BIODIVERSITY: Kurt Jackson
3 FEBRUARY – 15 MAY 2022
Bringing together the celebrated art of Kurt Jackson with reflections from Oxford University researchers, this exhibition explored biodiversity across British landscapes and considered the future of our country's habitats.
Biodiversity is the variety of life.
Each natural habitat has its own distinctive biodiversity – from fields and forests to seas and streams, and the increasingly urban places where we live.
In this video, Kurt Jackson explains how biodiversity impacts his art and art-making.
Whilst Painting on a Cliff
- Kurt Jackson
A carpet of canvas
An audience was moving
From gull to grammersow
About the Artist
Kurt Jackson is a contemporary artist and environmentalist based in the UK. He specialises in plein-air painting using a variety of media, often incorporating collage and the written word. Jackson has previously exhibited for the Museum – view a virtual display of his 2016 exhibition Bees (and the odd wasp) in my Bonnet.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History would like to thank the following people for their contributions to this exhibition:
Artist – Kurt Jackson
Director, Kurt Jackson Foundation – Caroline Jackson
Design – Creative Jay
Graphic Production – Creative Key
University of Oxford Researchers – Dr Tanesha Allen, Dr Leonidas-Romanos Davranoglou, Dr Ruth Feber, Professor Yadvinder Malhi, Sara Lil Middleton, Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland, Dr Laura Moody, Dr Paris Stefanoudis, Professor Thomas Richards, Dr Sarah Watkinson, Dr Lisa Wedding, Professor Geraldine Wright, Rosalie Wright.
Build – OUMNH Workshop
Interpretation – OUMNH Public Engagement
Artwork Condition Checking – Lynn Shepherd, Peyton Beeli, Kostja Junglas, Carolyn Dudd, Jane Griffin
Specimens and Conservation – Robert Douglas