What we do

INSTAR leads projects which bring the arts, design and the natural sciences together, through the production of new art work, exhibition and innovative engagement.

We are committed to creating high quality outcomes which are contemporary and thought provoking, which stimulate creative expression and the imagination.  By providing high quality experiences, we aim to offer new opportunities for people, spaces and communities.

Art production

Our work directly connects with the natural world, urban landscapes and social culture, and we see it as challenging and oddly beautiful.  As artists we have a relationship with ‘outsider art’ and the unconventional, offering elements of surprise and mystery, creating work which responds to an environment, whether that be the wilderness, the gallery or a forgotten building.  We also curate exhibitions for organisations and projects.


We invite collaboration with professional cultural organisations, groups and artists to produce and deliver projects.  We have experience of working directly with museums, arts organisations, conservation organisations, community groups and the educational sector.  Our work has been funded by Arts Council England, London Natural History Museum, Museums and Galleries, Environment Agency and Heritage Lottery Fund.

Project management

INSTAR leads and manages projects from the ideas stage through to successful delivery and have a high level of experience of working in partnership to deliver ambitious projects on behalf of other organisations, whilst also commissioning new opportunities.

Engagement and learning

INSTAR designs and produces education/learning resources and activities for a wide range of clients.  As well as producing both grass-roots and strategic programmes, we advise on audience development and participation, give talks and offer support on projects which aim to develop innovation, engagement and creativity.

Public consultation and evaluation

With an eye for detail, we produce high quality designed resources, interactive materials and accessible methodology to consult and evaluate projects.  We use a range of tool-kits and multi-media to analyse and present outcomes suited to a wide range of audiences.