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.
1 July - 20 August 2022
In an ongoing series at g39, the artists in tibrO yalP were invited to respond to Play Orbit, an experimental exhibition first shown at the 1969 National Eisteddfod of Wales in Fflint and then at the ICA. Play Orbit was curated by Jasia Reichardt (then Assistant Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London) in collaboration with Peter Jones of the Welsh Arts Council.
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That exhibition consisted of ‘toys, games, and playables [produced] by people not professionally involved with the design of playthings, but who work in the field of the visual arts’.
While our show continues to centre around play, it is play of all kinds; play as a political tool, in opposition to 'work', play where it is not viewed instrumentally as an early-years vehicle to learning that we’re encouraged to eventually set aside.
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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24 October 2022
Imogen Bright Moon, Corrina Eastwood & Dr Daniel Baker
The Romani Cultural & Arts Company (RCAC) is excited to announce an evening of Artists’ Talks in association with g39 to mark the end of the RCAC’s Gypsy Maker 5 exhibition tour throughout Wales during 2022. Guest speakers include Imogen Bright Moon, Corrina Eastwood, Dr Daniel Baker and Anthony Shapland.
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Monday 24th October,
This exciting installation of specially commissioned works from the artists Imogen Bright Moon, Corrina Eastwood and Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros, is the latest in our ground-breaking Gypsy Maker project, an initiative that supports the development of innovatively created artistic works by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller artists. The Gypsy Maker 5 project expands the work of the RCAC by continuing to engage GRT communities with the wider public in an ongoing dialogue about the ways in which art continues to inform our lives today.
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).
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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.
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
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
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Currently behind closed doors for the tibrO yalP exhibition, preview 1st July 2022
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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.