Approved: 23.09.2008

Joy C Martindale

Artist, Maker

Approved: 23.09.2008





      Artist Statement

      ‘I like poems that come from inside, and so more honesty, more truth, more vulnerability.’

      Adoabi Tricia Nwaubani

      Employing a diaristic and meditative approach, I work with textiles and direct processes, which include drawing, sewing and assemblage, to produce tactile, handmade constructions.

      My work addresses personal experience through abstraction, in particular mental health, recovery from domestic abuse and motherhood. I am interested in the ways it is possible to reassert one’s sense of selfdom through creative expression during and following times of personal illness, stress or crisis.

      Joy C Martindale (2018)

      CV & Education


      Jan 2019           Dover Town Council grant for Lilacs In Bloom 

      Oct 2018           Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant Funding Award for Anti-Slavery

                                Refugee Art Project



      2019            16-23 January, Lilacs In Bloom, My Gallery, Dover Smart Project, Kent

      2018             October, Group Show, Women Space, Platform 1 Gallery, 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, Joint Show, 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



      Feb 2018       Threads Open CRIT , @ Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury

      2017               Threads CRIT 12, @Performance Space, Folkestone                



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



      2017                The Burden of My Anxieties, Made In Plymouth magazine                 

      2004                Cet. Par (a Slade book publication)



      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 College of Fine Art