1 April - 5 June 2021
Gweni Llwyd - Wendy Short - Gwenda Evans - Beau Beakhouse & Sadia Pineda Hameed - Yewande YoYo Odunubi
Devised by artists for artists, UNITe is a nine-week artist studio residency programme at g39. It is a space for artistic practice and its associated research, experiments, for testing ideas, taking wrong-turns, sharing ideas, discussions, serendipity, and discovery.
In 2021 we are pleased to present Jerwood UNITe in collaboration with Jerwood Arts, an independent funder dedicated to supporting outstanding artists, curators and producers to develop and thrive.
With their help we are supporting five places in 2021.
This year the artists are:
Gweni Llwyd (Cardiff)
Wendy Short (Ayrshire/ London)
Gwenda Evans (Carmarthen)
Beau Beakhouse &
Sadia Pineda Hameed (Cardiff)
Yewande YoYo Odunubi (London)More info >>
3 - 27 March 2021
Kelly Best, Jennifer Taylor,
Nonsequences was an exhibition that had everything the last year could throw at it. Postponed, almost cancelled, re-scheduled. It marked the delayed last-part of the g39 Fellowship with new work and ideas in progress from Kelly Best, Ian Watson, Fern Thomas and Jennifer Taylor.
Ian Watson, Fern Thomas.
Time in the studio.
I need more time in the studio.
I need to make work.
I’m in work.
I need to make it work.
My work is the work.
Sometimes the line between the gallery and the studio is fixed. Some venues still operate as though a preview is the equivalent of curtain-up on the first night of a stage performance. The gallery is cleaned and swept and re-touched and smells of paint. The stage is set and everything is just-so. It is the big reveal.
All of the rehearsals have been pointing toward this moment. Practices, tests and decisions. A paring back of that which is unnecessary, of the things that might be the wrong kind of confusing. Negotiations, compromises, changes in direction and limitations of budget, of space, of time bring to the stage whatever it is that has been made. By this point it should have its own curatorial narrative, or anecdote. It should make sense. It must be coherent.
But what do we do if there is no show but just the rehearsal? What if the show is always postponed? What of the proposal that never gets commissioned? What if there is no audience, or the work doesn’t work? What about those directions changed, those dead ends where things got stuck facing the wall? What of those things that happened along the way? Ideas that grew old, or too complex or fell flat or popped like balloons.
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