In Certain Places, in association with Liverpool Hope University, presented an evening with artist Rebecca Chesney, in conversation with art historian Rosemary Shirley. The event, which was the first in the Practising Place programme, marked the launch of I’m Blue, You’re Yellow – a limited-edition publication, which documents the two acres of meadow planted by Rebecca Chesney as an artwork in Everton Park. Drawing on examples from the project, as well as Rebecca’s wider practice, the speakers examined popular perceptions of the landscape, and discussed the ways in which artists engage with, and reveal, the political, cultural and economic processes through which it is produced.
As well as contributing to the discussion, members of the audience also received a free copy of I’m Blue, You’re Yellow which, alongside photographs of the meadows, includes a forward by Richard Scott, Senior Ecologist at Landlife – the organisation which commissioned the project; and essays by Dr. Colm Bowe, Lecturer in Plant and Environmental Science at Liverpool John Moores University, and In Certain Places curator Elaine Speight.
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