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


Solo Shows / Installations / Permanently Sited Works:

2017:
66 Million, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster, UK.
2015:
Indefinable Cities, Atelier Sangatsu, Osaka, Japan
2014:
Crocus Field, Little Marton Windmill, Blackpool. Commissioned by Leftcoast &
Avant Gardening
2013:
Urban Wild Cona, Mumbai, India.
2013:
Irrational Constant Nirox Sculpture Park, South Africa.
2012:
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.
2012:
Hope's Whisper The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, UK.
2011:
Diligent Observation Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK.
2007:
Death Equals All Things - Omnia mors aequat Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, UK.
2005:
Nightfall The Lowry, Salford, UK.
2003:
Wait Prima Kunst, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany.
2002:
Assured of Nothing Harbor Gallery, Boston, USA.
2001:
Laid Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire, UK.
2001:
Grazed Storey Gallery, Lancaster, Lancashire, UK.

Selected Group Shows:

2017:
Ecovention Europe, Art to Transform Ecologies 1957 - 2017. Museum Hedendaagse Kunst De Domijnen, Netherlands. Curated by Sue Spaid
2017:
Creating the Countryside: Thomas Gainsborough to Today Compton Verney. Curated by Dr Rosemary Shirley and Verity Elson
2017:
Regions of Light Hestercombe, Taunton. Curated by Tim Martin
2016:
Landscape|Environment Peter Scott Gallery Lancaster. Curated by Richard Smith
2016:
A Place in Time Nirox Sculpture Park, South Africa. Curated by Dr Helen Pheby
2015:
A Green and Pleasant Land? Rural life in Art Harris Museum and Art Gallery Preston.
2015:
Indefinable Cities, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.
Curated by Anna Francis and Koh Yoshida
2014:
Listening Landscapes / Landschaften Horen, Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany.
Curated by Bettina von Dziembowski
2014:
Listen Up! City wide sound installation in New Delhi, India.
Curated by Diana Betancourt and Tim Goossens
2013:
Still in Silence The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK. Part of Potfolio NW.
Curated by Sara-Jayne Parsons
2013:
Wildness Between Lines Leeds College of Art, UK.
Curated by Nick Cass
2013:
In Residence Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, UK.
Curated by Richard Smith
2012:
Moments That Matter The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK.
Curated by Prof Lubaina Himid
2010:
Conversations with the Collection Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster, UK.
2009:
In to Land Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury, UK.
2008:
Celebrating the Weavers’ Triangle Mid Pennine Arts, Burnley, UK.
2008:
Five Rivers Winter Gardens, Morecambe, UK
2007:
I’m Not a Tourist, I live Here Pennwood House, Oxford, UK.
2006:
Journeys Ciudadela, Pamplona, Spain.
2006:
Human Nature PAD Gallery, Preston, UK.
2006:
20 x 20 Beverley Knowles Fine Art, London, UK.
2005:
3 Sites / 3 Artists The Brindley, Runcorn, UK.
2003:
Young International Artists Rialto, Rome, Italy.

Residencies:

2016 & 17: 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.

Commissions:

2015: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Fairhaven Lake sound commission.
2014: Archives+. Central Library, Manchester, UK.
2012: Fylde DFAS
St Anne's Birds sound installation
2011: Chrysalis Arts
Emily Ivy Geo Art Caches for Hackfall Woods, N Yorkshire. Collaboration with David Swift.
2011: Harvey Nichols Store Leeds window vinyls
2009: John Fox and Sue Gill, Baycliff, Cumbria
Beach House Archive.
2009: Project commission for Dr Andrew Whitehouse, Anthropology Dept, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Dead Wrens.
2006: Grizedale Arts Map Volume 1, Coniston. Research project investigating invisible boundaries around the Coniston area in Cumbria.
2004: Halton Borough Council
My Control Pickerings Pasture residency and commission.

Other:

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.
2009:
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:

2016:
On The Edge: Eisteddfod Fringe Programme organised by Peak. In conversation with BBNP geologist Alan Bowring
2016: Guest speaker at
New Ways of Seeing Symposium, Kirklees Council, Huddersfield.
2015: Wakefield Artwalk, The Orangery, Wakefield.
2014: Guest 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: Guest speaker at
Mastership in Taxidery, Kendal Museum, Cumbria.
2012: Guest speaker at
Unbounded Moor. Symposium on landscape & literature. Haworth.
2012:
The Park and the Land - In discussion with Fritz Haeg on Everton Park in Liverpool.
2012: In conversation with Dr Alexandra Harris at the Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth.
2012: Guest speaker at the
Skills Unearthed symposium organised by BHaam, Devon.
2011: Guest speaker at the
Arts-Science Encounters, University of Sheffield.
2010:
This is Your Land. CCA Glasgow. A talk about my Bee Project at YSP.
2010: Invited speaker at
The Centre is Here - Spaces organised by g39's Wales Artist Resource Programme (WARP), Cardiff.
2010:
Place Beyond Place symposium organised by In Certain Places.

Publications:

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
Gac Art Library, Annonay, France
NHS Greater Glasgow

Peter Scott Gallery, University of Lancaster