g39 is an artist-run gallery and creative community
for the visual arts in Wales, a bridge between artists
and audiences. At the heart of g39’s activities is its
relationship with artists. From exhibition to work
placements to informal gatherings, initiating peer
introductions or realising the most ambitious of solo
exhibitions – across this spectrum of relationships our aim is to encourage and enable every person whose ambition it is to pursue a visual art practice.

The 2021 Film London
Jarman Award Touring Programme

11 November 2021

Larry Achiampong, Sophia Al-Maria, Jasmina Cibic, Adham Faramawy, Guy Oliver, Georgina Starr.

Discover the incredible diversity within the world of artists’ filmmaking in the UK, with a presentation of the work of the shortlist of this year’s Film London Jarman Award, which comes with a £10,000 prize. From the individual and autobiographical to the global and political, these films draw us into their narratives through poetry, experimental sound, surreal computer graphics, performance, dance and choreography.

The artists shortlisted this year are: Larry Achiampong, Sophia Al-Maria, Jasmina Cibic, Adham Faramawy, Guy Oliver and Georgina Starr. The programme will also feature a Q and A with one of the shortlisted artists Adham Faramawy.

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Nicolaas van de Lande

10 September 2021

Artist-led Shape-shifting

Dutch artist Nicolaas van de Lande, one of the exhibitors in the SurveyII exhibition, welcomes artists, students and those who are interested to join him in an afternoon making session. Participants will co-create a work of art under the guidance of the artist in which they will learn to master the technique of flocking. Participation is free of charge and participants will have the opportunity to bring home a self-made, flocked item.  

Places on this workshop are limited to 12 //
Mae llefydd ar y gweithdy wedi’u cyfyngu i 12.

Ddim yn addas i blant. //
Not suitable for children

Brunch and lunch, drinks and chat provided. //
Darperir brecinio, cinio, diodydd a sgwrs

Nicolaas van de Lande is an artist working with installation, sculpture and photography. His installations are composed of sculptures and found objects which gesture towards the ontological idea that everything is plastic – meaning that unchangeable forms do not exist.

Nicolaas studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy, NL (2016) and did an MA in contemporary art practice at the Royal College of Art, UK (2019). Solo exhibitions include Sleazy Decorations: Party Time in Croyden, Croyden Arts Store (2018) and Breehornstraat 113, solo show, self-initiated project in a social housing complex, Amsterdam (2016/17). Group exhibitions include Royal College of Art graduation show, (2019), Ambiguity, No Studio, Amsterdam (2019), Textures of Taste, Paleis van Mieris, Amsterdam (2016) Dirty Daisies, Art The Hague, The Hague (2016).

More about Nicolaas // Mwy am Nicolaas

Booking is essential>>
Archebu o flaen llaw
yn hanfodol >>

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Intermission: mwnwgl

1 August 2021

We are really pleased to flick through the first edition of mwnwgl, commissioned as part of our intermission programme. Get your copy here and pay what you feel to support mwnwgl, pick one up at g39 or browse the copies in the library.

anghyfiaith: Heb fod o’r un iaith, yn siarad iaith estron neu’n perthyn i iaith estron, mewn iaith estron, yn yr iaith wreiddiol, heb ei gyfieithu; estron, dieithr: not of the same language, speaking or pertaining to a foreign language, in a foreign language, in the original language, untranslated; foreign, alien, strange.

To buy a copy >>>
I brynu copi >>>

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Shaun James:
Gallwch Argraffu Sgrin //
You Can Screen Print

30 July 2021

Shaun James has put together this series of screen printing training videos. // Mae Shaun James wedi rhoi at ei gilydd cyfres o fideos hyfforddi argraffu sgrin.

At g39 we are big believers in sharing knowledge and information as a way of strengthening the community.

We are pleased to announce the release of a new series of Artist Resources. Last year we commissioned four artists to make a contribution to our online resources. The artists we have commissioned have responded by generously offering resources that cover a wide range of topics.

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Florence Boyd -
What’s it worth?
valuing opportunities.

30 July 2021

Something that comes up regularly in our one-to-one sessions with artists is the issue of unpaid opportunities that artists are offered or considering applying for. g39 is a supporter of the Paying Artists campaign and we think that it’s essential to a healthy and inclusive culture that artists are paid properly and creative careers are professionally respected.

We also understand that the creative community is vast and complex. We recognise that there can be viable creative solutions to budget restrictions, and that there might be times when the benefits of good opportunities are non-monetary. We think it’s important for artists to consider these issues carefully to avoid being exploited. We’ve been working with artist Florence Boyd who’s been working on a loose flowchart that acts as a set of prompts to consider when approaching unpaid opportunities.

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No Time To Plan an Ending

Preview 15 October 2021

16 October 2021

Becca + Clare, Freya Dooley, Rebecca Gould, Rhiannon Lowe, Will Roberts, Neasa Terry

Distance and closeness. An arm's reach apart. At least. A breath apart. Minimum. People come together and people move apart. Bumper cars with a no-bumping rule.

This show brings together a collection of people. A collision of people.

The second group from the g39 Fellowship programme - Becca+Clare, Freya Dooley, Rebecca Gould, Rhiannon Lowe, Will Roberts, Neasa Terry - present a collection of new projects, ideas and proposals for works. Some of them have been intermittently based at g39 during the last year as we have navigated different circumstances together. The show is a mixture of live work, work completed over the last two years and projects that were paused through these extraordinary times.

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g39 Fellowship 2022

Applications are now open for the 2022 g39 Fellowship Programme! // Gwnewch gais nawr ar gyfer Rhaglen Gymrodoriaeth g39 2022!

A five-year initiative by g39 as part of the Freelands Artist Programme. // Menter pum mlynedd gan g39, gyda chymorth gan Freelands Artist Programme.

Artist gweledol sy’n byw yng Nghymru ac sy’n gweithio mewn unrhyw gyfrwng // Wales based visual artists working in any media

Ffi o £10,000 dros ddwy flynedd.
A fee of £10,000 over two years
Support with access costs, travel and accommodation. // Cefnogaeth gyda llety, teithio ac unrhyw anghenion mynediad.

Application Form: ENG
Ffurlen Lais: CYM
Application Form: Large Type ENG
Ffurlen Lais: Argraffu Mawr CYM
Dyddiad cau // Deadline:
23:59, 28/09/2021

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warp Library

When we're open again (!) the warp Library is open, a de-instututional resource for all. The collection mainly houses artist books, arts-related reference books, zines and pamphlets. These span from the socio-political to the experimental, from 60s avant-garde retrospectives to contemporary exhibition publications; and hopefully everything in between. This in an ever-developing, growing collection.

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