Warp Bulletin: November 2016

Friday 28th October 2016

This October has probably the busiest I’ve ever been, and apart from the cold, the hangovers and the tiredness, it has also been the most creatively nurturing! madeinroath excelled its as always this year with an arts festival that turn the community of Roath in the cultural hub of the city. Artes Mundi, which opened on 21st October, once again proves that it is THE art prize to see with another crop of cutting edge contemporary artists created work based around the human condition. Be sure not to miss out and see the work at the National Museum Wales & Chapter!

If you thought that was enough, October also saw the opening of Cardiff Contemporary! And what a opening it was! With such a plethora of work included in this month-long festival, it is an absolute must-see!

Anyway enough of October, what about November? Well g39 is really excited to hosting two really exciting talks in the month of November with S Mark Gubb in conversation with Jennie Syson, director of Syson Gallery, Nottingham on the 11th November at 6pm, & Holly Davey and AJ Stockwell discussing the value of mentoring within the arts on the 19th November also at 6pm.

We have endeavored to include as much as I can and be fair about it, however if we’ve missed anything, we will try keep you up to date with everything through our website, via our Facebook and Twitter (@_warp) pages.

All the best and have a great November!



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.


Revelations – S Mark Gubb in conversation with Jennie Syson

11th November, 6pm

S Mark Gubb will be talking with Jennie Syson (Director of Syson Gallery, Nottingham) about his recent Revelations series.


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.


From Me To You – Talk with Holly Davey & AJ Stockwell

19th November, 6pm

Artists Holly Davey and AJ Stockwell discuss the value of mentoring within the arts following Holly’s recent commission in Plymouth ‘Here Is Where We Came From‘. Supported by ACW, Plymouth Arts Centre and Swansea College of Art, UWTSD.


Cardiff Contemporary Festival 2016

20 October – 19 November 2016

All across Cardiff at various locations

Thirty one days of artistic challenge and discovery opens across the city as Cardiff Contemporary gets underway for its 2016 edition. Drawing together international and Wales-based artists to occupy the city streets, galleries, forgotten spaces and communities. This year’s festival theme is ‘Communication’.

Cardiff Contemporary is a Cardiff Council Initiative co-funded by Arts Council Wales and developed in partnership with Cardiff’s visual art, design and architecture communities.

More details about artists and venues are on the festival’s website.


Breakfast Club
Returns on Saturday 22nd October

Every Saturday from 10am @ g39 after that

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!


Special Breakfast Club on 29th October

For Breakfast Club on Saturday 29th October, we’ll be joined by Cardiff based curators Sam Perry and Louise Hobson (yes, the Warp Breakfast Club creator), and New York based artist / curator Will Owen, who is visiting Cardiff as part of the Wales Arts International, Wales Curatorial Visits. They’ll be talking about curatorial practice, collaborative working and Will and Josefine’s time in Cardiff.

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

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

Genetic Moo – as part of Cardiff contemporary

Microworld Cardiff 3

 24th – 29th October 2016

More info here.


Rich Bowers and Ric Bower – as part of Cardiff contemporary
Cardiff Blow Up

31st October – 5th November
More info here.


Spit & Sawdust with Edwin Burdis

20th October – 19th November
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sundays, 11am-6pm
3-7 Duke Street Arcade

Spit & Sawdust have invited artist Edwin Burdis to create a filmed response to the skateboarding scene in South Wales. This new work will be presented throughout the festival, accompanied by a programme of events that explore our rights as citizens to use public space for creative and individual expression and community activity.


Cardiff Contemporaries

21st October  12th November
Open:Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 18:00
13-15 Morgan Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AF

More info here.


Iwan Bala, Go West (version 2)/ Dos, Mixed media on Khadi and Amate papers. 75×55cm (2016)

Dyma Gariad (fel y moroedd) / Here is a Love (deep as oceans)
Iwan Bala

4th – 30th November
Public Preview: 4th November, 6-9pm
Penarth Pier Pavilion, The Esplanade, CF64 3AU Penarth

Artist Talk: 14th November, 6pm, Free
Walk & Talk: 30th November, 2pm, Free

More info here.


Body Studies
Lisa Evans

10 November,  7:30pm – 11pm
The Cellar, 118 Finborough Road, SW10 9ED London
More info 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.



Out Of the Box 2016 with Simon Fenoulhet

3rd November 2016
Glamorgan Archives

£2, tickets available from Eventbrite

Meet at Cardiff Castle, Castle Street CF10 3RB at 5.30pm for bus pick up to the venue.

More info here.


Visual Art in Penarth

A consultation event for teachers, pupils and arts organisations 

7th November, 4.30pm
Turner House Gallery, Plymouth Road, Penarth CF64 3DH

Join Ffotogallery & Penarth Pier Pavilion for tea and cake at Turner House on Monday 7 November toshare your ideas, our ideas, and work towards a successful strategy to support young people in Art and Design, and in using their creative skills across the curriculum. Teachers and pupils from across the subject spectrum are welcome.

They’d like to know what you, your pupils and colleagues would like from your local arts venues. New skills, new media? Activities and workshops? New Art and Artists?

They will be joined by Mari Bradbury, Head of Art and design at WJEC to discuss how to embed creativity, visual art and creative technology in the classroom.

RSVP: exhibitions@ffotogallery.org


Students to make artworks for Newtown’s gallery

Oriel Davies is working with art students to create artworks for The Drawing Room, a major new project taking place in the gallery from 22 October to 25 February 2017. Over 50 art and design students from NPTC Group of Colleges are working with Aberystwyth based artist Ellen Bell to construct objects that will be placed, hung, performed or suspended in the gallery.

Students from both Newtown and Afan campus’ are involved in the project, which will form part of their assessment. Each student has been set a task to create an object that can be used to furnish or decorate The Drawing Room. They have until the end of November, when they will spend the day in the gallery with Ellen Bell, exploring how and where their completed objects will be displayed and used.

The Drawing Room is Oriel Davies’ creative, social space, where art, performance, craft and film will be made, shared and inspired. It is a multi-use space, a place for ideas, where discussion, learning, creativity and play will be encouraged. A space for hanging out and entertaining friends – Newtown’s living room in an art gallery.

Full details about the programme, which already includes over 70 events and workshops will be released online from the end of September.

Members of the public are encouraged to sign up for e-news updates at www.openspace.orieldavies.org.



Walls: Muriau – The Welsh Mental Health Arts Festival

28th September – 31st October 31st
Daily, 9am-8pm
Ground Floor, University Hospital Llandough, Penlan Road, Llandough, CF64 4XX
More info here.


Living in the Material World
André Stitt
Preview 13th October | 6-8pm
14th October – 19th November
Weds-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5
First floor, 23 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BY
More info here.


in solution

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

Garden of Earthly Delights- as part of Cardiff Contemporary

22nd October to 19th November
Opening Night: 22nd October, 7pm-11pm
Customs & Immigration Building, 56 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5LE


Preview : Friday 28th Oct. 6.30-9.30pm
Until : Saturday 26th Nov. 2016
Cardiff MADE, 41 Lochaber Street, CF24 3 Cardiff
More info here.