Neasden Temple silk banners

Neasden Temple Scrolls

“The notion of creating these artistic stories enables the community to appreciate the cultural heritage that Hindus offer to the UK. We are extremely grateful to Arts Council England for approving the grant and enabling women of all ages to learn a new skill and build their confidence via this creative medium.” Rena Amin, volunteer […]

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Processions banners

Processions

PROCESSIONS was a mass participation artwork to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave the first British women the right to vote. Kinetika was invited to be one of one hundred organisations leading the banner making. Our designs focused on text and textiles, echoing the practices of the women’s suffrage […]

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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

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 painted by our […]

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Abu Dhabi costumes credit Ali Pretty

Abu Dhabi Costumes

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 be light and easy wear as well […]

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