Arts Council of Wales | g39

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Oxford St
CF24 3DT
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Chris Brown
029 2047 3633
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g39 is a dynamic artist-led organisation for contemporary art in Wales. Part gallery, part community and part resource, it is a welcoming space for audiences to experience a selection of Wales’ most exciting and relevant contemporary art. Established in 1998 by artists Anthony Shapland and Chris Brown, the public space has become an integral component of the UK artist-led scene, and is a hub for the country’s creative community as well as a direct line for audiences to access Cardiff’s cultural scene.

Following relocation in late 2011 it is now one of the largest spaces for contemporary visual art in Wales, with 6,700 sq ft of open plan exhibition space.

From its inception, g39 has consistently commissioned and presented innovative and challenging contemporary work to broad audiences; to date g39 has shown the work of nearly 700 artists to over 70,000 visitors. Its activity is recognised as benefiting the flourishing cultural networks of Wales and the UK.

The space now has an ongoing exhibition programme throughout the year, and also produces artists’ publications, offsite projects across the city, and other activities.


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International projects

g39 often works in collaboration with other galleries across the world to show Welsh artists abroad, as well as hosting co-curated exhibitions from other nations including Canada, Québec, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, France and Estonia. Many of g39’s artists are gaining significant international reputations, artists such as Bedwyr Williams, Jennie Savage, Richard Bevan, Nadia Hebson, James Richards and Sean Edwards.

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