Welcome to g39`s Wales Artist Resource Programme
Symposium - The Centre Is Here: Alternative art schools
22nd June 2013, 2-6pm at g39, Cardiff
Islington Mill Art Academy
Organised by g39/ Warp and Chapter, Cardiff, this will be the ninth in a series of symposium events aimed at discussing the key issues of making and exhibiting contemporary art in Wales.
TCIH: Alternative art schools will look at the current climate of art education and how, with the perceived failure of traditional art schools, new peer-led learning initiatives might propose the alternatives for modes of art education. What can we learn from the traditional art schools and what should be changed, who owns art education and how can this self-led learning lead to fundamental changes with the course structures of art schools?
Are you considering studying art but concerned about the cost? Or maybe you think the current provision of art education is not sufficient? Could the artist run school offer a better education? The four speakers for TCIH: Alternative art schools are all practitioners who have taken it upon themselves to find alternative ways of thinking about art education. The day will begin with presentations from each of the speakers followed by a panel discussion. This will then lead into break-out groups with an opportunity for the participants to talk in more detail with the speakers.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Maurice Carlin, artist and founding member of Islington Mill Art Academy
- Pippa Koszerek, Artist and founder of the Independent Art School
- Sara Nunes Fernades and Rachel Haines, artists, and students/ founding members of The School of the Damned.
There are a maximum of 30 spaces for each symposium with tickets allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets are subsidised and cost 15 pounds, including light refreshments.To book a place please email email@example.com with the subject header TCIH. Your place will only be confirmed on receipt of payment by 16th June either by cheque made payable to CTA and sent to Sean Edwards (TCIH), g39, Oxford Street, Cardiff, CF24 3DT; or by PayPal via the g39 shop. (Cash payments can only be accepted in person at g39 by 16th June.)
Forum/ Combining Forces
6.30pm Thursday 27 June 2012, g39, Cardiff
Image from March's Forum/ Order and Chaos
In this month's FORUM we will be looking at Combining forces and how artists, institutions and collectives have formed through collaborative practice. We are currently looking for proposals from artists, whether you are part of a collective, or have benefitted from the combining of artistic forces to email Sera at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why you'd be interested in presenting and participating in this months FORUM.
If you have any ideas for themes, or would like to talk about your practice to a group of like-minded individuals at a future FORUM event then please just let us know. Email Sera Wyn Walker: email@example.com, with your suggestions! FORUM is a platform for early career artists, practitioners and graduates to talk about issues surrounding contemporary practice in a relaxed and informal setting. Run in collaboration with Ffotogallery, FORUM is free and everyone is welcome!! http://ffotogallery-forum.blogspot.co.uk You can now follow FORUM on twitter @artistforum
g39 BOOK!! / It Was Never Going To Be Straightforward.
BUY IT NOW for 19.95!!
We are very pleased to announce the launch of g39's new publication It Was Never Going To Be Straight Forward a compendium of the first 13 years of the g39 project. The book charts a rambling route through g39's history from the first exhibition that opened on 3 July 1998 to the last that closed on 2 July 2011. It marks the years that the project was based in Wyndham Arcade in Cardiff city centre. It Was Never Going To Be Straightforward contains some of the projects g39 made happen in those thirteen years, alongside artist commissions by James Green, Llyr Williams, matthews & allen and new articles by David Trigg (Frieze, Art Monthly), Mel Brimfield and Dave Ball. Drawing its inspiration from the Art and Society series published in the 1970s by The Welsh Arts Council, It Was Never Going To Be Straightforward gives an insight into some of the things that drive g39 - our ethos, our influences and our ambitions.
A limited edition of 100 copies have been printed with a special spine featuring an artwork by Angharad P Jones, and cut-out g39 insert. It Was Never Going To Be Straightforward is available on the shop section of www.g39.org and at the gallery (accepted payments include cash, cheques payable to 'CTA', and Paypal).
- Huw Andrews at the Sheffield Fringe Festival
Saturday 15 June, 2013.
Huw Andrews' video, The New Golden Bridge V (One Way), is being shown as part of Phenomena, selected by Annexinema, at the Sheffield Fringe this month. It was first shown in g39's Unit #1 during The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp exhibition last year.
BLOC PROJECTS, 71 Eyre Lane, Sheffield, S1 4RB.
- Un-natural Selection / Milkwood Gallery
12 to 22 June 2013
A project by the artist Phil Lambert, exploring links between Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection and artistic practice.
You are invited to select your favourite paintings from a series of abstract compositions and view the results from other locations around Wales. With Seminar 13th June and project closing celebration on the 21st.
- Job Opportunity/ Artes Mundi
Application Deadline - 28 June
Artes Mundi are looking for an Administrative Assistant. If you are good with people and computers, interested in the arts and can cope with lots of different tasks landing on your desk at the same time then this could be the job for you.