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We are delighted to reopen with Kurt Jackson's inaugural exhibition at Messums Yorkshire.

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4-6 James Street, Harrogate, HR1 1RF

Preview: Saturday 5 December, 11am - 5pm

In line with Government social distancing policies, we are now operating a bookings system for gallery visits.

An exhibition of paintings by Kurt Jackson, one of Britain’s leading environmental landscape artists and campaigners, documents the spring of 2020 and the arcadia he found bursting into life immediately outside his front door in a remote part of west Cornwall during the challenging period of national lockdown.

Jackson’s inaugural show at Messums Yorkshire focuses on paintings of trees that he and his wife, Caroline, planted twenty years ago and that have, over time, formed hollow ‘greenways’ or paths in the interstices between the lines of planting, along which he walked every day from his house to his studio.

The tunnels, laced with the play of light and shade, are groves of wildflowers, insects and birds that Jackson celebrates in his paintings.

‘The tragedy of the beginning of the pandemic collided with one of the most magnificent springs I can remember,’ said Jackson. ‘Lots of people reassessed their immediate surroundings and Nature was a helping hand to get through those difficult times.’

Thirty paintings in this show trace the progression of the seasons, from spring to summer as campion flowers are replaced by nettles and wild strawberries.

Johnny Messum says, “I am delighted to be introducing Kurt Jackson to art lovers and collectors in Yorkshire – a county of astonishing natural beauty. I am sure that visitors to our gallery will appreciate his passion for nature and his vision of the vital role it plays in our lives.”

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