Jennie Pedley is an artist and a physiotherapist, her art practice involves collaboration with various groups to explore issues often related to health / the environment.

 The art works include virtual environments, films, prints and performance.

Jennie exhibits widely and has been commissioned by organisations including Camden Arts Centre, The Wellcome Trust NESTA, The National Trust and the Natural History Museum.

As a physiotherapist, she works part-time at a school for the Deaf, where she is learning British Sign Language (BSL). Jennie has been exploring the use of BSL in performance (assisted by Deaf actress Jean St Clair) and running workshops with the Deaf community.


Jennie Pedley  CV


Selected exhibitions and projects

Firstsite Gallery, Colchester 2018

Creating art work about Britishness with school students and curating an exhibition

Transitional States, London, Lincoln, Bologna and Barcelona, 2018

International touring group exhibition with event programme, featuring new film Breast(I)

Shape Open 2017

Group Exhibition. Ecology Pavillion Mile End, London, Jan 2017

A Sketch of the universe: art, science and the influence of D'Arcy Thompson

Group Exhibition. Edinburgh City Art Gallery 2016-17

Shadow Sign Exhibition The Point Gallery, Doncaster

Exhibition of British Sign Language shadow films, developed with Deaf actress Jean St Clair and the Deaf communities of Doncaster, funded by Grant for the Arts, ACE, Autumn 2015

Bruce Castle Museum, Tottenham

Exhibition and workshop, 2015

Street Frame, Tottenham

Commissioned by Haringey Council, shadow theatre workshops with local schools then created four compositions for her street frame, funded by Grant for the Arts, ACE and Haringey Council, 2014-16

Turnpike Art Group (TAG) Street Frame

 New composition, funded by Grant for the Arts, ACE, July 2014

 D'Arcy Thompson Museum of Zoology, Dundee

 A Glimpse of a Great Vision Group exhibition spring - summer 2014

 Commision for short film, 'On Aristotle as a biologist' supported by the Art Fund, 2013

Group Exhibition Coming of Age - The Art and Science of Ageing Commissioned film installation ‘a is for ageing’ tours to GV Gallery, London, 1 June – 18 August 2012

Paintings in Hospitals commissioned animation, collaborating with young patients at Whipps Cross Hospital, summer 2012

Cultural Olympiad, Cargoes, shadow theatre collaborations on canal boats in the midlands with Breath of Fresh Air and Ignite, culminating in an exhibition summer 2012

 Nonesuch Theatre Company, Thunder and Coal musical, development at Battersea Arts Centre, animations, design and making for final production, May 2012, Little Angel Theatre, London

Artist In Residence, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Dental and Maxillofacial Department, shadow theatre workshops culminating in permanent art installation, spring 2012

Made at Sacy, 12 Star Gallery, London, spring, 2012

Natural History Museum lecture and shadow workshop at the Participation and Performance Event for staff, researched ideas with staff for future particiaption event, 2011

Cultural Olympiad, Derbyshire shadow performance with primary schools and animation commission Shadows and Steam, projected inside a limekiln at Millers Dale nature reserve, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. A Breath of Fresh Air project with Ignite, July 2011

Cultural Olympiad, Nottinghamshire shadow performance with primary schools, shown at Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. A Breath of Fresh Air project with Ignite, June 2011.

National Trust, Calke Abbey stables permanent installation of artworks, shadow theatre set, silhouettes, training and drop in family performance, July 2011

Olympic Commission for Haringey the history of the Olympics with Belmont Infant School for a touring exhibition in 2012

Coming of Age: The Art and Science of Aging shadow film installation for exhibition at the Great North Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne, commissioned by Institute of Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, supported by Arts Council England and the Wellcome Trust, 2011

Unfolding Exercise silhouette portraits of hospital staff / patients exploring personal histories of exercise, exhibition tour of: Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, Guys Hospital and University College Hospital and Haringey’s Original Gallery 2010 – 2011, Supported by the Wellcome Trust

Mini Shadow Theatre a product, ‘a beautiful whimsy’ inspired by historical exercise manuals from the Wellcome Library, London. Available at National Theatre Shop, Pollocks Toy Theatre Shop Covent Garden and Samuel French’s Theatre Bookshop, formerly at Tate Modern and Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Silhouette Journeys permanent installation at Royal Brompton Hospital inspired by meetings with patients with cystic fibrosis, exhibition toured hospitals in Sweden. Supported by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, 2009

Idyll exhibition Royal London Hospital, London, Vital Arts, following research on history of exercise, supported by the Wellcome Trust 2007

The soul and the feather, residency and exhibition, Sacy, France, British Council Travel Award, 2005

Memory Island residency and exhibition, Camden Arts Centre, London, virtual reality world and animations investigating life-stories of people with cerebral palsy with psychologist and anthropologist, Camden Arts Centre, supported by the Wellcome Trust, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Moose Foundation, Juliet Gomperts Memorial and Janet Konstram Travel Awards, 2001-1004

Vale Town virtual world made with students at the Vale Resource Base, NESTA Award, Year of the Artist Award,1999-02


Shadow performance

Beneath the Surface, shadow show, commissioned by Frog Life, performed at various nature reserves, Heritage Lottery funded, 2010 –11

Inside - shadow show devised and performed with Zsuzsa Kohan, The George Tavern, Camden Head Theatre, London. Music by Victoria Hume and Quinta 2009

Life Lines - shadow show created alongside Silhouette Journeys, performed at Royal Brompton Hospital and Jacksons Lane’s Secret Theatre, with Zsusa Kohan, music by Victoria Hume 2009



Shape Open 2017 Catalogue

 A Glimpse of a Great Vision D'Arcy Thompson Museum of Zoology, 2014

 Coming of Age Exhibition Catalogue ed Lucy Jenkins, 2011

 The soul and the feather Exhibition catalogue, Chateau de Sacy France, 2005

 Memory Island ed H. Galbraith, Camden Arts Centre: ISBN 1 900470 37 3, 2004

 Jennie Pedley File Note E. Ashton, Camden Arts Centre ISBN: 1 900470 349, 2004

 Navigating Memories in Experiment:Conversations in Art and Science ed B.Arrends & D. Thackara, Wellcome Trust:ISBN 1 84129 043 2, 2003



Coming of Age, Great North Museum, Newcastle, obesity conference, Bath, Camden Arts Centre, Middlesex University, MA Digital Media, Sciart symposium, John Moores University, Royal College of Art, Loughborough University, Colchester Art Centre, Year of the Artist Conference


Part-time positions held in the NHS

Senior Physiotherapist, in mental health then children’s services, London, 93-08, 2010

School for Deaf Children 2013-2017


British Sign Language Level 1, also passed 201 and 301



BSC Physiotherapy, BA, MA Fine Art.




Whitechapel Gallery, London

Shadow theatre workshop with Deaf teenagers, using elements of British Sign Language in colourful projected environments, inspired by Eduardo Paolozzi, 2017

Blanche Nevile School for Deaf Children and The Point Gallery , Doncaster

British Sign Language visual workshops using stencils, animation and shadow theatre 2014, 2016

Lead artist at Tottenham Green Fair, workshops of puppetry and performance 2015

Day of the Dead Tottenham Ploughmans event 2014

Dundee Science Festival, make your own magic lantern event, 2013

Wellcome Trust Outreach Project, shadow tableaux, at the Wellcome Midsummer Picnic, 2012

Wellcome Collection Youth Co-Production Seminar shadow theatre workshop on body image at Wellcome Trust, London, September 2011

Great Ormond Street Hospital,

National Trust, Breath of Fresh Air, Ignite,

Haringey Council,

Mini Shadow Theatre and shadow performance workshops with families, primary and secondary schools, 2010-12

Camden Arts Centre Life history workshops with young adults with cerebral palsy and family workshops for The Big Draw, 2001-3

Ignite! NESTA Creativity and animation workshops with 2001-4

The Architecture Foundation Building virtual towns with primary school children, 1999

Vale Resource Base Building virtual towns wth students with physical disabilities 1999-2001



Selected workshops