Current Exhibition

Frenchman’s Creek

In this breathtaking new body of work, leading contemporary artist Kurt Jackson immerses himself – sometimes literally – in a tributary of the Helford River, an area of Atlantic temperate rainforests. A unique landscape of sessile oak woodlands meeting the tide that famously inspired Daphne du Maurier’s 1941 novel Frenchman’s Creek.

August 31st 2019 – February 22nd 2020.
Jackson Foundation Gallery,
North Row, St Just,
Cornwall, TR19 7LB.


His second river journey (this exhibition runs after The Stour, at Messums London) also has familial connections, following the course of the Fonthill Brook. It was in Wiltshire that Jackson’s maternal grandparents settled to raise a family before the war. The estate of which Messums Wiltshire is now a part, provided both a house and employment, and it was amongst the gentle sloping fields and around the Fonthill Lake that the artist’s mother and siblings took their first steps. Jackson describes the clear chalk stream of the Fonthill Brook that flows out of the lake (and later joins the languid Nadder at Tisbury) as ‘a glorious nature-filled watercourse, [and] a fragile precious habitat that deserves our continuing respect.’

January 10 – February 16 2019.
Messums Wiltshire,
Place Farm,
Court St,
SP3 6LW.

Upcoming Exhibition

Art. Music. Activism. – Kurt Jackson, Glastonbury Festival and Greenpeace.

This immersive exhibition looks to share some of the results of his work as Artist-in-Residence as well as celebrating the 50th anniversary of Glastonbury Festival and Greenpeace at the same time as raising vital funds and awareness for the pioneering environmental charity who will be taking over the upstairs gallery to present a photographic history of their fifty years to date and share their current and future campaigns.

Throughout the run of Art. Music. Activism. – Kurt Jackson at Glastonbury Festival with Greenpeace the Jackson Foundation will be holding a prize draw for the chance to win an original Kurt Jackson Glastonbury painting with all proceeds going to exhibition partner Greenpeace.

March 21st – August 15th 2020.
Jackson Foundation Gallery,
North Row, St Just,
Cornwall, TR19 7LB.

Selected Past Exhibitions

The Stour – From Source to Sea (2019)

Crab and Lobster (2019)

Thorn (2019)

Scilly (2018)

Seacrows (2018)

A Cotswold Village (2017)

Fig and Olive (2017)

Revisiting Turner’s Tourism (2016, 2018)

Bees (and the Odd Wasp) in my Bonnet (2016, 2017)

Cargodna (2014)

Place (2015, 2016)