The newest exhibition from leading British contemporary artist Kurt Jackson.
This event has been postponed.
This autumn sees the launch of ‘A Prehistoric Cornwall’, the latest exhibition from Kurt Jackson, arguably one of Britain’s most celebrated living landscape painters.
This body of work sees Jackson visit the relics of prehistoric Cornwall and captures the county’s extraordinary range of ancient monuments with a new series of paintings and sculpture. The landscape is full of these monuments, some are obvious and picturesque – a stone circle – while others are incongruous; hidden and overlooked despite their size and historical significance, cut-off and smothered by dual-carriageways, roundabouts and car dealerships.
For this show, the Jackson Foundation has with The Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership, who will be using the upstairs gallery space to share their work in conserving Cornwall’s protected landscape so that it remains Cornwall’s key asset, valued by local people and visitors alike.
These monuments are an important and integral part of the Cornish landscape and its culture. They are a piece of Cornish heritage.
“These are extraordinary places to visit, to draw and to paint. As the eye, the hand, or the feet follow the features, the mind also wanders, trying to find meaning and explanation.” – Kurt Jackson 2020
Kurt Jackson: A Prehistoric Cornwall – Until February at the Jackson Foundation Gallery, St Just.
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