Before founding Figuration, we spent many years working in libraries 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.
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.
For Architecture Drawing Day 2017, we took a fond look at 18th-century domestic traditions that remain aspirationally fashionable today. Part of the Pablo Bronstein season at RIBA.
It was standing room only for an entertaining evening of animation, paintings, street art, theatre and fashion inspired by the mesmerising Elizabeth Linley.