Greening Arts Practice
Session One – Round table discussion with Rebecca Chesney
Friday 9 March, 11.15am – 2pm
The Art Depot, Gargrave
Session 1 will involve a talk by the artist Rebecca Chesney followed by a discussion and information-sharing session. The session will include a vegetarian lunch and refreshments. Numbers will be limited to a maximum of 15 to facilitate discussion.
Rebecca Chesney: www.rebeccachesney.com, is interested in how we perceive land and how politics, ownership, management and commercial value all influence our surroundings and impact on nature and the environment. Her projects explore the blurred boundaries between science and folklore via installations, interventions, drawings, maps and walks, and are underpinned by research into the protection of the environment, conversations with scientists and a desire to make work specific to chosen locations. Her work includes residencies and commissions for Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Peak and Brecon Beacons National Park, Compton Verney and Bronte Parsonage Museum, international fellowships in Mumbai and California and most recently, participation in the Ecovention Europe: Art to transform Ecologies exhibition at Museum Hedendaagse Kunst De Domijnen in the Netherlands.
Chrysalis Arts has been involved in exploring and promoting the role of the visual arts within climate change and environmental sustainability for over ten years and, alongside this programme, is currently developing a series of Slow Art artist in residence projects, as well as a new touring exhibition. Chrysalis is a designated Arts Council England lead organisation in Environmental Sustainability.