24th March 2021: Yarmouth Springs Eternal: The Creative Team

Saturday the 20th March marked the Spring Equinox and the start of this project. To kick us off we want to tell you all about the wonderful creatives, organisations and funders involved in bringing Yarmouth Springs Eternal to life.


Genevieve Rudd is leading Yarmouth Springs Eternal, an arts, walking and nature project in partnership with originalprojects; this Spring. The project’s overall ethos is exploring personal relationships to the natural world through contemporary arts, including a focus on the overlooked and everyday encounters.

We will explore these themes through a series of artist-led community walks/workshops with adults referred from Herring House Trust homeless charity and GYROS migrant support agency in Great Yarmouth, with adapted COVID safety plans in place. An exciting exhibition and conference will follow this. All events will take place at PRIMEYARC, a creative space led by originalprojects; in Market Gates Shopping Centre in Great Yarmouth. At the end of the project, a participatory arts and nature resource pack will be published.

Yarmouth Springs Eternal is funded by Arts Council England, Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s Creative Individuals Norfolk fund, East Anglia Art Fund, Norfolk County Council’s Arts Project Fund and Better Together Norfolk.

Who’s involved?

Genevieve Rudd leads this project in partnership with originalprojects.

Genevieve has worked as a freelance Community Artist since 2011 and is based in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. She has developed projects with people in care homes, museums, galleries, libraries, youth clubs, schools, community festivals and in outdoor public spaces. In particular, Genevieve’s projects consider heritage, cultural and environmental themes. They encourage closer looking, enquiry through making and ask about the places and people around us.

originalprojects; is based in the East Coast town of Great Yarmouth and is currently overseen by artist-curator Kaavous Clayton and artist-facilitator Julia Devonshire. In 2002 originalprojects; was formed as an amorphous collective of artists who could work together to make things happen in Norwich.

Who is supporting?

Moyses Gomes will be the project assistant. He is currently doing a Masters degree in Moving Image and Sound at Norwich University of Arts. He was recruited through the Black & POC Creatives Network led by Sascha Goslin. This is a project funded by NNF Creative Individuals Norfolk fund which has funded part of this project.

Becky Demmen from Supporting Your Art will assist with social media and blog posts (like this one!) She will also be creating a video of the project.

Red Herring Press will be creating beautiful pieces of print for the project.

“highlighting the ‘overlooked’ and ‘everyday interactions’ with nature from diverse perspectives”

We’ll explore nature found on Great Yarmouth streets through the arts, encouraging people to get the recommended weekly health-giving ‘dose’ of 120 minutes outside. We want to show that a special connection with nature doesn’t just happen on a nature reserve far away, it can happen anywhere from your backyard, a local park or even the streets of our towns and cities.