Award, Community, Joy C Martindale, Workshop

Nice To Meet You

📣 I am delighted to announce the launch of my new community outreach project: Nice To Meet You / Som Rado Hoij Tumen Spindzardom.

For this project I will be working with Roma women living in Dover. We will collaborate over a series of workshops to create artworks that will be exhibited at Turner Contemporary in March 2022. 

I can’t wait to meet the participants and learn more about Roma culture and heritage.

🦋Follow #nicetomeetyou to join us on our creative journey.🦋

This project has been made possible by National Lottery supported Arts Council England grant funding and a grant from Counterpoint Arts.

Art, Award, charity, Community, Joy C Martindale

Funding Award Announcement

🌿I am delighted to announce I have been awarded National Lottery Arts Council Project Funding to run a new participatory community art project at Walmer Castle. This project is also supported by National Lottery Heritage funding and forms part of English Heritage’s wonderful Re-discovering Walmer’s Lost Pleasure Grounds Project.

Over the course of 6 workshops I will be working with young people supported by Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN). The first workshop is on Thursday and I can’t wait to meet the participants.

More details coming soon!🌿

Art, exhibition, Joy C Martindale, Textiles

Platforma 5

Lilacs In Bloom is on display in the Jarman Building  at the University of Kent until 28th October as part of Platforma 5 festival.

Drop in to see it if you can!

🌿 Platforma is a biennial festival showcasing local and national work about displacement and migration. 🌿

🌿 Visit for more information. 🌿

Work on display: Lilacs In Bloom (2019) by Joy C Martindale.

Lilacs In Bloom is a participatory artwork made in collaboration with survivors of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.  Working with paint and scraps of colourful cloth collected along the tidelines of the coast in Southeast Kent, we explored creativity as a means of being free in the moment to choose how to express thoughts, feelings and ideas.