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.

Heavy Water Collective
- residency

4 - 10 July 2022

Victoria Lucas, Joanna Whittle & Maud Haya-Baviera

Heavy Water has a unique atomic structure often used for the stabilisation of volatile matter.

Its materiality is mystical, permeating organic bodies, calming violent creations, grounding and giving weight to something fluid and intangible.

Maud Haya-Baviera, Victoria Lucas and Joanna Whittle have selected this title for their recent and upcoming collaborative exhibitions and their newly formed artist collective. They have recently completed a two-year artist-in-residence programme at Site Gallery, as part of Platform20 and the Freelands Artist Programme.

Join us for drinks and a talk about their work on:
18.00 - 20.00

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Kathryn Ashill - The Lost Boys

Preview 17 September 2022

17 September - 29 October 2022

Engaging with gender fluidity and class structures this solo exhibition will also be produced with collaborators CommonWealth, Llanrumney. Amateur dramatics, the Drag King scene and autobiography are recurring themes in Ashill's work, which they use to explore and navigate gender identity. Funny and playful Ashill uses the do-it-yourself aesthetics of amateur dramatics to create costumes and sets in which they perform.

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g39 Fellowship FOUR

1 April 2022 - 31 March 2024

Zara Mader, Phoebe Davies
Gail Howard, Adele Vye
Sadia Pineda Hameed & Beau Beakhouse.

We’re really excited to welcome the fourth cohort onto the Fellowship programme, they take up their studios at g39 and will be with us until 2024. Zara Mader (Caerdydd)), Phoebe Davies (Bro Morgannwg, Gail Howard (Caerdydd), Adele Vye (Abertawe), Sadia Pineda Hameed & Beau Beakhouse (Caerdydd).

The artists will take part in a structured programme of studio practice and self-directed research at g39 over a period of two years with financial support. The programme is unique in Wales and complements the ongoing support g39 offers artists in Wales.

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There are lots of ways you can support g39 and our programme,
without it costing you anything.

We’ve 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 you’re driving to Cardiff and are going to pay for parking, why not book our carpark on Justpark with us?

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. It’s 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
Wednesday - Saturday, 11am-5pm
Currently behind closed doors for the tibrO yalP exhibition, preview 1st July 2022

This website was born back in 2006, and although it’s wearing some fancy new fonts it still struggles sometimes.

If there are problems, let us know and we’ll 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.

Come & Work with us!

g39 Executive Director
£32,000 per year pro rata, 3 days a week (£19,200) Permanent contract
g39 Director: Job Application Pack
g39 Director: Job Application Pack LARGE TYPE

If you want to receive this information in a different format, or if you have any questions regarding our work to improve access and engagement at g39, please call 029 2047 3633 or email post@g39.org

Deadline: Wednesday 20 July 2022

g39 is excited to share this opportunity to work with us as Executive Director at one of the key spaces for contemporary visual art in Wales.

We are seeking someone who recognises artistic pursuit at all levels, someone who understands how this relates to g39’s aims. We operate a horizontal structure across a small team that depends on strong communication skills and emotional intelligence in dealings with staff, trustees, artists, funders, partners and audiences in order to develop the work of this well-regarded visual arts charity.

Image/film still: Soon-to-be-leaving-us Chris Mooney Brown, Spinning Coin 2002.

warp Library

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.

g39 Gram

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