Nice To Meet You / Som Rado Hoij Tumen Spindzardom

My exhibition Nice To Meet You – Som Rado Hoij Tumen Spindzardom is on show now at Turner Contemporary in Margate.

For this collaborative community art making project, I worked with five Slovak and Czech Roma women, Anna, Martina, Jarmila, Beata and Ivana. The project has run as part of a healthy lifestyles after-school club at Dover Big Local in Kent. Over a series of workshops we painted together to explore creative self-expression.

Installation View of Nice To Meet You on show at Turner Contemporary, Margate, 16th March -24th April 2022

Visit Turner Contemporary to learn more about the project and see the artworks on display.

Installation View of Nice To Meet You on show at Turner Contemporary, Margate, 16th March -24th April 2022

Roma communities in many countries, including the UK, are marginalised. In Slovakia, where Roma are the second largest minority group, they face unequal access to employment, education, health and social services compared to non-Roma Slovaks. 

Nice To Meet You aims to benefit wellbeing and reduce social isolation, and champion the message that art can bring communities together.

Installation View of Nice To Meet You on show at Turner Contemporary, Margate, 16th March -24th April 2022

Nice To Meet YouSom Rado Hoij Tumen Spindzardom

Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent

16 March – 24 April 2022

Open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm and Tuesdays from 5th April

Nice To Meet You (VII of VII) by Joy C Martindale, acrylic on paper, (2022)

For this piece, which came directly out of the experience of painting at the table alongside the participants of the project, I painted in seven colours and used seven squares in each row to represent that we were seven women working together: myself, Anna, Beata, sisters Jarmila and Martina, Ivana and Iveta Janova who is the Inclusion Development Officer for Samphire and runs the healthy lifestyles club.

This project has been carried out in partnership with Samphire and Turner Contemporary and made possible by National Lottery supported Arts Council England grant funding and a grant from Counterpoints Arts.

The beautiful flyer artwork is by Jarmila.

Exhibition Flyer Design by Matt Ward at Linguistine Design and Illustration.

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