g39
Oxford St, CARDIFF CF24 3DT
Telephone +44 (0) 29 2047 3633
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opening times - 11-5pm Wednesday to Saturday
RAT TRAP, <i>Jacobs Market, Maddie Jones</i>

RAT TRAP x g39

Preview 22 February 2020

18.00 - 21.00

22 February - 29 March 2020

Aled Simons, Carlota Nóbrega, Cybi Williams, Dylan Huw, Elin Meredydd, Ella Jones, Gweni Llwyd, Hugo Brazão, Inês Brites, Jennifer Taylor, L. Barron, Mark Hicken, Molly Sinclair-Thomson & Rhys Aneurin. Also with Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Keys, Private World, Panic Shack and The Bug Club.

In Spring 2020 g39 is handing over to the artist collective RAT TRAP. They come from a generation of artists and musicians that mix things up in different ways, find their own routes through the maze of protocols and ways of doing things and come at it from a different angle. Events often mix music and exhibition without one becoming the background for the other. They focus on live-ness and works that evolve during conversations, the work is raw, unmediated but considered and precise.

We are pleased to have offered them the budget, the building and our support to programme g39s Spring Season. RAT TRAP x g39 will be a showcase of work by artists, musicians and bands from Wales, England and Portugal through a series of live events, residencies and exhibitions.

RAT TRAP x g39 will generate new collaborative artwork by artists from Wales, England and Portugal. Mystery artists will be paired up - ‘blind date’ style - kicking off their collaborations with public candlelit meals and finishing with an end of residency exhibition party. RAT TRAP will also take over Breakfast Club in collaboration with Cardiff based organisations and creative practitioners. Live music, performance and screening events will occur throughout the takeover, including an opening party on 22 February and a closing party on 28 March.

From here on in, RAT TRAP are in control.


More info >>

News

4 February 2020

RAT TRAP are a Cardiff base artistic collective showcasing art and music in venues otherwise unrecognised. Their aim is to create a platform for artists and musicians to share their work and develop their practice.


Mis Chwefror / February


22
RAT TRAP x g39 Parti Agoriadol Rhy Gormod /
Not So Grand Opening Party
18.00-21.00

27
Dêt 1. Preswyliad 1. / Blind Date 1. Residency 1.
Dêt Dall / Blind Date:
18.00-21.00

29
Clwb Brecwast / Breakfast Club:
Dywedwch rywbeth yn “International Art Welsh” /
Say something in “International Art Welsh”
10.00-12.00

29
Dêt 1. Preswyliad 1. / Blind Date 1. Residency 1.
Lansiad/ Launch/ Karaoke:
18.00-21.00

Mis Mawrth / March


05
Dêt 2. Preswyliad 2. / Blind Date 2. Residency 2.
Dêt Dall / Blind Date:
18.00-21.00

07
Clwb Brecwast / Breakfast Club:
Ecsgwisit Corps
10.00-12.00

07
Dêt 2. Preswyliad 2. / Blind Date 2. Residency 2.
Lansiad/ Launch / Youtube:
18.00-21.00

12
Dêt 3. Preswyliad 3. / Blind Date 3. Residency 3.
Dêt Dall / Blind Date:
18.00-21.00

14
Clwb Brecwast / Breakfast Club:
Cyts Caerdydd / Breakfast Club: Cardiff Cuts
10.00-12.00

14
Dêt 3. Preswyliad 3. / Blind Date 3. Residency 3.
Lansiad/ Launch / Speed Dating:
18.00-21.00

19
Dêt 4. Preswyliad 4. / Blind Date 4. Residency 4.
Dêt Dall / Blind Date:
18.00-21.00

21
Clwb Brecwast / Breakfast Club:
Haciau Bywyd ayyb / The Life Hacks Verdict
10.00-12.00

21
Dêt 4. Preswyliad 4. / Blind Date 4. Residency 4.
Lansiad/ Launch / Cwis Tafarn / Pub Quiz:
18.00-21.00


28
BLWYDDYN Y LLYGODEN FAWR - Y PARTI CAU /
YEAR OF THE RAT CLOSING PARTY
£ 5.00 y tocyn gydag argaeledd cyfyngedig /
£5.00 tickets with limited availability
18.30 – 23.00
11 January 2020
At Y Lle Celf at Tregaron a large multi-media exhibition will be held. Applications in both fine and applied art (including the moving image and performance art) are welocme.

The selected works will be displayed in Y Lle Celf for the duration of the Eisteddfod. Where the work necessitates, it may happen other than in the building itself.

Deadline for applications : 14 February
11 January 2020
18 January - 22 March, Arnolfini

Amak Mahmoodian’s Zanjir (Translation: “chain”) presents a body of photographs that cross great distances – reaching through history to bring the earliest images of Iranian photography into the present, across oceans to invite Mahmoodian’s family and friends; and across the border between life and death.



g39 Fellowship

g39 are pleased to welcome the second group of the g39 Fellowship programme 2019 -21. On April 1st we are joined by Becca Thomas & Clare Charles – working collaboratively, Will Roberts, Rebecca Gould, Rhiannon Lowe and Freya Dooley.

The artists will take part in a structured programme of studio practice and self-directed research at g39 over a period of two years with financial support. The programme is unique in Wales and complements the ongoing support g39 offers artists in Wales.

The g39 Fellowship is an initiative that fosters, extends and reinforces a peer group of artists over a five-year programme. 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. They will join the first group that joined the g39 programme in 2019 - Kelly Best, Ian Watson, Fern Thomas, Neasa Terry, Jennifer Taylor who will start their second year on the Fellowship.

The Fellowship is an intensive series of workshops and training, contact time with mentors, visiting artists, curators and g39 staff. We’ll also be organising guest speakers and lectures, group peer critique sessions, plus away days, research visits, remote networking and social activity. In addition, the Freelands Artist Programme organise annual symposia and an exhibition opportunity at the end of each two-year cohort at Freelands Foundation in London.

By the end of the programme, over twenty artists will have participated in the g39 Fellowship.

more info


Looking back, moving on..
Edrych yn ôl, symud ymlaen..

Thanks for coming and seeing what we've been doing, and if you didn't here's what you missed...

We're back! As we leave 2019 behind let’s try and remember all the good stuff that happened. g39 had another busy year - thanks for coming and seeing us, and if you didn't here's what you missed. Come along in 2020…

Big thanks to everyone who supported us this year: the artists, all the volunteers, the board, our funders and staff.



Making Space: Curating Disabled Artists

Making Space: Curating Disabled Artists is a one-day event at Ty Pawb, Wrexham from 11am-4pm on Friday 28 February 2020. Organised by Visual Arts Group Wales VAGW and hosted by Ty Pawb, this event is an informal day of talks and conversation led by artists and curators. It is funded by Unlimited and forms part of the Unlimited Connects: Wales series of events.

Guest contributors include: Mike Layward (Artistic Director, Disability Arts Shropshire DASH); Anna Berry (DASH curator in residence, MAC Birmingham); Gaia Redgrave (artist).

Who is it for?: Making Space is intended for freelance artists/curator/producers and senior programming staff at visual arts venues in Wales. The price for salaried attendees is £50, and for freelancers we will be inviting optional pay-what-you-feel contributions.




Data For... Managing Relationships

25 February 2020 10:00 - 16:00
The Audience Agency’s Data For... series offers a set of diverse, highly practical workshops designed to help a wide range of cultural professionals to make more and better use of evidence and data in their work.

This Data For... Managing Relationships workshop focuses on CRM systems and how to manage data for the benefit of your relationships, stakeholders and audiences.

It’s for individuals seeking to understand if a CRM is right their organisation or who want to manage their relationships better. You’ll get an overview of what a CRM system is and how to be prepared to make the most of it. This is a full-day workshop, led by industry experts.



Library, Resources, Bulletin - Warp

The g39 Warp programme supports people in Wales who wish to pursue an artistic practice with activity ranging from peer critique, mentoring and professional development, artist/curator talks, workshops and seminars to trips and social events. Warp also shares information and offers a resource. In these ways Warp provides a critical network for a community within and beyond Wales.


http://www.g39.org/warp/