CSAD students and new graduates work features in g39’s latest exhibition, Sightseers, that previews on Friday 27 April and runs until 2 June.
g39 has created the exhibition with artists, writers and curators including a group of our current students and new graduates who were invigilators for James Richards’ exhibition at the Wales Pavilion at last year’s Venice Biennale with the Arts Council of Wales Invigilator Plus programme. Each spent about a month immersed in James’ show and the Biennale, developing new work and research in response to Venice’s culture, language, architecture and history.
This exciting show features work created in Venice and inspired by the artists’, writers’ and curators’ experiences questioning the conventions of the group exhibition. It has been curated as a varied collection of artworks, artefacts, objects, sounds and actions and research, where each occupies the same space. Their works interact with each other; rather than stand on their own, the collection of individual objects becomes one overarching experience.
Reflecting on an eclectic and domestic curatorial approach g39 has created a model of the artists’ shared domestic space where they lived on the Venetian island of Certosa. It acts as a framework to combine and assemble the work.
Fine Art students Heledd Evans and Angela Magee, CSAD ABF Step Change Fellows Anna Grace Rogers and Gweni Llwyd and new Fine Art graduates Mark Hicken, Ella Jones, Adam Farrugia White and Rhian Sullivan are joined in the show by Cardiff Met alumni James Cocks, Bob Gelsthorpe and AJ Stockwell and artists, writers and curators Rory Duckhouse, Beth Elen Roberts, Emily Hartless, Stevie Mackinnon Smith, Elin Meredydd, Amy Treharne, Helena Turgel and Thomas Williams.
Preview – Friday 27 April, 6-9pm
Open – 28 April to 2 June, 11am-5pm Wednesday to Saturday
g39, Oxford Street, Cardiff CF24 3DT
Cardiff Met graduate James Richards’ exhibition Migratory Motor Complex curated by Hannah Firth can be seen at Chapter until Saturday 26 May.