A picture-book-making project & exhibition

As part of our island-wide schools literature programme for 140 primary and secondary classes, we collaborated with Arvon and Canvey Island Schools Partnership to produce a story-­based art installation to coincide with 2016’s Essex Book Festival. Award-winning illustrator Alexis Deacon (Jim’s Lion, Beegu, Soonchild) and Lucy Griffiths (Royal Opera House set designer) led three intensive workshop days where children and parents produced outstanding, large-scale picture books. These stories were exhibited among the shelves of Canvey Library – you can download them on the right.


ARTISTS: Alexis Deacon / Lucy Griffiths

PARTNERS: Arvon / Canvey Schools Partnership / Essex Book Festival / Cornelius Vermuyden Secondary School

SUPPORTED BY: Clore Literature & Poetry Awards / Arvon