About Kinetika

Kinetika is an internationally renowned female-led company with a 25-year track record of combining world-class bespoke designs on large-scale hand-painted silks with community projects to produce spectacular outdoor events that engage diverse audiences wherever we work. Founded by artist Ali Pretty in 1997, 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. Based in Purfleet since 2014, Kinetika delivers activity both at ‘home’ in Thurrock and ‘away’ across the UK and abroad.

Kinetika’s vision is ‘Design that Moves: World class silk-based design and artistic engagement that moves communities to make better places wherever they are’. Our mission is to co-curate world-class silk-based design projects with communities that foster social action transforming places for the better.

Kinetika Design Studio – our commercial arm has been commissioned to design and create bespoke silks for ceremonies forming part of high profile events including the Atlanta Olympics 1996, FIFA World Cup Ceremonies 2009, the Closing Ceremony of the Paralympics for London 2012, the Milan Expo and The Royal Opera House Deloitte Festival in 2015, The Platinum Jubilee Pageant 2022.
Commercial Portfolio

Kinetika People – our charitable arm is known for its high-quality engagement work around place-making. We run outdoor participatory programmes, annual walking arts festival, T100, school workshops and artist training schemes.  We aim to nurture emerging artistic talent, engage communities, and raise aspirations wherever we work, creating a new sense of place and possibility for all those who live there.
Kinetika’s Project Work