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Kurt Jackson
Revisiting Turner’s Tourism

March 24th – April 21st.
July 4th – August 18th.
(Galleries 1 – 3)

A touring exhibition in which leading contemporary artist Kurt Jackson walks in the footsteps of JMW Turner to visit the location of his iconic images; to track down the exact viewpoint, to see for oneself how it differs or reflects the source material.

 

JMW Turner made a series of trips to the South West during the early part of the 19th Century in search of ‘the picturesque’. His goal was to produce works that could then be reproduced and sold to the public.

 

Locations were chosen based on contemporary popularity as a tourist hotspot. Some were obvious (and perennial) Falmouth, Boscastle, Land’s End – some surprising to the modern eye – Devonport, Launceston. Turner was known to exhibit great artistic licence in making his work. Physical features were moved, skylines raised and lowered, in composing his images; whether for philosophical reasons or simply to make the best composition.

 

In this exhibition leading contemporary artist Kurt Jackson picked a dozen of these locations to discover the extent of Turner’s artistic choices. Whether a building was ignored, has since been hidden by a development or been obliterated is of interest. A river has maybe been shown to be of immense size or is now banked by concrete, denatured or is just a small stream lost under 200 years of tree growth. Harbour walls and cliffs are exaggerated; wreckage was spilled on beaches where now tourists spread their towels and sun cream.

 

Jackson visited each of these locations to make his own work in response to both Tuner’s approach and the contemporary lie of the land. Expect an eclectic range of artistic expression spanning painting, poetry, sculpture, installation and film spread throughout the four gallery spaces.

 

This body of work was previously shown at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter in 2016, now with new and previously unseen additions, the exhibition will tour to the Jackson Foundation Gallery, St Just Cornwall from March 24th – April 21st and July 4th – August 18th 2018.

 

– There is a smartphone app that accompanies this exhibition allowing you to pinpoint Turner’s original locations, view his engravings and explore how contemporary artist Kurt Jackson responded to both the landscape and Turner’s work. The app lets you recreate the artists’ works over the modern day view. Then take your own photos and experience the world as an artist. You can share your creations on social media and via email. Please visit the Apple App Store and search for Jackson Turner. This app is only available for iOS devices and was created for the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM). –

 

Revisiting Turner’s Tourism
March 24th – April 21st 2018.
July 4th – August 18th 2018.
Please check here for seasonal opening times.

 

Kurt Jackson Paints A Large Canvas At Clovelly.
  • Visitors on Lands End; choughs, jackdaws and sweetie wrappers amongst the rocks. October 2015.
    mixed media and collage on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000
  • Stand and stare, Lands End. 2015.
    mixed media on board.
    20 x 21cm.

    £3,250
  • Lands End selfie. 2015.
    bronze on granite.
    25 x 21 x 9cm.

    £9,000
  • In the flower beds below Beacon Hill, Falmouth. May 2015.
    mixed media and collage on museum board.
    36 x 29cm.

    £4,750
  • Down to the red ship, Falmouth. July 2015.
    mixed media on museum board.
    21 x 23cm.

    £3,500
  • Two oil rigs and a warship, hot Falmouth. June 2016.
    mixed media on museum board.
    22 x 22cm.

    £3,500
  • High water, late evening, Fowey. October 2016.
    mixed media on museum board.
    21 x 23cm.

    £3,500
  • Evening Fowey. Calm high water. October 2016.
    mixed media on museum board.
    19 x 23cm.

    £3,250
  • Clay freighter and pilot, Autumn sunlight, Fowey. October 2016.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000
  • The hula hooper of Fowey. February 2016.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000
  • Ivybridge. March 2016.
    mixed media on paper.
    19 x 29cm.

    £3,750
  • Ivybridge sycamore. 2016.
    etching and drypoint.
    plate size 25 x 20cm.
    edition of 30.

    £500 unframed.
  • Over the quarry to Buckfastleigh Abbey. Green, green Devon. August 2015.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000
  • Buckfastleigh, to the Abbey, quarry full of clinking gas bottles and jackdaws and Radio Devon. May 2016.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000
  • Up in the trees above the Dart, Buckfastleigh. May 2016.
    mixed media on museum board.
    22 x 21cm.

    £3,500
  • A touch of Autumn. Through the trees to Okehampton Castle. 2015.
    mixed media on linen.
    193 x 231cm.

    POA
  • Midges and rain, Okehampton Castle. August 2015.
    mixed media on museum board.
    20 x 21cm.

    £3,250
  • Okehampton Castle through the trees. July 2015.
    mixed media and collage on museum board.
    37 x 28cm.

    £4,500
  • Rain coming in over Launceston. August 2015.
    charcoal and ink on paper.
    59 x 63cm.

    £5,250
  • Launceston. 2015.
    drypoint and carborundum.
    plate size 49 x 60cm.
    edition of 7.

    £1,750 unframed.
  • St Stephens Hill, rain at dusk. December 2015.
    mixed media on museum board.
    29 x 28cm.

    £4,000
  • Evening across to the castle. October 2015.
    mixed media on museum board.
    25 x 16cm.

    £3,250
  • Boscastle Harbour, a few visitors. November 2015.
    mixed media on museum board.
    15 x 16cm.

    £3,000
  • Boscastle’s morning sunlight after a nights heavy rain. A seal swims in on the flowing tide. November 2015.
    mixed media on paper.
    91 x 137cm.

    POA
  • They stand and stare into the wind. 2016.
    bronze unique on stone base.
    29 x 20 x11cm.

    POA
  • Wet tourists in the rain PW 494 Beeny. November 2015.
    mixed media on museum board.
    23 x 25cm.

    £3,500
  • Torridge source. November 2015.
    acrylic on museum board.
    29 x 28.5cm.

    £4,000
  • In the bog and the fog and rain under the murmerations the Tamar is born. 2015.
    mixed media on linen.
    195.5 x 211cm.

    POA
  • Turner’s source, Woolley bog, fog and rain. November 2015.
    mixed media on museum board.
    26 x 26cm.

    £3,750
  • Bucks Mills, SSSI. 2016.
    mixed media on linen.
    198 x 198cm.

    POA
  • Turner’s view. Bucks Mills to Clovelly, high water. April 2016.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 62cm.

    £8,000
  • Late afternoon down to Clovelly. April 2016.
    mixed media on museum board.
    21 x 21cm.

    £3,500
  • Colleton Crescent above the river of fish. 2016.
    bronze unique on oak base.
    47 x 25 x 23cm.

    POA
  • Scream of gulls, winter sunshine Exeter Quay. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    45 x 41cm.

    £6,000
  • Exeter Quay late afternoon. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    21 x 22cm.

    £3,500
  • Evening, smell of coal smoke, the Quay. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    20 x 18cm.

    £3,000
  • Gunnislake Tamar, kingfishers pass. 2016.
    mixed media on museum board.
    20 x 17cm.

    £3,000
  • Big fish jump, Gunnislake Turner’s Bridge. July 2016.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000

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North Row,
St Just,
Cornwall,
TR19 7LB.

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We reopen May 26th 2018.
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