Before founding Figuration, we spent many years working in cultural organisations and book stores, 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 workshops in libraries, museums, community centres, bookstores, and pubs for a range of audiences.
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.