Children of all ages from ten schools across Waltham Forest will create life-sized monsters for a brand new project.
Working with a local artist, the children will build these monsters from scratch - designing, making and sculpting in clay.
This is a project to drag our fears into the light, to explore them together and fashion something transcendent from them. There are historical, literary, cultural, psychological and social themes to explore along the way. Together the finished works will offer a journey through childhood, exploring the evolving nature of our imaginations and our realities.
The finished works will be fired and displayed together at Halloween for a Monstrous Assembly, accompanied by a sound piece that incorporates the processes of making and the monster stories. After the exhibition, the monsters will return to the schools where they were made to live
More information to come. Watch this space.
Part of the Make it Happen Fellowship Funding programme.