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Invisible Narratives: New Conversations About Time and Place

Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall
23 March - 15 June 2019


I am in an exhibition at Newlyn Art Gallery alongside Magda Stawarska-Beavan and Lubaina Himid. We have all made new work for the exhibition.

Panel Discussion
with Lubaina Himid, Magda Stawarska-Beavan and Rebecca Chesney
Saturday 25 May 2019
11.30 at Newlyn Art Gallery
Free but booking essential via Newlyn Art Gallery website.

Walk & Talk
Identifying naturalised plant species at Newlyn Harbour
with Emma Gunn and Rebecca Chesney
Wednesday 29 May 2019
10.30 - 12.30
Newlyn Art Gallery
Limited places.
Book tickets on the gallery website.
Cost of ticket includes picnic box for all participants.

www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

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Wildflowering for Natural and Social Gain
Seminar and fieldwork

Wednesday 22 May 2019
12.30 - 18.00
Everton Park and Liverpool Hope University campus
Shaw Street, Liverpool
L6 1HL


I am speaking at this event alongside Richard Scott (National Wildflower Centre), Steve Judd (National Museums Liverpool), Olivia Neeve (Network Rail), Alison Millward (University of Birmingham), Clare Olver (Mersey Forest), Ann Roach (West Everton Community Council) and Polly Moseley (Arts Producer).
The event is organised by the
National Wildflower Centre in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

For more information on the event and to book tickets visit the CIEEM website

www.cieem.net

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Landscape Justice: Borders & Boundaries

Landscape Research Group
Friday 17th May 2019
4.30 - 6.30pm

The Storey
Meeting House Lane
Lancaster LA1 1TH

I will be presenting Landed (Cadastral Maps) at this event. Landed was a pilot project by StoreyG2 with John Angus, Layla Curtis and myself looking at ownership of land in Lancashire.
The evening also includes talks by Dr Ian Mell and Aisling O'Carroll. This is part of a two day event with a field trip to the area defined by our
Landed project on Saturday 18th May.

Book a ticket here
www.landscaperesearch.org

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MIF

Manchester International Festival 2019


Animals of Manchester

20 & 21 July 2019
The Whitworth
Oxford Road
Manchester, M15 6ER


A project by Theatre of Research & Live Arts Development Agency
With Katherine Araniello, Angela Bartram, Ansuman Biswas, Rebecca Chesney, Marcus Coates, Katharina Duve, Andy Field, Kroot Juurak & Alex Bailey, London Fieldworks, Martin O'Brien, random people, Benji Reid, Barbara Roberts, Joshua Sofaer, Tim Spooner.

www.mif.co.uk

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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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chesney dandelion
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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Hinterlands: Torfaen/Wales
Canal and River Trust 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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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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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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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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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