Unique drawing project devised by Jessica Perry, bringing together 10 Norfolk schools and 7 overseas partner schools, resulting in an exhibition tour, prints and new connections across school groups.
International Traffic Jam Drawing Project
One example (of four) of the International Traffic Jam drawing project.
These pictures are the result of an ambitious art project devised and compiled by artist Jessica Perry.
More than 1000 children, aged between 5 and 15, were ask to draw 'how they travelled'.
Children from the Aylsham Cluster Group of schools and from seven overseas partners contributed, as follows:
Aldborough County Primary School - Japan;
Colby Primary School – India;
Erpingham Primary School – Norway;
Hevingham Primary School – China;
Marsham Primary School – Germany;
Buxton Primary School – Poland;
John of Gaunt Nursery and First School – Cambodia.
St Michael’s Nursery and First School;
Aylsham High School;
Bure Valley School, Aylsham;
North Walsham Pupil Referral Unit;
Each local school established a connection with an overseas school, and a process of sharing drawings began.
With much prolonged co-ordination across the postal services, Jessica collected all the drawings, and created 4 x A1 collages that combined every mode of transport tgat each child had drawn.
This project gave all involved a fascinating insight into the concept and comparisons of travel.
The finished collages were exhibited in a local gallery, and large prints of each collage were given to each partner school.
The full set of 4 prints are on permanent display in Aylsham High School.