Falmouth School of Art Lectures - Kurt Jackson
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 from 17:00 to 18:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Photo © Caroline Jackson
Kurt Jackson was born in 1961 in Dorset. He graduated from St Peter’s College, Oxford with a degree in Zoology in 1983. While there, he spent most of his time painting and attending courses at Ruskin College of Art, Oxford. On gaining his degree he travelled extensively and independently, painting wherever he went. He moved to Cornwall in 1984 where he still lives and works.
A dedication to and celebration of the environment is intrinsic to both his politics and his art and a holistic involvement with his subjects provides the springboard for his formal innovations. Jackson's practice involves both plein air and studio work and embraces an extensive range of materials and techniques including mixed media, large canvases, print making and sculpture.
Jackson has been Artist in Residence on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, at the Eden Project and at Glastonbury Festival since 1999. He has an Honorary Doctorate (DLitt) from Exeter University and is an Honorary Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford University. He is an ambassador for Survival International and frequently works with Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, WaterAid, Oxfam and Cornwall Wildlife Trust. He is represented by the Redfern Gallery in Cork Street, London and is an academician at the Royal West of England Academy.
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Falmouth School of Art
Falmouth School of Art at Falmouth University is home to undergraduate courses in Fine Art, Illustration, Drawing and Contemporary Crafts, an MA in Authorial Illustration and a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.
Throughout the year, Falmouth School of Art programmes a series of significant visiting speakers for the benefit of the School's students. A number of seats are made available at each event for alumni, friends of the School, members of the local community and schools and colleges.