CV – Jennie Pedley

Founded and leads Edible East Community Interest Company  to promote a healthy, sustainable future for all. Edible East works with  a range of partners to inspire interest, promote dialogue and share skills to tackle health and environmental challenges through workshops and exhibits combining elements of art, science and horticulture.


Selected exhibitions and projects including those produced as Edible East*


*Edible East exhibit at Norwich Cathedral Refectory with Pint of Science, touring from the Earlham Institute

 Shadow Theatre and Collage Workshops for Freshly Greated with communities around Great Yarmouth, developing films and window installations

*Community Green Space surveying and garden design with Mile Cross Green Hearts

*Edible East exhibition at the Earlham Institute (EI) of outcomes of art and citizen science school workshops with EI & SOS-UK

*Pea Creatures – drawing workshop at Norwich Seed Swap


*City in an Orchard art workshops, part of the Possitopia Festival Mile Cross Library

*Shadow Theatre Workshops for Creative Arts East, Libraries at Norwich and Fakenham

*Heritage Open Days printmaking workshops, supporting Tara Sampy

Residency at Chateau de Sacy, France,  exhibition

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art  Ways of Working exhibition

*Edible East Embryonic Installation Unthank Artspace Norwich Summer

*Edible East Hopes for Health Installation at St Martins at Palace May and Hungate

Trees for Cities shadow theatre workshops in Great Yarmouth


Enduring Circumstances exhibition at the Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck University, installation of commissioned film Particulate Matters 2.5, London

*Edible East Workshops at Norwich 100 Day ChallengeDevised and delivered  collaborative workshops for wide range of sites in Norwich. Funded by Community Renewal Fund with Norwich City Council 

*Edible East and Norwich Good Economy  Shadow Theatre workshops with Norfolk Family Carers, older women and food bank users, visualising a better Norwich, exhibition at the Forum 


*Edible East workshops at Anglia Square Creative collaborative food growing and health workshops, including a paper food garden growing up the pavilion as part of our proposal to create a temporary community food garden.

*Edible East  Edible England Heritage Open Days  Ten day exhibition and series of workshops filling Norwich Forum, hosting food growing organisations, creative workshops to populate a giant sculpture (by Chris Jackson) exploring sustainable food growing. Supported by SAW Trust, Norfolk HODS and Arts Council England. Tours of the trail for Norwich Science Festival.

*Edible East Art Science Trail about the Future of Food

Featuring the work of 12 artists exploring current issues in food and health and food security. Conceived and project managed, curated cocreated with Chris Jackson, SAW Trust and Norwich Research Park, hosted by Norfolk Museum Services, Norwich Heritage Churches and Chantry Place, Norwich BID and supported by the Peoples Postcode Lottery

Instinct Film commission on the work of pioneering author/botanist Priscilla Wakefield, Bruce Castle Museum

Particulate Matters 2.5.
 Film commissioned by the Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck, London University, online exhibition, 'Lessons from Lockdown'

Imagining an Island Taigh Chearsabhagh’s gallery, Uist, selected group show online. Part of a symposium on depictions of landscape


Art of the Gut Residency at Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich. Art Science workshops at a school for Deaf children and families at a library, leading to a participative exhibition and workshops at Norwich Science Festival SAW Trust, funded by Arts Council England and Norfolk County Council


Britishness Exhibition Commission for Firstsite, Colchester, group exhibition of art created with school students

Breast(1) film in Transitional States: Hormones at the cross roads of art and science

Group international touring exhibition, Lincoln, Birkbeck London, France, Spain


British Sign Language shadow theatre workshop interpretation of Paolozzi, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Shape Open 2017 Group Exhibition. Ecology Pavillion Mile End, London

A Sketch of the universe: art, science and the influence of D'Arcy Thompson Group Exhibition. Edinburgh City Art Gallery


Shadow Sign Exhibition The Point Gallery, Doncaster

Conceived and created an 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 


Street Art Tottenham

Commissioned by Haringey Council, shadow theatre workshops with schools, including a school for Deaf children, to make prints for a street frame, which I installed in Tottenham, funded by ACE Grant for the Arts and Haringey Council


D'Arcy Thompson Museum of Zoology, Dundee

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


Coming of Age  Group show of commissioned film installation, GV Gallery, London

Paintings in Hospitals Commissioned animation, collaborating with young patients at Whipps Cross Hospital

Cultural Olympiad, Cargoes, Shadow theatre collaborations on canal boats in the East Midlands with Breath of Fresh Air and Ignite!

Great Ormond Street Hospital and Go Create Residency at the dental and maxillofacial department, shadow theatre workshops with families culminating in permanent art installation

Chateau de Sacy Group exhibition, 12 Star Gallery, London


Natural History Museum Lecture and shadow workshop at the Participation and Performance Event for staff, researched ideas with staff for future participation event

Cultural Olympiad, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Shadow theatre with primary schools / film commission, projected in a limekiln at Millers Dale nature reserve, A Breath of Fresh Air project with Ignite!

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

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

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


Unfolding Exercise silhouette portraits of hospital staff / patients exploring personal histories of exerciseexhibition tour of: fourLondon hospitals, Original Gallery London Supported by Wellcome.

Mini Shadow Theatre  - product  used ongoing for animation workshops and Sold at: Firstsite, National Theatre, National Portrait Gallery, Pollocks Toy Theatre Shop Covent Garden, Samuel French’s Theatre Bookshop, Tate Modern and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.


Silhouette Journey 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.


Idyll One person exhibition at Royal London Hospital, with Vital Arts, supported by the Wellcome Trust,


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


Memory Island 3 year off site residency leading to exhibition at Camden Arts Centre, London. Virtual reality world and animations investigating life-stories of people with cerebral palsy with psychologist and anthropologist, supported by the Wellcome Trust, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Moose Foundation, Juliet Gomperts Memorial and Janet Konstram Travel Awards.


ValeTown  virtual world made with students at the Vale Resource Base, NESTA Award, Year of the Artist Award


Bed Time Stories One person exhibition Colville Gallery, London



Beneath the surface commissioned by Frog Life, performed at various nature reserves, Heritage Lottery funded, 2010

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



Chapter about Edible East in Seeds to Solutions by Incredible Edible Movement 2022

Transitional States Catalogue 2018

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


Part-time positions held

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

School for Deaf Children 2013-2020

Artist educator freelance for Sainsbury Centre of Visual Art and Stage Two, Norwich 2018



BSC Physiotherapy - University of East London/The Royal London Hospital

BA & MA Fine - Art University of the West of England & University of the Arts, Camberwell

British Sign Language Level 1, 201 and 301



Selected Workshops/Talks which pre-date the formation of Edible East Community Interest Company

Norwich science Festival 2020

Art and science panel discussion on-line

Norwich Science Festival 2019

Hopes for health drawings and installation and microbe making at libraries, the Forum & shopping centres

St William's Way Library and Colman Junior School Norwich

Exploring microbial science and health with Science Art & Writing & Quadram Scientists 2019

Firstsite  and Cherry Tree School Colchester

Exploring maps and elements of the British geology, soil, wildlife and contemporary ecological issues 2017

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 animation with mini shadow theatre kits 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