The Jackson Foundation is an exciting new gallery space created by Kurt and Caroline Jackson, based in the centre of St Just in Penwith, West Cornwall. The gallery is essentially an environmentally informed arts space – a unique Cornish foundation that consists of a large dynamic exhibition space, working with national and locally based NGOs and charities in the environmental sector – all sustained and supported by the work of Kurt Jackson.
With a desire to invest in the future potential of this part of the world and put their ‘politics’ into action Kurt and Caroline Jackson have built a carbon neutral green build/conversion using renewables (ground source heat pumps, solar panels etc) and sensitive local materials and local labour. Thus the Jackson Foundation is a unique and ambitious art space celebrating and championing arts and the natural world.
Housed within a massive ex-industrial building in the centre of the thriving former mining town of St Just-in-Penwith, the Foundation was set up by leading contemporary artist Kurt Jackson and his wife Caroline and hosts an annual programme of quality contemporary exhibitions working in partnership with a variety of environmental and non profit organisations.
This exciting and versatile world class art gallery is free to the public, bridging the gap between public and private art centres and is the ideal venue to view Kurt Jackson’s varied and eclectic range of artistic expression spanning painting, poetry, sculpture, installation and film. Providing local employment, raising awareness and funds for groups working to protect the environment and giving back to a community that has given so much to the Jackson Family, the Foundation works to become a positive force for change.
The Jackson Foundation aims to provide a space, open to one and all, to reflect on our symbiotic relationship with the natural world, and the rewards to be found by taking a step back and looking around; to see the world through Kurt Jackson’s eyes.
Tel: +44 (0)1736 787638