Current Exhibitions

Helford River

The name Kurt Jackson is synonymous with large-scale, ambitious, visceral plein-air paintings that capture the raw power and natural beauty of the landscape laid before his canvas.

In his newest collection, leading British contemporary artist Kurt Jackson revisits the Helford River, it’s creeks and tributaries to reveal stunning beauty and incredible biodiversity.

A dedicated environmentalist, Kurt Jackson is drawn to the Helford not just for its stunning vistas and romantic associations, but equally for its significance as an area rich in biodiversity and importance to conservation and wildlife.

In what is sure to be another blockbuster, this exhibition draws together Jackson’s paintings, sculpture, etchings and ceramics to celebrate a truly unique part of Cornwall.

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Solo Exhibition
27th August 2022 – 18th February 2023.
Jackson Foundation, North Row, St Just, TR19 7LB.

Small Wonders

Small Wonders is a mixed exhibition celebrating plants, animals and habitats which are sometimes overlooked but nevertheless remarkable in their own way and the most likely under threat from climate change, sea level rise, pollution, development or intensive farming methods.

Based around the work of contemporary artists the exhibition reminds us of the richness of British wildlife while highlighting the precarious situation in which many species are now found.

Kurt Jackson goes in search of the New Forest cicada; Julia Manning explores the mysterious lives of eels and moths; we find Angie Lewin among the plants of the Outer Hebrides; Carry Akroyd combines printed imagery with the words of that great champion of small wonders the poet John Clare; Geoffrey Dashwood’s minimalist bronzes capture the character of smaller native birds; contrasting sculptures from Harriet Mead feature insects made from found scrap and old tools.

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Mixed Exhibition
17th September 2022 – 7th January 2023
St Barbe Museum, New Street, Lymington,
Hampshire, SO41 9BH.

Recent Past Exhibitions

Biodiversity (2021/22)

Clay Country (2021/22)

Kenidjack: A Cornish Valley (2021/22)

Mermaids’ Tears (2021/22)

Orwell’s Jura, Morag’s Skye (2021/22)

Wheat: From Plough to Plate (2021)

The Greeenways (2020/21)

A Prehistoric Cornwall (2020/21)

Art, Music, Activism. (2020)

Fonthill (2020)

Frenchman’s Creek (2019-20)

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 (2016/18)

Bees (and the Odd Wasp) in my Bonnet (2016/17)