Freshly Greated invited Jennie to work with a wide variety of communities in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston on Sea. She co-created window Installations inspired by the history of the herring fishing industry as the Lydia Eva care home is named after the last remaining steam powered herring fishing vessel. Porthole seascapes were made with schools and care home residents, when possible with the two groups working together. Larger installations explored the future of the seas with Matisse inspired seaweed cut-outs as a starting point.
The seaweed industry offers hope for the climate and biodiversity, health of people who consume it and the soil it fertilises.
Shadow theatre workshops with teenagers and adults resulted in stills and short film clips which Jennie then edited into two short films. Selecting from Jennie's portfolio of silhouettes, drawings and plants or making their own content they posed behind Jennie's back projection screen.
The work was part of the Glow your Own Way light festival by Freshly Greated in January 2024.It is a Creative People and Places Project funded with public money by Arts Council England.
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