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Carwyn Evans: UDO

Preview 3 October 2014


4 October - 13 December 2014

UDO is a substantial new body of work by Carwyn Evans. Translating from Welsh as ‘howl’, udo is an animal cry, a verb, an action of direct expression.
Carwyn’s sculptural work results from the overlaying of two contrasting cultures – that of agriculture and haute-couture. His work is concerned with the inevitability that when we consume we produce, expressed by the logical relationship between eau-de-toilette and a turd. The artist’s daily experience informs this blurring of experiences, resulting in a contrasting landscape of earth, smell, perfume, decadence, dread, desire and disgust.

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20 August 2014
An exhibition in celebration of the late Kim Fielding: Artist, Founder of tactileBOSCH, and Beloved
Instictator. Paradise Lost will take place in October in the old Customs & Immigration Building in Cardiff Bay as part of Cardiff Contemporary 2014. Artists are invited to respond to the exhibition’s title ‘ Paradise Lost’, and / or to the history, architecture and atmosphere of the building. For more information click the link above.
4 July 2014
The July Bulletin for artists is now out, with updates and advance notices about stuff at g39, Warp users' projects, and recommendations.
4 March 2014
Artists as Learners is a professional development opportunity for artists wanting to develop knowledge and skills of working with hard to reach young people. Artists will be mentored by an experienced lead artist and the programme will include a day's training led by Unitas.
Applications are sought from early career or emerging visual artists and makers with socially engaged practices.

Artist Talk: Alex Rich

Thursday 18 September 6.30pm at g39

In advance of his g39 project Reflections Towards a Well-tempered Environment artist designer Alex Rich will be talking about his recent work and projects exploring the facets of communication as a tool within our social fabric, manifesting itself in collaborations across disciplines. Alex’s project with g39 for Cardiff Contemporary will be a series of interventions throughout the city that loosely take their inspiration from the maritime experience and legacy that international trading has given to Cardiff. Sometimes iconic, other times whimsical, these interventions allow us to experience the city in new ways as sites for activity. The thought process, research and planning has taken Alex all over Cardiff in pursuit of resonant sites, and the alternative title of the project for Alex has been Possible Pavillions. The project will happen across a number of these sites including: The Hayes, the Docks Feeder Canal, Cardiff Bay Barrage, and the entrance to Roath Basin.
Alex Rich lives and works in Penarth, UK. He studied Visual Communication at Goldsmiths College, London and Ravensbourne College, of Design and Communication between 1994-1997. Alex's work Recent exhibitions and projects include Don't Look Back, Ancient & Modern, London; This is Serious, Biel, Switzerland; Things to say, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland; A Recent History of Writing & Drawng ICA, London UK.

The event is free but booking is recommended. To Book a place please email sean@g39.org with the subject header ‘Artist Talk: RICH’

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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!

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