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New book available now!

Rebecca Chesney
Searching the Shadows


Publisher: In Certain Places
ISBN: 9780993049842
200 pages
Designed by Gannet Verlag, München
Price £22 + p&p


Searching the Shadows documents my installations, exhibitions, objects, drawings and maps from 2000 to 2019. The book includes my work with Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Brontë Parsonage Museum, The Lowry, Nirox Sculpture Park, Peak, Triangle Network, Bluecoat Gallery, Newlyn Art Gallery, Montalvo, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Springhornhof, In Certain Places, Bolton Museum, Museo Casa Rurale di Carcente and Grizedale Arts.

This beautiful publication with 245 colour photographs and illustrations features written contributions from
Richard Mabey, Rosemary Shirley, Elaine Speight, Colm Bowe, Gail Bell, Owen Mountford and a foreword by Clarissa Corfe.

Book Launch
Friday 22 November 2019
Harris Museum & Art Gallery Preston
12 - 2pm

Join me at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery to get a copy of the book for the special price of £20 (RRP£22). Refreshments provided.
This event is free. Register to attend the event
here

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Beautiful and Brutal: 50 Years in the life of Preston Bus Station
Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library
Preston, UK

21 September - 24 November 2019

Galleries open Monday - Sunday (various opening hours)
Free admission

Preston Bus Station is an internationally important piece of architecture that was built for everyday use by the people of Preston.
I have work included in this exhibition from my
Particulate Matters project commissioned by In Certain Places.

Harris Museum website

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Ruskin: Museum of the Near Future
Ruskin Library, Museum and Research Centre
Lancaster LA1 4YB

26 September - 25 November 2019
Weekdays 10am - 4pm


One of my screen prints is included in this beautiful exhibition alongside the works of John Ruskin.
The exhibition explores the relevance of Ruskin's thinking today and includes the work of Sarah Casey, Janet Manifold, Rebecca Chesney, Wu Chi-Tsung, Patricia Townsend, Franziska Schenk and Emma Stibbon.

The Ruskin website

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Astley Hall 2019 - 2020
I have been commissioned to make new work for Astley Hall near Chorley, Lancashire.
The project will run from August 2019 and is supported by Arts Council England.
More details to follow...

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Hinterlands: Torfaen/Wales
Canal and River Trust 2019 - 2020
I have been commissioned to make new work for the Pontymoile Basin on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.
More details to follow...

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Practising Place
Creative and Critical Reflections on Place


ISBN 9781906832353
Edited by Elaine Speight
With a foreword by Lubaina Himid

A visual essay
Dry As A Badger and Other Rural Mythologies, co-authored by art historian Dr Rosemary Shirley and myself, is included in this beautiful new book.
Published by Art Editions North and distributed by Cornerhouse Publications

www.cornerhousepublications.org

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Snapshot, Colours of the Brecon Beacons is available for sale again!

Buy your copy here from the Peak online shop:
www.peak.cymru/shop/

Don't miss out - the first edition sold out quickly.
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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Four of my screen prints have been purchased for the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library permanent collection.
All four prints are from my ongoing Dandelion Project
Dandelion Project page

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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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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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Ongoing:
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 (Sept 2016, March & April 2017, Sept 2018) I was looking at issues surrounding extreme weather and met with scientists at NASA, Stanford University and UC Berkeley.
The research is supported by Arts Council England and Lancaster Arts.
www.montalvoarts.org

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