chesney meadows
I'm blue, you're yellow Everton Park Liverpool. Commissioned by Landlife

Solo Shows / Installations / Permanently Sited Works:

Distance, Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany.
Alla Breve, Museo Casa Rurale di Carcente, Italy.
Dandelions: Rustic Oracles. Archive intervention at the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Preston UK.
66 Million, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster, UK.
Indefinable Cities, Atelier Sangatsu, Osaka, Japan
Crocus Field, Little Marton Windmill, Blackpool. Commissioned by Leftcoast &
Avant Gardening
Urban Wild Cona, Mumbai, India.
Irrational Constant Nirox Sculpture Park, South Africa.
I'm blue, you're yellow 2 acre meadow installation on Everton Park, Liverpool, UK. Commissioned by Landlife. To celebrate the meadows a series of specimen sheets were on display at World Museum, Liverpool, UK.
Hope's Whisper The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, UK.
Diligent Observation Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK.
Death Equals All Things - Omnia mors aequat Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, UK.
Nightfall The Lowry, Salford, UK.
Wait Prima Kunst, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany.
Assured of Nothing Harbor Gallery, Boston, USA.
Laid Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire, UK.
Grazed Storey Gallery, Lancaster, Lancashire, UK.

Selected Group Shows:

Animals of Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester International Festival. Curated by Sibylle Peters and Live Art Development Agency.
Invisible Narratives, Newlyn Art Gallery Cornwall. Curated by Lubaina Himid
Climates of Change, MKH Biennale, Halberstadt, Germany. Curated by Pippa Koszerek
2018: Internationaler Waldkunstpfad "Kunst Okologie" Darmstadt Germany.
New work made in collaboration with ceramicist Jean-Francois Paquay
2017: Ecovention Europe, Art to Transform Ecologies 1957 - 2017. Museum Hedendaagse Kunst De Domijnen, Netherlands. Curated by Sue Spaid
Creating the Countryside: Thomas Gainsborough to Today Compton Verney. Curated by Dr Rosemary Shirley and Verity Elson
Regions of Light Hestercombe, Taunton. Curated by Tim Martin
Landscape|Environment Peter Scott Gallery Lancaster. Curated by Richard Smith
A Place in Time Nirox Sculpture Park, South Africa. Curated by Dr Helen Pheby
A Green and Pleasant Land? Rural life in Art Harris Museum and Art Gallery Preston.
Indefinable Cities, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.
Curated by Anna Francis and Koh Yoshida
Listening Landscapes / Landschaften Horen, Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany.
Curated by Bettina von Dziembowski
Listen Up! City wide sound installation in New Delhi, India.
Curated by Diana Betancourt and Tim Goossens
Still in Silence The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK. Part of Potfolio NW.
Curated by Sara-Jayne Parsons
Wildness Between Lines Leeds College of Art, UK.
Curated by Nick Cass
In Residence Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, UK.
Curated by Richard Smith
Moments That Matter The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK.
Curated by Prof Lubaina Himid
Conversations with the Collection Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster, UK.
In to Land Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury, UK.
Celebrating the Weavers’ Triangle Mid Pennine Arts, Burnley, UK.
Five Rivers Winter Gardens, Morecambe, UK
I’m Not a Tourist, I live Here Pennwood House, Oxford, UK.
Journeys Ciudadela, Pamplona, Spain.
Human Nature PAD Gallery, Preston, UK.
20 x 20 Beverley Knowles Fine Art, London, UK.
3 Sites / 3 Artists The Brindley, Runcorn, UK.
Young International Artists Rialto, Rome, Italy.


2018: Brownfield Research Centre at AirSpace Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent

2016 & 17 & 18: Montalvo Arts Center, California USA.
2016: Peak residency in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales.
2015: Baltic Wharf Arts, Totnes, Devon, UK.
2014: Beam research residency at the Orangery, Wakefield, UK.
2013: Gasworks International Fellowship at Cona, Mumbai, India.
2013: Nirox Foundation, South Africa
2011 / 2012: Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, UK.
2010 / 2011: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK.
2011: Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)
2008: Op zoek naar het Noordgevoel, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2006: Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, Cumbria, UK.
2004 / 2005: The Lowry, Salford, UK.
2003: Cill Rialaig, Co.Kerry, Ireland.
2000: Year of the Artist Residency, Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Co.Durham, UK.
2000: Parc du Pilat, France.
1999: Vermont Studio Center, USA.


2018: Forewarning Commission for Full of Noises (Barrow), Soundcamp (London) and residency on South Walney Island with Cumbria Wildlife Trust.
2017: Landed (Cadestral Maps) artist researcher for StoreyG2 alongside Layla Curtis and John Angus
2015 - 17:
Particulate Matters commission for In Certain Places, Preston.
2015: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Fairhaven Lake sound commission.
2014: Archives+. Central Library, Manchester, UK.
St Anne's Birds Fylde DFAS. Sound installation
Emily Ivy Chrysalis Arts Hackfall Woods, N Yorkshire. Collaboration with David Swift.
Dandelions Harvey Nichols Store Leeds window vinyls
Beach House Archive John Fox and Sue Gill, Baycliff, Cumbria
2009: Dead Wrens Project commission for Dr Andrew Whitehouse, Anthropology Dept, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
2006: Map Volume 1, Coniston Grizedale Arts. Research project investigating invisible boundaries around the Coniston area in Cumbria.
My Control Halton Borough Council. Pickerings Pasture residency and commission.


2016: Invited to conduct an inventory of species at Hospitalfield, Arbroath Scotland.
2012 / 2013:
Secret Preston Art. Curated and organised a year long, artist print project.
2010: Research trip to Japan funded by Arts Council England.
Morphic Resonance. PSL, Leeds, UK. Project/ residency at PSL with Pest Publications.
2009: Research trip to Budapest along with Elaine Speight and Robina Llewellyn. Investigating artist-led projects. Funded by NAN.
2008 - 2010:
Pest Publications. Working in collaboration with artists Elaine Speight and Robina Llewellyn. Pest was part of Castlefield Gallery’s Project Space scheme.
2008: Research trip to Toronto, Canada along with Elaine Speight and Robina Llewellyn. Investigating artist-led projects. Funded by Castlefield Gallery.
2007: Organised
Prestival (with Elaine Speight and Robina Llewellyn). Held over a weekend in July 2007. 36 artists were invited to show work and perform in 13 different venues across Preston city centre.

Selected Talks and Presentations:

2019: In conversation with Lubaina Himid and Magda Stawarska-Beavan at Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall.
2019: Invited speaker at
Landscape Justice: Borders & Boundaries, Landscape Research Group, Lancaster.
2019: Invited speaker at
Wildflowering for Natural & Social Gain Seminar organised by the National Wildflower Centre and the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, Liverpool.
Art & Class: Is Everyone Welcome? Orangised by Into A Better Shape at Preston Playhouse. I programmed and chaired this event looking at diveristy within the creative industries.
2018: Invited speaker at
Prospecting Symposium, Somerset Art Works, Taunton, Somerset.
Imbalance Redressed, organised by Into A Better Shape at the Harris Museum, Preston. I programmed and chaired this event looking at the under representation of women artists in national and public collections.
2018: In conversation with Gerhard Eppler (Naturschutzbund Deutschland), Schader Foundation, Darmstadt Germany.
2018: Invited speaker at
Rethinking Landscape, Whitechapel Gallery, London.
2018: Session leader at
Greening Arts Practice professional development for artists organised by Chrysalis Arts, Gargrave.
On The Edge: Eisteddfod Fringe Programme organised by Peak. In conversation with BBNP geologist Alan Bowring
2016: Invited speaker at
New Ways of Seeing Symposium, Kirklees Council, Huddersfield.
2014: Invited speaker at
Sustainable Natural Heritage Workshop, Liverpool John Moores University.
2013: In conversation with Dr Helen Pheby (YSP) & Shreyas Karle (Cona) Project 88, Mumbai.
2013: In conversation with Dr Rosemary Shirley, Capstones Theatre, Liverpool.
2013: Invited speaker at
Mastership in Taxidery, Kendal Museum, Cumbria.
2012: Invited speaker at
Unbounded Moor. Symposium on landscape & literature. Haworth.
2012: In conversation with Dr Alexandra Harris at the Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth.
2011: Invited speaker at the
Arts-Science Encounters, University of Sheffield.
2010: Invited speaker at
This is Your Land. CCA Glasgow.
2010: Invited speaker at
The Centre is Here - Spaces organised by g39's Wales Artist Resource Programme (WARP), Cardiff.
Place Beyond Place symposium organised by In Certain Places.

I have been a visiting artist at Manchester Metropolitan University, Staffordshire University, Liverpool John Moores University, Blackpool College and Lancaster University.


Accidental Death. (Beam residency catalogue) Frances Smith, Rebecca Chesney. Published by Ganet Verlag 2015
The Bronte Weather Project
. Essay for the Bronte Studies and Gazette. Rebecca Chesney. Maney Publishers 2014
I’m blue, you’re yellow. Richard Scott (Landlife), Elaine Speight, Dr Colm Bowe. Published by Gannet Verlag 2013
Hope’s Whisper (Bronte Parsonage Museum exhibition catalogue) Jenna Holmes, Rebecca Chesney. Published by Gannet Verlag 2012
Diligent Observation - A year of bees on the Bretton Estate. (Yorkshire Sculpture Park exhibition catalogue). Dr Helen Pheby, Michaela Crimmin, Adrianne Neil, Rebecca Chesney. 2011. ISBN: 978-1-871480-88-7
Five Rivers (exhibition catalogue) Andrew Forster, Mark Ward. 2008
I’m not a tourist, I live here (exhibition catalogue) Adam Bridgland, Lucy Gough, Rosemary Shirley. The Blake Project 2007
Death Equals All Things Omnia mors eaquat (Bolton Museum exhibition catalogue). Stephen Booth, Gail Bell. Published by Gannet Verlag 2006
Nightfall (Lowry exhibition catalogue) Mark Doyle, Shane Farrell. Published by Gannet Verlag 2005.

Permanent Collections:

Bronte Parsonage Museum
Harris Museum and Art Gallery
Gac Art Library, Annonay, France
NHS Greater Glasgow

Peter Scott Gallery, University of Lancaster