“I was aware of the Scottish blackhouses of old, the “tigh-dubh, now forlorn, sinking back into where they came from.”

Kurt Jackson, 2021

Two series of paintings from Scottish islands by Kurt Jackson are on show for the first time in London this December.

Orwell’s Jura was painted in and around George Orwell’s former home, Barnhill on the coast of the Isle of Jura – a remote and isolated house where time has stood still and the location he created his classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Morag’s Skye was inspired by staying in a traditional ‘blackhouse’ on the Isle of Skye, a small thatched dwelling in a crofting township.

For more information and images from this exhibition, please visit the gallery website.

Orwell’s Jura, Morag’s Skye  – Solo Exhibition
December 1st  2021 – January 7th 2022
Messums London,
28 Cork Street,
London, W1S 3NG.