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

Solo Shows:
2018: Distance Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany.
Alla Breve Museo Casa Rurale di Carcente, Italy.
Rustic Oracles Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Preston, UK.
66 Million Peter Scott Gallery Lancaster, UK.
City Birds Atelier Sangatsu, Osaka, Japan.
Urban Wild Cona, Mumbai, India.
Still in Silence The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK.
Irrational Constant Nirox Sculpture Park, South Africa. Permanently sited work.
I'm blue, you're yellow Everton Park, Liverpool, UK. Landlife commission.
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.

Selected Group Shows:
2020: El Balcon Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, El Paso Texas, USA. Curated by Ivan Buenader, Proyecto Changarrito.
Ruskin: Museum of the Near Future The Ruskin Library, Museum & Research Centre. Lancaster UK
Animals of Manchester Manchester International Festival with Theatre of Research & Live Arts Development Agency
Invisible Narratives Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall. Curated by Lubaina Himid.
Land Acts Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales. Curated by Rebecca Spooner
Beautiful and Brutal Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston. Curated by Charles Quick
Climates of Change Halberstadt Biennale, Germany. Curated by Pippa Koszerek.
Internationaler Waldkunstpfad Darmstadt, Germany. Curated by Sue Spaid and Ute Ritschel.
Creating the Countryside Compton Verney Art Gallery. Curated by Dr Rosemary Shirley and Verity Elson
Regions of Light Hestercombe, Devon. Curated by Tim Martin.
Ecovention Europe: Art to Transform Ecologies, 1957-2017 Museum De Domijnen, Netherlands. Curated by Sue Spaid.
A Place in Time Nirox Sculpture Park, South Africa. Curated by Dr Helen Pheby
Change and Interchange: Landscape|Environment Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster UK. Curated by Richard Smith.
A Green and Pleasant Land? Rural life in Art Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK. Curated by Lindsey McCormick
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
Wildness Between Lines Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds, UK. Curated by Nick Cass

2018 Forewarning Commission and residency for Full of Noises (Barrow), Soundcamp (London) and Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Landed (Cadastral Maps) SG2 research project looking at land ownership in Lancashire alongside Layla Curtis and John Angus.
2015 – 17:
Particulate Matters In Certain Places commission looking at air quality in Preston, London and Glasgow.
Snaphot, Colours of the Brecon Beacons Peak and Brecon Beacons National Park.
Fair Warning RSPB. Sound installation
Crocus Field Leftcoast and Avant Gardening. Marton Windmill Blackpool, UK. Permanently sited habitat creation.
Emily Ivy Chrysalis Arts. Hackfall Woods, N Yorkshire. Collaboration with David Swift. 2009: Dead Wrens University of Aberdeen. Project commissioned by Dr Andrew Whitehouse, Anthropology Dept.
Map Volume 1, Coniston Grizedale Arts. Research project investigating invisible boundaries around Coniston in Cumbria.

2018: Brownfield Research Centre, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
2016 & 2017 & 2018: Lucas Artist Fellowship Program at Montalvo California USA.
2016: Peak, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales. Funded by Arts Council Wales and BBNP
2014: Research residency at Beam, Wakefield, UK.
2013: Gasworks International Fellowship at Cona, Mumbai, India.
2013: Nirox Sculpture 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.

2020: Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists. Nominated artist. Due to Covid-19 the award was split equally between all nominated artists.
Arts Council England GFA research award for my Lucas Artist fellowship at Montalvo Art Centre USA.
Arts Council England GFA award for a research trip to Japan looking at the cultural representation of Dandelions in art.
Nan award for a research trip to Budapest for Pest Publications. Investigating artist-led projects.
Arts Council England GFA award for Grazed at Storey Gallery Lancaster.
Northern Arts travel award to Vermont Studio Center USA.

2019: Art and Class: Is everyone welcome? I organized and chaired an evening of talks and discussion about inequality in the creative industries for Into a Better Shape, Preston.
Speakers: Marlene Smith (artist and curator), David Obrien (author of Panic! report on inequality in the creative industries), William Titley (artist and co-founder of In-Situ), Rebecca Davies (artist and creator of The Oasis Social Club), Laura Rbertson and Mike Pinnington (co-founders of The Double Negative)
Imbalance Redressed I organized and chaired an evening of talks and discussion about the under representation of women in public collections for Into a Better Shape, Preston.
Speakers: Christine Eyene (curator, critic and art historian), Lubaina Himid (artist and curator), Mark Doyle (Collections Manager of Touchstones in Rochdale), Hilary Robinson (Professor of Feminism, Art and Theory at Loughborough University).
2017 - ongoing:
Founder of the Storm Collective A social networking group for women in the arts in the north of England.
Hospitalfield, Arbroath Scotland. Invited to conduct an inventory of species
2012 / 2013:
Secret Preston Art I curated and organised an artist print project. Artists: Mark Dion, Lubaina Himid, Toby Paterson, Urs Luethi, Adrianne Neil, David Nash, Alec Finlay with Hanna Tuulikki, Katie Holten, Hemali Bhuta, Michael Lewy and Confidential.
2008 - 2010:
Pest Publications Working in collaboration with artists Elaine Speight and Robina Llewellyn.
Pest Publications was funded by Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.
Morphic Resonance PSL, Leeds, UK. Project/ residency at PSL with Pest Publications.
Castlefield Gallery funded research trip to Toronto, Canada for Pest Publications. Investigating artist-led projects.
Co-founder of Prestival alongside Elaine Speight and Robina Llewellyn. Held over a weekend in July 36 artists were invited to show work and perform in 13 different venues across Preston city centre.

Selected Talks and Presentations:
2020: Arts and Place Now Online in conversation with Helen Pheby, Head Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Landscape Justice: Boarders & Boundaries Landscape Research Group, Lancaster. Invited speaker.
Wildflowering for Natural & Social Gain Seminar, National Wildflower Centre and Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, Liverpool. Invited speaker.
Rethinking Landscape Whitechapel Gallery, London. Invited speaker.
Greening Arts Practice professional development for artists organized by Chrysalis Arts, Gargrave. Session leader.
Regions of Light Seminar, Hestercombe Gallery, Taunton, UK. Invited speaker.
On the Edge: Eisteddfod Fringe Programme Abergavenny Wales. In conversation with BBNP Geologist Alan Bowring.
New Ways of Seeing Symposium, Kirklees Council, Huddersfield, UK. Invited speaker.
In conversation with Dr Rosemary Shirley, Capstones Theatre, Liverpool, UK
In conversation with Dr Alexandra Harris at the Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, UK
Skills Unearthed Symposium organised by BHaam, Devon, UK. Invited speaker.
Arts-Science Encounters University of Sheffield, UK. Invited speaker.
This is Your Land CCA Glasgow, Scotland. Invited speaker.
The Centre is Here - Spaces organised by g39's Wales Artist Resource Programme (WARP), Cardiff, Wales. Invited speaker.

Searching the Shadows
Rebecca Chesney, Richard Mabey, Rosemary Shirley, Elaine Speight, Owen Mountford, Colm Bown, Gail Bell, Clarissa Corfe. Published by In Certain Places 2019. ISBN: 978-0-9930498-4-2
Uniformannual Published by Uniformbooks 2018. ISBN: 978-1-910010-17-4
Climates of Change (MKH Biennial catalogue) Ilka Leukefeld, Pippa Koszerek 2018
Ecovention Europe Art the Transform Ecologies, 1957-2017. Sue Spaid. Published by Museum De Domijnen Hedendaagse Kunst, 2018. ISBN: 978-90-75883-56-5
Waldkunstpfad Kunst Okologie (Waldkunstpfed exhibition catalogue) Sue Spaid, Ute Ritschel 2018. ISBN: 978-3-9819276-0-3
Creating the Countryside Verity Elson, Rosemary Shirley. Published by Paul Holberton Publishing 2017. ISBN: 978-1-911300-10-6
Accidental Death (Beam residency catalogue) Frances Smith, Rebecca Chesney. Published by Ganet Verlag 2015
Subplots to a City Elaine Speight, Charles Quick, Gerrie van Noord. Published by In Certain Places 2014. ISBN: 978-0-9930498-0-4
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

Reviews / writing about my work:
2020 (forthcoming): Christine Eyene. The space in between: art, perception and memory. Newlyn Gallery exhibition catalogue.
2020 (forthcoming): Dr Ella Mills. Remembering the Unknown | Knowing(s) You Remember. Newlyn Gallery exhibition catalogue.
2019: Richard Mabey. Colour in the Brecon Beacons. Published in Searching the Shadows published by In Certain Places.
2016: Su Flowers.
Why Write Critical? Published by the Double Negative in On Being Curious
2016: Emma Gelliott.
Landscape, Portrait. Issue 10 CCQ Magazine.
2016: Melissa Hinkin. The Colour of Fresh Mountain Dew published on Peak Art UK.
2015: Rosemary Shirley. On Being Out of Place for the Double Negative
2015: Jack Welsh. Green and Pleasant Land review for Corridor8
2015: Dominika Mackiewicz. Indefinable Cities review for Thisistomorrow
2013: Michaela Crimmin. Art and Ecology for The White Building
2013: Adam Scovell. Portfolio NW review for Celluloid Wicker Man

My published writing:
2019 With Far-heard Whisper, O’er the Sea published on Climate Cultures website
2017 Dry As A Badger co-written with Dr Rosemary Shirley published in Practising Place book. Art Editions North.
2016 Preston to Mumbai and Back commissioned by Arts Everywhere and Musagetes Foundation. Published on Nature of Cities website
2018 Uniformannual twentyeighteen annual published by Unformbooks
The Bronte Weather Project. Research paper for the Bronte Studies and Gazette. Maney Publishers

Work in Public Collections:
Bronte Parsonage Museum, UK
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK
GAC Art Library, Annonay, France
Peter Scott Gallery, University of Lancaster, UK
Kunst Archive Peter Kerschgens, Germany
NHS Greater Glasgow, Scotland, UK