Rebecca Chesney

Rebecca Chesney


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Rebecca Chesney Searching the Shadows Book 01
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.
Contact me directly if you'd like to buy a copy of the book

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Keiko Yamamoto Chesney 01

Invisible Narratives 2
Rebecca Chesney, Lubaina Himid and Magda Stawarska-Beavan

Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix Gallery
19 Goulston Street
London E1 7TP

22 May - 19 June 2021

As part of London Gallery Weekend I will be at the gallery on Sunday 6 June 11 - 5pm
Please visit the gallery website for more details

Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix Gallery

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Rebecca Chesney YSP Bees 02
Visiting Artist at Yorkshire Sculpture Park summer 2021
Our Future Sorrows
I am the Visiting Artist at Yorkshire Sculpture Park from April - September 2021
I will be revisiting my Diligent Observation residency and exhibition held at YSP ten years ago and will be surveying the 500 acre Bretton Estate to identify the bee species on site.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Rebecca Chesney Astley Hall 01
Hidden From Light
Residency and exhibition at Astley Hall 2019 - 2021

I have been commissioned to make new work for Astley Hall near Chorley, Lancashire.
Supported by Arts Council England the project started in August 2019. Due to Covid-19 the residency has been paused and the exhibition dates delayed until further notice.

Astley Hall

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Rebecca Chesney Pontymoile
Commission for Hinterlands: Torfaen/Wales
Canal & River Trust with Peak 2019 - 2021

I have been commissioned to make new work for the Pontymoile Basin on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.
My proposal has three strands: to create a small meadow at Pontymoile Basin (image above); to stop cutting the grass verge all the way to the water's edge in certain areas; and to plant flower species (Purple Loosestrife, Yellow Flag Iris and Meadow Sweet) in long blocks along the canal water's edge. This will create a visual impact with ribbons of colour, plus create and extend habitat for bees and insects. Due to Covid-19 the planting was delayed for a year, however 500 metres of plants were successfully planted on site in April 2021.

More details to follow...

Hinterlands

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Super Slow Way Artist in Residence from 2020
I have been appointed artist-in-residence by Super Slow Way for the proposed Pennine Lancashire Linear Park between Nelson and Blackburn on the Leeds - Liverpool Canal. My residency forms part of the Linear Park feasibility study in partnership with Canal & River Trust, Lancashire County Council, Creative Lancashire and Arts Council England.

Super Slow Way

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Rebecca Chesney View From Here 01
View From Here available to watch online
I gathered the voices of women talking about their experiences of the coronavirus pandemic. All recorded in April 2020, these brief soundbites in different languages reveal personal thoughts, observations and concerns. Love, loss and sadness, isolation and loneliness are all mentioned, alongside expressions of thankfulness and hope. Listen to their voices as you look through my window onto a fading evening sky.
View From Here was commissioned by the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts in El Paso, USA in collaboration with Proyecto Changarrito and Azul Arena and included in the exhibition El Balcon.

View From Here is currently included in Art Gene's Digital U-Hang online exhibition
Art Gene

View From Here was included in WOW Virtual Festival Pakistan on International Women's Day 2021. Supported by the British Council.
WOW Virtual Festival Pakistan

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Art Monthly September 2020
My work is included in Lizzie Lloyd's Art and Place feature in the September 2020 issue of Art Monthly
For a list of stockists or to buy a copy online visit the Art Monthly website.

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Arts and Place Now Series of online talks.
Rebecca Chesney in conversation with Helen Pheby, Head of Curatorial Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Recorded on 2nd June 2020, our talk is now online to watch on youtube.
We talked about my residency at YSP in 2010, the resulting work situated in Everton Park in Liverpool and my return to YSP as visiting artist in 2021.

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Rebecca Chesney Practising Place book 01
Practising Place
Creative and Critical Reflections on Place

ISBN 9781906832353
Edited by Elaine Speight
With a foreword by Lubaina Himid
Dry As A Badger and Other Rural Mythologies, a visual essay 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.

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Rebecca Chesney Snapshot 01
Snapshot, Colours of the Brecon Beacons is available for sale again!
Buy your copy here from the Peak online 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.

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Rebecca Chesney Ecovention 01
My work is featured in Ecovention Europe, Art to Transform Ecologies, 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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Rebecca Chesney Uniformannual 01
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
Available from Uniformbooks

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Rebecca Chesney Compton Verney 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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One of my cyanotypes of Hemlock has been included in the Boats, Coats and Votes Newspaper.
Printed by Birley Editions at the Birley Studios. Funded by Preston City council as part of Vote 100 Celebrations 2018.

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Rebecca Chesney Weatherlands Book
One of my colour-wheels from the Bronte Weather Project has been included in Weatherland, Writers and Artists Under English Skies by Dr Alexandra Harris
Published by Thames and Hudson.
ISBN 978-0-500-51811-3

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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.

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Rebecca Chesney Uniformagazine 01
Death by Denim has been included in issue No.4 of Uniformagazine
Available now
32pp pamphlet
ISSN 2056-6301
Available from Uniformbooks

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Rebecca Chesney Uniformagazine 02
Language of Birds has been included in issue No.1 of Uniformagazine
Available now
32pp pamphlet
ISSN 2056-6301
Available from Uniformbooks