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Kurt Painting, Pyramid Stage

Art. Music. Activism.

Kurt Jackson, Glastonbury and Greenpeace.

March 21 – May 9, May 19 – August 15 2020.
Please be advised: Unfortunately we are closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Kurt Jackson has been Artist-in-Residence at the festival for twenty years, raising over £250,000 for the festival charities Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid via sales of his Glastonbury works. 

This immersive exhibition 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. 

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. 

An integral part of this exhibition – to be shown alongside Kurt Jackson’s Glastonbury paintings – is Greenpeace: 50 Years of Making Waves, a carefully curated photo history illustrating some iconic moments from this pioneering environmental charity’s incredible back catalogue of images. From its inception back in 1970 to the present day, Greenpeace has borne witness to environmental crime and challenged those who fail to protect our planet.

50 Years of Making Waves can be viewed from March 20th to August 15th at the Jackson Foundation, Cornwall.

As well as raising awareness and highlighting their current and future campaigns, a further aim of this exhibition is to raise funds for Greenpeace. Throughout the course of Art. Music.  Activism: Kurt Jackson, Glastonbury Festival and Greenpeace, the Jackson Foundation will be fundraising in a number of engaging ways including hosting a special event in July 2020 (details to be announced), limited edition charity t-shirts and running a prize draw with the chance to win an original Kurt Jackson Glastonbury Festival painting, with all proceeds going to our exhibition partner Greenpeace. In addition, 20% from the sales of all Glastonbury paintings will go to the charity.

 

“Fun and politics are a great mix – so… I go to Glastonbury Festival to work – I sketch and draw and paint and scribble above the crowds, in the crowds, under peoples feet, in their faces; I aim to immerse myself in the Glastonbury experience and come away with some kind of record on paper showing what I’ve seen, felt and experienced.” he explains.

“The great thing about Glastonbury is that it’s about fun and delight (and a bit of hedonism) but also engages with the serious issues of the future of the planet and our environment, 

“Glastonbury – I’ve been at most of them, I’ve painted over a quarter of them. Glastonbury, Greenpeace, Oxfam and WaterAid have become entwined, woven together as an important strand of my working and political life.”

 

Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis says: “My daughter Juliet, who lives next door to Kurt, phoned me years ago to tell me of his amazing work. We were all immediately convinced of his artistic skills and he was appointed our “Artist in Residence”. From then on all is now history as his terrific ability speaks for itself. His paintings hang all around the world, portraying the unique atmospheric colours and shades of perfection that our Festival creates.”

Excerpt from ‘Kurt Jackson – An artistic taste of Glastonbury’. The Independent. 27 May 2010.

  • David Attenborough talks on the Pyramid stage. Glastonbury 2019.
    pencil and pastel on paper.
    30 x 21cm.

    NFS
  • Fisherman’s Friends on stage. Glastonbury 2011.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 60cm.

    £8,250
  • Radiohead from the press pit. Glastonbury 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    30.5 x 29.5cm.

    £4,000
  • Glastonbury by night. 2019.
    mixed media on canvas.
    122 x 122cm.

    POA
  • Baba Maal. Glastonbury 2005.
    mixed media on paper.
    25 x 24cm.

    £3,000
  • Michael Kiwanuka. Glastonbury 2019.
    pencil on paper.
    29.5 x 20cm.

    £2,000
  • Figures in evening mud. Glastonbury 2011.
    mixed media and mud on paper.
    57 x 62cm.

    £8,250
  • Pyramid, lightening and downpours. Glastonbury 2014.
    mixed media on museum board.
    31 x 39cm.

    £5,000
  • Lizzo, cuz I love you. Glastonbury 2019.
    pencil and crayon on paper.
    29.5 x 29cm.

    £2,500
  • Foo Fighters. Glastonbury 2017.
    pencil, collage and ink on paper.
    30.5 x 29.5cm.

    £4,000
  • Sun down pyramid. Glastonbury 2017.
    pencil on paper.
    30.5x29.5cm.

    £2,500
  • Lee Scratch Perry on the Glade. Glastonbury 2011.
    pencil on paper.
    30.5 x 29.5cm.

    £2,750
  • Oasis, Champagne Supernova. Glastonbury 2004.
    mixed media on paper.
    38.5 x 27.5cm.

    £5,000
  • Dancing in the sunshine. Glastonbury 2015.
    mixed media on museum board.
    20 x 22cm.

    £3,250
  • Libertines. Glastonbury 2003.
    mixed media on paper.
    39 x 27cm.

    £5,000
  • Amy Winehouse. Glastonbury 2007.
    pencil and collage on paper.
    42 x 29.5cm.

    £4,000
  • Mogwai, drums, Park Stage. Glastonbury 2014.
    mixed media on paper.
    25 x 24cm.

    £3,500
  • 11pm Saturday, dancing in big hats, Other Stage. Glastonbury 2020.
    mixed media on canvas.
    122 x 122cm.

    POA
  • Portishead on the Other Stage. Glastonbury 2013.
    mixed media on museum board.
    22 x 22cm.

    £3,500
  • West Holts crowds and flags. Glastonbury 2013.
    mixed media on museum board.
    20 x 22cm.

    £3,500
  • Leftfield, Billy Bragg. Glastonbury 2013.
    mixed media on museum board.
    25 x 27cm.

    £4,000
  • Hot Saturday, midday from Worthy View. Birdsong and drifting music and voices through and over the trees. Glastonbury June 2013.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,250
  • Scorcher, Femi Kuti on the Pyramid Stage. Glastonbury 2010.
    mixed media on linen.
    200 x 320cm.

    POA
  • Dusk, flags, lights and smoke. Glastonbury 2019.
    oil and mixed media on canvas.
    122 x 122cm.

    POA
  • Samba from the West Holts and then Dengue Fever, threatening to rain. Glastonbury 2011.
    mixed media and mud on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,250
  • Thursday evening above the tipis. Glastonbury 2011.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,250
  • Soweto tunes. Glastonbury 2019.
    pencil on paper.
    29.5 x 20cm.

    £2,000
  • Hot Glastonbury. 2019.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,250
  • Sea of tents to the Tor. Glastonbury 2014.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,250
  • Alabama Shakes, Pyramid Stage. Glastonbury 2015.
    mixed media on museum board.
    20 x 22cm.

    £3,500
  • Glastonbury 2015.
    mixed media on museum board.
    17 x 21cm.

    £3,250
  • Kings of Leon, Pyramid Stage. Glastonbury 2004.
    mixed media on paper.
    40 x 28cm.

    £5,000
  • Heading for dusk, Adele on the Pyramid Stage. Glastonbury 2016.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 60cm.

    £8,250
  • Tinariwen. Glastonbury 2009.
    charcoal and crayon on paper.
    25 x 24cm.

    £2,500
  • Drifting tunes in the sun. Glastonbury 2014.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 59cm.

    £8,250
  • Friday lunchtime, music from everywhere. Glastonbury 2013.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,250
  • Muse on the Pyramid, dusk. Glastonbury 2016.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,250
  • To the Tor between the Dance and John Peel. Glastonbury 2016.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,250
  • Funkadelic, flags in a night sky, West Holts. Glastonbury 2015.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,250
  • Pyramid sounds. Glastonbury 2015.
    mixed media on museum board.
    20 x 22cm.

    £3,250
  • Michael Kiwanuka. Glastonbury 2019.
    pencil on paper.
    29.5 x 20cm.

    £2,000
  • Sundown, valley full of music. Glastonbury 2015.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,250
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela on the Pyramid Stage. Glastonbury 2014.
    mixed media on museum board.
    21x 18cm.

    £3,000
  • From the top of a fire tower. Glastonbury 2016.
    mixed media on museum board.
    22 x 22cm.

    £3,500
  • Pyramid madness 11pm. Glastonbury 2019.
    oil and mixed media on canvas.
    122 x 122cm.

    POA
  • Glastonbury tents, Thursday rain. Glastonbury 2014.
    mixed media on museum board.
    50 x 60cm.

    £7,500
  • Pyramid crowds. Glastonbury 2019.
    pencil on paper.
    29.5 x 20cm.

    £2,000
  • Hozier. Glastonbury 2015.
    mixed media on paper.
    59 x 42cm.

    £5,000
  • Beth Orton, One World Stage. Glastonbury 2003.
    mixed media on paper.
    38 x 28cm.

    £5,000
  • On top of a fire tower. Glastonbury 2016.
    mixed media on museum board.
    32 x 32cm.

    £5,000
  • Some wonderful unknown band on the bandstand in the hot sun. Glastonbury 2015.
    mixed media on museum board.
    21 x 22cm.

    £3,500
  • Glasto mud dancers. Glastonbury 2015.
    mud on paper general site plan.
    84 x118cm.

    NFS
  • Desert Blues. Glastonbury 2015.
    mixed media on museum board.
    21x19cm.

    £3,250
  • Friday, Pyramid reverb. Glastonbury 2014.
    mixed media on museum board.
    22 x 20cm.

    £3,250
  • West Holts people jam. Glastonbury 2013.
    mixed media on museum board.
    18 x 20cm.

    £3,250
  • West Holts, Sun Ra Arkestra. Glastonbury 2014.
    mixed media on museum board.
    26 x 25cm.

    £4,000
  • Rocking in the sun. Glastonbury 2015.
    mixed media on museum board.
    22 x 21cm.

    £3,250
  • Rainbow Warrior 3. 2013.
    etching. edition of 30.
    plate size 17.5 x 23.5cm.

    £400 Unframed
  • Night Rainbow Warrior 3, Tower Bridge. London 2011.
    mixed media on paper.
    19 x 28cm.

    £4,000
  • Manu Chao. Glastonbury 2007.
    mixed media on paper.
    42x29.5cm.

    £5,000
  • Rokia Traore. Glastonbury 2009.
    mixed media on paper.
    25 x 24cm.

    £3,000
  • Steel Pulse. Glastonbury 2009.
    mixed media on paper.
    25 x 24cm.

    £3,000
  • Jah Wobble. Glastonbury 2011.
    mixed media on paper.
    30.5 x 29.5cm.

    £4,000
  • Glastonbury acrobats [blue]. Glastonbury 2011.
    mixed media on paper.
    30.5 x 11.5cm.

    £3,000
  • Damian Marley. Glastonbury 2007.
    mixed media and collage on paper.
    25 x 24.5cm.

    £3,500
  • Amadou and Mariam. 2009.
    mixed media on paper.
    24 x 24cm.

    £2,500
  • Sweet reggae music. Glastonbury 2013.
    mixed media on museum board.
    21x22cm.

    £3,500
  • In the heart of Glastonbury, mud at sunset. 2020.
    mixed media on canvas.
    122 x 122cm.

    POA

Kurt Jackson Glastonbury Films

Follow Glastonbury Festival Artist in Residence Kurt Jackson as he goes backstage, up in the air and into the wild to capture the sights and sounds of the world’s largest cultural congregation, the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.
A Taste of Glastonbury (2010)

Edited by Fynn Tucker

This film is a retrospective of media coverage in the papers and on television covering Kurt’s work as the festival artist/artist in residence at Glastonbury Festival over all these years.

This film was created to accompany an exhibition/charity auction in which works from and depicting Glastonbury Festival were put under the hammer in aid of Greenpeace.

Kurt Jackson: Live at Glastonbury 2010 (2011)
Filmed and Edited by Fynn Tucker

“In 2010 Michael Eavis built me my own stage to paint the festival from a new perspective.

I’d like to say a big thank you to Radiohead for use of the song ‘Morning Mr Magpie’, from their 2011 album ‘The King of Limbs’.”

This film was made to be shown as part of Falmouth Art Gallery’s retrospective Kurt Jackson at 50.

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