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Lilacs In Bloom Launch Party

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Lilacs In Bloom (2019) by Joy C Martindale

We had an incredible launch party for Lilacs In Bloom. A massive thank you to everyone who joined us and special thanks to Syrian chef Isam Moussa Agha @zzekzek for creating such a delicious Syrian feast. And to Roma musician, Ferco Kovac, thank you for providing a lovely soundtrack to the evening.

LILACS IN BLOOM is an exhibition of a new artwork made in collaboration with survivors of modern-day slavery and human trafficking who are supported by the charity Migrant Help. The last chance to see the exhibition will be on Saturday 23rd February (1-4pm).

LILACS IN BLOOM is funded by a National Lottery Arts Council England grant and a Dover Town Council grant.

Photos credit: @dannyburrowsphoto

Click here to find out more about the project.

Follow the story on Instagram: @joycmartindale

GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/antislaveryrefugeeartproject 

Migrant Help: Migrant Help is a UK charity, which provides support and guidance to vulnerable migrants and assists victims of human trafficking and modern-day slavery on their path to recovery. It also helps asylum seekers and refugees navigate the complex asylum process.  https://www.migranthelpuk.org

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Desperate Artwives Open House

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If you are in London this weekend you can see my new artwork Family on show at Desperate Artwives Open House.

Exhibition Dates: 6th-7th and 13th-14th October, 11am – 6pm.

Location: 28 Jaggard Way, Wandsworth, SW12 8SG

The exhibition, Women Space, is a collaboration between Platform 1 Gallery and Desperate Artwives More information at: https://www.joycmartindale.com

Find out more about the artwork: https://joycmartindale.com/family/

The exhibition, Women Space, is a collaboration between Platform 1 Gallery  and Desperate Artwives

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Desperate Artwives Open House

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Family (2017-18) Found fabrics, cotton thread, German linen, acrylic paint, fabric marker pens, 24 x 23 x 7cm by Joy C Martindale (Side 1)

I will be showing a new artwork ‘Family’ (2017-18) at Desperate Artwives Open House this weekend, 6th/7th October, and 13/14th October, 11am- 6pm, 28 Jaggard Way, Wandsworth, SW12 8SG.

Come by if you’re in the area!

Find out more about the artwork: https://joycmartindale.com/family/

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Anti-Slavery Refugee Art Project Fundraising Appeal 2018

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Can you help me launch a community art project by making a small donation at https://www.gofundme.com/antislaveryrefugeeartproject?

I am crowdfunding to run a collaborative art project for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants supported by Migrant Help in Kent.

The project will be a celebration of the uniqueness of self-identity. It will provide participants the opportunity to move beyond the labels of ‘asylum seeker, refugee and migrant’ to express who they are as individuals. I hope the process of making an artwork together will generate a sense of belonging and make a positive difference to participants’ experience of life in the UK.

I need your help to make this project a success. Every penny donated will help me get this project off the ground. Thank you so much for making a donation. Please spread the word!

Follow the story on Instagram: @joycmartindale

GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/antislaveryrefugeeartproject 

Migrant Help:  https://www.migranthelpuk.org

Read more: https://joycmartindale.com/fundraising-appeal/

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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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Happy International Women’s Day 2018

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Untitled (2017) Joy C Martindale

I’m proud to support International Women’s Day and add my voice to the growing movement campaigning for an end to violence against women and children worldwide.

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Something to Work Into. Something to Work Against.

I cut off a smallish piece from a section of fishing net I found on the beach. The diamond lattice is broken in places and the nylon threads are frayed and tired. I hold the piece in my hands and consider its flimsiness, then I take a long length of red cotton caulking and wrap it round and round the netting and keep going until the structure is covered and begins to plumpen. I select a couple of my children’s old t-shirts – they’re too worn to wear or pass on and I have held on to them wondering about how to extend their life. I cut them into strips and begin to bind them tightly around the caulking. It’s February and chilly in the studio and I sit hunched over at my desk. The cold makes my movements small and concentrated but I work quickly as I consider my next move. The colours of the fabrics clash with one another: All the better, I think – something to work against. I keep wrapping the strips of fabric until I have something of density to work into – something that enticingly feels as wrong as it does right.

 

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