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Imbalance Redressed

Wednesday 9 May 2018
5.30 - 7.30pm
Harris Museum and Art Gallery Preston


This event offers the chance to hear about the under representation of women in national and public collections and explores how we can redress the imbalance.
Speakers include
Dr Hilary Robinson (professor of Feminism, Art and Theory at Loughborgh University); Mark Doyle (Colections Manager at Touchstones in Rochdale); Christine Eyene (Curator, Critic and Art Historian) and Lubaina Himid (artist and winner of the Turner Prize 2017). The event will be documented by Dr Ella Mills (Art Historian, Black Artists and Moderism Research Fellow).

I am thrilled to be chairing this event.

The event is free for all to attend, but booking is required:
Eventbrite ticket

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Hinterlands: Torfaen/Wales
Canal and River Trust
April 2018

I have been invited to contribute to phase 1 of this project and will be researching the relationship of Pontypool Park to the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and exploring the Dobell-Moseley Archive.
Canal and River Trust website

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My work is featured in Ecovention Europe, a major survey of ecological art in Europe from 1957 - 2017. Published by Museum Hedendaagse Kunst De Domijnen to accompany an exhibition of the same name and written by curator Sue Spaid, it also includes projects by Hans Haake, Hans de Vries, Debra Solomon, Olafur Eliasson and Mark Dion.
ISBN 978-90-75883-56-5

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uniformannual
Near/Far, work I made while on a residency at Montalvo in California, is included in the new Uniformannual Twentyeighteen, published by Uniformbooks
124pp, 238 x 168mm, hardback
ISBN 978 1 910010 17 4
Price £15

Order your copy from the Uniformbooks website:
Uniformbooks

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From 17 November 2017 onward:
One of my sound recordings of a melting glacier features in the
Canada Science and Technology Museum, Ottawa

CSTM website

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In 2016 I was selected as a Lucas Artist Fellow at
Montalvo in California, USA and awarded a three month residency there.
During my residency (in Sept 2016, March & April 2017) I was looking at issues surrounding extreme weather and met with scientists at NASA, Stanford University and UC Berkeley. The outcome will be launched in spring 2018.
The research is supported by Arts Council England and Lancaster Arts.
www.montalvoarts.org

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cv book 01
My work features in the new book Creating the Countryside, The Rural Idyll Past and Present.
Edited by Verity Elson and Dr Rosemary Shirley, Paul Holberton Publishing
ISBN 978 1 911300 10 6

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Snapshot, Colours of the Brecon Beacons is now SOLD OUT!!!

Commissioned by Peak
Snapshot was produced as a result of my residency in the Brecon Beacons National Park in winter 2015 / 16. The colour chart represents the complex relationships between ecology, geology, industry, history, culture, tourism and economics of the place.

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chesney colours
Curator Melissa Hinkin has written about the work I made while on the Peak residency
Click here to read The Scent of Fresh Mountain Dew...

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ccq mag
My work features in issue 10 of
CCQ Magazine.
Available from outlets including Arnolfini Bookshop, Ikon Shop, Henry Moore Institute, g39, Mission Gallery and White Cube Bookshop.
Visit
CCQ Magazine for a full list of stockists.

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One of my colourwheels from the Bronte Weather Project has been included in Dr Alexandra Harris
Weatherland, Writers and Artists Under English Skies book. Published by Thames and Hudson (£24.95)

More information here

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Chesney Jane Eyre
On Being Out of Place: The Artwork of Rebecca Chesney written by Dr Rosemary Shirley, Senior Lecturer in Art History at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, is now online at The Double Negative

The Double Negative

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Death by Denim
has been included in issue No.4 of Uniformagazine
Available now
32pp pamphlet
215 x 145mm
£4.00

Available from
Uniformbooks

Death by Denim was commissioned by The Harris Museum and Art Gallery in partnership with In Certain Places
More information
here

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hogweed
Invaders Archive
I am making an Invaders Archive. The archive will collect and hold information about invasive plant species and will cover subjects ranging from science and ecology to culture and folklore; human influence and climate change to art and design.
More information here