About Kinetika

Kinetika is an internationally renowned company, specialising in creating large-scale hand-painted silks. For over 20 years we have been combining world-class design with community projects to produce spectacular outdoor commissions that engage diverse audiences wherever we work.

Founded by artistic director Ali Pretty in 1997 and inspired by her training in carnival arts in Trinidad and India, Kinetika now has an unrivalled reputation for working with local communities on projects that change the way people feel about where they live. From local community walks in Essex to high streets and city squares across the UK, out to the Great Wall of China, Ethiopia and West Bengal.

Kinetika Design Studio – our commercial arm has been commissioned to design and manufacture bespoke silks to commemorate special occasions and for ceremonies at high profile events such as the Royal Opera House Deloitte Ignite Festival, Atlanta Olympics, FIFA Club World Cup and Milan Expo.
Commercial Portfolio

Kinetika People – our charitable arm is known for its high-quality community engagement work, running participatory programmes, workshops and artist training schemes, which aim to nurture new artistic talent and engage communities, raising aspirations and building a sense of place.
Kinetika’s Project Work