WARP bulletin November

November Bulletin

Hello everyone,

I’m Amy and I am replacing Rory as intern for the next few months .

Preparations are well under way for the new exhibitions programme here at g39 which begins this month. Be sure not to miss the preview for Holly Davey’s The Conversation and Lydia Meehan’s A Template For Application on Friday November 10th 6-9pm (that’s one week this Friday – put it in your diaries!) .

There are some brilliant upcoming artist talks, film screenings, events and publication launches taking place between now and February so keep up to date with everything through our website, or via the Facebook and Twitter (@_warp) pages.

Breakfast Club returns on Saturday 11th November and is open to everyone. It’s the first time that I’ve hosted so please drop in and say hello!




Research Project – Supporting BME Artists in Wales

Warp supports artists from around Wales, and is running a research project to better understand the professional development needs of black, asian and minority ethnic artists in Wales.

We will be looking to contact as many BME artists in Wales as possible, and will be conducting a number of Consultation Sessions.

If you would like to get in touch please read more.


Breakfast Club Returns!
Every Saturday from 10am

Warp hosts a weekly Breakfast Club at g39 every Saturday morning from 10am; intended as informal meeting to start the day and get the brain working.. Come along, talk, drink lots of tea and coffee and take a look at the new exhibitions.




Holly Davey – The Conversation

Preview 10 November 2017

11 November 2017 – 3 February 2018

A buff foolscap folder is the starting point for The Conversation. Inherited by the artist, the folder contains fragments of a lifetime – photographs, scraps of paper, postcards, a paper bag, an exhibition catalogue and other mementos. These clues have become the catalyst for over two years of research that has developed into this continuing body of work.

Davey’s work accesses public and private collections to examine ideas of memory and place. By caching these objects we hope to form a sense of our selves, to create an impression of normality and staged familiarity that makes us feel complete. But on their own a collection of objects is an incomplete archive: in between are the gaps, the pauses. It is the silences that are the most revealing, where object and memory come together to form an imagined reality.

The foolscap folder itself is the gap or silence within this inherited archive. The remembered becomes the lived present, reality shifts and the hunt begins; using museum archives and Internet searches, time collapses to make the forgotten visible. As it unravels, there is no map, no point B, just a series of fragments that when placed together form a reimagined whole, an archive of a life.

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Lydia Meehan – A Template For Application

Preview 10 November 2017

11 November 2017 – 3 February 2018

For g39, Lydia Meehan is making new work that refers to the complex relationship between making and living. She intentionally muddles the boundaries between artwork, work, leisure and labour to question how we value ourselves and other people.

From painting to painting and decorating, from town planning to gallery architecture, Lydia is interested in the idea of people as artists, reviewing their processes and outputs as both artwork and civic engagement combined.

In A Template for Application, Lydia brings together archive material, and observations of her everyday environments, to explore these ideas.

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Holly Davey and Lydia Meehan. Curator’s Walk and Talk

G39 Creative Director Anthony Shapland will lead an informal tour of the exhibitions.

Saturday 18 November, 2pm





Artist’s film Screening: Aoide – Claire Hooper

In 2011, when she was offered an exhibition at the Lothringer 13 space, Munich, Hooper discovered that her father had exhibited his abstract paintings at the gallery 30 years earlier.

Friday 24 November, 6.30pm





Jerwood Visual arts artist Bursaries

12 bursaries providing an opportunity for artists to define and determine their own development needs.

Visual artists within 10 years of graduating or establishing their practice are invited to apply for a bursary of £1,000 for the development of their practice. This could be for the costs of making new work or exploring a new collaboration, mentoring, professional or skills based training, travel or a combination of these. There are 12 bursaries available and there is no application fee.

Now in its second year, the project aims to encourage experimentation and crucially to provide an opportunity for artists to define and determine their own development needs. Through these bursaries we would like to support activity which it may be hard to find specific funding for elsewhere, a specific piece of work or idea which may or may not have a tangible outcome. Each selected artist will receive mentoring from the Jerwood Visual Arts team and be part of a peer-network, attending facilitated sessions as a group.

Applicants are asked to be ambitious and will be selected on the basis of how much developmental impact the opportunity is likely to have on their practice, the feasibility of the project within the given budget and the need for the proposed activity to take place.

Selectors: Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, Jerwood Visual Arts; Oliver Fuke, Gallery Manager, Jerwood Visual Arts; and Katie Schwab, artist.

Deadline: Monday December 4, 5pm

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Apply for b-side Festival 2018

The b-side biennial festival commissions site-responsive work for public spaces on Portland revealing aspects of the island environment and communities and their relationship to elsewhere.

We are looking for ideas that respond to and reveal all aspects of the island, which may include its geology, ecology, archaeology, heritage and its geographic relationships locally and internationally.

Proposals for artworks and interventions should be site-responsive and temporary, exploring the fabric, history or contemporary use of the place and aim to intrigue and engage audiences. Work can be for indoor or outdoor contexts, intimate or large scale, static, mobile, durational or event based.

Proposals should be for new work but may be part of a larger or on-going project.

Applications are invited from artists working in any media including: visual art, digital, sound, film, text based work, live and performance art, social media and socially engaged practice.

Deadline November 6

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Walthamstow Wetlands Artist in residency opportunity

Walthamstow wetlands relaunched on Friday 20 October 2017 with a redeveloped visitor Centre in the old Victorian engine building. The site is a unique urban nature reserve; however the redevelopment has also created the opportunity for contemporary art interventions in different spaces across the site and we would like to celebrate the opening by launching a new contemporary art residency and commissioning programme, with the first residency running from end of January 2018 to April 2018.

This residency will be the start of a three year programme of residencies and commissions for Walthamstow Wetlands. The programme will be open to artists at any stage of their career but will involve significant engagement and physical presence on site.  The selected artist will work onsite to make new site specific work and interact with activities across our programme from informal conversations with users of the café and shop, to artist led walks, workshops, schools activities, evening events and more.

This three month residency running from end of Jan 2018 – April 2018, will centre on the theme of migration. The residency will explore migration – of birds, people and wildlife – and research the heritage and contemporary environment of the wetlands and re-present this through open studio events, workshops and site specific interventions in the Swift Tower and outdoor spaces.

Deadline Monday 20th November, 9am

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Stobbs New Ideas Fund

The Stobbs New Ideas Fund offers two artists and/or companies an opportunity to develop and present work, above-and-beyond the opportunities currently offered by Cambridge Junction. The artistic focus for the Stobbs New Ideas Fund is to support contemporary theatre, performance and live art.

Each Stobbs New Ideas Fund commission is made up of:

· £5,000 commission fee (including all travel and accommodation).

· Two weeks of residency time and space in J3 at Cambridge Junction including technical support.

· Advice and guidance from Cambridge Junction’s Arts Producer and Artist Development Producer.

· Opportunity to present a new work in our arts programme or at WATCH OUT or in Views From The ‘Bridge.

Deadline: Monday 13 November

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The Library of Performing Rights, Call for Proposals

Call for proposals for a new commissioned performance based work responding to The Library of Performing Rights.

The Live Art Development Agency (LADA), the artist Lois Weaver, the artist and researcher Elena Marchevska of South Bank University, and the Study Room In Exile in Liverpool are inviting proposals for a new performative or performance-based work that will respond to The Library of Performing Rights, and generate new resources for the benefit of artists, activists and academics working in the fields of human rights, social and environmental justice.

The commission award is £2,500 (inclusive of fees, taxes, travel/accommodation, and production expenses).

Deadline: Monday 20 November

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Community arts grants for the over 50’s


Age Cymru would like to invite your readers to get involved with our Wales-wide arts festival for the over 50s next May, by applying for a Gwanwyn community grant.

Grants of up to £500 are available to groups or individuals who want to deliver a creative activity during the Gwanwyn festival which runs throughout May 2018. The activities could involve painting, photography, music, drama or even storytelling, basically any creative activity involving the over 50s.

Deadline: Friday 8 December 2017

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#Fourteen Disabled Artist Residency Opportunity

This is an artist residency opportunity for disabled artists (who identify as disabled people or have long term health conditions) who currently work or would like to develop their practice in the public realm.

We are inviting applications from contemporary UK-based disabled artists with a collaborative, participatory approach to produce a contemporary art project that addresses and challenges perceptions of disability in Mid Rhondda. The Equalities Act defines disability as: “A physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”.

Taking place between January to July 2018, the project will be led by the appointed artist’s practice but must seek to critically engage with the specific context of Mid Rhondda and with individuals / communities / groups in the area in seeking to address and challenge perceptions of disability.

Bursary: £12,000 for 6 months starting January 2018

Deadline for applications: midnight 30 November 2017


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AJ Stockwell – Grannie’s carpet was mental

Arcade Cardiff

8 – 25 November

Opening November 11 6-8pm


Neasa Terry – Litmus Residency (part 3)

7 October 2 December 2017

Oriel Davies


Bob Gelsthorpe I love you, but… – A Seminar on Writing

November 11, 12pm-4

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

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Andrew Cooper – Everybody knows this is nowhere

Celebrating Elysium Gallery’s 10th Birthday

Preview Saturday 28th October 6pm

Continues until Saturday November 18th

Open Weds – Sat 12-5pm

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NOVA 2017

Biennial Welsh Arts Prize

Exhibition Launch November 18, 7pm

The Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy

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Rat Trap

17 November 6pm – 12am

Cathays Cons Club


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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!

With Holly Davey’s The Conversation and Lydia Meehan’s  A Template For Application opening in November, the gallery will need support from volunteers to invigilate the show. You’ll receive training, develop front of house skills and connect with the organisation and artist networks. The team are friendly and approachable and there will be lots of tea and coffee.

Volunteers can do a full day or half day (11am to 2pm or 2pm till 5pm). 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 you interested in volunteering and want to be put on our volunteer mailing list, just click.

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