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SAW at the Welborne Arts Festival

13/06/2015   Jenni

The Welborne Arts Festival provides two days of art exhibitions, music, literature, performance and demonstrations in the heart of rural Norfolk.

This year’s theme was ‘Art meets Science’. We designed and delivered three new SAW projects with children from the surrounding primary schools on the theme of ‘the evolution of planet Earth’.  

Dr Jess Johnson, Dr Trevor Tolhurst and Prof Jenni Barclay from the University of East Anglia worked with writers Mike O’Driscoll, Molly Naylor and Andy McDonnell to  deliver projects on earthquakes, coastal erosion and volcanoes.

Welborne Arts Festival children's art

Coastal erosion art work

Artist Liz McGowan, who worked on all three projects,  returned to the schools to help children develop ideas into a full scale exhibition for the festival where the children presented their work.  Liz commented “The work had real impact and was a wonderfully creative interpretation of the science.“