Coming up in Unit#1: If This Is Nowhere (part 2)
Preview event on Friday 22 August 6-9pm
Come and join us to celebrate the opening of the second phase of If This Is Nowhere
. The evening will be a chance to view a new video installation by Tom Crawford
and informally contribute to the continuing discussions and practice of the Collective Studio.
This show will replace the current exhibition of Crawford’s work in Unit#1. The flexible programming and experimental nature of g39’s Unit space has afforded both artist and curator freedom to develop ideas, questions and works within a loose framework of common interests and themes. It is intended this open approach can continue throughout the remainder of the exhibition, informing further events and activities.
The preview of Part 2 will be preceded by a reading group in the Collective Studio at 4pm – participants will be invited to read from a selection of texts, coming together afterwards to discuss, compare and debate their themes and arguments. If you would like to take part please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Sear to represent Wales in Venice 2015
We’re delighted with the news announced today (Friday 13 June) that g39’s board member Helen Sear has been chosen to represent Wales at next year’s Venice Biennale.
Helen stepped up to be a trustee on g39’s board following on from her solo exhibition at g39 in January 2009. Her exhibition catalogue Tale
is available here http://bit.ly/bftU7l
Helen Sear is a renowned photographic artist. She is currently Reader in Film, Photography and Digital Media and a member of the European Centre for Photographic Research at the University of South Wales (Newport). Her photographic practice has developed from a Fine Art background of performance, film and installation work made in the 1980s. Her photographs became widely known in the 1991 British Council exhibition, De-Composition: Constructed Photography in Britain, which toured Latin America and Eastern Europe. She continues to explore ideas of vision, touch, and the representation of the nature of experience, combining drawing, lens based media and digital technologies.
You can read the Western Mail’s coverage of the news story by following the link below. Congratulations Helen!