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Public Engagement

My aim as an artist, is to socially engage others with the invisible, forgotten,  marginalised lives, histories and cultures of the oppressed,’
Street Chalking (Ongoing)

Ros 3x a year undertakes public chalk activism/street chalking events to mark International Womens Day March 8th, International Workers Day, May 1st  & Emancipation Day, August 1st.

The aim is to create a spectacle underfoot, get passersby to relate their own personal & local concerns in chalk & relate to global issues, past and present.

 

Ros has chalked internationally in Berlin, Lagos and around the UK.

Daughters of Igbo Woman Screening (2018)
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Film screening followed by a public discussion.

 

Enugu Sports centre, Nigeria former Igboland, 100 people in attendance.

 

Professor Akachi Ezeigbo and Centre for memory.

Fanny Coker Memorial (2017)

Procession and memorial tribute at Greenbank cemetery for Fanny Fumnanya Coker. The memorial featured local artists.

 

Fanny Coker was a maidservant of 'Georgian House', Bristol. Fanny was born enslaved on John Pinney’s sugar plantation in Nevis in 1767.

Sing and Resist Workshop (2013)

Rebel Girl,’ ‘ Solidarity Forever’ & ‘Banana Boat song’ with support of members of Red notes choir brings alive this 30 min participatory workshop, inspired by the life of anarchist Lucy Parsons of the Wobblies, ‘ Industrial Workers of the World.  

 

Facilitated by, Clare Tomlinson, Ros Martin accompanied by Red Notes choir http://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/m-shed/whats-on/black-and-asian-perspectives-on-ww1/

A WING A PREY A SONG bird making workshop (2013)

bird making workshop, Goldsmith College ‘If you were a bird what bird would you be? facilitated by Zoe Holloway.

Severn Beach Railway Outings (2008 & 2009)

With FOSBR  (Friends of Severn Beach Railways) Our Outings on Trains (open to all)

 

Kings Weston: ‘TOP HATS, BONNETS & HIGH TEAS’  a dressing up performance installation on the Severn Beach line Severn Beach public outing, drawing playing & creating on the journey by train.

MAKING WAVES (2006)

Our Stories  Make waves artists and, ss Great Britain for Brunel 200 raised a series of community engagement workshops on ss Great Britain.

 

 http://www.brunel200.com/legacy/bristol_arts_projects/our_stories.htm

Race Against Time (2003)

A collaboration with Henbury Church, Our History, Our Heritage. An artists service to mark 30 years of the Bristol Bus boycott.

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