The Nest Project is a community arts initiative led by Eco-Artists Rebekah Boone and Claire Gebbett. We create art with groups, marginalised communities, at festivals, exhibitions, fetes or parties. We prepare bespoke workshops or art pieces for each of our clients. Please look through our portfolio.
We are interested in our connection with the earth and the landscapes we live in. Our work reflects our relationship to the land and our environment.
We see art as a tool for nurturing communities and creating safe spaces, beautiful spaces. We believe everyone can find the artist within them and benefit from creativity.
With a passion for getting outside and working collaboratively, Bekah and Claire facilitate communities to create beautiful sculptures from natural materials. We also use found plastics to create art questioning societal norms.
We are inspired by the wonderful landscapes, unusual birds and big skies of our county – Norfolk.
Please see our bio below and get in contact via our dedicated contact page above or our social media links.
Bekah Boone studied BEd (Hons) at Oxford University and has MA in Fine Art and Education from NUA. She has a wide experience in education from Nursery, through to Secondary, Further Education and teaching adults. She specialises in filmmaking, installation work, natural sculpture and painting.
Claire Gebbett has worked with the deaf community for over 20 years. She has NVQ IV in British Sign Language and can use Macaton and Signed Supported English. Claire has worked with deaf people with a variety of additional needs: Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Visual Impairment. Whilst working in education, Claire developed her own art practise, specialising in collage, landart, natural sculpture and community conversation pieces. Claire exhibited in NNOpenStudios 2017 with Forever Greens Forest School Group.
Bekah and Claire have worked in partnership as the Nest Project at The Royal Norfolk Show, The One Planet Festival, GoGoCreate, The Norfolk Summer Deaf Festival and with Suffolk Wildlife Trust. They use their experience and a keen desire for accessibility to help groups and communities, who may have barriers to accessing the arts, produce creative, collaborative art and reconnect to nature.