Singing our Lives 2020 mandala backdrop

Singing Our Lives

“The project has brought together thousands of people as audience and participants to perform and create new lyrics and music and also to bring refugee and asylum seeker musicians and artists together with local residents to build social bonds through shared creative endeavour. This year, thanks to Kinetika, we are adding an exciting design element […]

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Art In The Park festival flags

Art in the Park Festival Flags

  These silk festival flags were inspired by Islamic geometric patterns and colours. The Milton Keynes Islamic Arts and Culture Organisation commissioned six flags to be hand painted in silk, then the original patterns were scanned and reproduced digitally for other visual assets across the festival site in subsequent years. Using digital print extended the […]

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Milan Expo desert flags

Milan Expo

Kinetika was commissioned to create customised silk flags for the United Arab Emirates Day at Milan Expo using four themes celebrating different aspects of UAE culture: Desert, Oasis, Marine and Modern Dubai. Inspiration for the designs was taken from a variety of reference imagery provided by the client, before the silk painting process could begin. […]

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Royal Opera House bespoke silk installation

Royal Opera House Silks

Bespoke silk banners The Royal Opera House in London commissioned a set of 12 large hand painted silk banners illustrating their rich history. After visiting their archive and agreeing on the most important images to be included, a series of designs was created by Kinetika’s Artistic Director. After client approval, the designs were carefully hand […]

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Performer wears large silk wings referencing cathedral architecture

Abu Dhabi Costumes

Costume and silk commission for sporting event Kinetika was commissioned to design and make 90 large silk costumes for the FIFA Club World Cup Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Abu Dhabi 2009, and also send a team to manage wardrobe onsite. Local performers had never worn such large costumes, however they had been designed to […]

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