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The Baffling

Preview 20 October 2018

6.30 - 9pm

14 - 20 October 2018

The Baffling is a performance event that brings together artists and musicians to create a continuous soundtrack to a programme of live music, film, demos and readings. The event name has a double meaning; both the acoustic architecture to control sound, and a verb meaning to deflect, perplex or hoodwink. With artists Giles Bailey, Jamie Hammill, Nellie Saunby, Sophie Soobramanien, Kit Poulson and Amy Grace; musicians Corey Mwamba, Yvonna Magda and Matthew Lovett; and interventions from Claire Vaughan and Chris Brown and students of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, The Baffling explores the ritual of soundtracking, the nature of collectivity and redrawn relationships between film, sound and performance.

*The prelude installation is open to the public on Sunday 14 October 6 – 9pm
and then from 11 – 5pm everyday until Saturday 20 October.

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g39 Fellowship Artist Announcement
2 October 2018
The g39 Fellowship is a new 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.

We’re pleased to announce that the first five artists we’ll be working with on this programme are: Kelly Best, Ian Watson, Fern Thomas, Neasa Terry and Jennifer Taylor.
This is the first of four Fellowship cohorts, that we will be working with over a period of five years. The artists will take part in a structured programme of studio practice and self-directed research at g39 over a period of two years.
The Fellowship will comprise 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 will also organise a symposium annually and an exhibition opportunity at the end of each two-year cohort for all participants. By the end of the programme, twenty artists will have participated in the g39 Fellowship.
22 July 2018
Open on the 26th October with g39s own Anthony Shapland as one of the 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.

MadeinRoath Open 2018

We are pleased to be hosting the 2018 MiR most open of all opens. A salon exhibition of wall based artworks submitted to an open call – any age, any ability, any media, no fee to enter and a public vote for the winners.

Made in Roath are a super-local artist run organisation that hosts the festival annually with a mix of local communities and international people taking part and this show launches the festival. The Made in Roath Open is part of Everything. All At Once. At The Same Time, a series of events and exhibitions at g39. If you would like to submit work or for further information contact madeinroath coordinator Dai Howell on media@madeinroath.com. The final date for submission is the 8 Oct, and madeinroath would love you to take part.

The festival runs 14 - 21 October in over 100 venues across Roath. Celebrating it's 10th birthday this year, the programme includes a symphony orchestra, a giant pigeon, a treasure hunt and the opportunity to address Donald Trump on film. See you there.

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Going Nowhere: An Early Career Artist Survival Guide

Join us on the 26th of October from 6-8.30pm at g39, we are hosting Anna & Gweni for an evening of talks and performances by early career artists about the good, the bad and the ugly (not the film). Including Anna Grace Rogers, Gweni Llwyd, Carlota Nóbrega, Elin Meredydd and Emily Hartless.
Kindly supported by Cardiff School of Art and Design and The Artists' Benevolent Fund.

Friday 26th of October, 6-8.30pm

All At Once.
At The Same Time.

The eponymous exhibition of the season with new works from Will Roberts, Sam Venables, Cecile Johnson Soliz, Ruffles (AKA) Clare Charles and Rebecca Thomas & Gaia Persico. Each of these artists have found ways to produce works while working, whether it is by borrowing props, employing fabricators, creating work in the gaps between jobs.

The idyll is that we get to just do what we want to do, but the reality is that we find strategies for those two (or more) worlds to co-exist. Maybe it's the fact that they co-exist that keeps the whole thing going – like when you find the word that you couldn't recall when you needed it, but it presents itself when your mind is otherwise engaged. We are often working in 'lost time', a space between the thing we are doing and the things we are thinking about.

Think of one hand not knowing what the other is doing, or those people who are ambidextrous. Patting your belly while rubbing your head or typing one word while listening to another. The season is not about having a short attention span or about the battle of distraction and focus, rather it's an uncovering of our ability to absorb assess and understand multiple streams of thought simultaneously.

Saturday 3rd November – 19th January 2019
Preview: Friday 02 November, 6.30pm-9pm

Das Hund

Presented by artists Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, with special guest musicians - Das Hund’s performances feature spoken word poetry and songs, accompanied by live instruments and looped drumbeats remixed using analogue tape delays, with the artists’ films projected across the set. Their lyrics present a visionary exploration of the modern world – reflecting on the political turmoil in the world today, re-imagining radical counterculture ideas that are returning to the popular imagination and exploring concerns about the place of art in our contemporary society which increasingly seeks to commodify creativity.
Das Hund is part of Everything. All At Once. At The Same Time, a series of events and exhibitions at g39.

Thursday 08 November, 6 – 9pm

The 2018 Jarman Award

Enjoy a screening of works from the artists at the forefront of experimentation in filmmaking today- the shortlist of this year’s Film London Jarman Award. Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Jasmina Cibic, Lawrence Lek, Daria Martin, Hardeep Pandhal and Margaret Salmon present innovative, entertaining and diverse films that tackle the world’s big topics.

Inspired by visionary filmmaker Derek Jarman, the Award recognises and supports artists working with moving image. The selection from this year’s shortlist once again illustrates the spirit of imagination and inventiveness within the medium, with works that explore both new practices in relation to digital image making and fresh
approaches to traditional filmmaking.

The Jarman Award screening is part of Everything. All At Once. At The Same Time, a series of events and exhibitions at g39.

Friday 15th November, 6-9pm