The Starkers Academy Ball
This summer, young people, and a few adventurous adults, in the London Borough of Barnet learned stop motion animation, creating fantastical stories using just the power of their imaginations, expert instruction...and loads and loads of Lego!
An Open Door to Art
The inaugural Starkers Academy Ball brings the glamour and camp of Ball culture to life drawing audiences of all abilities for Pride in London.
Portrait: An Intimate Dialogue
When we connect with art, we are connecting with a story, and when artists open their studios and homes, these stories abound.
Where Visual Stories Meet Children's Mental Health
When you sit for a portrait, the moment expands over several hours and allows a richer, deeper sense of yourself to emerge. Figuration co-Founder Leo Crane explores the intimate collaboration between portrait painter and sitter.
Queer Animated Comedy
In the UK right now it’s Children’s Mental Health Week, an initiative started four years ago by children’s mental health charity Place2Be to shine a light on the mental and emotional wellbeing of young people and the adults in their lives.
This week saw the release of series two of the cult web series Tales From Pussy Willow, written, directed and animated by Kate Jessop. Leo Crane, who assisted on the animation, delves behind the scenes.