Be a Part of our Community

During the Thurrock Island project we were surprised by the positive community spirit that came with the Thurrock Island Facebook Group. When we were looking to advertise our project we found there wasn't a group dedicated to creativity in Thurrock, so we thought why not start one ourselves! So here it is, Cece Luna presents… Continue reading Be a Part of our Community

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 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 4

Activity 4 - Create a Costume Hello there! Today marks the halfway point of our activities and we really hope that you have been enjoying them so far. For Week 4 we are challenging you to create a costume or part of a costume. This could be for the character you designed last week, a… Continue reading Thurrock Island | Week 4

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

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

Art in Lockdown

During Lockdown Emily & Carole have been taking part in various online art sessions. Their favourite so far has been the Sky VIP Landscape Artist Online Workshop on 20th & 21st June 2020. This was a workshop given by Tom Voyce and presented by Kathleen Soriano. “I booked these online workshops as a surprise for… Continue reading Art in Lockdown

Thurrock 100 May Mandalas

The Thurrock 100 theme this year is T100 Calling and is a call to action for communities to come together and creatively re-imagine our future. One of the activities for the T100 Calling was May Mandalas, a series of activities that served as a springboard to create your own mandala design. During the 2020 T100 walks… Continue reading Thurrock 100 May Mandalas

Land of the Fanns 100 Stories

In January 2020 Emily & Carole took part in the Story Illustration Workshop organised by Kinetika where they worked on drawings to illustrate their stories. When lockdown came in in March 2020, Kinetika had to cancel their future workshops and instead participants worked at home to produce the drawings for the batik flags to illustrate… Continue reading Land of the Fanns 100 Stories