Warp Bulletin: December 2016

Saturday 3rd December 2016

So here it is. My last Warp Bulletin as Warp Intern. Sometimes writing the Bulletin has been hard to get through; almost like swimming through WordPress and Dreamweaver treacle. Other times its been flown by with ease. However, it has always been an engaging and informative process which I will miss (parts of)! As for the Warp Internship, I’ve had the most enjoyable, rewarding, tiring, stressful, informative and altogether best experience working here at g39/Warp! I would like to thank every single person I’ve worked with and alongside for the past 10 months! Good luck to lucky individual who is the next Intern!

What we have got for you at g39 in the chilly month of December?! Well, we have a Launch night for a new publication by Freya Dooley on Friday 9th December, 6-9pm, where Freya will also be premiering some new work. The next day (10th) at 5:30pm, we have ‘New Books’, where we will have a talk by Hugh Frost, from Landfill Editions, about publishing and distribution as an art practice. As well as this, there will be several publications being launched!

Finally, as it is the festive season, there is the g39/Warp Christmas Social on Friday 16th December, 5-9pm! This year we have Christmas movies, snacks, beverages, jumpers, as well as, some live jazzy festive music! Come along and let’s be merry!

As usual, to keep you up to date with everything, visit our website, our Facebook and Twitter (@_warp) pages.

All the best, have a great December, and goodbye for now!



S Mark Gubb: Go Fuck Yourself With Your Atom Bomb, 2014, Photographic print

S Mark Gubb – Revelations: The Poison of Free Thought, Prt II
Mike Kelley – Mobile Homestead

Preview 21 October 2016, 5-9pm
22 October – 17 December 2016

g39, Cardiff

For Cardiff Contemporary g39 is exhibiting part of the unique Artangel Collection in Wales for the first time, Mike Kelley’s film of Mobile Homestead. This will be shown alongside a major new sculptural work by S Mark Gubb, commissioned by g39 and Artangel. This is part of a multifaceted project for Gubb, happening concurrently at SYSON Gallery and a roadside billboard on an American interstate.

Revelations: The Poison of Free Thought, Prt II is a new sculptural work that S Mark Gubb has made, responding to Mike Kelley’s work. This is part of a multifaceted project by Gubb, all under the umbrella title of Revelations, this work expands on an increasingly apocalyptic vision evident in Gubb’s work and thinking.

These two works together take part in a conversation about personal and cultural histories and the spaces where subcultures and other communities meet.

Supported by Artangel Collection & Mike Kelley Foundation

More info here.


Freya Dooley: It Feels Like, 2016

Freya Dooley – Rhythms and Disturbances

Preview 21 October 2016
22 October – 17 December 2016

g39, Cardiff

In the Unit#1 space at g39 we are pleased to commission a new work by Freya Dooley for Cardiff Contemporary. Freya works with words, voice and collage, using cut-ups of found and borrowed texts, literature, letters, snippets of conversations and earworm pop songs. Her recent work incorporates multi-layered aural textures containing repetitive forms and overlapping rhythms.

She is interested in monologues and dialogues; through sound, moving image, drawing, performance and publication. The exhibition at g39 explores a sensory relationship between anxiety, repetition and desire: the rhythm of speech and the bodily rhythms that govern our physical relationship with the world.

More info here.


Freya Dooley – Publication Launch
9th December, 6-9pm
g39Join 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.

New Books – Talk and event at g39
10th December


Over the past year or so, we’ve been involved in several projects that have had publication elements that have been developed from our exhibitions and residency programmes. We will be introducing several of these publications and discussing ideas around gallery publishing and artists books.

Hugh Frost (Nottingham) will join us to talk about his experience running Landfill Editions and the wider context of publishing and distribution as an art practice.

Landfill Editions is an independent publisher releasing Artists’ Books & Objects, Comics, Zines, Prints, Short Fiction and Science-Fact since 2009. Site Office is a project space and bookshop based within Syson Gallery in Nottingham, England.



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!



Breakfast Club

Every Saturday from 10am @ g39 until 17th December

Begun as part of the Unit(e) programme and Louise Hobson’s Library residency, Warp hosts a weekly breakfast club; intended as informal meeting to start the day and get the brain working. So come join us for coffee, croissants and chat. All welcome. 80’s attire optional. Come see the Warp Breakfast Club Teapot!

WARP Users


Artes Mundi 7
John Akomfrah, Neil Beloufa, Amy Franceschini / Futurefarmers, Lamia Jorgeige, Nastio Mosquito & Bedwyr Williams

21 October 201626 February 2017 

National Museum Cardiff & Chapter


  • Chapter Bedwyr Williams, Century Egg + Echt – December 17th, 2.30pm. Film screenings are free but booking is required: 029 2030 4400
  • National Museum Cardiff – Tour by Sean Edwards – December 15th, 1:05pm. Free
  • National Museum Cardiff – Recordings for the birds – Performance – Every Saturday ,12:00. Free
  • National Museum Cardiff – Daily Guided Tours – 2pm. Free
  • Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum Cardiff – Artes Mundi 7 Conference – 25th January 2017, 09:30am-17:00pm. £25. Click here to book.

For information Artes Mundi at National Museum Wales, click here. For information Artes Mundi at Chapter, click here.


BEEP: This must be the place I never wanted to leave

Sinead Aldridge | Tom Banks (image) | Sam Chapman | Philip Cheater | Michelle Conway | Tom Down | Ilona Kiss | Arron Kuiper | Anna McNeil | Eifion Sven-Meyer | Fran Williams | Camilla Wilson

Preview Wednesday 16th November 6-8pm
16th November – 23rd December
Open Wednesday – Saturday 12.30 – 5.30pm

Arcade Cardiff,
Queens Arcade, Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2BY

More info here.


Affordable Art Auction
CSAD Fine Art students, staff and alumni

8th December at 5pm-9pm
Stadium Plaza, Wood Street, CF10 1LA Cardiff

For more info, click here.


Stabbing Les present: WORK
As part of Pas Moi

3rd floor office at Broadacre House, Newcastle (the former headquarters of the Department of Work & Pensions)
7th – 9th December 2016

Warp and g39 alumni Cinzi Mutigli & Freya Dooley have been invited by Stabbing Les to be part of their ‘Work’ project, which they describe as a “Christmas do with a difference”. ‘Work’ is part of ‘Pas Moi’, which is a 3 day programme of site-specific performances and installations organised by Monkfish Productions from 7th – 9th December 2016.

For further information, check out Stabbing Les & Monkfish Productions. For event specific info, click here.


Welcome House Christmas Fundraising Silent Auction
11th December, 7pm- 10pm

The Albany Pub, 105 Donald Street, Roath, CF24 4TL Cardiff

For more info, click here.


Lufkin Loves Ceramics
Isabella Bilstein, Jack Welbourne, Buddug, Ross Giles, Anne Frost, Jess Dent, Spencer John Penn, Frances Lukins & Jennifer Hawthorn
11th December at 11am-4pm
Lufkin Coffee Roasters
183A Kings Road, CF11 9DF Cardiff
For more info, click here.

WARP Volunteers

Calling all our lovely volunteers!!

With  S Mark Gubb’s  Revelations: The Poison of Free Thought, Prt II, Mike Kelley’s ‘Mobile Homestead‘ and Freya Dooley’sRhythms and Disturbances’  now open at g39, the gallery will need to  call upon our fantastic volunteers to help with the invigilation of the show. So, to keep up to date with all the volunteering tasks coming up, look out for the weekly Warp Volunteer email that I send out every Friday! This will contain a detailed timetable of tasks for you to get involved in.

All you have to do if email back with what you can do, and ill put you on the calendar! Simple!

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.


Sidney Nolan Trust Project Assistant

The Sidney Nolan Trust are seeking a versatile and highly motivated individual for a new full-time post based at The Rodd, Presteigne.

S/He will provide assistance to the staff team at the Trust across the breadth of its planned activity and arts programme.  The ideal candidate will be hard-working, flexible and capable of undertaking a wide variety of tasks with diligence and discretion.  This person will be accustomed to working with initiative and enthusiasm and with a high degree of attention to detail.  A strong interest in the arts, in particular the visual arts, is essential.

Deadline for applications: 10am, 5th December 2016

Salary: £16-18,000 dependent on experience and qualifications.

For full details, click here.


Cardiff: Creative Capital: A symposium exploring what makes a creative city.

Thursday 8 December, 10am – 4pm
Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff University, Maindy Road, Cardiff. CF24 4HR.

Insights from the first year of Creative Cardiff – including their mapping of the city – alongside the themes and trends emerging from wider research.

There is a growing awareness of the importance of the creative economy, not only in its contribution to people’s quality of life but as a distinctive segment of the economy in its own right. Evidence from various sources confirms intuitive impressions of Cardiff as a creative city, with a significant cultural sector that is not only part of the fabric of life in the city but a cornerstone of its economy. At Creative Cardiff, they have begun the process of mapping Cardiff’s creative economy. This work sits alongside the establishment of the Creative Cardiff Network, established in October 2015.

Keynote Speaker: Hasan Bakshi, Director of Creative Economy in Policy and Research, Nesta
Chair: Professor Ian Hargreaves, Chair of Digital Economy, Cardiff University.
Speaker: Professor Justin Lewis, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

Full programme of speakers to follow. Please email to RSVP: CreativeCardiff@cardiff.ac.uk


Job Opportunity: Digital Curator of Media and Content

MOSTYN and the ‘School of Creative Arts’ Research Centre at Wrexham Glyndŵr University have advertised for a position of Digital Curator of Media and Content.

Applicants are invited for a 3-year MPhil/PhD studentship, co-funded by both organisations.

The aim of the project is to:

  • identify ways in which digital technology is transcending conventional structures of programming, display and engagement re-assess approaches to the digital e.g. as an ‘add on’, making it instead the core of the institution’s operations and programmes.
  • identify the impact on the way the gallery institution and audiences are adapting to the above phenomena.
  • develop an understanding of existing digital content from the institution’s perspective and an audience perspective.
  • implement a digital programme strand of activities and experiments e.g. initiating digital residencies for artists and technologists.
  • establish the foundation of a searchable digital archive and resource to serve as a basis for future research.
  • integrate relations and evidence audience engagement/reaction.

This research will build upon MOSTYN’s existing digital footprint and the evidence based currently available from its programme of activities in order to reshape perception and understanding.  The project will provide training in all relevant aspects of the research process.

For further information about the position:

Closing date for applications: 20th December 2016


School of the Damned class of 2018 –

Applications for participants in the School of the Damned (SOTD) class of 2018 are now open.

They seek new members to participate in and take responsibility for the future of SOTD, which is now going into its 5th year!

The School of the Damned is a free postgraduate course, that is run by and for its students! Rather than paying fees, the School runs a labour exchange programme with guests including artists, writers and curators, trading time for time not only to challenge the financial exclusivity of higher education but to strengthen and extend its network.

Deadline: midnight, 31st December 2016

For more details and how to apply, click here.


THE END IS BY YUR – Call for Submissions

elysium gallery & ShellShock are seeking proposals from artists and acts to, in their words:

transform elysium gallery into an immersive experience of the afterlife; [for] an exhibition and a month long series of events to explore every corner of heaven and delve into the deepest depths of the underworld to playfully examine notions of the afterlife.’

will open on the 3rd March with an evening of immersive performances, and will continue with a programme of events and performances in the gallery and around Swansea City Centre until the March 31st.

Applications / submissions can be from any artistic discipline.

Deadline to register your proposals Saturday 4th February 2017 – more info and to apply click here.


Oriel Davies Litmus programme – Artist Curator opportunity

An opportunity has arisen at Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys for an emerging Artist Curator to develop and manage the Gallery’s new Litmus programme. This role offers enhanced curatorial professional development through on-site support and mentoring opportunities with the wider arts professional community within Wales.

Litmus is a 12-month programme of new artists’ commissions, resulting in a minimum of 5 new exhibitions and related works, all of which will show at Oriel Davies between late spring 2017 and spring 2018.

They are seeking an emerging creative practitioner with keen curatorial interest to develop and deliver Litmus. The aims of Litmus are to create new opportunities for emerging artists from Wales and the Borders to make innovative new artwork for public exhibition in one of Wales’ leading galleries, supported by a strong programme of artist and curatorial professional development; support access and inclusivity and to develop and engage new audiences for the programme. The Artist Curator should ideally have a professional qualification in the arts and / or some proven track record in working with contemporary visual arts practice.

  • Applicants should be based in Wales or the Border counties
  • Freelance Contract for up to 1 year, with a fee of £5000 (including all travel expenses).
  • The Litmus Artist Curator will work closely with staff at Oriel Davies.
  • The Freelance Contract has been estimated at 25 days over the course of the year to plan, organise and deliver the Litmus programme and to include additional mentoring.
  • Closing Date for applications: 5pm, Wednesday 18 January 2017
  • Expected start: end Feb – early March 2017

For further information about this opportunity and details about how to apply please contact alex@orieldavies.org or go http://www.orieldavies.org/en/news/articles/artist-curator-sought-litmus-programme



in solution

David Barnes
15 October – 3 December 2016
Exhibition Preview: 13th October, 6pm
More info here


Angela Davies: Silent Spaces

3rd December 2016 – 21st January 2017
Open: Monday – 17:00 – 20:00, Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 20:00, Sunday – 12:00 – 20:00 

Oriel Mwldan in Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan

More info here.