WARP March bulletin


March Bulletin


Hello everyone. March started well with a  flurry of snow and we send our apologies for the cancellation of the ‘Shiftwork’ preview last week due to bad weather.  The show brings together the work of Daniel Baker, Shamus McPhee, Artur Conka, Billy Kerry and runs until April 14 2018.

Pop in and visit the Warp library space which is developing well with the help of Ceri and Clara who are currently here at Warp on work placements. If you are interested in being part of a team that contributes to the maintenance of the library as it develops then please contact me at intern@g39.org for more information.

The excellent Unit(e) call out is imminent, which is a fantastic resource for supporting artist development in Wales. Four Unit(e) graduates were chosen for the Litmus development programme at Oriel Davies in 2017 which finishes with the Litmus sharing event next week – further details in recommended section.



Shamus McPhee Geddie, Gouris and Ganis (Boy, Girls and Hens) 1930s 2015




Unit(e) call out

Every year we transform g39 into a space for production, research, critical discussions, film screenings, socials, lectures, and more. Taking its model from various independent art schools and summer schools, the gallery becomes a busy studio hub for the participating artists.




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.






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

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b-side/OSR Projects Platform Bursary 2018

Fee £500

b-side and OSR Projects are offering a £500 artist bursary to be part of the b-side festival 2018. Emerging artists or Established artists who would like to develop and experiment with a change of practice are welcome to apply.

Follow weblink for full application.

Selected Artists will receive:

  • £500 bursary
  • A chance to develop and show work at the 2018 b-side festival on the Isle of Portland
    08 – 16 September 2018
  • The selected artists will be invited to b-side Artist Research & Development Days
    March 23 and 24, 2018 on Portland
  • 8 hours of mentor support from OSR Projects team
  • 8 hours of mentoring from the b-side festival team
  • Artists will also have the opportunity of using our b-side shop front ‘project space’ – Outpost, in Fortuneswell, Portland for use as private or public facing research, meeting or work space and engagement venue prior to the festival.

Deadline March 18

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Wales coast path commission

Natural Resources Wales wishes to appoint an artist (or artists) to develop and implement an art project for the Wales Coast Path, at the half-way point of the path at New Quay in Ceredigion, as part of the Year of the Sea 2018. We are keen to appoint an artist who will research the locality and engage with residents and businesses in the area as a natural part of their design process. We are aiming to appoint early April and to complete the project by the end of 2018.
The Year of the Sea 2018 is an opportunity to celebrate many aspects of the Welsh coastline – its geography, flora and fauna, history and culture for example. The aim of the funding is to support tourism in Wales and through this project we hope to highlight and promote the Wales Coast Path as a rich resource and experience. But it is also an opportunity for local residents and businesses to be a part of an art project on their doorstep and to inspire them to use the coast path in a variety of ways. Through meaningful engagement with the local community we wish to commission an art project that will make a positive contribution to the image and profile of both the Wales Coast Path and New Quay. Any text used in the artwork will need to be bi-lingual. The artwork should:

Artist fee for the initial stages of work, including research, engagement activities, concept and detailed design, and travel is £5000 + VAT. (This is based on an estimate of 16 days @ £250, and £1000 for materials and travel.)

Deadline March 19

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The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art invites proposals from artists experienced in creating film, video and moving image to produce a new 16mm film work to be installed in The Gallery in March 2019. This commission continues Plymouth’s history of producing and showing radical, experimental film practice.

The Gallery is particularly interested in creating opportunities for students to support the production of the work (acting as crew/assistants etc) and for the work to be shot in Plymouth (in a studio and/or on location) to allow for this engagement.

As this work will be presented within the Gallery, we also ask artists to consider creating an engaging and immersive experience for our audiences. It is anticipated that the work will be presented digitally (telecine) although we are open to analogue set ups.

The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art specialises in supporting artists at various career stages to produce new work/exhibitions.

There will be a project budget of £5,500 which should include an artist fee, all film production costs and travel and accommodation. There is an additional budget for producing the gallery exhibition.

Deadline : Tuesday 1 May at midnight.




Opportunity Creative Practitioners for Lead Creative Schools scheme

You may be an animator, composer, dancer, photographer, storyteller or web designer. What we’re looking for are people who can work within carefully selected schools on tailored projects designed to:

  • Help the schools address their development priorities, in particular relating to literacy, numeracy and reducing the impact of deprivation on educational attainment between pupils entitled to free school meals and their peers.
  • Bring about improvements in teaching and learning in the schools
  • Improve outcomes for learners
  • Develop learners’ creativity.

Creative Practitioners will work with the schools alongside our Creative Agents to bring new ideas, fresh approaches and engaging resources to the table. They should provide teachers with a rich, practice-based professional development opportunity, through direct engagement with them and their learners on elements of their curriculum. Practitioners will be passionate and committed, as well as having a compelling live creative practice. They will be expected to excite and inspire pupils by making learning more meaningful and authentic.

Due to popular demand the Creative Practitioner database has been reopened for a limited period of time, it will close on Friday 27 April.

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.

Beep 2018 will also be the centre point to a series of city wide painting exhibitions, events and residencies forming a true festival of contemporary painting. More TBA soon.

Deadline June 18

Threads, a nomadic Artist-led Gallery, provides opportunities for showcasing and developing artists and their work. Our ethos is to offer paid opportunities, mentoring and professional development to equip artists with a wide range of tools not usually accessible.

Threads has successfully run over 30 critiques across Kent since 2015, allowing this project to cement the potential of peer to peer critiques. Threads have developed a programme of constructive development that bridges the gap between residency and crit.

A 4 day residency at the Sidney Cooper Gallery in Canterbury, 5 Artists will share the large Gallery space which is located on Canterbury high street. Allowing the general public access to the space during the residency. Threads will have a closed critique with the selected 5 Artists at the start of the residency. There will be an open critique during the residency to provide the selected artists the opportunity to showcase the work created during the residency alongside a valuable networking opportunity with artists attending the critique who will be sharing theirs own work in progress.
Fee – each artist will be paid a fee of £800.00
The fee is intended to contribute to costs associated with attendance including: travel, accommodation and everyday expenses.

– This space is entirely accessible.

1 day residencies (for full list of dates see final page)

Each Residency will include:

A closed critique with Threads and the selected Artists at the start of the residency. And an open critique during the residency to provide the selected artists the opportunity to showcase the work created during the residency alongside a valuable networking opportunity with artists attending the critique who will be sharing theirs own work in progress.

Each artist will be paid a fee of £200.00

The fee is intended to contribute to costs associated with attendance including: travel and expenses for the day.

Deadline March 11

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Alpine Fellowship Visual Arts Prize – £3000
Awarded for the best visual arts response to ‘Childhood’ – the theme of the Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium. The winner and two runners up are invited to attend the Venice symposium. Winner receives £2000 and a further £1000 towards shipping and installing the winning piece.
Rules: Open to all nationalities, aged 18 and above. All visual media permitted including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, digital, and installation. Limited to one entry per person. Entries should include appropriate images or video and details of the work. Shortlisted entries will be notified by email. Judges have final decision and no correspondence is permitted.
Deadline: March 15th 2018
Symposium: June 21st – 24th 2018



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.

Wednesday 11 April 2018
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James Richards – Migratory Motor Complex

Sat 24 FebSat 26 May

Chapter Gallery

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Shiftwork – Daniel Baker, Shamus McPhee, Artur Conka, Billy Kerry

28 April – 2 June, 11am-5pm Wed to Sat


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Shezad Dawood – Leviathan
March1 July
Oriel Mostyn

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Anthony Shapland – A Sound Not Meant To Be Heard

10 February – 11 April

Oriel Davies

Typeface by Freya Dooley, 2017 for web_1

Freya Dooley – Speakable Things

10 February  – 11 April

Oriel Davies

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NOVA 2018

26 January21 March

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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Kathe Kollwitz – Portrait of the Artist

24 March – 17 June

Glynn Vivian Gallery

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Litmus Sharing Event

Saturday March 24

A full day of conversation and presentations to mark the end of Litmus Parts 1-5 and explore the programme’s possible futures. The event will include 3 presentations from Litmus artists AJ Stockwell, Neasa Terry and Paul Eastwood.

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WARP Volunteers



Calling all our lovely 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 you’re interested in becoming a volunteer and want to be put on our volunteer mailing list, just click.

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