Hello and welcome to Thurrock Island
Thurrock Island is a community participation project for all ages, creating artworks with the community to be used in a storybook.
The project launches on Friday 10th July 2020 and will run until 31st August 2020.
Each week we will launch a new art activity, here on our website https://ceceluna.co.uk/ and by uploading your artworks to the Thurrock Island Facebook Group or emailing them to us, you are in with a chance of having your artwork featured in the storybook.
For example, your drawings of houses will be combined to populate the island and your characters will be used to represent the community of the island and the surrounding sea.
The Thurrock Island community art project will be one of the projects featured in this year’s Thurrock Festival Digital on Saturday 19th September 2020
The Story Concept
Our story is set in a reality in which climate change has caused sea levels to rise and Thurrock is the only land left for miles.
The Island is continuing to shrink and the Landfolk are running out of space, and food supplies are dwindling due to a feud with the Merfolk following the sea-life being persecuted and captured in fishing nets.
The Merfolk have invented ways to reuse the plastic waste including turning it into power, clothing and architecture.
The Merfolk and Landfolk must work together to save their environments by sharing their knowledge and technology.
What is Thurrock Island?
Thurrock Island is a community art project which invites the community to create artworks which will be used to create a storybook with themes of climate change, teamwork, diversity, and community. The artworks will also be displayed during Thurrock Festival Digital in September 2020.
Who can take part?
Thurrock Island is open to all members of the Thurrock community, this includes those who live, work or study in Thurrock, or have done in the past.
How do I get involved?
Simply sign up for our mailing list below for an email notification that will let you know when each weekly activity is launched.
And don’t forget to share with your family and friends so they can get involved too!
Can I submit an artwork for the previous week’s activity?
Yes, Cece Luna will be accepting entries for all the weekly activities until midnight on the 31st August 2020, so please tag the Activity Number when posting your artworks to the Thurrock Island Facebook Group or include it in the title of your email.
There’s only one week to go until the first activity is released! The team at Cece Luna are excited to get started on this project and see your artworks. We really hope that you will enjoy the project.
Please share Thurrock Island with your friends and family to start spreading the message.
See you back here very soon!
All the best,
The team at Cece Luna