April 30th, 2019

Face Watson

Sarah Watson installing her first solo show Face Watson

We are almost finished installing Sarah Watson’s first solo show, Face Watson.

When I draw portraits of people I see their personality, whether I know them or if they are a stranger

Come and see Sarah’s exhibition as part of Artist Open Houses, on Saturdays and Sundays through May, open from 11 til 4pm at the BMECP Centre, 10a Fleet Street, Brighton, BN1 4ZE.

January 25th, 2019

Level Up

Our new project Level Up is well underway! Thanks to support from Arts Council England and Chalk Cliff Trust, we are supporting Sarah Watson’s artistic development through a series of mentoring opportunities.

Sarah Watson is being shown how to use her camera by photographer Simon Roberts
Sarah Watson and her photography mentor, Simon Roberts.

Sarah will be mentored in Photography, Print-Making, Digital Illustration, and Painting. She is going to create new work to share with ArtStudio01 in Shrewsbury, which is an Artist collective led by Tanya-Raabe Webber.

Tanya Raabe-Webber and Sarah Watson making plans at Wellcome Collection in London

Following her mentoring Sarah, supported by Producer Clare Sheppeard, will set up the Figment Arts Studio, based in Brighton. If you are interested in getting involved get in touch.

Figment Arts Level Up Studio.
An artist studio for artists with learning disability autism and additional needs.  for more information contact David on 07821637171

March 5th, 2018

Wonderland Evaluation

We’ve completed the evaluation report for Wonderland – please take a look and let us know what you think!

Wonderland evaluation report

Wonderland Sarah and Will

Wonderland is a project by Sarah Watson and Will Hanekom, two learning disabled artists. It will be an exhibition of new work of their interpretation and artistic responses to Wonderland. The project will be a showcase event as this will be the first time Sarah and Will have exhibited their work together. Wonderland begins on Friday October 27th 2017 with a private view and runs Wednesday to Sunday from 10 00am to 4 00pm til Friday November 17th at the Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Hove BN3 1EH It will be shown alongside partners Oska Bright film festival and HOUSE Biennial.

The Artists will be keeping a blog here:

Thanks to Arts Council England for supporting this project!

A brand new interactive experience from Figment Arts.

What makes you who you are? Can one person change the world? What is kindness? We want children in Bevendean and across Brighton & Hove to get involved and make a film about these big questions.  For ages 6-11. Children are encouraged to take part without their grown ups.

Here’s a short video that we made today at The Bevy in Brighton.  It was a little bit of fun before we run What’s So Good About The World Anyway? in two weeks, details for tickets and how to book are below the Video.


Saturday 22 – Tuesday 25 October at Bevendean Primary School. On Wednesday 26 October there will be a free screening of all the films at The Bevy.


Tickets £5 for the first child, £3 for additional children. Accompanying adults do not need tickets.

Free tickets available for Bevendean residents – please or call 07881 951177 for details.

Figment Arts has been working across the South East to deliver filmmaking workshops for schools and youth groups who are part of the Into Film See It Make It programme.

Over the last year we have worked with 14 schools and produced 25 short films.  To find out more about Into Film:





September 19th, 2014

second weekend of Six Stories

We had around 70 people through the doors last weekend, if you haven’t seen it already you’ve still got time to catch the exhibition “Six Stories” at the St John’s Centre, Palmeira Square, Hove, BN3 2FL.


close up of a projection of a face onto a chalk head

Showing from 9.30am-4.30pm Saturdays and Sundays all through September at the St John’s Centre and Cafe in Hove, just off Palmeira Square. It’s FREE! come and check it out.

Part of the Brighton Digital Festival 2014.

August 30th, 2014

2 Weeks to go!

Okay, getting closer to the opening of Six Stories.. A video installation based on the stories of 6 older people reflecting on life and death..

it’s open on the 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th September, from 9.30am  til 4.30pm it’s at the St John’s Centre and Cafe, just off Palmeira Square in Hove.. and it’s Free! come and have a look.

projection, face

Thanks to support from the Brighton Digital Festival’s Grassroots Fund, and Waitrose community matters fund, and Impact Initiatives..

We’ve been working on a new piece of work with a group of older people from the St John’s Centre and Cafe, to be launched as part of the Brighton Digital Festival in September.  details are here:

It’s looking great, here’s a test shot…check the link for the dates of the exhibition in September.

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The work has been supported by the Brighton Digital Festival’s Grassroots fund, Waitrose Community Matters fund and it’s a joint project with Impact Initiatives Older Peoples Service.


June 25th, 2014

New website!

So here’s the new website!
Thanks to Oliver at

June 22nd, 2014

1 week to go!

If you are going shopping in Waitrose in Brighton, you’ve got 9 days left to support Figment Arts! We’re in the ‘Community Matters’ scheme so when you get your shopping, put your tokens in our box. Thanks!


June 11th, 2014

Community Matters

Figment Arts has been chosen by Waitrose in Brighton to be in the Community Matters scheme in June… Get your tokens in for Figment!

We are hoping to get enough funding to create a new piece of work for the Brighton Digital Festival this year. Please support us!