It is with a heavy heart, that in light of the escalating Coronavirus situation, the Directors of the Jackson Foundation have decided to cancel the private view for ‘Art.Music.Activism. Kurt Jackson, Glastonbury Festival and Greenpeace’ on March 20th.
We have an obligation to our employees and visitors, and a responsibility to the community of our small town and the local area beyond. We strongly believe that bringing hundreds of guests from all over the country, the local area (and the world) and concentrating them in a social space for a couple of hours for them then to disperse their separate ways (to the local pubs, restaurants, accommodation etc) is not the responsible thing to do at this time.
Some people may think we are overreacting, but unfortunately it is increasing likely that this pre-emptive decision will, by the end of next week, seem the inevitable, and only choice.
We are planning, all being well, for the exhibition itself to open as advertised on Saturday 21st at 10am.
An exhibition catalogue has been produced and will be available to order on March 20th. A selection of images is already uploaded to the gallery website with more added soon. For enquiries regarding purchases or anything else, please contact us.
‘Art.Music.Activism. Kurt Jackson, Glastonbury Festival and Greenpeace’ will still be an exciting and dynamic experience with the series of works drawn together from the last two decades of Kurt Jackson attending the Glastonbury Festival alongside the incredible ‘Greenpeace: 50 years of Making Waves’, which celebrates the history of the pioneering environmental charity through an incredible range of iconic photographs.
This decision was not taken lightly. An immense amount of work has gone into delivering an incredible preview, and we apologise to all of you out there who were looking forward to visiting on the night and have made arrangements for travel and accommodation. We hope you are able to recoup any expenses should you decide to cancel your trip to St Just. Please be aware that the Cookbook Café that had planned a corresponding pop-up evening has also decided to cancel.
We would once again like to apologise for the disappointment and inconvenience caused by this decision, and we hope to see you at some point over the run of this wonderful exhibition.
All the best,
Zinzi and Fynn Tucker. Caroline and Kurt Jackson.