The Jackson Foundation
The Jackson Foundation is an exciting new gallery space created by Kurt and Caroline Jackson, based in a large ex-industrial building in the centre of St Just in Penwith, West Cornwall.
The gallery is essentially an environmentally informed arts space – a unique Cornish foundation that consists of a large dynamic exhibition space, working with national and locally based NGOs and charities in the environmental sector – all sustained and supported by the work of Kurt Jackson.
With a desire to invest in the future potential of this part of the world and put their 'politics' into action Kurt and Caroline Jackson have built a carbon neutral green build/conversion using renewables (ground source heat pumps, solar panels etc) and sensitive local materials and local labour.
The Foundation is centred upon the on-going working practice of Jackson collaborating with environmental organisations and those groups interested in the natural world as well as parts of the educational establishment. The commercial element to some of the exhibition programming feeds into and sustains the Foundation, its aims and survival.
Kurt Jackson’s work has a national and international following and by placing the Gallery in St Just a new link in the Art Loop has been created in Penwith: St Ives, St Just, Newlyn and Penzance - a trail of art and heritage attractions.
Please click here to take a virtual tour of the Jackson Foundation Gallery.