Vanessa Rolf is an artist in residence working with several schools in Canvey Island, Essex. The project involves exploring the island through maps and drawing, Vanessa will be using 100 of our drawing sheets throughout the project.

Correspondence from Vanessa:
“Canvey Island is an interesting area, it is at great risk of flooding as it sits lower than sea level, it has amazing salt marshes and a nature reserve that is home to the most diverse population of insects in Western Europe and many rare and endangered species as well as having some great faded amusement arcades.”

“There is a blog for the project, currently it is a collection of images that I am gathering from my explorings.” Postcards From Canvey Island

Feedback from Vanessa:
“We worked with the drawing sheets yesterday and they were fantastic – the kids loved them!”