Before founding Figuration, we spent many years working in cultural organisations and bookstores, so it was natural to look to stories and history for inspiration for our events. From architectural archives to Queer literature, comics and children's classics, we have devised and delivered concept-driven and community-inspired workshops in libraries, community spaces, museums, galleries and charities for a host of audiences.
We specialise in animation, green screen and arts-based workshops, with all materials provided. And as a registered social enterprise, are passionate about revealing stories through robust community engagement, fair partnerships, creative opportunities for all backgrounds and levels of ability and reaching out to fresh audiences.
Our experiences are bespoke and competitively priced, accessible for small charities and large organisations alike. Reveal your idea, tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll work with you to bring it to life.
Two-day workshop as part of Barnet Libraries’ Year of Learning 2019 youth positive activities, in partnership with Barnet Youth Engagement, funded by Arts Council England.
In the book Sofia Khan is Not Obliged, Sofia finds herself writing a novel based on her experience of life. In this workshop, young learners aged 8-14 created their own stories through drawing.
Rounding off the British Library’s blockbuster exhibition Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms, Figuration and Art Model Collective invited 16 artists to reinterpret one of the most popular stories of the Middle Ages: The Psychomachia.
Annie’s day at The Library starts like any other, but the intriguing man who takes the seat opposite her encourages her thoughts to stray. This animation for the London Library pits library etiquette against carnal desires.
During May 2018, we teamed up with Cityread London to bring life drawing to 11 local libraries across the capital inspired by Jessie Burton's novel The Muse.
This festive season, Figuration joined 300 people at Dulwich Picture Gallery for a Moomins Winter Eve, celebrating Finnish author and artist Tove Jansson and her much-loved Moomintroll and family.