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  • Natasha MacVoy, 2019


UNITe 2019

preview 25 October 2019

Natasha MacVoy, 2019
Natasha MacVoy, 2019

Devised by artists for artists, the UNITe 2019 season is an autumn/winter programme of artistic experimentation, research, discussions, film, talks and presentations, and more.

Taking inspiration from independent art schools, studio groups and other ways that artists get together to support each other, g39’s UNITe season transforms the exhibition venue into a shared artist studio space and communal hub.
UNITe studio community fosters and supports artists at any career stage. It is a space for artistic practice and its associated research, testing ideas, taking wrong turns, sharing ideas, serendipity, and discovery.
During UNITe 2019 we are supporting eight artists through our intense programme. This year the artists are Daniel Clark, Mylo Elliott, Sophie Lindsey, Natasha MacVoy, Amber Mottram, Manon Parry, Radha Patel and Tessa Waite. The artists are encouraged to contribute to the programme supporting each other as a peer group.
The public are welcome to visit and we will be open our usual hours Wednesday - Saturday. There is also a series of free public talks and events (see the calendar below).
We invite the public in to witness the often-unseen studio activity of artistic practice and take part in the conversations that emerge from this.
By bringing audiences and artists together in this way we want to promote an understanding of where visual art comes from. Whatever the context and wherever the situation – the studio, the workshop, the library, the laptop, urban or rural – are all places of production that are usually kept separate from the gallery environment.
UNITe 2019 concludes with an open studio event, led by the artists to see what they have been doing and to celebrate well into the final hours of the residency.

25 Oct – Made in Roath Open Exhibition Preview

g39 is proud to be hosting this year’s Made in Roath Open exhibition for the 2nd year. The exhibition presents the eclectic talents of amateurs, professionals, hobbyists, students, and any other artist who chooses to submit.

26 Oct – Hanan Issa Book Launch

Hanan Issa’s debut pamphlet skips across the fragile boundaries of history, culture, relationships, and language.
‘My Body Can House Two Hearts’ is a celebration of women's redemptive interdependency and the rejection of patriarchal power.
Join Hanan, alongside her fellow Burning Eye pamphlet competition winners Adrian Earle and Caroline Smiling, as she celebrates the launch of her debut publication.

23 Nov – g39 with The Cardiff Dance Festival Present: The Elsewhen Series
Leah Marojević and Theo Clinkard

Across the duets of The Elsewhen Series, Leah Marojević and Theo Clinkard continue the work of the Romantics. Embodying their values to soften the industrial, question productivity and physically defend the dream space.
Conceived to be stumbled upon by audiences in unconventional performances spaces, these strikingly designed duets bring the spontaneous wanderings and powerful yearnings of the heart and mind into the visible realm through duration, repetition and the naive belief that the body doesn’t have to be here, it can be elsewhen.

29 Nov – Artist Talk: Bryony Gillard
Open from 6pm, talk starts at 6:30pm

Bryony Gillard will present her multifaceted practice situated between writing, performance, video and exhibition making.
‘…my work attempts to create a space for genealogies of Feminist practice that are allusive, messy and entangled in contemporary concerns.’

4 Dec – Warp Workshop
Writing Applications
2pm – 5pm

A seminar on ‘writing applications’ for opportunities. We want to think about structure of information, writing clearly, ambition and confidence, and a little about work examples. There are no perfect answers, and all opportunities are different, but we can all learn something from sharing ideas, approaches and experience.
This event is for artists and curators at any career stage.
Places are limited (20 max). Booking essential.
Booking details coming soon.

6 Dec – Artist Talk: Daniel Trivedy
Open from 6pm, talk starts at 6:30pm

Recent Eisteddfod Gold Medal winner Daniel Trivedy will talk about his practice and research processes.
‘I am interested in our psychological relationship to each other. What are the origins, ramifications and consequences of these relationships? How are these relationships changing in an increasingly connected world where people have different views of the future? Fundamentally, I am interested in the glue that holds us together but also that which keeps us apart.’

20 Dec – UNITe Open Studios 2019.
6pm – 9pm

Join us to celebrate this year’s UNITe artists at the end of the season. Come along to see the studios and research, processes, new works, and work in progress that the artists have been working on.