commonplace

This summer the doors of g39 are open, the space is host to a season of changing events, different communities, new voices and neighbours. Join us for food, music, performances, exhibitions and events. The sun is out, the space is held for the season - the tables are set and g39 is at the start of a new season.

Commonplace. Everyday things, familiar things. Things in common and those places we share. those links and connections we can find when we let them happen. More than ever we are asking ourselves questions about arts spaces in Wales - not just about their function or what they are, but also what they could be.

We are pleased to be working with guest curator Robert Oros throughout June on a series of performances and screenings with the On Your Face Collective and Queer Circle. We are re-starting the library residency with Joshua Jones who will be queering the archive. Disability Arts Cymru will join us for workshop days with Mel Brimfield, and there are exciting screening events coming up including Mauve, Jim and John by Paul Maheke and to mark the thirtieth anniversary of Blue by Derek Jarman there will be a screening and a talk led by Joshua Jones.

July is the OPEN when g39 hosts Made in Roath. It is the most open of all open exhibitions - everyone welcome, all ages and all creatives - and this year we have extended it to include creative workshops from Made in Roath every Thursday and the start of our community open Table events.

We will also have a workshop by Jerwood Arts about the newly published Artist's Toolkit, there are talks and one-to-ones from Priyesh Mistry, and Sofia Niazia well as a presentation and publication by TALKER (Giles Bailey) with Jakarta-based artist Agus Nur Amal PMTOH. We are also screening Jitterbug by Ayo Akingbade, a coming of age story in a changing landscape. August rounds off the season with two more open Table events with members of the local community and closes with our work with Shelter Cymru and an art auction.

As we head back into the colder months of the year in Autumn, we will keep the common-place philosophy and the next season continues to open the space and the library as we re-start g39 for a whole new season.

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