Originary Arts

Originary Arts

Introducing our new Partner Originary Arts

Originary Arts is a cultural events company based in London and Brighton, creating playful and participatory arts opportunities across the UK and beyond. Bright and bold, Originary Arts invites people of all ages to express themselves and explore their creativity.

Originary dreams up ideas and transforms them into opportunities for people to take part in workshops, events, exhibitions, projects and installations. They create multi-sensory arts events in collaboration with people and communities of all ages, shapes and sizes. From poetry to printmaking, paper cutting to puppetry, play to performances. Originary Arts believe passionately in the power of the arts!

Originary Arts

Founded and led by Nikki Shaill

Nikki is a cultural events programmer, producer, curator and creator. She has twenty years experience of creating and leading cultural workshops, and events across art forms.

From heritage projects capturing people’s stories and creatively interpreting them, to large scale outdoor festivals and carnivals. Intimate community arts workshops to working with the UK’s leading museums and galleries on Lates programmes. From crafts workshop facilitation to producing music gigs, heritage project and children’s festivals to curating exhibitions. Nikki brings a wealth of learning and experience to Originary.

Originary Arts

Originary Arts upcoming Events

Here are a selection of upcoming events during February!

Green Man and Obby Oss Folk Late, Fri 2 Feb, Gunnersbury Park & Museum.

Sketchual Chemistry, Thursday 13th Feb, Sanderson London.

Queer burlesque artist Rubyyy Jones poses to be sketched in costume designs by Prinx Lydia.

Paper Theatre: RA Late, Saturday 15th February

Picasso themed playful paper shaping fun.

Chess themed Life Drawing, Monday 17th February, Queen’s House, Greenwich.

Leather armour clad Queen and Knight do battle in a regal heritage setting whilst you capture the battle in sketches.

Half Term Pattern Play Families Workshop, Wednesday 19th February, GreatArt Store, Shoreditch.

Geometric shapes and mural design workshop for children and their families.

Originary Arts Launch Party, Sunday 23rd February GreatArt, Shoreditch.

Enjoy arty party games, vegan snacks and pop-up window art exhibition.

To find out more about Originary Arts, and stay up to date with all their latest news, events and workshops visit their website or following them on Instagram and Facebook.

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