g39 is home to Wales` largest artist-run gallery and creative community for the visual arts. Established in Cardiff, g39 became a charity in 2019 and works as a bridge between communities, the public and artists. Artists are at the heart of g39`s activities. From residencies to training and mentoring, informal gatherings, or realising the most ambitious of exhibitions - our aim is to encourage and enable every person whose ambition it is to pursue a visual art practice.
27 October - 16 December 2023
With Richard Billingham's TV debut - Fishtank - at its centre, We Ran Together, 28/10/23 - 16/12/23, is an exhibition across two seasons. This side of Christmas has a focus on Billingham and the work that was made alongside Fishtank.
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The season takes a closer look at socio-economic movement and the visual arts. Socio-economic background remains a huge and largely invisible issue in the arts. With fewer defined career routes and limited security, the challenges are still very present in the visual arts. Recent years, and the necessary pulling back together of family groups or bubbles into restricted domestic spaces, brings a new resonance to this work.
14 December 2023
Free // Am ddim. 14/12/23, 18.00-20.00 The talk will start at 18.30 // Bydd y Sgwrs yn dechrau am 18.30
We are really pleased to welcome Beatriz to g39 for an informal talk. Curator at the Institute of International Visual Arts (iniva) since 2022, she is responsible for the development and delivery of exhibitions and public programmes with a focus on artistic practices from Global Majority, working with artists and partners to implement artistic projects through research, radical art education, unlearning, and wellbeing practices.
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She is also a museologist, researcher and an enthusiast of non-hierarchical thinking, believing in the equality of ideas and non-linear ways of composing and organising them.
Preview 26 January 2024
27 January - 23 March 2024
Zara Mader, Gail Howard, Adele Vye, Sadia Pineda Hameed & Beau W Beakhouse & Phoebe Davies.
As the g39 Fellowship comes to an end - for now - we are excited to work with Cohort 4 for a final exhibition. Zara Mader, Gail Howard, Adele Vye, Sadia Pineda Hameed & Beau W Beakhouse and Phoebe Davies.
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The show at g39 is in parallel with a show curated by The Freelands Foundation called Betwixt, 17/02/24 - 23/02/24, at their Chalk Farm gallery space as well as across several different sites including Mimosa House Gallery and a Crypt. Curated by Wingshan Smith and accompanied by a publication it marks the end of the programme.
Preview 9 February 2024
18.00 - 20.00
10 February - 23 March 2024
- response // ateb - Durre Shahwar - Michal Iwanowski - George Hampton Wale
We Ran Together is built as a sort of call and response. In this second part, we are excited to be presenting new work from Durre Shahwar and Michal Iwanowski, who are new to working with g39, as well as George Hampton Wale who was part of UNITe in 2022. Nominated and selected by g39, Artangel and Sean Edwards each of them is supported to take Fishtank as a starting point. More info >>
Itís been a while!
Coming back to the streets of Cardiff this year the ARTCARDIFF map will gather everything that is happening in the visual arts for you in one handy RISO printed pink folded sheet. Soon it will be joined by a new website, artcardiff.com - featuring an interactive map and directories of studios, collectives and venues. Keep an eye on socials for more details - meanwhile DM us for shares.
The ARTCARDIFF map and website will help you find out whatís on and where in Cardiff - pick up a map in some of the listed venues, and keep an eye on socials for the announcement of a new website launched in 2023.
Organised by artists in Cardiff, this is an inclusive place - if you think you should be listed, then you should be!
Itís free to list, and free to pick up.
If you have an event or venue that you think should be listed, or if your favourite space isnít on it - tell us that it should be! firstname.lastname@example.org
There are lots of ways you can support g39 and our programme,
without it costing you anything.
Weíve joined easyfundraising
. Basically, if you shop online but through their portal, they donate a % to us. From Screwfix to ebay, Ethical Superstore to durex you can do your bit. Or if youíre driving to Cardiff and are going to pay for parking, why not book our carpark on Justpark
You can donate at any time too through our new Donorfy
account, or tapping a card on the donation point at g39, or just dropping some coins in the donation boxes next time you visit. Itís always uncomfortable asking for donations when there are so many many things to support out there - but all of this helps keep our resources and support programmes free for those that need them.
g39, Oxford St, CARDIFF CF24 3DT
+44 (0) 29 2047 3633
Closed for install until: 27/10/23
Wednesday - Saturday, 11am-5pm
This website was born back in 2006, and although itís wearing some fancy new fonts it still struggles sometimes.
If there are problems, let us know and weíll try to fix them while we fundraise for a new one.
g39 is a registered charity, Reg no. 1181492, and we rely on a lot of different helping hands. If you want to support us, please donate
, or you can help by visiting the market
. We are always grateful for volunteer support too.
If you want to engage with us in Welsh you can switch from any page by clicking on the link above. If you're a learner, bydd newid rhwng y ddau yn ffordd dda o ymarfer - flipping between the two is a good way to practice. You can contact us in either English neu Gymraeg. Sign up to be kept up to date by post or email.
These are the documents we operate by. We are working to get the latest versions of our key policies online in English and Welsh and available in other formats.
Currently,you can read our Strategic Equality Action Plan in English. Ac yn Gymraeg: Cynllun Gweithredu Cydraddoldeb Strategol
Access at g39
g39 is housed in a large open warehouse with all public spaces on the ground floors and with no indoor steps. The main entrance has no steps and the space is all on one level. There is a single low step at the side door.
There is a carpark at the front of the building with spaces for visitors. The gallery space, screening room and studios are all fully accessible to people in wheelchairs.
g39 does not have a hearing loop installed.
The exhibitions at g39 are varied and can often look and feel different to a traditional museum style gallery. The form of the artworks can be varied and unpredictable, itís not uncommon for there to be loud or repetitive noises, and low light spaces. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about what to expect with any particular exhibitions or events that we are hosting.
At the rear of the building are studios. If people with access needs are selected for a residency/fellowship programme or are installing work for an exhibition, studio & workshop spaces can be adapted to meet their needs
In the winter the gallery space can get cold. At g39 we welcome service animals.
Image//Delwedd: Becca&Clare, You Are Invited, 2020
Now 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.