Figment Arts will be sharing the folklore, heritage and history of Sussex this May in association with Artist Open Houses.

Learning disabled, autistic and neurodivergent artists from the Figment Arts Studio will work with museums along the south coast to explore the rich and varied folklore of the area, making art work in response to the stories and running creative workshops for people to learn about the colourful heritage of their local area.

Story Maps will see us working in partnership with Worthing, Newhaven and Hastings museums with support from University of Chichester’s Centre for Folklore and Fairytales.

We will immersive ourselves in local communities to research and investigate the heritage of the place - taking field visits, exploring museum collections, telling stories, singing songs and speaking to people.
The artists will produce their own interpretations of what they find.

We will work with the community to produce massive collaborative visual ‘story maps’ of their local places and we will publish a visual guide to the stories and the locations where they can be found.

Thanks to support from Artists Open Houses and Hanningtons Brighton, we are able to launch our project this May, at number 2 Hanningtons Lane. We will be exhibiting art work from our Brighton Fringe Award Winning Artists Open House and inviting people to drop in to tell us your story, browse our pop up folklore library and take part in our collaborative painting.

Story Maps is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


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