Jennie Pedley  CV


Selected exhibitions and projects 

Workshops for Freshly Greated with communities around Great Yarmouth, developing content for light festival installations in 2024 

Edible East exhibition at the Earlham Institute (EI) of outcomes of art and citizen science school workshops with EI & SOS-UK 2023

Residency at Chateau de Sacy, France,  exhibition September 2023 

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art  Ways of Working Exhibition 2023

Embryonic Installation Unthank Artspace Norwich Summer 2023 

Hopes for Health Installation at St Martins at Palace May 2023 Ongoing

Enduring Circumstances exhibition at the Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck University, London

Installation of commissioned film Particulate Matters 2.5, Autumn 2022

Hopes for Health at Hungate, Norwich, Edible East 

Exhibition of an interactive work exploring gut microbes, nutrition and health. Hosted a discussion with a Quadram Institute researcher and led a tour of the Art Science Trail. Timed to link to Food Stories by The Food Museum. 2022

Wide range of skills based workshops for Norwich 100 Day Challenge, Edible East

Devised and delivered a series of collaborative workshops for Norwich residents, providing skills and learning about plant identification, growing food, gut health and microbes, healthy eating and DIY skills for sustainability and creativity. Working with horticulturalists, artists and scientists, events took place in Library gardens and parks, in community and cultural venues at food banks and along our Art Science trail.  Funded by Community Renewal Fund with Norwich City Council. 2022

Norwich Good Economy and Edible East

Commission to work with young carers with Norfolk Family Carers, older women and food bank users to research and visualise how they felt that the economy could work better for them. Animations and stills at Norwich Forum 2022.

Seeds for Solutions

chapter about Edible East and our trail about the Future of Food. Edible East represents Norfolk in this lovely book about projects inspired by the Incredible Edible community food growing movement. 2021

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. 2021

Edible England Heritage Open Days 2022

Hosted the exhibition and series of workshops with Norwich Forum, hosting food growing organisations, our own creative workshops to populate a giant sculpture exploring sustainable food growing ecosystems by Chris Jackson. Supported by SAW Trust, Norfolk HODS and Arts Council England.


Edible East Art Science Trail about the Future of Food

An Art Science Trail in Norwich, created with sculptor Chris Jackson, featuring the work of visual artists who attended online meetings with scientists hosted for us by Norwich Research Park (NRP) and the Science Art and Writing Trust, during lockdown. The outdoor art trail explores The Future of Food, installed in museum windows, Norwich Castle gates, historic church alcoves, the Forum, Anglia Square, the Cathedral herb garden and disused shop windows. Artworks promoted discussion about current issues connecting food, health and the environment being tackled by NRP. 2021-22

Edible East

Conceived in 2020 with a vision to 'Use creativity to promote a healthy sustainable future for all, with workshops, cultural events and community gardening, informed by the latest research.'


Registered as a Community Interest Company in March 2022, the organisation works with artists, scientists and a wide range of partners to promote dialogue with the wider community.


Film commission to explore the work of pioneering author/botanist Priscilla Wakefield, for Bruce Castle Museum 2021
Particulate Matters 2.5.

Film commissioned by the Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck, London University, online exhibition, 'Lessons from Lockdown' 2020

Imagining an Island

Taigh Chearsabhagh’s gallery, Uist, selected group show online. Part of a symposium on depictions of landscape 2020

Art of the Gut

Residency at Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich. Art/science workshops at a school for Deaf children and with families at a library, leading to a participative exhibition and workshops at Norwich Science Festival 2019 with Science Art & Writing, funded by Arts Council England and Norfolk County Council

Britishness Exhibition

commission for Firstsite, Colchester, group exhibition of art created with school students, spring 2018

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

Group international touring exhibition, Lincoln, Birkbeck London, France, Spain 2018

British Sign Language shadow theatre workshop interpretation of Paolozzi

Whitechapel Gallery, London 2017

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

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 2015

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, 2014-16

D'Arcy Thompson Museum of Zoology, Dundee

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

Coming of Age

Group show of commissioned film installation, GV Gallery, London, 2012

Paintings in Hospitals

Commissioned animation, collaborating with young patients at Whipps Cross Hospital, 2012

Cultural Olympiad, Cargoes,

Shadow theatre collaborations on canal boats in the East Midlands with Breath of Fresh Air and Ignite!, group exhibition 2012

Nonesuch Theatre Company,

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

Great Ormond Street Hospital and Go Create

Residency at the dental and maxillofacial department, shadow theatre workshops with families culminating in permanent art installation, 2012

Chateau de Sacy

Group exhibition, 12 Star Gallery, London, 2012

Natural History Museum

Lecture and shadow workshop at the Participation and Performance Event for staff, researched ideas with staff for future participation event, 2011

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! 2011

Cultural Olympiad, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

 Shadow performance with primary schools, shown at Idle Valley Nature Reserve. A Breath of Fresh Air project with Ignite! 2011

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

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, 2011

Unfolding Exercise silhouette portraits of hospital staff / patients exploring personal histories of exercise, exhibition tour of: four major London hospitals and Haringey’s Original Gallery 2010 – 2011, Supported by the Wellcome Trust

Mini Shadow Theatre a producta beautiful whimsy’ inspired by historical exercise manuals from the Wellcome Library, London. Sold 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 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, 2009

Idyll One person exhibition at Royal London Hospital, with Vital Arts, supported by the Wellcome Trust, 2007

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

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, 2001-2004

ValeTown  virtual world made with students at the Vale Resource Base, NESTA Award, Year of the Artist Award, 99-02



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 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

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

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



Installation of commissioned film Particulate Matters 2.5