Bringing together the celebrated art of Kurt Jackson with reflections from Oxford University researchers, this exhibition explores biodiversity across British landscapes and considers the future of our country’s habitats.
OUMNH have gone beyond simply hanging Jackson’s paintings, they have paired each work with items from their own collection along with insights from academic researchers to help us learn more about the connections between Jackson’s pieces, the museum’s specimens, and environmental research at Oxford University.
“In this new body of work I’ve been focusing on the vital interdependence of the lifeforms and landscapes which make up our environment: that incredible variety of animals and plants in all their complexity, beauty and fragility that inhabit this country. I’m trying to raise awareness of the intricate, beautiful, but vulnerable ecosystems that exist all around us. By being aware of the life we share this planet with, we can appreciate and hopefully conserve it.” – Kurt Jackson.