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Playing All The Tunes by Joy C Martindale, acrylic on paper, (2020)

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Joy C Martindale is a visual artist based in the UK. Since graduating with a Masters from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2004, she has exhibited in Germany and the UK, and created and run participatory art-making community projects. Joy is currently enrolled on the Turps Correspondence Course and she is also a volunteer Alumni Mentor for UCL.

Artist’s Statement

“I love the pleasure of painting and why shouldn’t I be happy… the act of making art is happy. It is a liberating gesture.”

Etel Adnan

Painting is my favourite thing. I learn through painting what is in me to do and my painting is a container of this learning, as well as my engagement with discovery, contemplation, intuition and decision.

From the first mark a commitment is made to try and reach a moment where the painting can hold its own and go out into the world alone. Painting is a dialogue, and in the making of a painting there are many negotiations to be made.

I think a lot about ambiguity and I see ambiguity as offering a site for the imagination to be free. It is liberating to not know what something is and to not need to know.

I have been awarded Arts Council England funding for a new research and development project called The Liberating Gesture. This grant is funding research into a new participatory artmaking project working with Slovak and Czech Roma women living in Kent, and six months professional development focusing on painting with the support of a Turps Correspondence Course mentor.

In October 2019, I was awarded an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant to run my second art-making community project. This project was also supported by National Lottery Heritage Funding. In partnership with Canterbury Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN) and English Heritage, I worked with young unaccompanied refugees and asylum seekers to create a participatory artwork, Trailblazers, which was exhibited at Walmer Castle. The project gave participants the opportunity to express their individuality and their creative potential, and feel a sense of community through engaging in a collective experience.

AWARDS

Oct 2020   Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant Funding Award for The Liberating Gesture (Research and Development project)

Oct 2019   National Lottery Heritage Funding for Walmer Castle Art Project (part of English Heritage’s Re-Discovering Walmer’s Lost Pleasure Grounds Project)

Oct 2019   Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant Funding Award for Walmer Castle Art Project (part of English Heritage’s Re-Discovering Walmer’s Lost Pleasure Grounds Project)

Jan 2019   Dover Town Council Project Grant Funding Award for Lilacs In Bloom (Anti-Slavery Refugee Art Project)

Oct 2018   Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant Funding Award for Lilacs In Bloom (Anti-Slavery Refugee Art Project)

EXHIBITIONS

2022 February, Cohort.Art Group Show

2021 31st Aug- 5th Sept, In Response, Group Show, The Nunnery, Bow, London

2020   29th February-19 April, Trailblazers, Walmer Castle, Kent

2020   21st-23rd January, Savage 2020 Exhibition, St Pancras Crypt, London

Dec 2019   Juried Group Show, Derek’s Room, Studio 3 Gallery, University of Kent

2019   18-28th October 2019, Lilacs In Bloom, Platforma 5 Festival, Jarman Building, University of Kent

2019   16th-23rd February 2019, Lilacs In Bloom, My Gallery, Dover Smart Project

2018     6th-7th & 13-14th October, Women Space, Desperate Artwives Group Show, London

2018     6th-21 October, Group Show, Wells Contemporary 2018

2016     8th -22nd October, Group Show, Wells Contemporary 2016

2016   Postcard Auction, Oasis, Margate, Kent

2015   August -September, Solo Show, Pop Up Gallery, Deal, Kent

2015   16th -22nd June, Exhibition of Works, Margate Harbour Arm Gallery, Kent

2014   Solo Show, 13 Coppin Street Gallery, Deal, Kent

2012   Group Show, Otto Steidle Ateliers, Munich

2010   Universal Atlas, Collaborative-Touring Project

2010/9/8/7   Open Studios, Streatham Artists, ASC Studios, London             

PUBLISHED WORK

2021 Savage Magazine Issue 13 (Cover Art) http://www.savageonline.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Savage-13-v.4.pdf

2020 Savage Magazine Issue 12 http://www.savageonline.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Savage-Issue-12-v.4.pdf

2017     The Burden of My Anxieties, Made In Plymouth magazine               

 http://madeinplymouth.co.uk/project/the-burden-of-my-anxieties/

INTERVIEWS

2017         March 17th, 2017, Interview with Mira Tudor, Founder of The Art Dive

EDUCATION     

2020-2021 Turps Correspondence Course

2005-2006                 PGCE (Post-Compulsory) Art and Design, Institute of Education

2002-2004                 MFA Fine Art (Painting), Slade School of Fine Art

1998-2002                 1st Class BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of East London

1997-1998                 Foundation Diploma Art and Design, Falmouth University

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

17/11/2016                Completed Arts Award Bronze & Silver adviser training

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