Weaver’s Triangle – Mid Peninne Gallery, Burnley, 2008

Rise and Fall


Paper, graphite, steel, wood. 150 x 300 x 150cm.


Paper, graphite, steel, wood. 150 x 300 x 150cm.

Unity is Strength


Series of photographic prints on paper with cut lettering.

Turn Down Any Suggestions We Make


Photographic print, cut out lettering. 60 x 40cm

You Had Better Give Over


Photographic print, cut out lettering. 40 x 60cm



image credits - Peter Hope


Rebecca Chesney / Helen de Main / Chris Twigg

Celebrating the Weavers Triangle’ brings together three UK contemporary artists who have used a range of approaches to record the industrial legacy left by Burnley’s textile industry. Rebecca Chesney, Preston, Helen de Main, Glasgow and Chris Twigg, Lincoln, have created a current visual record of Burnley’s heritage site that will mark the area’s existing condition prior to future regeneration.

Rebecca Chesney’s work focuses on the botanical aspect of the site through classification and mapping of the different plant species growing in Weavers’ Triangle. Helen de Main’s contribution focuses on architectural detailing through sculptural paper installations and photographic prints and Chris Twigg offers a photographic record of the site.

Weavers' Triangle is a modern name for an area astride the Leeds and Liverpool Canal that was once at the heart of Burnley's textile industry. The name was first used in the 1970s as interest developed in preserving Burnley's industrial heritage, it refers to the roughly triangular shape of the region.

Weavers’ Triangle still houses many buildings from the days when the town led the world in the production of cotton cloth. A largely unbroken sequence of weaving sheds and spinning mills encloses the canal, making this one of the finest surviving Victorian industrial landscapes in the country. The area also contains many other historic buildings – including foundries, warehouses, domestic buildings and a school. Of particular historic interest is Slater Terrace - an unusual row of eleven houses above a canal-side warehouse.

For more information:

Mid-Pennine Arts :www.midpenninearts.org.uk

Weavers' Triangle :www.weaverstriangle.co.uk