Art, Award, charity, Community, contemporary use of textiles, exhibition, fabric, Joy C Martindale, Personal histories, Textiles, Workshop

Success for Anti-Slavery Art Project, ‘Lilacs in Bloom’

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Lilacs In Bloom by Joy C Martindale  (2019) Detail showing a sectioned created by a participant in the project.

Migrant Help have positively reviewed my recent Arts Council England funded project:

 “Migrant Help had been looking to re-introduce artistic activities for our clients and Joy’s sessions were nothing short of excellent. We noticed a big difference in terms of confidence and artistic expression from our clients during these workshops. Joy brought such enthusiasm and dedication to the workshops. Migrant Help attended the launch of the exhibition in Dover and it was fantastic to see the artwork displayed and to hear the conversations it brought about.” 

Follow this link to read Migrant Help’s blog post on the project that led to the creation of Lilacs In Bloom (2019).

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Art, Award, charity, Community, contemporary use of textiles, exhibition, fabric, Joy C Martindale, Personal histories, Textiles, Workshop

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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