Kurt Jackson’s latest exhibition, Helford River, is now open at the Jackson Foundation gallery, St Just.
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. Along the way, Jackson explores the wildlife and the communities that live in and on this unique watercourse.
For Helford River, Jackson turns his eye to that stretch of water running west to east, entering the sea into Falmouth Bay.
The Helford’s shoreline is vast, taking in a wide range of habitats; its exposed rocky estuary stands in stark contrast to the sheltered muddy creeks found further inland. This flooded river valley is fed by seven streams including Frenchman’s Creek, immortalised by Daphne DuMaurier’s enduringly popular novel of the same name.
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.
Kurt Jackson: Helford River – Solo Exhibition
August 27 2022 – February 13 2023.
North Row, St Just,
Cornwall, TR19 7LB.
Please check here for opening times.