The nights are younger, the weather is warmer and the festival season is almost upon us. For those of you lucky enough to be part of the festival throng this summer, why not start early by visiting the exhibition Glastonbury Comes To London by Kurt Jackson, which showcases his paintings of rock and pop’s elite, including Radiohead, Massive Attack and Lily Allen.
As the festival’s artist-in-residence, Jackson immerses himself in the experience, painting ghost-like images of the hedonistic crowds and capturing the atmosphere of the performances on stage.
The exhibition coincides with the 40th anniversary celebrations of both Glastonbury and Greenpeace, which have been linked for many years – Greenpeace has run its own field at the festival since 1995.
The paintings will be on display in May at London’s Oxo Tower and will return for a second showing in June to join the Heathrow Contest – in which Greenpeace will use architectural designs to resist BAA’s bulldozers on the site of Heathrow’s proposed third runway.
Jackson’s work will be auctioned online on the Greenpeace website www.greenpeace.org.uk/kurtjackson.
Glastonbury comes to London from 19-23 May at Gallery@oxo in the Oxo Tower Wharf, London SE1 and from 2-6 June at the Bargehouse, 22 Barge House Street, London SE1.