The Making of Mandi

It all started way back in January 2020, when as a household, we decided to collect all of the plastic wrappers that couldn’t be recycled locally in the household waste collections, with the aim that we would then transform them into a costume as a comment on the waste we had produced. Further on down… Continue reading The Making of Mandi

Thurrock Island 2020 Community Art Gallery

Hello and welcome to the Thurrock Island Community Art Gallery! Thurrock Island was a community participation project that began in Summer 2020 and invited the community of Thurrock to create artworks which have been used to create a storybook with the themes of climate change, teamwork, diversity, and community. The Storybook "Thurrock Island: Bryony and… Continue reading Thurrock Island 2020 Community Art Gallery

Thurrock Island 2020 is drawing to a close. What’s next?

We are heading towards the end of the Thurrock Island Community Art Project for 2020 and we hope that you have enjoyed it so far. If you have missed any of the weekly activities, don’t worry, you still have a little time left to enter. Below is a summary of all 7 weekly activities. Activity… Continue reading Thurrock Island 2020 is drawing to a close. What’s next?

Thurrock Island | Week 7

Activity 7 - Transformation Good morning! Today we are announcing the last activity of the project, we really hope you have enjoyed it so far. This week’s activity is to design flowers and plants to show the landscape transforming as the Landfolk and Merfolk work together to reduce climate change and pollution. What is your… Continue reading Thurrock Island | Week 7

Thurrock Island | Week 6

Activity 6 - Reduce. Reuse. Recycle Hello and welcome to Week 6 This week we are challenging you to transform items from around your home into something new. Before you throw out that cereal box or plastic bottle of washing up liquid, stop and think, could this be a building or a submarine. Could a… Continue reading Thurrock Island | Week 6

Thurrock Island | Week 5

Activity 5 - Sea Plants & Corals Good morning and welcome to Week 5. Our task for you this week is to design some sea plants and corals for the underwater landscape in which the Merfolk live. What do you think it looks like under the water? Do you remember any sea plants from when… Continue reading Thurrock Island | Week 5

Thurrock Island | Week 3

Activity 3 - Design a Character Hello and welcome to Week 3 This week’s activity is to design a character. Thurrock Island is inhabited by a community called the Landfolk, and the Merfolk live in the surrounding sea. The Landfolk are just like you and me, however the Merfolk live underwater, they can breathe underwater… Continue reading Thurrock Island | Week 3

Thurrock Island | Week 2

Activity 2 - Sea Creatures Good morning! For Week 2 we are asking you to draw sea creatures. These sea creatures will be used to inhabit the sea around Thurrock Island. What do you think lives in the sea around the Island? Is there a huge whale or a tiny shrimp? A slithery eel or… Continue reading Thurrock Island | Week 2

Thurrock Island | Week 1

Activity 1 - Draw a Building Hello and welcome to Thurrock Island. Our first task for you is to draw a building. This could be any building that you like, such as your home, a place that you have special memories of or somewhere from your imagination. The buildings will be used to populate Thurrock… Continue reading Thurrock Island | Week 1

Welcome to Thurrock Island

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… Continue reading Welcome to Thurrock Island