Originary Arts is a cultural events company based in Brighton and London, creating playful and participatory arts opportunities across the UK and beyond. Originary Arts dreams up ideas and transforms ...
Originary Arts is a cultural events company based in Brighton and London, creating playful and participatory arts opportunities across the UK and beyond. Originary Arts dreams up ideas and transforms them into opportunities for people to take part in workshops, events, exhibitions, projects and installations. Originary invites curious adults, children and families to explore their creativity in new and exciting ways, whether through making with their hands, heads and hearts / moving their bodies / sharing stories and ideas / playing together in wild and wondrous ways. We aim to create multi-sensory arts events in collaboration with communities of all ages, shapes and sizes. From poetry to printmaking, parades to paper cutting, puppetry to playmaking.
Our family-friendly offer
Originary Arts offers playful creative opportunities for families to participate in. Whether online participation projects, shared ideas for making at home or public workshops and events that invite families to create and make together. Express your creativity, develop your skills and ideas, share in sensory experiences and play together.
Originary Arts aims to be accessible for as many different people as possible. We strive to make our events and experiences, whether online or in person, accessible to people with different needs and we are open to receiving feedback and being challenged to improve in these areas.
What families say about us...
“Nikki’s unique ability to engage with exhibition and heritage concepts and bring themes to life for participants make her ideal to work with and I recommend doing so to anyone.” Gwen Ramsay, Royal Academy, Family Studios and Workshops ProgrammerGwen Ramsay - Public Programmer for Families, various Museums and Galleries
“Nikki Shaill has worked on various Uniqlo Tate Late events - they’ve always found exciting ways to bring to life key exhibitions, from ‘Red Star Over Russia’,to the work of Picasso and Joan Jonas. Her approach is always highly accessible, participative and informed by a strong knowledge of the visual arts."Liat Rosenthal - Tate Lates Programmer
“Working with Originary Arts has bought both new audiences and engaged our regulars in exploring the collection using creative expression to draw out new ways of understanding in the Museum. "Helen Pike - Public Programmes, UCL Petrie Museum