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 http://www.g39.org/cgi-bin/website.cgi?place=aboutus> about g39 page.
g39 invites submissions from artists throughout the year. We are interested in viewing and discussing work from contemporary visual artists – 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. That’s because we want our exhibitions to emerge from the work, rather than making the work fit a predetermined exhibition idea. That’s how it is with our submissions policy. We hold on to work until connections become apparent; it stays on record and is reviewed annually.
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 that’s not possible then hard copies are ok.
Here’s 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
>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 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.
How to find us
Here's a http://g.co/maps/d2559
>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
>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 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.
is Warp Coordinator
. 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.
is the current Warp Intern
G39 is managed by a board of member trustees:
Lisa Edgar (Chair)
is Head of Education at Ffotogallery, the National Agency for Photography and Lens-based media in Wales. Having begun her career as a freelance producer and practicing artist in Cardiff, she established Ffotogallery Education which seeks to promote a wider understanding of, and participation in, contemporary art, lens based media and creative technology, encouraging critical and visual literacy.
In 2008, Lisa published the celebrated Make Light Work, a book documenting a series of large-scale socially engaged projects and highlights from her programme, and in 2009 curated the Vision On digital media season which profiled the work of acclaimed international artists and speakers. Latterly she has published the book No Place Like Home
, the result of a long-term audiovisual project with homeless people in Cardiff, and launched Lightbox
, a major online resource for art teachers and students in Wales.
She is interested in progressive educational philosophies and is also a qualified Montessori Teacher. She studied Photography at Newport School of Art and is a regular visiting lecturer at universities in Wales. She is a Trustee of Engage, the National Association for Museum and Gallery Education and works on policy and planning to develop and promote contemporary visual art in mainstream education.
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.
works with a number of media including photography, painting, performance and sculpture which he uses to explore different concepts. He also has a curatorial element to his practice. The projects Bob involves himself with, and their results is what he considers his practice to be. Bob researches the idiosyncrasies of his studio practice, and the ‘studio’ itself, which is of great interest to him from running a studio complex after graduating. “There’s an allure to the environment itself, the working place, the thinktank, etc. The notion that the building that an artist inhabits can become their catalyst for creating work is a high interest and an honest investigation to understand the concept of ‘artist studio as artwork'.” Bob graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the Cardiff School of Art and Design. He is also co-founder of BIT Studios in Cardiff.
is a Business Intelligence Analyst at Confused.com. Having studied Documentary Photography at Newport, he has a personal interest in the arts and the idea of getting involved with the arts in South Wales. He is particularly interested in photography and visual arts. In his role as Business Intelligence Analyst, Hoodi manages reporting for the company which involves a mixture of programming in various different computing languages and getting value out of data, making links and identifying shortcomings in order to make improvements. He is motivated by a challenge, and doing something that has a purpose and an end result.
(b 1971, Pontypridd, lives and works in Cardiff) is an artist and co-founder of g39. He was a member of the Wales at the Venice Biennale committee and a board member of ARC. He is taking a sabbatical from his role as co-director throughout 2015 to concentrate on 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.
Due to commitments to their artistic practice Bedwyr Williams
and Helen Sear
are currently taking a year's sabbatical from their duties as Board Members.
G39 operates with respect to the following documents:
Equal Opportunities Policy
Contemporary Temporary Artspace (trading as g39) is registered with Companies House as a non-profit distributing company limited by guarantee. Registered company no. 3938363.