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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.

Talk: Michelle Williams Gamaker

15 October 2020

19.00-21.00 -
Zoom event via
Eventbrite below

Michelle Williams Gamaker works with moving image, performance and installation. Her practice is often in dialogue with film history, particularly Hollywood and British studio films. By restaging scenes to reveal their politically problematic, imperialist roots; her work is a form of 'fictional activism​' to recast characters originally played by white actors with people of colour. She combines scriptwriting, workshopping with actors, revisiting analogue VFX and producing props to create intricately staged films.

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Talk: Gypsy Maker 4 - Cas Holmes & Dan Turner

30 September 2020

Online event with Isaac Blake and Daniel Baker 6-8pm //
6-8yp Digwyddiad ar-lein gydag Isaac Blake a Daniel Baker.

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is proud to announce an evening of talks and discussions in association with g39. The event takes place to mark the end of the latest Gypsy Maker exhibition tour of new works by the artists Cas Holmes and Dan Turner. These exciting exhibitions of newly commissioned artworks are the latest in the RCAC’s groundbreaking Gypsy Maker project—an initiative that supports the development of innovative works by established and emerging Gypsy, Roma and Traveller artists. The Gypsy Maker project expands the work of the RCAC by continuing to engage GRT communities and the wider public in ongoing dialogue about the ways in which art continues to inform the lives of individuals and communities today.

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Intermission 2020

5 September 2020 - 5 February 2021

Adeola Dewis - Aled Simons - Aurora & Nasima Begum
mwnwgl - Rabab Ghazoul - Radha Patel - Sarah Jenkins

Intermission is a series of newly commissioned artworks that engage with people and places outside of the gallery walls. Artists from across wales will develop new works using conversation and research, writing and filmmaking, online-space and local neighbourhoods as starting points. Selected from an open call we are pleased to support these artists to create new work.

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Eoin Dara

Eoin Dara is an Irish curator based in Scotland working as Head of Exhibitions at Dundee Contemporary Arts. Recent work includes new commissions and publishing projects with artists Eve Fowler, Margaret Salmon, Patrick Staff and Alberta Whittle and writers CAConrad, Quinn Latimer, Christina Sharpe and Isabel Waidner. In his previous position as Curator at the MAC, Dara staged major exhibitions such as ‘Felix Gonzalez-Torres: This Place’. A former student of the University of Edinburgh, Dara is also an alumnus of the ICI Curatorial Intensive programme.

Dyddiad y sesiwn // Session date: 02/10/20
Deadline // Dyddiad cau: 25/09/20

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Hamja Ahsan

Hamja Ahsan is a writer, activist, artist and curator based in London, motivated by redressing injustice and structural inequality.

He is the author of the book Shy Radicals, founder of the DIY Cultures activist and zine festival and Free Talha Ahsan campaign. He has been an organiser, producer and creative for over a decade curating exhibitions, film programmes, workshops, festivals, speaker tours and solidarity events. He is an independent arts and human rights journalist. recently anthologised in No Colour Bar: Black Art in action 1960-1990.

His projects have been presented from PS1 MOMA to Tate Modern to South Asia at Shanaakht festival (Pakistan) and Shilpakala academy (Bangladesh) to Gwangju Biennale (South Korea) to grass-roots groups, mosques, universities and community centres. He has been recognised nationally for his work: shortlisted for Al Hamra Award for excellence in the Arts, a Liberty award for human rights work and grants from Arts Council England.

Dyddiadau'r sesiynau// Session dates: 21/10/20
Deadline // Dyddiad cau: 14/10/20

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Michal Iwanowski

Dyddiad y sesiwn // Session date: 25/09/20
Deadline // Dyddiad cau: 22/09/20

Michal Iwanowski is a Cardiff-based visual artist. He practices, and often combines, photography (MFA in Documentary Photography) and creative writing (MA in English), presenting personal yet politically engaged projects. His first monograph, Clear of People, was published in 2017 and nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize; and his current project, Go home, Polish, has recently been acquired by the National Museum of Wales for its permanent collection.

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.


Really pleased to be hosting SURVEY II in 2021, and to be working with @jerwoodarts and @sitegallery again. A great line up of artists from Wales, Angharad Williams, Tako Taal and our own Cinzia Mutigli alongside brilliant artists Saelia Aparicio, Tereza Červeňová, Sadé Mica, Rebecca Moss, Katarzyna Perlak, Shenece Oretha and Nicolaas Van de Lande.

Image: Tako Taal, Residue, 2018. Grand Union Birmingham: photo - Patrick Dandy

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