Art and science meet in an exhibition exploring new research into microbes, food and health, created by Jennie Pedley artist in residence at the Quadram Institute.
Jennie worked with scientists, with d/Deaf and hearing children at Colman School and families at St Williams Way Library, supported by the SAW Trust.
About Jennie Pedley
Jennie Pedley is artist in residence at the Quadram Institute where she is gradually exploring the breadth of research whilst engaging both the public and the scientists in creative processes.
Often exploring issues of health of the body and of the environment. Many of her projects have been inspired by her NHS work as a physiotherapist. Her past films and installations explore issues such as ageing, our relationship with wildlife, experiences of breast cancer and the stories and perceptions of people with cerebral palsy. Jennie is one of the workshop leaders at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and at Stage Two at the Theatre Royal. She has worked with Wellcome, the National Trust, major London hospitals and Olympic Cultural Legacy. She has exhibited widely, showing work created with the public, patients and scientists.
About The Quadram Institute
The Quadram Institute is an exciting new research centre whose work creates new interfaces between food science, gut biology, human health and disease, capitalising on the world-class bioscience cluster based at the Norwich Research Park, working alongside the food and pharmaceutical industries
The mission of the Quadram Institute is to understand how food and the gut microbiota are linked to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease, with an emphasis on diet- and age-associated diseases. Its 300 research scientists moved into the state of the art building this spring.
About The Science Art and Writing (SAW) Trust
The SAW Trust is a charity which aims to bring science into everyday lives and develop new ways of stimulating creativity, exploration and learning. Through creative use of science in the classroom, SAW inspires artistic and scientific endeavour. Children realise that science and the arts are interconnected – and they discover new and exciting ways of looking at the world. SAW projects are accessible to all ages and abilities. They stimulate exploration, enquiry and creativity.
Saturday 19–Saturday 26 October
Venue: The Forum
Cost: Free, drop-in
Age: All ages