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Stephen Walter explains the inspiration behind his drawing ‘The Island’. He explains that his hand drawn map of London is a comment on the capital’s contradiction, chaos and intricacies. He decided to represent the city as an island as a wry joke on London’s self-importance and the way Britain identifies itself as an island nation.
This clip is from:
A Picture of London
First broadcast:
26 May 2012

Classroom Ideas

Could be used to develop an analytical and critical understanding of artists and their approaches. Could also provide an opportunity for pupils to create their own map inspired by where they live.

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