Aildanio, the Disability Arts Cymru (DAC) Arts Prize exhibition begins its six gallery tour of Wales at g39 in Cardiff from 19th November 2022.
The exhibition is funded by Arts Council Wales and features 26 pieces of work by disabled Wales-based artists, selected from over 100 submissions of creative responses to an ‘Aildanio’ (reignite) moment. Beginning in Cardiff at g39, this exhibition will travel across Wales between November 2022 and September 2023. It’s a wonderful opportunity to experience cutting edge and provoking visual art work from some of Wales’ best artists.
Farah Allibhai, Lia Bean, Leila Bebb, Candice Black, Arty Jen-Jo, Deborah Dalton, Paddy Faulkner, Clarrie Flavell, Rebecca F Hardy, Emily-Jane Hillman, Jacqueline Janine Jones, Cerys Knighton, Ruben Lorca, Jo Munton, Roz Moreton, Ceridwen Powell, Gaia Redgrave, Tina Rogers, Menai Rowlands, Jordan Sallis, Booker Skelding, Bethany & Linda Sutton, Alana Tyson, Phillippa Walter, Sara Louise Wheeler, Julia Wilson.
DAC, the national disability arts organisation of Wales are currently celebrating 40 years of promoting equality for disabled and Deaf people in the arts and are delighted to begin the Aildanio tour at g39, an artist-run organisation and creative community space in Cardiff.
Captions, BSLI and audio descriptions are embedded into the exhibition catalogue:
'Psychogeography describes the effect of a geographical location on the emotions and behaviour of individuals. Typically, a practice of psychogeography would mean moving through spaces as you draw. However, as a manual wheelchair user, my moving around means my hands are already in use, so this form of psychogeography isn’t accessible. I developed situated psychogeography as a response to this, an adaptation of the process that focuses on one particular space and moment in time.'
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.