Cornwall LivingIssue #129

Art to help out

The Jackson Foundation releases a new limited-edition Kurt Jackson lithoprint to raise money for charities in the St Just area.

The Jackson Foundation is set to donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of a beautiful limited-edition print, with the aim of raising £30,000 for the benefit of local groups and various projects. Amongst those who will benefit from this funding, will be the provision of an electric minibus for a local school, free art equipment for St Just area schools, supporting the Nancherrow Centre youth club and helping to support a project that supplies and delivers free hot meals to the elderly in Penwith who find themselves alone on Christmas Day.

The Jackson Foundation was set up by leading contemporary artist Kurt Jackson and his wife Caroline. It provides a multi-award winning carbon negative art space which champions the art and the natural world. The ex-industrial building can be found in St Just and it hosts an annual programme of contemporary exhibitions working in partnership with a variety of environmental and non-profit organisations. It is a space that bridges the gap between public and private art centres and as it free to the public, it makes art accessible to all.

The charity lithoprint, entitled ‘Four Seasons in One Day’ (pictured), is typical of Jackson’s large-scale, ambitious, visceral plein-air paintings that capture the raw power and natural beauty of the landscape, and is an example of nature in all her guises. As a dedicated environmentalist Jackson takes an holistic approach to his subject and his hugely varied body of work is unconstrained by format or scale. Along with this print, The Jackson Foundation Gallery in St Just also offers affordable and desirable Kurt Jackson related items. Books, prints, cards and jewellery make the perfect gift for any art lover, or gift cards are available if it’s too hard to make a choice from the wide range of art-related items available.

Kurt Jackson’s current exhibition Helford River runs until February 2023 at The Jackson Foundation Gallery and is an exploration of it creeks and tributaries revealing stunning beauty and incredible biodiversity.