Joy’s Unicorn Masks

Joy France has multiple unicorn masks which she uses both for her own performances and to engage with people in her local green spaces and at her residency at Afflecks. Each of her unicorn heads have different features and personalities, some are fluffy, colourful and glittery, others are more worn, damaged or ‘punk’. Joy uses […]

Clarendon Park, Salford

Salford Arts Theatre is located next to Clarendon Park and Langworthy Park, both of which have been neglected for some time. What used to be the heart of the local community is now a walking route to get from one place to another, with little meaningful engagement. Joy France spends time in these spaces to […]

Joy’s Rocking Chair

Joy uses her rocking chair to symbolise her concept of ‘ageing playfully’. Reflecting on her childhood, Joy remembers thinking old age was something you reached as early as 40, stuck in a rocking chair knitting and crocheting! When discussing this idea with local all male group ‘Brews not Booze‘, she realised that this may have […]

Friends of Nutsford Vale Banner being examined by UoM students.

Save Nutsford Vale Banners

To promote their campaign, Friends of Nutsford Vale made banners and members took them to the community consultation events, meetings or rallies with the hope that their campaign to Save the Vale would be recognised by the general public and the media. To keep costs to a minimum the group used cloth and paint and […]