A colourful piece of silk is painted by hand

Mottingham Silks

In 2022, working in partnership with StEP and St Edwards Church, Kinetika engaged with a wide range of people in the MBLR (Mottingham Big Local Refocused) to create a set of silk flags that reflect the area, and the people that live within it.

Local organisations and residents were invited to take part, and in spring 2022 Artistic Director Ali Pretty, and Kinetika artists Lisa Meehan and Sarah Doyle delivered a series of design and silk painting workshops.

The flags celebrate Mottingham under the following Themes:

  • Education
  • Activity in the Community
  • Local business and traders
  • Environment/healthy living
  • Heritage

Once completed, the flags were displayed and celebrated at community events throughout the summer. Next autumn the project will continue with designing and making eight new silk hangings for St Edwards Church to be a permanent display in 2023.

See the final Mottingham flag designs below.

A colourful piece of silk is painted by hand

Mottingham Flags

Mottingham Silks

Funders and delivery partners

Mottingham Silks partner and funding logos