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Victoria Art Gallery reopens for 2021 with new exhibition Kurt Jackson: Biodiversity

From the hide, Cley marshes, Norfolk 201

From the hide, Cley marshes, Norfolk 2019 brent geese chatter, wigeon whistles, reed whispers, mixed media on paper

Jackson believes all these life forms have the same entitlement to live as we do and are all individually fascinating, extraordinary and beautiful organisms in their own right. He hopes that by raising awareness of biodiversity – the life we share this planet with – we can appreciate it and then conserve it. 

Biodiversity is sponsored by Wessex Water. The show is accompanied by a fully illustrated book, and all the artworks may be viewed and purchased on the Gallery’s website

When visiting you may notice some changes as we work to make your visit a safe and enjoyable one:

  • Please pre-book your tickets in advance and see our website for information on visiting the permanent collection at 

  • Victoria Art Gallery will be open Tuesday-Sunday

  • We will not be accepting cash anywhere at the Gallery, including in our gift shop

  • There will be a one-way system throughout the Gallery

  • Please wear a face covering at all times (unless medically exempt)

  • Hand sanitiser stations will be available at regular intervals

  • Additional cleaning measures will be in place

Take a look at our Top Ten Treasures in the video (above).

Victoria Art Gallery reopens this May after being closed for a year with a major new exhibition by celebrated British painter Kurt Jackson, whose passion for nature and commitment to the environment are central to his work. This new exhibition, Biodiversity, will display works seen for the first time, highlighting important issues around biodiversity. The Gallery is delighted to be working once again with Jackson, one of the UK’s most exciting and thought-provoking landscape artists. 

A dedicated environmentalist and true polymath, Jackson’s holistic approach to his subject seamlessly blends art and politics, providing a springboard to create a hugely varied body of work unconstrained by format or scale. 

Jackson’s focus on the complexity, diversity and fragility of the natural world has led to artist-in-residencies on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, at the Eden Project, and for nearly 20 years at Glastonbury Festival which has become a staple of his annual working calendar.

Jackson's artistic practice ranges from his trademark visceral plein-air sessions to studio work and embraces an extensive range of materials and techniques including mixed media, large canvases, printmaking and sculpture.

Biodiversity will feature works made in a variety of different locations reflecting their own specific biodiversity. Some will have a huge range of life forms, some will be barren, some will be dominated by nature, and some will be ‘man made’.


Taxonomy of a Cornish foreshore 2018 mixed media on linen 200x198cm


Victoria Art Gallery,
Bridge Street,
Bath BA2 4AT

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