to get involved with this month at g39. Louise Bristow will be giving an artist talk and also offering one – to – one sessions (see below) and we have the opening of two new exhibitions – ‘Sightseers’ and ‘The Rejoinders’ – to look forward to in the next couple of weeks.
You have one more week to visit ‘Shiftwork’ at g39 so please join us at 5PM today for  a talk from artists Dr Daniel Baker & Billy Kerry! Followed by the rescheduled launch until 9PM.

Elin Meredydd will take over as Warp intern from April 18 so pop in to breakfast club to give her a warm welcome and keep her updated with current events and projects that you are involved with.


Very best





Shiftwork snow delayed launch and talk

Join us for the snow-postponed celebration
An invitation to // gwahoddiad i :

Daniel Baker
Shamus McPhee
Artur Conka
Billy Kerry

***ON Saturday 07 APRIL at 5pm /// Dydd Sadwrn 07 Ebrill a 5yp***
***Talk//Sgwrs gan: Dr Daniel Baker & Billy Kerry***

Preview // Rhagarddangosiad: 18.00 – 21.00
Ar agor: 4 Mawrth – 14 Ebrill / Open 4 March – 14 April





Y dyddiad cau.
9 Ebrill am 10pm

Rydym yn croesawu datganiadau o ddiddordeb gan artistiaid sydd am gymryd rhan yn UNIT(e) 2018.
Rydym yn chwilio am gyflwyniadau sy’n agored ac yn arloesol, sy’n datblygu ymarfer stiwdio arbrofol neu syniadau ymchwil. Rydym eisiau clywed gan artistiaid sy’n cymryd cyfeiriad newydd yn eu gwaith neu’n dechrau cydweithrediad newydd.

Lawrlwythwch manylion llawn a gwybodaeth ar sut i wneud cais. 

Cyfle Cyfartal

Rydym yn croesawu ceisiadau gan bobl waeth beth fo’u hanabledd, rhywedd, cyfeiriadedd rhywiol, statws priodasol, cyfrifoldeb teuluol, oedran, hil, cefndir ethnig, cenedligrwydd (yn ddarostyngedig i drwydded waith pan fo angen), aelodaeth a gweithgarwch undeb llafur, credoau gwleidyddol neu grefyddol. Cysylltwch â ni os ydych am dderbyn y ffurflen hon / gwneud cais mewn fformat gwahanol neu os bydd gennych unrhyw gwestiynau ynglŷn â hygyrchedd yn g39.


9th April 2200 hrs (10pm)

We are inviting expressions of interest from artists who wish to participate in UNIT(e) 2018.
We are looking for submissions that are open and exploratory, develop experimental studio practice or research ideas. We want to hear from artists taking a new direction in their work or starting a new collaboration.

Full details and information on how to apply

Equal Opportunities
We welcome applications from people irrespective of disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family responsibility, age, race, ethnic origin, nationality (subject to issue of work permit where required), trade union membership and activity, political or religious beliefs. Please contact us if you want to receive this form/ apply in a different format or if you have any questions regarding accessibility at g39.



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g39 has been working with the group of artists, writers and curators who were invigilators for James Richards’exhibtion Music for the gift as part of the venice Bienalle. They have been immersed in the show, speaking to visitors, and locals, responding to the culture, language, history, the city of Venice, James’ show and the other Biennale exhibitions.
This exciting group of artists and curators will show in an exhibition which questions the conventions of the group exhibition.

James Cocks, Rory Duckhouse, Beth Elen Roberts, Bob Gelsthorpe, Anna Grace Rogers, Emily Hartless, Mark Hicken, Heledd Jones, Ella Jones, Gweni Llwyd, Stevie Mackinnon Smith, Angela Magee, Elin Meredydd & Adam Farrugia White, AJ Stockwell, Rhian Sullivan, Amy Treharne, Helena Turgel, Thomas Williams

Preview Friday 27 April, 6-9pm
Open 28 April – 2 June, 11am-5pm Wed to Sat


Call for Contemporary Visual Artists Based in Indonesia: Unit(e) 2018

Unit(e) is a 12-week summer programme of experimentation, research, critical discussions, film screenings, socials, lectures, and more.

Unit(e) dates: 30 June – 22 September 2018

Cardiff, Wales, UK

Deadline for applications: 25th April 2018

An Invitation for Submissions

With support from the British Council New Commission Fund, we are inviting expressions of interest from Indonesia based artists who wish to participate in Unit(e) 2018. We are looking for submissions that are open and exploratory, develop experimental studio practice or research ideas. We want to hear from artists taking a new direction in their work or starting a new collaboration. This opportunity for an Indonesian artist has a particular focus on supporting women and trans artists, or artists whose practice explores gender, sexuality and identity so do bear this in mind when putting together your application. We are not expecting proposals for exhibitions or resolved projects.

The successful applicant from Indonesia will receive:

  • A fee of £2200
  • Flights & transfers from Indonesia to Cardiff
  • Accommodation in Cardiff

Unit(e) studio holder from Indonesia can also expect:

  • A studio space for research, development of ideas, and production of new work.
  • Access to bookable computers for design and editing.
  • Access to a research library onsite.
  • A programme of professional development including talks, workshops and artist-led one to one sessions.
  • Access to a range of AV equipment.
  • Access to tools (previous experience may be required to use power tools) and technical support.
  • Opportunity to present and discuss ideas in a friendly critical environment.
  • A network of peers and UNIT(e) alumni.
  • Regular contact with g39 staff.
  • A warm welcome and an introductory social meal.


Download full details and information on how to apply.



EnergyRitualRGB                                 photo credit Bernard G Mills

Artist Talk: Louise Bristow


Wednesday May 2 6pm

Brighton based artist, Louise Bristow, works primarily in painting and printmaking. Her working process involves making intricate 3-dimensional models of real and imagined architectural forms combined with collage elements to form tabletop arrangements in her studio. These scenes become the starting point for her paintings.



One – to – One sessions

Louise Bristow G39

Wednesday May 2 and Thursday May 3

We are pleased to say that Brighton based artist, Louise Bristow is holding On-to-One sessions at g39 on 2nd and 3rd May 2018.

One to One sessions offer early and mid career artists with a chance to discuss and gain feedback on their practice from an experienced artist and / or you might want to look at a particular key issue that is currently important in your career / practice. The sessions last between 30 – 40 minutes. You may wish to bring examples of your work or to access your website during the meeting, you can bring your own laptop or use one provided at g39.




Breakfast Club
Every Saturday from 10am

Breakfast Club is hosted at g39 every Saturday morning from 10am. Pop in for a chat and something to eat, sit in the Warp library space with a cup of tea and visit the current exhibition.









Open Call: Workplace Creative Residency Programme

As part of FACT and Culture Liverpool’s The Future World of Work programme, we are announcing an open call for workplace-based creative residencies. FACT invites artists and creative practitioners to submit proposals exploring how new working practices, business processes, and technologies are changing working life.

The programme will include six fully-funded residencies to develop creative workplace interventions, in partnership with businesses in the Liverpool City Region. Drawing upon artistic inquiry and research methods, this project aims to engage artists with employers to stimulate debate with businesses, policymakers and the public at large.

The programme is an exciting opportunity for artists to develop their practice whilst immersed in an authentic working environment. By appraising the norms, idiosyncrasies and broader sectoral developments for a specific workplace, the residency is a platform to interrogate late capitalism’s technology zeitgeist, stimulating new dialogues around the social implications of innovations in the workplace.

Outcomes will be presented in an exhibition at FACT in Spring 2019.

A resident fee of £2500, with £1500 for travel and accommodation and £2000 towards production will be awarded for work carried out between May – October 2018 in the Liverpool City Region, UK.

Deadline for Applications: Monday 16 April 2018, 10am.

More Information




BEEP 2018 open for entries

Beep The Beep Painting Prize is a biennial open submission painting exhibition based in Swansea, Wales and welcomes entries from UK & International artists. We will accept entries by email or by post. There are two selection processes, firstly 2 judges will choose the shortlisted artists for the Beep 2018 exhibition and once the exhibition is up will choose a winner that will be announced at the opening night on Friday 3rd August 2018.

The selection process is anonymous with the judges choosing the works specifically from the submitted images without looking at artist names, CV’c and biographies.

The Main Prize winner will receive £1000 and a solo exhibition with elysium gallery, Swansea to take place in 2019

Deadline 18 June


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Applications for the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019: Going, Gone are now open. The Jerwood/FVU Awards are an annual open call opportunity, awarding two £20,000 moving-image commissions to artists within the first five years of their practice. Each year, the Awards have a curatorial premise to which we ask applicants to respond in bold, exciting, thought-provoking ways.


Deadline Wednesday 11 April 2018




Mark Devereux Projects invites applications from artists for Dialogues 5; a new project providing tailored critique and mentoring for five visual artists.

The selected artists will take part in a structured creative retreat aimed at improving critical discourse within their practices. Following this, Mark Devereux Projects will carefully match each artist with their own curatorial mentor who will offer tailored, high quality critique of the artist’s practice through studio visits and ongoing conversations.

Concluding the project, each artist will be invited to present new work as part of a group exhibition(s) and accompanying artists’ talk event.

Dialogues 5 aims to reach artists with a range of practices and artistic approaches, bringing together individuals from across the UK from all backgrounds.

Deadline: Sunday 29 April 2018, 5pm

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Syllabus IV call for applications

Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, Iniva, S1 Artspace, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire, invite applications from artists for Syllabus IV; a collaboratively produced alternative learning programme in its fourth year that will support ten artists across ten months.

Starting in September 2018, the curriculum for Syllabus IV will be built around a series of six intensive gatherings, which the ten selected artists will collaboratively develop with curators and artists who work with the partner organisations, alongside two external Artistic Advisors. Syllabus IV participating artists will bring forward ideas to the programme and actively contribute to its design and delivery across the ten months.

Artists will benefit from:

The opportunity to collaboratively shape and develop a reflexive learning experience.
The opportunity to develop supportive networks of artists, curators and organisations.
An intensive programme of gatherings at partner venues that offer time to come together to discuss ideas, work and approaches to practice.
Introductions to, and connections with arts organisations, communities and networks in cities across the UK.
Opportunities for one to one support and critical conversations throughout the programme


More Information





LAST DANCE: RE-IMAGINED FUTURES Open call for two proposals

What will culture be like in 2000 years?

Lighthouse and Re-Imagine Europe have two opportunities available to contribute to the Re-Imagined Futures programme. The open call invites proposals for artist exchanges, talks, workshops and live performances by women and self identifying women artists, or curators presenting the work of women or self identifying women. Each accepted proposal will fill one evening, either the 11th May or the 18th May. Successful proposals receive a contribution of up to £1,000. These funds must include your own fee, speaker/workshop leader fees, travel arrangements and additional equipment hire.

Application deadline – Monday 16th April 2018 12pm

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Opportunity: Green Man Festival artist residency


Call for Light and Digital artists

Visual artists working in a sculptural, environmental and/or site specific way with light and/or digital media are invited to send expressions of interest for temporary outdoor commissions at Green Man in 2019.

Artist fee of up to £1,500 per artist/collective, plus access to a materials budget.

Residency during the this year’s festival with £500 bursary per artist/collective to support attendance, plus travel expenses and subsistence.

R&D Residency 16-19th Aug 2018

Deadline Friday 15 April 2018

More information







Chris Alton, Crudely Plucking the Strings (detail), digital image, 2018. Image courtsey the artist _ 1

Spit & Sawdust Billboard Commission: Chris Alton

Launch May 10 7PM-9PM

9th December – 27th January

Spit & Sawdust, Cardiff

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Experimentica About Time

11 – 15 April

Chapter Arts Centre

James Richards: Migratory Motor Complex
Until May 26
Chapter Arts center
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Clare Barclay: Deep Spoils

24 March – 2 June

Mission Gallery

More information



Material Presence: Zoe Preece

31 march – 19 May

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre

More Info



Teimlo Llais

Opening night Wedneday 18 April

Arcade Cardiff

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WARP Volunteers



Call out for volunteers!!

Get involved directly with your local art community and gain valuable experience volunteering at g39!

Do you have a day free to help with front of house duties during the running of our current exhibition Shiftwork ? Why not come give us a hand in the gallery. We always appreciate your help and can offer bottomless tea/coffee, biscuits and hot water bottles/a heater for the cold weather. Contact me at warpintern@gmail.com with your availability and I’ll put you into the calendar

As always, we can do a full day or a half day (11am to 2pm or 2pm till 5pm). And, we can reimburse for travel up to £5 for a full or half day, and reimburse you for lunch up to £5 for a full day.
If interested in helping being a volunteer and want to be put on our volunteer mailing list, just click.

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