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Claire Prosser, <i>Working Hour (Door Mat)</i>, 2011

UNITe 2018

30 June - 22 September 2018

Edita Atmaja, Clare Charles, James Cocks, Lauren Heckler, Helen Malia, Lydia Meehan, Dai Howell & Kate Mercer, Florence Moon, Hannah Morris, Dan Pritchard, Claire Prosser, Aled Simons, Laura Welsman and Ellie Young.


Devised by artists for artists, the UNITe season is a summer programme of artistic experimentation, research, critical discussions, film screenings, socials, lectures, and more.

Taking inspiration from independent art schools, studio groups and peer led activity, g39’s UNITe season transforms the exhibition venue into a busy artist studio complex and hub for creative research, training and collaboration. We invite the public in to witness the often-unseen studio activity of artistic practice and take part in discursive sessions.

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News

22 July 2018
Open on the 27th October with g39s own Anthony Shapland as one of thge judges. Get the date in your diaries. The shortlist for Artes Mundi 8 brings together 5 international contemporary artists who directly engage with everyday life through their practice and who explore contemporary social issues across the globe. With ANNA BOGHIGUIAN (CANADA/EGYPT) ! BOUCHRA KHALILI (MOROCCO/FRANCE) OTOBONG NKANGA (NIGERIA) ! TREVOR PAGLEN (USA) APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL (THAILAND)
19 June 2018
We are very pleased to be running the Invigilator Training Programme again for Wales In Venice. In 2019 we will work with artist and g39 friend and ally, Sean Edwards curated by Marie-Anne McQuay - a brilliant combination joining an exciting line-up including Charlotte Prodger for Scotland, Cathy Wilkes for the British Pavilion, Eva Rothschild for Ireland and Laure Prouvost for France.
1 March 2018
This opened on Friday, and is a bit excellent. Curated by James Richards it is on until Sept 30th.
TOLIA ASTAKHISHVILI, WOJCIECH BĄKOWSKI, CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH, ISA GENZKEN, KHISHVI, DANI RESTACK, TORSTEN SLAMA, CATHY WILKES AND JX WILLIAMS
A Slight Ache focuses on work that use materials drawn from daily life but that possess a visceral emotional intensity and suggestions of ritual or performance.

Cymrodoriaeth g39 Fellowship

This is an opportunity for early career artists to take part in a programme of artistic development, with curatorial and practical support from g39. For each cohort five artists will be selected to take part in a structured programme of studio practice and self-directed research at g39 over a period of two years.

Each artist will receive:

- A fee of £10,000 over two years
- Studio space and access to resources at g39 for a six-month period each year for two years
- A programme of training, mentoring and practical support from g39 and visiting contributors onsite, and opportunities to travel for research and networking
- The opportunity to take part in an exhibition and symposium with other artists and alumni on the Freelands Artist Programme
- Accommodation in Cardiff for artists based over two hours away
- Costs towards specific access requirements

It forms part of the Freelands Artist Programme alongside equivalent initiatives organised by PS2 (Paragon Studios/Project Space) in Belfast, Site Gallery in Sheffield and Talbot Rice Gallery at the University of Edinburgh.

Click here to download information and instructions on how to apply http://bit.ly/g39Fellowship2018


G39 welcomes three new trustees


We are very pleased to welcome three new trustees to g39's board. Katie Haines applied to our open call for trustees, while Joanna Corbett-Simmons and Skuli Ingolffson were introduced to us via Arts & Business Cymru. You can read their bios by clicking on the Info tab above. Sadly we also bid a fond farewell to Bob Gelsthorpe who has served on g39's board since 2014.

Artist Talk - Matthew de Pulford

Matthew de Pulford is Programme Curator at the Whitstable Biennale. After studying Art and Visual Culture at the University of the West of England, he participated in the organisation of a number of artist-led projects, then began to curate independently, receiving the first Crate curatorial bursary in 2009.

Thursday 16 August, 6pm

Artists Talk - Rory Macbeth

Rory Macbeth’s work uses humour to muddle the context and interpretations of ‘artworks’. Rory teaches at Liverpool John Moores University where he has devised unusual structures for crits and conversations around students work.

Saturday 25 August, 6pm

Screening and Talk, Sam Perry - Shopless

Shopless is a video essay with three chapters. Developed over three periods in Lisbon, Portugal, the film meditates on the cold, hard mathematics that govern our environment, a circuitous examination of Plato, clementines and art. The film uses documentation of Sam Perry's performance of the same name at Zaratan Arte Contemporanea, Lisbon in August 2018, supported by the Arts Council of Wales.

Saturday 1 September, 6pm

Artist Talk - White Pube

The White Pube is a collaborative project by Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad. They curate artworks, and produce weekly reviews and essays on their website www.thewhitepube.co.uk. White Pube is a distinct voice in contemporary criticism refusing to adhere to typical academic structures and models. To book a place email sam@g39.org with the subject header ‘Talk: White Pube’

Wednesday 5 September, 6pm

Nongkrong

Nongkrong is a panel discussion organised and chaired by London based curator Helen Nisbet, followed by a wider group discussion and an informal dinner with all attendees. Six speakers from Indonesia and the UK will give short talks relating to the setting up and running of artist focused and artist-led spaces and projects.
To book a place email warp@g39.org with the subject header ‘Nongkrong’

Friday 7 September, 4pm-9pm

UNITe 2018 closing party

We’d like to invite you to the closing event at UNITe 2018.This will be a chance to see what the artists have been doing during their residencies. During the UNITe season we devote the entire building to art practice. You can visit their studio spaces, see their artworks, ideas and research that they have been developing here and celebrate the last hours of the programme.

Friday 21 September, 6pm-9pm