Art, Event, Joy C Martindale, Mental Health, Personal histories

Roma Oral Storyteller Open Call (January 2023)

Open Call! Apply Now!

Open call for an English speaking Roma oral storyteller, ideally of Slovak or Czech background (not essential), to deliver two storytelling sessions in person as part of a forthcoming community outreach, participatory artmaking project in southeast Kent. Roma storytellers from all backgrounds, including performers, writers and musicians who use storytelling in their practice, are welcome to apply. This is a paid opportunity.

Painting by Jarmila Petrašova (2022)

About the Project

Mother Trees Connect The Forest


Mother Trees Connect the Forest will launch in February 2023 (Arts Council England grant funding depending). The participants will be Slovak and Czech Roma mums and their children who attend a community support group in Dover. Through conversation, story and paint, a series of artist-led artmaking workshops will provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on their own lived experiences. We will draw inspiration from Slovak and Czech Roma literature to explore telling our own stories and a Roma oral storyteller will join a workshop to deliver a storytelling session. The emphasis will be on promoting wellbeing and opening up a dialogue through spending time being creative together. We will share our discoveries with a public audience through a presentation, in conjunction with a further storytelling session for a community audience, at a public art gallery in Margate.

Project Theme

Mother Trees Connect the Forest is inspired by the work of ecologist, Suzanne Simard, whose work shows mother trees play a critical role in the survival of forests by channeling resources to seedlings. These trees are able to recognise and channel more resources to their own offspring when they are sick. Project outcomes will be shaped by the parallels that can be drawn between the life of the forest and the project’s themes, i.e. motherhood, collaboration between mother and child, harnessing talent, nurturing the creativity of the next generation, and exchanges of knowledge through art, writing and storytelling.

Project Aims

  • Increase representation of Roma voices in the arts
  • Celebrate the richness of Roma culture and specifically oral culture through storytelling and the portal of literature in translation
  • Challenge negative stereotypes and attitudes towards Roma in the UK
  • Highlight we are all citizens of the world and migration is central to human existence and life on Earth.

Timeline

Spring/early summer of 2023 (dates to be confirmed). It is expected that the first session in Dover will take place on a Wednesday afternoon (4-6pm) in March and the second session, in Margate, will be in May or June.

Fee

Total Fee for each session: £192 (based on 3 hrs planning + 3hrs workshop delivery at £32 per hour) plus up to £100 contribution to travel expenses.

How To Apply


Interested applicants are invited to submit a 1 page CV (including a personal statement + links to websites/social media/ workshop recordings etc) and a statement of application (300 words max) by 26th January.
Your statement should include your narrative strategy and show how your ideas for the sessions connect with the project’s themes. Your application should also demonstrate your ability to provide an empowering, engaging and inspiring experience and involve the active participation of the audience groups. If your application is successful, you will be working in collaboration with the lead artist in the project to develop your proposal, and plan and deliver the sessions. Please specify whether you have an enhanced DBS check certificate.

Email contact for submissions and enquiries: joycmartindale@hotmail.com

Application Deadline

26/01/2023 11:59pm (UK time)

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Group Show at Nunnery Gallery

Save The Date!

Coming very soon: I will be showing new work in a group show at Nunnery Gallery 🦜

In Response 

31/08/2021 – 05/09/2021

Nunnery Gallery
181 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ

Private View: Thursday 2nd September 6-9pm

🦜In Response is the first group show of new paintings by 29 London artists from the 2020/21 Turps Correspondence Course.🦜

See gallery website for exhibition opening times http://www.bowarts.org

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Trailblazers

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Trailblazers

Exhibition Announcement! Visit Walmer Castle in Kent to see my show Trailblazers.

Trailblazers is a new participatory artwork – the exciting outcome of my project working with young people who are supported by Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN).

Trailblazers

29th February – 19th April 2020

Walmer Castle

Kingsdown Road, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7LJ

This project has been funded by a National Lottery Arts Council Project grant and National Lottery Heritage Funding, and forms part of English Heritage’s Re-Discovering Walmer’s Lost Pleasure Grounds project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SAVAGE 2020 Exhibition

Family (2017-19) by Joy C Martindale

I’m showing new work in the Savage 2020 exhibition. PV 21st January at St Pancras Crypt, 165 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, NW1 2BA 6-9pm.

🌟 ‘Showcasing 20 fantastic UCL artists, there’ll be performance, video screenings, installation, live music and a subsidised bar. Don’t miss it.’ Savage Journal🌟

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The Cycle, Part 1

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Untitled (2017), found fabrics, cotton thread, sheep’s wool, Joy C Martindale

THE CYCLE Part 1, 21st April 2018 – a perfect day! 12 South London exhibitions by bike topped off with great company, and tea, curry and beer at the end. Such a brilliant way to map the city, see and discuss art, and develop communal knowledge 👍.

The Cycle, Part 1 was organised by San Mei Gallery in collaboration with artist Harley Kuyck-Cohen.

The Itinerary included:

  1. Heni Project Space (Hayward Gallery), Southbank Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future. 
  2. Copperfield Gallery, Borough  Ra di Martino: Poor Poor Jerry
  3.  White Cube, Bermondsey Beatriz Milhazes: Rio Azul
  4. VITRINE, Bermondsey Hanae Wilke: Close Quarters 
  5. Matt’s Gallery, Bermondsey Alison Turnbull: If Mimicry Minded
  6. Assembly Point, Peckham Lilah Fowler: nth nature
  7. Hannah Barry, Peckham Wasp
  8. South London Gallery, Peckham Magali Reus: As Mist, Description
  9. CGP London, Southwark Megan Broadmeadow: Seek- Pray-Advance, Episode 1: Eyes Only 

     

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