F.A.T. Studio is a multidisciplinary arts organisation based on Old Kent Road in south east London.

We're interested in partnering with other organisations to support community-focussed initiatives in our local area. We also support emerging artists and designers to organise easily accessible creative activities for people of all ages, backgrounds and occupations.

Our work is all about bringing people together, creating space for learning and sharing and collectively exploring ideas for living and working as a community.

Covid–19

HORRID Covid! Zine

During C19 lockdown no.1 F.A.T. co-director Rachel worked with curator
Jessie Krish and events co-ordinator Mel Davies on an online zine called HORRID Covid! The zine was dedicated to the cultural side effects of coronavirus and gathered together contributions to people of all ages and situations, as well as artists, writers and researchers. The idea was to create a collective record of the world-shaking event that is Covid-19.

← Click to read the zine


Network

Creativity & Inclusion Network

F.A.T. co-director Natanya is the London Development Officer at
Voluntary Arts and runs Creativity and Inclusion 'a peer-support network that invites London based artists, freelancers, facilitators and space managers to drop into regular online meetings and support each other in making their practices more inclusive.'

Click to email Natanya about joining the next session.



Covid–19

Social story: returning to school

Schools continue to open and close due to Covid-19 and children with special educational needs (SEN) may need extra support during these transitionary times. F.A.T. co-director Rachel S. worked with educational psychologist
Dr Hannah Fleming to create a social story that can be read together with children with SEN.

Free downloads:

Digital pdf version
Printable a5 booklet version
Southwark

Southwark climate crisis
workshop booklets

These 6 workshop booklets were commissioned by Southwark Council as part of a bigger project which aimed to engage young people in conversations around the climate crisis and the impact it's having in our borough.

The booklets cover the topics of extreme temperatures, food shortages, flooding, air pollution, conflict & migration and sustainability. They are highly illustrative and are designed to present facts from Southwark's Annual Public Health Report, provide inspiration for action and stimulate open conversation.

All 6 booklets are available to download and come with a suggested workshop plan and supporting documents for teachers.

Free downloads via the
Southwark Council Website.

← You can also watch the animation here
Southwark

F.A.T. Studio – Peckham

In November 2019 we ran a month long programme of events at AMP Gallery in Peckham. We supported 30 emerging creatives to run participatory activities that opened up a part of their practice and shared it with a local audience. Over the course of the month we welcomed over 500 people of all ages and backgrounds into the space. We made many things and many friends :)
Covid–19 / Southwark

Southwark Rooms

Southwark Rooms was an online art project for Southwark residents who stayed at home during Covid-19. The project invited residents of all ages to reflect on the rooms they'd been living in throughout this remarkable time and make a personal artwork about their space. Local artists guided the project online and supported residents in their making. All artwork that got made was then exhibited side by side in a virtual gallery for the wider community to see and enjoy.

← Click here to visit the gallery


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Covid-19

Let's 'Ear It

Let's 'Ear It is a creative research project that involves travelling around London with a giant ear strapped to our back. The aim is to listen to many people and invite them to share stories about how Covid-19 has effected their lives and their neighbourhoods. All those stories will (with permission) be added to an online exhibition and offline poster series.

The exhibition is designed to act as a type of formative research for a wider study coordinated by the London Schools of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The aim of the study is to deepen understanding about how London's neighbourhood environments can affect health and wellbeing. We hope that the project and related study will influence positive environmental change for Londoners across the city.

← Click to see the latest exhibition
Old Kent Road Arts Club

Thanks to an incredible amount of support from local people, nearby organisations and the Mayor of London, F.A.T. Studio is happy to announce the opening of the Old Kent Road Arts Club this summer on Saturday 31st July!
Old Kent Road

New Studio

We've got a permanent home! We'll now by running our projects from the front of the old Fabb Sofas warehouse on Old Kent Road. You can see right in from the street. Come say hello!

← Click to see the slow transformation of the the space.



Gif by the one and only Tommy Brentnall


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