Want to know how to submit your work to g39? Or how to get here? Or who works at g39? All the answers to your questions are below. You can also find out more about the organisation and its history on the about g39 page.
g39 invites submissions from artists throughout the year. We are interested in viewing and discussing work from contemporary visual artists Ė it helps us keep up to date with contemporary practice and to understand different standpoints. We have always tried to be responsive and open, supportive and risk-taking in our programme. As an artist-run space the way we programme reflects the ways artists produce work.
We encourage submissions that promote an artist-curator dialogue, rather than presenting us with a specific finalised proposal. Ideally your submission should give us an idea of your practice and projects over at least the next 12 months. Unfortunately some submissions won`t be right for us for a variety of reasons. However when a submission does engage us it may be acted on straight away or it may stay in our minds until it connects with another. Thatís because we want our exhibitions to emerge from the work, rather than making the work fit a predetermined exhibition idea. Thatís how it is with our submissions policy. We hold on to work until connections become apparent; it stays on record and is reviewed twice a year.
We also accept submissions from curators and groups, but these should be written in response to our curatorial policy. One of the aims of g39 is to curate a mix of work from emerging artists and more established names, and also to combine artists from Wales with artists from further afield. A clearer outline of the Artistic Policy can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
While we cannot enter into dialogue with everyone who makes a submission, artists who live and work in Wales can apply to Warp for a Peer to Peer session as an alternative and more immediate way of receiving feedback about their practice.
What to send
Where possible we prefer paperless digital submissions but if thatís not possible then hard copies are ok.
Hereís what we need, in order of importance:
Photographic documentation of your 2D/3D work (up to 12 images saved as jpegs, 2MB max per image) and/or
Video/audio documentation of your time-based work (12 minutes max)
Please ensure you include titles, media and year of production for all works.
Artist Statement (max 250 words)
CV including contact details, education, and any published or exhibited work (max 2 sides A4)
Where to send it
You can send digital submissions to the Curatorial Team
using a file transfer site such as WeTransfer or YouSendIt for material over 5MB. Links to video hosting sites can also be accepted
Or by post: Curatorial Team, g39 Oxford St, CARDIFF CF24 3DT (NB material submitted by post can not be returned)
What happens next?
Submitted materials will be reviewed twice yearly and copies will be held on file at the address above. Successful applications will be contacted after these curatorial reviews. We regret that we cannot enter into discussion about submitted proposals until that time. The next curatorial review will be August 2013
How to find us
Here`s a Googlemap
of our location
leave the M4 at J32 and join the A470 towards Cardiff City centre. After 4 miles turn left onto Boulevard de Nantes/ A4161 and follow the dual carriageway. After 1 mile turn left onto City Rd/B4261. Take the 1st right onto Oxford Lane and the first left onto Oxford St. Off-road parking is available, please contact us in advance to book and arrange access.
Queen St Station is five minutes` walk from g39 (refer to Googlemap link)
Routes 38 and 39 operate from the city centre to Newport Rd/City Rd bus stop, 1 minute`s walk from g39
Air Cardiff International Airport
is 3/4 hr by road from g39. There are regular train and bus links from Bristol, Heathrow, Gatwick and other major UK airports.
Planning a visit
There is always a live guide or member of staff in the building happy to answer questions about the exhibition or the gallery itself. G39 welcomes college and school groups to the space and a short talk about the exhibition can be provided for free. If you are planning a trip and want to get the most from your visit contact us in advance to find out useful drop-off points close to the gallery.
(b 1971, Pontypridd, lives and works in Cardiff) is an artist, co-founder and co-director
of g39. He is responsible for the artistic direction of the gallery. He works closely with artists, curators, writers and arts organisations to build up a strong network of support and advocacy for contemporary visual art in Wales. He was a member of the Wales at the Venice Biennale committee and a board member of ARC. Alongside g39 he continues his practice as an artist, producing film works. Exhibitions include Suddenly After a Long Silence, Chapter Cardiff; Unplumbed, Keith Talent, London and CAC, Vilnius. He was nominated for Becks Futures in 2006.
(b 1973, Worcester, lives and works in Cardiff) is an artist, musician, co-founder and co-director
of g39. He is responsible for strategic development of the organisation within Wales, the UK and beyond. From 2008-12 he was Magazine coordinator for a-n The artists information company. He studied postgrad Composition and Jazz at RWCMD (Cardiff) and is also a member of Go Faster Stripe, an independent collective that promotes high-profile UK comedians through its programme of live acts and DVD production.
(b 1980, Cardiff, lives and works in Abergavenny) is an artist and Warp`s programme coordinator
. He graduated from the MA in Sculpture, Slade School of Art in 2005. He joined g39 in May 2008 as the Professional Development officer and developed the Wales Artist Resource Programme. Sean has exhibited widely nationally and internationally and has recently had solo at both Limoncello, (who now represent him) and the ICA, London, Moot, Nottingham and Associates, London. From 2006-2008 Sean was a visiting Lecturer at Cardiff School of Art and Design and ran the 2008 Young Curators programme at Oriel Davies, Newtown.
is Warp Manager
. Originally from Scotland Cinzia Mutigli has been in Cardiff since 1995. She graduated in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee and later, whilst at Winchester School of Art, she undertook a ten-month placement in Barcelona as part of her postgraduate degree. She has exhibited her work in Britain, Spain and America and was a founding member of `Quincunx`, an artist group which organised group shows and events. She worked at Cywaith Cymru / Artworks Wales for four years as Coordinator of the Artist-in-Residence Programme and then for the commissions team before being promoted to Project Manager for commissions in 2006. In 2007, Cywaith Cymru merged with CBAT the Arts and regeneration Agency to from Safle, the agency for art in the public realm.
b 1982, Knighton, Powys. Lives and works in Cardiff. Sam is an Artist and Curator with a leaning towards photographic and lens-based work. He joined g39 in November 2008 as Marketing Officer
and has since been involved with a number of arts organisations and projects in and around Cardiff. Sam graduated with a BA in Design & Photography from Plymouth University in 2006.
is the current Warp Intern
is the current g39 Apprentice
G39 is managed by a board of trustees:
Lisa Edgar (Chair)
is a highly competent and ambitious arts administrator and practising artist who specialises in lens-based media, having studied documentary photography at Newport School of Art & Design.
She is actively engaged with the cultural life of Wales, and in particular the visual arts. Her career began at the Arts Council of Wales, and then progressed to Screen (then the Film Council), Cardiff Bay Art Trust, and other organisations in the cultural sector. Her current engagement with Ffotogallery began in 1997 as Exhibitions Officer developing their renowned and award-winning exhibition and touring programme.
Most recently, and most significantly, she established Ffotogallery Education in 2000, which enjoys a reputation as a leader in the field of gallery education both within Wales and nationally.
Stefhan Caddick (treasurer)
is a visual artist based in Crickhowell. His work is often multidisciplinary, encompassing visual art, new media and elements of performance. He has had a varied career in the arts in Wales, including roles such as Development Officer for Cultural Enterprise, a business support service for Wales-based creative industries and more recently, Project Manager for Bloc: Creative Technology Wales, a role which involved the programming and delivery of professional development events and sector-specific research across North Wales.
Stefhan lives in the Brecon Beacons with his partner and their two children.
Bedwyr Williams (secretary)
is a successful and prolific artist who lives and works in Caernarfon, N Wales. Recently he has enjoyed the success of being selected for the Becks Futures showcase, where his work was chosen for inclusion in the Saatchi collection. With his work there is wit and a determinedly non-hierarchical perspective in which everything and everyone, including himself, is viewed with a strong dose of suspicion and derision. He is a cultural leveller Ė by refusing to give one thing more importance than another he allows us to see more clearly, and to irreverently poke holes in the value systems we seek to impose on each other. He has a growing cast of characters that he uses to deliver his work.
is a renowned photographic artist. She is currently Reader in Photography and Fine Art Practice and a member of the European Centre for Photographic Research at the University of 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.
G39 operates with respect to the following documents:
Equal Opportunities Policy
g39 is registered with Companies House as a non-profit distributing company limited by guarantee. Registered company no. 3938363.