1. Introduction


  • We, DATEAGLE ART (with ‘we‘, ‘our‘ or ‘us‘ being interpreted accordingly) are committed to protecting your privacy and personal information. We operate our website (the “Site“). This policy applies to information held about all persons about whom DATEAGLE ART holds information.  By ‘information,’ we mean personal information about you that we collect, use, share and store.
  • This Privacy Policy statement explains our data processing practices. By using our website or by providing any personal information to DATEAGLE ART, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as set out in this statement. This Privacy Policy also provides information on your legal rights in relation to your Personal Data.


Last Updated 24th May 2018



  1. Our legal obligations regarding your Personal Data


We collect and process your Personal Data in accordance with applicable laws that regulate data protection and privacy. This includes, without limitation, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) (‘GDPR’) and the UK Data Protection Act 2018 (‘DPA’) together with other applicable UK and EU laws that regulate the collection, processing and privacy of your Personal Data (together, ‘Data Protection Law‘).



  1. What Personal Data do we collect and use?


3.1 We may collect and store the following types of information about you when you use the Site or by corresponding with us (for example, by e-mail). This includes information you provide when registering to use the Site or sharing any data via our social media functions. The Personal Data about you that we collect and use includes the following:


(a) Your name;

(b) Your contact information such as your address, email address, telephone number, billing address and delivery address (if applicable);

(c) If applicable, your payment details/ financial data;

(d) Information from accounts you link to us (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram);

(e) Information in relation to your purchase of our artworks or use of our services;

(f) Information about your personal preferences;

(g) Information related to your attendance of, and interest in, DATEAGLE ART’S exhibitions, events, artists, artworks, and services.


3.2 Please note that if you do not provide Personal Data when we ask for it, it may delay or prevent us from providing products or services to you.



  1. How your Personal Data is collected


4.1 We collect most of this Personal Data directly from you – in person, by email, telephone, post, through our social media, and via our website e.g. when you contact us with a query, make a purchase of any of our products or services, or ask that you are added to our mailing list. However we may also collect Personal Data from from articles or other information that has been published about you in the media.



  1. Information about third parties


5.1 Please ensure that any Personal Data you supply to us which relates to third party individuals is provided to us with their knowledge of our proposed use of their Personal Data.



  1. How and why we use your Personal Data


6.1 Under Data Protection Law, we can only use your Personal Data if we have a proper reason for doing so e.g.:


(a) To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;

(b) For the performance of a contract between us or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract;

(c) For our legitimate interests or those of a third party (where we have a business or commercial reason to use your Personal Data, so long as this is not overridden by your own rights and interests, including ensuring the successful continuing our business operations, updating our client and contact records, improving our offerings, marketing our offerings and preventing fraud);

(d) Where you have given consent.


6.2 If we process sensitive data as referred to above we will only do this with your explicit consent; or, to protect your vital interests (or those of someone else) in an emergency; or, where you have already publicised such information; or, where we need to use such sensitive data in connection with a legal claim that we have or may be subject to.


6.3 We may use your Personal Data for one or more of the following purposes:


(a) To fulfil requests, including providing products or services to you;

(b) Maintaining business operations, including updating client and visitor records, identifying areas for operational improvement, such as improving efficiency, training and quality control, getting to know you and your preferences in order to provide you with a more tailored service;

(c) Marketing, including adding you to our mailing list and providing you with direct marketing communications about what we are doing as well as products, services and/or events which may be of interest to you by post or phone. If required under applicable law, where we contact you by SMS, email, fax, social media and/or any other electronic communication channels for direct marketing purposes, this will be subject to you providing your express consent. You can object or withdraw your consent to receiving direct marketing from us at any time, by contacting us at;

(d) To enforce and/or defend any of our legal claims or rights;

(e) For any other purpose required by applicable law, regulation, the order of any court or regulatory authority.



  1. Disclosing your Personal Data to third parties


7.1 Except as expressly set out in this policy we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We will only share your Personal Data as set out in this section 7, including sharing with:


(a) Third parties we use to help deliver our products and services to you, e.g. payment service providers and delivery and shipping companies;

(c) Other third parties we use to help us run our business;

(d) Third parties approved by you, e.g. social media accounts you choose to link your account with us to.


7.2 We only allow our service providers to handle your Personal Data if we are satisfied they take appropriate measures to protect your Personal Data. We also impose contractual obligations on service providers to ensure they can only use your Personal Data to provide services to us and to you.


7.3 We may also share personal information with external auditors in relation to the audit of our accounts, and we may disclose and exchange information with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies without telling you to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations if we are required by law to do so.


7.4 We may also need to share some Personal Data with other parties, such as potential buyers of some or all of our business or during a re-structuring. Usually, information will be anonymised but this may not always be possible. The recipient of the information will be bound by confidentiality obligations.


7.5 We may also need to share some Personal Data with other business entities – should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity, or if we undergo a re-organisation with that entity.



  1. Cookies and similar technologies


8.1 A cookie is a text file that downloads small bits of information to your device.  Our website doesn’t uses cookies, however our Site may contain links to other websites who do, including via our social media buttons.


8.2 Our website may contain links to other websites of interests. While we try to link only to website that share our respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other websites, and a link does not constitute an endorsement of that website. Once you link to another website from our Site, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its Internet privacy policy and practices. Please check these policies before you submit any data to these websites.



  1. How long we retain your Personal Data for


9.1 DATEAGLE ART only retains Personal Data identifying you for as long as you have a relationship with us, as is necessary to perform our obligations to you (or to enforce or defend contract claims), or as is required by applicable law. This will involve us periodically reviewing our files to check that information is accurate, up-to-date and still required.


9.2 Personal Data we no longer need is securely disposed of and/or anonymised so you can no longer be identified from it.



  1. Security that we use to protect Personal Data


10.1 We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect Personal Data from external threats such as malicious software or hacking. However, please be aware that there are always inherent risks in sending information by public networks or using public computers and we cannot 100% guarantee the security of all data sent to us (including Personal Data).



  1. Your personal data rights


11.1 In accordance with your legal rights under applicable law, you have a ‘subject access request’ right under which you can request information about the Personal Data that we hold about you, what we use that Personal Data for and who it may be disclosed to as well as certain other information. Usually, we will have a month to respond to such a subject access request.


11.2 Under Data Protection Law you also have the following rights, which are exercisable by making a request to us in writing:


(a) To request access to or a copy of any Personal Data which we hold about you;

(b) That we rectify Personal Data that we hold about you which is inaccurate or incomplete;

(c) That we erase your Personal Data without undue delay if we no longer need to hold or process it;

(d) To object to any automated processing that we carry out in relation to your Personal Data;

(e) To object to our use of your Personal Data for direct marketing;

(f) To object and/or to restrict the use of your Personal Data for purpose other than those set out above unless we have a legitimate reason for continuing to use it;

(g) That we transfer Personal Data to another party where the Personal Data has been collected with your consent or is being used to perform contact with you and is being carried out by automated means.


11.3 Any request from you for access to or a copy of your Personal Data must be in writing, and we will endeavour to respond within a reasonable period and in any event within one month in compliance with data protection legislation. We will comply with our legal obligations as regards your rights as a data subject. If you would like to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at the address below.



  1. Complaints


We operate in accordance with current UK and EU data protection legislation. If you have any concerns about our use of your information, you also have the right (as a UK resident) to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which regulates and supervises the use of personal data in the UK, via their helpline on 0303 123 1113 – see



  1. Changes to this Privacy Policy


13.1 Our Privacy Policy may be subject to change at any time. Any changes we make to our policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our policy.



  1. Contact


If you have any requests regarding this Privacy Policy or wish to make a further request relating to how we use your Personal Data as described above, please contact our Data Protection Manager by e-mail at

Experimenting with my practice at the first edition of DATEAGLE ART’S Three Day Residency.

Feelings develop in Joy Miessi’s nostalgic yet vivid works that not only explore themes of race, gender, culture, class, and sexuality but also are also concerned in blending flatness with layering, fusing shape, line, and colour, along with incorporating language.


Joy Miessi (b.1993) studied illustration at Portsmouth University, London (UK). She has exhibited widely in the UK at Alev Lenz Studio, Transmissions Gallery, Republic Gallery, Black & White Building, Copeland Gallery, 198 Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, The Yard Theatre, Buster Mantis, St Katharine’s Precinct, and Protein Studios. Residencies include: Limewharf, and dateagleart (UK). She currently lives and works in London.

My name is Joy Miessi. I am a freelance artist exploring social themes such as race and sexuality. My usual medium is paper, I cut out shapes and layer textures to compose the background for my images. So my invitation by dateagleart to work for three days to create six canvases was slightly out of my comfort zone. Despite this, I accepted the challenge and saw it as an opportunity to experiment with my practice.

Day 1

I had made sketches and notes about each outcome and the themes I wanted to explore. For the first day, I set myself the task of completing two works, using acrylic (to save time) and using my my favourite tools such as oil pastels and bars. I worked in the same way as my usual method by using block colours for the background and sectioning off areas that would be a contrasting colour. I quickly became used to being filmed as this is something I do for myself at home when creating art pieces, so it had little effect on my process. On the first day I was able to make the piece ‘Cola’ and ‘Congo Calls Min’. ‘Cola’ is a self-portrait piece about acceptance and growth. It talks about my relationship with my hair and compares locs to individual women who have been the root and tip of my growth. ‘Congo Calls Min’ is a visual documenting the financial pressures of a young person today, a first generation experience in particular. By the end of the day, I’d quickly learnt that canvas isn’t that different from working on paper, it is slightly more time consuming but the process itself is worth every minute, being able to focus on filling areas in colour and express emotion through brush strokes made it quite a therapeutic experience.

Day 2

Two more blank canvases. By this point, I figured working on two a day was manageable and where pieces needed to dry I would then work on the other piece, switching between the two. I created ‘Spill’ and ‘Real’ on this day. I came prepared with full battery on my ipod and listened to D’angelo albums in chronological order to get me through. I had set plans for both pieces this day but felt heavily inspired by a moment on the overground train the evening before. A mother told off her child for not ‘sitting properly’ and told her if she didn’t she’d punish her by making her wear tracksuits and trousers ‘like boys’. The kid didn’t really care and kept on, but the mother kept using this as a threat along with a slap to get her kid to behave ‘like a girl’. It was a very odd moment, I should add I was sat opposite in tracksuits and there was queer couple opposite in shorts. I used this moment to create ‘Real’ which is a painting about policing and expectations of what we are to be as black women. I didn’t mind that I had strayed from my original plan as I intend for my works to be a reflection of the now and to document real life.

Day 3

On this day, I created two final pieces, ‘Do You Know Your Middle’ being a self-portrait reflection of myself in the moment and ‘Ellen/LN’ an overview of everything made during the three day residency. Using all colours from half dried out palettes that I’d forgotten to clean during the residency, I used these colours on this final piece to create a merge of every other piece into one. It is without a doubt a visual mess, which I feel describes my entire body of work quite well. ‘Ellen/LN’ is everything as one and is what brings ends this series of work. By the end of the residency, I had surprised myself by how I was able to ease into a new format and work on canvas comfortably. Knowing that there isn’t a right or wrong way to create takes away the fear of trying something new and allowed me to create freely. The key thing about the residency was being given the space and canvases to work, it made me my artistic potential which has only become restricted by lack of space and finance. Being able to see what I am capable of making was a push to keep experimenting and expanding rather than settling within my comfort zone.




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