Rebecca Chesney Linear Park Residency

Rebecca Chesney appointed artist-in-residence across the 20 mile stretch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal to explore the environment and habitats along the canal stretch.

Rebecca will be in residency over the next year working with people who live alongside the canal to investigate and imagine its possibilities. Together they will explore the flora and fauna along the way: plants, animals, insects and birds using the canal as a habitat, and look at our relationship with the nature of the canal, how we share the space and the impact we have on each other in order to think about the possibilities to enhance and encourage what is already there.

Over the next few months as Covid restrictions relax Rebecca will be inviting groups and individuals to walk stretches of the canal with her between Blackburn and Nelson to explore the natural environment and heritage of the canal.

In the meantime you can join Rebecca from the comfort of home on a series of short walks along the Leeds & Liverpool canal in Blackburn, Church, Burnley and Nelson where she’ll chat about what she see’s and point out what you might discover there.

You can download hand drawn maps of Rebecca’s walks here too of Blackburn, Church, Burnley and Nelson

Burnley and Nelson films coming soon!

You can read more about Rebecca’s work on her blog here

Rebecca’s residency forms part of our current Linear Park feasibility study in partnership with Canal & River Trust, Lancashire County Council, Creative Lancashire and ¬†Arts Council England – read more about this here: