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Kurt Jackon: River

A unique chance to see a selection of paintings and sculpture from British artist Kurt Jackson's different river projects from the last three decades.

Including pictures of the Thames, the Dart, the Severn and the Tamar, this retrospective of riverine works features a number of very large plein-air canvases as well as film footage of the works in progress, sketches and ceramics.

It’s easy to take rivers and the people and wildlife that depend upon them for granted, forgetting what special and fascinating forces of nature they really are. Kurt Jackson captures the very essence, mood and character of these beautiful, yet increasingly threatened places – often right on our doorsteps, ensuring that we view the world around us with renewed interest and awe.

‘As part of my working practice I’ve completed many projects about rivers in this country, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. To follow a river from its source as it grows and changes, erodes and meanders, evolving itself and the land; this is not just a journey, getting to know the river itself, but is also about discovering and understanding the host country, the history, people, culture and wildlife. The river becomes a metaphor for life itself. This exhibition is a diverse selection, a retrospective of paintings and other works representing those different rivers from the past three decades.’

- Kurt Jackson

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