Want to know how to get here? Or who works at g39? All the answers to your questions are below. You can also find out more about the organisation and its history here http://www.g39.org/cgi-bin/website.cgi?place=aboutus
How to find us
Here's a Googlemap of our location http://g.co/maps/d2559
leave the M4 at J32 and join the A470 towards Cardiff City centre. After 4 miles turn left onto Boulevard de Nantes/ A4161 and follow the dual carriageway. After 1 mile turn left onto City Rd/B4261. Take the 1st right onto Oxford Lane and the first left onto Oxford St. Off-road parking is available, please contact us in advance to book and arrange access.
Queen St Station is five minutes' walk from g39 (refer to Googlemap link)
Routes 38 and 39 operate from the city centre to Newport Rd/City Rd bus stop, 1 minute's walk from g39
Cardiff International Airport is 3/4 hr by road from g39. There are regular train and bus links from Bristol, Heathrow, Gatwick and other major airports in Britain.
Planning a visit
There is always a live guide or member of staff in the building happy to answer questions about the exhibition or the gallery itself. G39 welcomes college and school groups to the space and a short talk about the exhibition can be provided for free. If you are planning a trip and want to get the most from your visit contact us in advance to find out useful drop-off points close to the gallery.
Anthony Shapland Creative Director
(b 1971, Pontypridd, lives and works in Cardiff) is an artist and co-founder of g39. He was a member of the Wales at the Venice Biennale committee and a board member of ARC. He is taking a sabbatical from his role as co-director throughout 2015 to concentrate on his practice as an artist, producing film works. Exhibitions include Suddenly After a Long Silence, Chapter Cardiff; Unplumbed, Keith Talent, London and CAC, Vilnius. He was nominated for Becks Futures in 2006.
Chris Brown Company Director
(b 1973, Worcester, lives and works in Cardiff) is an artist, musician, co-founder and co-director of g39. He is responsible for strategic development of the organisation within Wales, Britain and beyond. From 2008-12 he was Magazine coordinator for a-n The artists information company. He studied postgrad Composition and Jazz at RWCMD (Cardiff) and is also a member of Go Faster Stripe, an independent collective that promotes high-profile comedians through its programme of live acts and DVD production.
is Warp Coordinator
. Originally from Scotland Cinzia Mutigli has been in Cardiff since 1995. She graduated in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee and later, whilst at Winchester School of Art, she undertook a ten-month placement in Barcelona as part of her postgraduate degree. She has exhibited her work in Britain, Spain and America and was a founding member of 'Quincunx', an artist group which organised group shows and events. She worked at Cywaith Cymru / Artworks Wales for four years as Coordinator of the Artist-in-Residence Programme and then for the commissions team before being promoted to Project Manager for commissions in 2006. In 2007, Cywaith Cymru merged with CBAT the Arts and regeneration Agency to from Safle, the agency for art in the public realm.
is the current Warp Intern
G39 is managed by a board of member trustees:
Hoodi Ansari (Chair)
is a Business Intelligence Analyst at Confused.com. Having studied Documentary Photography at Newport, he has a personal interest in the arts and the idea of getting involved with the arts in South Wales. He is particularly interested in photography and visual arts. In his role as Business Intelligence Analyst, Hoodi manages reporting for the company which involves a mixture of programming in various different computing languages and getting value out of data, making links and identifying shortcomings in order to make improvements. He is motivated by a challenge, and doing something that has a purpose and an end result.
is an Associate Litigation Solicitor at Blake Morgan LLP specialising in corporate and shareholder disputes, professional negligence and contentious intellectual property matters. She acts for a number of housing associations, local health boards, NHS England and the Welsh Government alongside charities and private companies.
Joanna was raised with a passion for the visual arts. Her grandfather was a keen painter and her sister, Liz Simmons, is an award winning jeweller and silversmith (winning Welsh Artist of the Year in the Applied Arts category in 2012). Joanna personally enjoys amateur photography and interior design and is a keen observer/consumer of the arts. She was one of the first individuals put forward to Arts & Business Cymru as a Blake Morgan volunteer and they introduced her to g39. She was delighted to be offered a position on the board and is excited at the prospect of playing a role in the gallery's future.
is an International Pricing Manager at Admiral Group. Originally from Iceland, Skuli moved to Britain to study for his MBA at London Business School. He previously worked for Landsbankinn, Icelandís largest financial services provider, as Senior Corporate Finance Specialist. As g39 trustee Skuli brings a range of skills to the role including: General Management, Planning / Strategy, Finance, and Business Development.
In his spare time, Skuli enjoys hiking and exploring the coast, playing golf in the summer, travelling and seeing and experiencing new things. He has engaged with photography in the past and enjoys all art forms. Skuli is motivated by being able to make a difference and seeing the impact of his actions, and doing something that matters.
is Head of Marketing and Development at Artsadmin, an arts organisation based in east London that enables artists to create without boundaries and supports artists with free advice and opportunities. Prior to this, Katie worked at the British Council on the Venice Biennale, the British Council Collection and Creative Europe, the EU's creative funding programme. She has held a range of marketing, press, digital and audience development roles at the South London Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Whitechapel Gallery and Barbican.
Katie is based in London but grew up in South Wales.
is Head of Education at Ffotogallery, the National Agency for Photography and Lens-based media in Wales. Having begun her career as a freelance producer and practicing artist in Cardiff, she established Ffotogallery Education which seeks to promote a wider understanding of, and participation in, contemporary art, lens based media and creative technology, encouraging critical and visual literacy.
In 2008, Lisa published the celebrated Make Light Work, a book documenting a series of large-scale socially engaged projects and highlights from her programme, and in 2009 curated the Vision On digital media season which profiled the work of acclaimed international artists and speakers. Latterly she has published the book No Place Like Home
, the result of a long-term audiovisual project with homeless people in Cardiff, and launched Lightbox
, a major online resource for art teachers and students in Wales.
She is interested in progressive educational philosophies and is also a qualified Montessori Teacher. She studied Photography at Newport School of Art and is a regular visiting lecturer at universities in Wales. She is a Trustee of Engage, the National Association for Museum and Gallery Education and works on policy and planning to develop and promote contemporary visual art in mainstream education.
is a visual artist based in Crickhowell. His work is often multidisciplinary, encompassing visual art, new media and elements of performance. He has had a varied career in the arts in Wales, including roles such as Development Officer for Cultural Enterprise, a business support service for Wales-based creative industries and more recently, Project Manager for Bloc: Creative Technology Wales, a role which involved the programming and delivery of professional development events and sector-specific research across North Wales.
Stefhan lives in the Brecon Beacons with his partner and their two children.
***WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ABLE TO ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS***
Due to the high number of submissions and the reduced programme, g39 is unable to accept submissions for the foreseeable future. We have a bank of artists and submissions we want to work with, but the open submission call will be re-opened soon.
G39 operates with respect to the following documents:
Equal Opportunities Policy
g39 is registered with Companies House as a non-profit distributing company limited by guarantee. Registered company no. 3938363.