Wednesday 21 July 2021
Members can listen to the talk in the Members Area of the website
Artist & environmentalist Kurt Jackson has created a new body of work and a book about biodiversity.
“ Our existence depends on biodiversity; the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink all depend on it. By being aware of the life we share this planet with, we can appreciate it, and then (hopefully) conserve it.With a series of paintings, sculptures and mixed media works this body of work aims to show what an amazingly biodiverse world we still live in and how this is changing. All these life forms have the same entitlement to live as we do and fundamentally they are all individually fascinating, extraordinary and beautiful organisms in their own right. By being aware of the life we share this planet with we can appreciate it and then conserve it.” Kurt Jackson
The new book, published to accompany Kurt Jackson’s touring exhibition Biodiversity (opening May 18th at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath), features a range of contributors including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Gillian Burke, Richard Mabey, George Monbiot and Mark Cocker. “
Photo by Caroline Jackson