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Follow the ‘High Water Mark’ trail around Peterborough city centre!

Community & Education General
A fantastic display of 3d origami-style boats have been moored alongside the River Nene in Peterborough, near the city centre.

They say a picture paints a thousand words, and Jacqui Jones’ artwork certainly tells a powerful story, and has the ability to spark much discussion around sustainability issues.

For the 2016 PECT Green Festival, artist Jacqui has created a trail of origami boats, which are placed above current water levels to highlight the impact of climate change and the potential sea level rises that may affect the region. The boats range in size from 12cm through to 2m long.

Jacqui is a multi-media artist whose work often involves an element of public participation. She explains: “Having art in galleries is wonderful but I also strongly believe there is an argument for placing art in a situation where the general public can interact with it… I aim to produce work that informs, inspires and instigates creative discussions.”

The art trail aims to encourage more walking and cycling in Peterborough as residents and visitors to the city follow the route to spy the boats. Jacqui was commissioned by Green Festival sponsor Travelchoice, and the event was organised by the independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT).   

The artwork trail will be there until Sunday 21st August, so make sure you come along and take a look for yourself! Trail maps are available from www.pect.org.uk/GreenFest and below. Join in the conversation online @SustainableCity with #PECTGreenFest.