Oxford St, CARDIFF CF24 3DT
Telephone +44 (0) 29 2047 3633
opening times - 11-5pm Wednesday to Saturday


Want to know 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.

How to find us

Here's a http://g.co/maps/d2559>Googlemap of our location

Road 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.
Rail http://www.nationalrail.co.uk>www.nationalrail.co.uk Queen St Station is five minutes' walk from g39 (refer to Googlemap link)
Bus http://www.cardiffbus.com>www.cardiffbus.com Routes 38 and 39 operate from the city centre to Newport Rd/City Rd bus stop, 1 minute's walk from g39
Air http://info.cwlfly.com/en/>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.


Anthony Shapland Creative Director(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.

Chris Brown Company Director(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.

Cinzia Mutigli 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.

Sam Hasler>
Programme Assistant.

Amy Treharne is the current Warp Intern.

G39 is managed by a board of member trustees:

Hoodi Ansari (Chair) 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.

Lisa Edgar 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.

Bob Gelsthorpe 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.

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.

Submissions policy


Due to the high number of submissions and the reduced programme, g39 is unable to accept submissions for the foreseeable future. We have a bank of artists and submissions we want to work with, but the open submission call will be re-opened soon.

G39 operates with respect to the following documents:

Curatorial Policy

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.