The third group of the g39 Fellowship programme - Philippa Brown, Aled Simons,
Tom Cardew, Alice Briggs, Rebecca Jagoe - present a collection of new projects, ideas and proposals for works.
Soft split the Stone is an exhibition at g39 that brings their works together for the first time. The cynghanedd sounding title, connects them all in some way – from Philippa Brown’s portals inbetween worlds to the split bluestones of Aled Simon’s Legend Extension II; the lost islands and ghost tunnels of Tom Cardew’s filmwork that slips in and out of different timelines; Alice Briggs explores the archeology of family and place in Each of These Things Is True and Rebecca Jagoe, who looks at the language of stones to discuss illness and geological timescales.
Soft split the Stone is a pause, like any good exhibition should be. The work is not static, but shifting and changing in meaning and context. Below and above the crust of the earth – between the particles of sediment and the flow of lava, stone is not set.
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, it’s 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.