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Silence has Another Way of Telling, inherited foolscap file, 2017

The Conversation

11 November 2017 - 3 February 2018

A buff foolscap folder is the starting point for The Conversation, a solo show by Holly Davey. 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.

Supported by Swansea College of Art, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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24 September 2017
g39 is growing and you could help. We are recruiting trustees who can bring new expertise and knowledge to the organisation.
We are looking for new trustees who are interested in our work and could bring new skills and knowledge to the organisation – Fundraising, Business Development, Financial, Legal and HR. The board meets quarterly with a small and dedicated staff team.
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James Cocks - Spit and Sawdust
4 August 2017
Forever Fallow, Forever Flourishing
1 September - 1 October
Spit and Sawdust
Unit B, Rhymney River Bridge Road, CF23 9AF Cardiff

This new exhibition by artist James Cocks, explores his relationship with words and writing. Having always been integral to his process of making, writing has now emerged as the focus.

The work in this show is in progress, fresh and vulnerable. Through experimenting with bits of advice and personal stories, it displays a new level of comfort and freedom with words.

4 August 2017
Made in Roath festival takes place 15 - 22 October.

Anyone with an interest in art and their community is welcome to apply to take part in the festival. Whether your an artist, community group, shop owner or creative practitioner, if you're interested in engaging in creative arts in the community Made in Roath want to hear from you!

Deadline for applications
28th August.

A Template For Application

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.

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Research Project - Supporting BME Artists in Wales

The Wales Artist Resource Programme (Warp) is running a research project to investigate how it can be relevant and accessible to black, asian and minority ethnic (BME) visual artist in Wales. The research project is for 6 months, until Feb 2018.

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