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5933829Art. Music. Activism - Kurt Jackson, Glastonbury Festival And Greenpeace
DateSaturday 21st March 2020 to Saturday 15th August 2020
DescriptionBritish contemporary artist Kurt Jackson has been the official Artist-in-Residence at Glastonbury Festival for over twenty years, in this time, over £250,000 has been raised for the festival charities Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid via sales of his Glastonbury paintings. The immersive exhibition, Art. Music. Activism. Kurt Jackson, Glastonbury and Greenpeace looks to share a selection of his work as Artist-in-Residence as well as celebrating the 50th anniversary of both Glastonbury Festival and Greenpeace. Since his first Glastonbury as a punter in 1985 Jackson has captured the atmosphere, sights and sounds of the festival on paper, canvas, sketchbook and film at ground-level. Immersed amongst the thronging masses his evocative works impressed Festival Organiser Michael Eavis sufficiently enough to offer him a new opportunity for expression; stage access. From this new vantage point Jackson offers an up-close glimpse of musicians mid-perfomance. Acts as varied as Amy Winehouse, Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Tinariwen, Lizzo, Beth Orton, Billy Bragg, Oasis, and Lee 'Scratch' Perry on the bigger stages to the tightrope-walkers in the circus field; the stand-up comedian performing at 11am to hung over revellers escaping a mid-morning downpour to the up-and-coming college band performing on the bandstand. Expect an eclectic range of artistic expression spanning painting, virtual reality, poetry, sculpture, installation and film. "These paintings and sketches show festival royalty looking out across their massed ecstatic armies, veiled travellers from the Sahara cradling their guitars like electric scimitars, lost revellers fluttering around the lights of a doughnut stall and panoramic landscapes of the vast faerie city of mud and scaffolding, neon and wood smoke that swirls across the Vale of Avalon after summer solstice." - Kurt Jackson An important focus of this exhibition is to raise funds and awareness for Greenpeace. This pioneering environmental charity will be taking over one of the gallery's four exhibition spaces to present their photographic history Greenpeace: 50 years of Making Waves and to share their current and future campaigns. Throughout the course of this show, the Jackson Foundation will be fundraising in a number of engaging ways including hosting a special event in July 2020 and running a prize draw for the chance to win an original Kurt Jackson Glastonbury painting with all proceeds going to our exhibition partner Greenpeace.
Time(s)Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, closed Mar 21-Apr 30, ends Aug 15
LocationJackson Foundation Gallery
AddressNorth Row, St Just
Post codeTR19 7PT
Telephone No. 01736787638
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