map of lancashire
Landed (Cadastral Maps)
Storey G2
June - November 2017

I am currently working on this project alongside John Angus and Layla Curtis for StoreyG2 to produce artists' cadastral maps (maps of land ownership) showing current and historical landownership of a rural area in north Lancashire, and revealing change over time.

Ecovention Europe
art to transform ecologies, 1957 - 2017
Museum Hedendaagse Kunst De Domijnen

3 September 2017 - 7 January 2018

I have work included in this group exhibition alongside Agnes Denes, Brandon Ballengee, Robert Smithson, Nils Norman, Jean-Francois Paquay, Daniela de Marco and George Steinmann.
Visit the Museum Hedendaagse Kunst De Domijnen website for a full list of artists and exhibition details etc...

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 (in Sept 2016, March & April 2017) I was looking at issues surrounding extreme weather and met with scientists at NASA, Stanford University and UC Berkeley. The outcome will be launched in spring 2018.
The research is supported by Arts Council England and Lancaster Arts.

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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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Snapshot, Colours of the Brecon Beacons is now SOLD OUT!!!

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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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...

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.
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

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

chesney pollution
Particulate Matters

I have been commissioned to develop a new project by public art organisation
In Certain Places
I am looking at air quality and pollution and how pollution affects health and the environment.
This is a long term project and will run throughout 2015 - 2017

In Certain Places

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Death by Denim
has been included in issue No.4 of Uniformagazine
Available now
32pp pamphlet
215 x 145mm

Available from

Death by Denim was commissioned by The Harris Museum and Art Gallery in partnership with In Certain Places
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Invaders Archive
I am making an Invaders Archive. The archive will collect and hold information about invasive plant species and will cover subjects ranging from science and ecology to culture and folklore; human influence and climate change to art and design.
More information here