Explore Art of the Gut during National Creativity and Wellbeing Week

11 June 2019 - 11 June 2019
10:00 - 14:30

Quadram Institute

Quadram Institute Artist in Residence Jennie Pedley invites you to an Art of the Gut workshop on Tuesday June 11th

Drop in to the Quadram Institute anytime between 10:00am and 2:30pm and take part in activities and help gather material for an exhibition on the Art of the Gut at the Norwich Science Festival in October. From felt-making microbes, a collage exploring interactions in the gut, or playing out interactions in the gut with shadow theatre, there will be different ways for you to explore your creativity.

Jennie’s residency has been supported by Arts Council England and Norfolk County Council and the initial output will be an installation in The Forum during the Norwich Science Festival. Previous workshops have been held with the Hall Group, in local schools and with the public in St Williams Way Library.


  • Make a microbe in 20 minutes

Make your own felt microbe with guest artist Rach Anstey-Sanders and hang it on the tree-of-life mobile

  • Gut interactions collage

Who are your favourite gut actors – Bifidobacteria, broccoli, biofilms? Sketch out your ideas and add them to a growing art of the gut collage.

  • Gut stories shadow theatre

Re-enact the interactions between food microbes and our bodies on the overhead projector to create a shadow theatre scene with the assistance of Jennie or guest theatre artist Hilary Thompson.

The workshop is being held as part of the first Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week. This is part of a national campaign highlighting how the creative arts can help to keep us well, improve health and live longer, higher quality lives. Feel free to drop in over coffee or bring your lunch.