Public Engagement

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

2018 SCREENING OF DAUGHTERS OF IGBO WOMAN followed by a public discussion. Enugu Sports centre, Nigeria  former Igboland, 100 people in attendance. Professor Akachi Ezeigbo and Centre for memory.

2017 Live artist public memorial tribute at Greenbank cemetery  Bristol and procession marking 250 years of maidservant of the Georgian House, Bristol: Fanny Fumnanya Coker’s birth, born enslaved on John Pinney’s sugar plantation in Nevis

2014  SING AND RESIST WORKSHOP

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/

2013  A WING A PREY A SONG bird making workshop, Goldsmith College ‘If you were a bird what bird would you be? facilitated by Zoe Holloway.

With FOSBR  (Friends of Severn Beach Railways) Our Outings on Trains (open to all) inspired:  Kings Weston: ‘TOP HATS, BONNETS & HIGH TEAS’  a dressing up performance installation, &: Severn Beach public outing, drawing playing & creating on the journey by train.(2008,2009)

2006  MAKING WAVES,   Our Stories  Make waves artists and, ss Great Britain for Brunel 200 raised a series of community engagement workshops on ss Great Britain.

2003  RACE AGAINST TIME a collaboration with Henbury Church, Our History, Our Heritage. An artists service to mark 30 years of the Bristol Bus boycott

STREET PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

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 passserbys to relate their own personal & local concerns in chalk & relate to global issues, past and present. International Womens Day 2015 was marked in this way in Kreuzburg, Berlin 2015 and 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria.
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(M shed 8 March 2014)

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