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Colin Booth, Metropolis (detail) found wood, size variable, 2008

Cities of Ash

12 July - 13 September 2014

Flexing the architectural imagination, the artists in Cities of Ash offer the god-like experience of model city panoramas found in civic museums or on observation decks of towering skyscrapers. They each engage in the pursuit of obscuring the urban experience with a fantasy veil, leaving glimpses between its brushstrokes.

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News

20 August 2014
An exhibition in celebration of the late Kim Fielding: Artist, Founder of tactileBOSCH, and Beloved
Instictator. Paradise Lost will take place in October in the old Customs & Immigration Building in Cardiff Bay as part of Cardiff Contemporary 2014. Artists are invited to respond to the exhibition’s title ‘ Paradise Lost’, and / or to the history, architecture and atmosphere of the building. For more information click the link above.
14 August 2014
Warp Manager Cinzia Mutigli and Freya Dooley are inviting artists who make audio and performance work to contribute to their project ‘On Record’, commissioned for Cardiff Contemporary Festival, taking place between 27 October and 2 November 2014. Click the link above for more information.
14 August 2014
Arcade Cardiff presents Hannah Biscombe's photograms - a primitive photographic technique that records the space around objects on paper- made with living creatures. A fundamental concern in this primal form of “writing with light” is extending what is a basic but nevertheless deeply connotative visual language. From 21 August to 6 September, Wednesday to Saturday 12.30 - 5.30pm.

Coming up in Unit#1: If This Is Nowhere (part 2)

Preview event on Friday 22 August 6-9pm



Come and join us to celebrate the opening of the second phase of If This Is Nowhere. The evening will be a chance to view a new video installation by Tom Crawford and informally contribute to the continuing discussions and practice of the Collective Studio.

This show will replace the current exhibition of Crawford’s work in Unit#1. The flexible programming and experimental nature of g39’s Unit space has afforded both artist and curator freedom to develop ideas, questions and works within a loose framework of common interests and themes. It is intended this open approach can continue throughout the remainder of the exhibition, informing further events and activities.

The preview of Part 2 will be preceded by a reading group in the Collective Studio at 4pm – participants will be invited to read from a selection of texts, coming together afterwards to discuss, compare and debate their themes and arguments. If you would like to take part please email nia_metcalfe@yahoo.co.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!

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