Artist-in-Residence Chateau de Sacy, France 2023

I made two short films and small installations after an invitation for a second residency at the chateau after seventeen years. I invited Ruth Franklin to join me to make new work for the show which was in September 2023.

Watch Sugar - two minute film created as artist-in-residence below. See more of my exhibition with Ruth Franklin at the chateau here Château de Sacy - Jennie Pedley & Ruth Franklin (

Musée - le - Petit    September  2023
'Explore an intimate world unearthed from the wild garden and the attic of a historic manor house at Sacy le Petit, by two British artists-in-residence.
Enter a springtime oasis in Jennie Pedley's films, where formations of heraldic shield beetles accompanied by choral birdsong and military bands attempt to ward off the forces of intensive agriculture beyond.
Vintage dresses and shoes, toys and tools reveal the lives of former inhabitants of the chateau. These alongside newspapers preserved from WWII inspire Ruth Franklin’s sculptural installation.'