Artist Talk: Alex Rich
Thursday 18 September 6.30pm at g39
In advance of his g39 project Reflections Towards a Well-tempered Environment
artist designer Alex Rich
will be talking about his recent work and projects exploring the facets of communication as a tool within our social fabric, manifesting itself in collaborations across disciplines. Alex’s project with g39 for Cardiff Contemporary will be a series of interventions throughout the city that loosely take their inspiration from the maritime experience and legacy that international trading has given to Cardiff. Sometimes iconic, other times whimsical, these interventions allow us to experience the city in new ways as sites for activity. The thought process, research and planning has taken Alex all over Cardiff in pursuit of resonant sites, and the alternative title of the project for Alex has been Possible Pavillions. The project will happen across a number of these sites including: The Hayes, the Docks Feeder Canal, Cardiff Bay Barrage, and the entrance to Roath Basin.
Alex Rich lives and works in Penarth, UK. He studied Visual Communication at Goldsmiths College, London and Ravensbourne College, of Design and Communication between 1994-1997. Alex's work Recent exhibitions and projects include Don't Look Back, Ancient & Modern, London; This is Serious, Biel, Switzerland; Things to say, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland; A Recent History of Writing & Drawng ICA, London UK.
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Helen Sear to represent Wales in Venice 2015
We’re delighted with the news announced today (Friday 13 June) that g39’s board member Helen Sear has been chosen to represent Wales at next year’s Venice Biennale.
Helen stepped up to be a trustee on g39’s board following on from her solo exhibition at g39 in January 2009. Her exhibition catalogue Tale
is available here http://bit.ly/bftU7l
Helen Sear is a renowned photographic artist. She is currently Reader in Film, Photography and Digital Media and a member of the European Centre for Photographic Research at the University of South Wales (Newport). Her photographic practice has developed from a Fine Art background of performance, film and installation work made in the 1980s. Her photographs became widely known in the 1991 British Council exhibition, De-Composition: Constructed Photography in Britain, which toured Latin America and Eastern Europe. She continues to explore ideas of vision, touch, and the representation of the nature of experience, combining drawing, lens based media and digital technologies.
You can read the Western Mail’s coverage of the news story by following the link below. Congratulations Helen!