Rebecca Chesney

Rebecca Chesney
Name: Rebecca Chesney
is a ClimateCultures Author

A visual artist interested in the relationship between humans and nature, how we perceive, romanticise and translate the landscape and our influence on the environment.


“I am a visual artist interested in the relationship between humans and nature, how we perceive, romanticise and translate the landscape and our influence on the environment. Air pollution, water quality, invasive plant species, weeds, bees and weather are all subjects my work has dealt with previously, with the results taking the form of installations, interventions, habitat creation, drawings, maps and walks. Most recently I was awarded a Lucas Artist Fellowship to Montalvo in California where I connected with scientists at NASA and UC Berkeley looking at issues surrounding extreme weather. I have been commissioned by Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Compton Verney, Peak, Bronte Parsonage Museum, Grizedale Arts, Bluecoat and Landlife. Awards include a Gasworks International Fellowship with CONA in Mumbai, India and I have been invited to attend residencies at the Nirox Foundation in South Africa, at Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts and The Lowry.”

Rebecca is one of our members featuring their work as part of the ClimateCultures Quarantine Connection series. We shared images from her project I'm blue, you're yellow on Day 6 of the 40-day series.

Rebecca’s ClimateCultures posts

With Far-heard Whisper, O’er the Sea

With Far-heard Whisper, O’er the Sea

Artist Rebecca Chesney describes her explorations creating With far-heard whisper, o’er the sea for exhibition in Newlyn this year -- taking inspiration from the town's tidal observatory and its unique role in revealing the UK's rising sea levels. Read More
Near / Far

Near / Far

Visual artist Rebecca Chesney, whose location-specific work is informed by her research and conversations with scientists, describes her experiences of drought and tree death in California while on a residency and shares some of the images she produced. Read More