Join in on celebrating the life and legacy of artist and activist Derek Jarman (1942-1994), a pivotal figure in twentieth-century British culture. Known for his early advocacy for LGBTQIA+ rights and his bold art challenging societal norms, Jarman's impact reverberates through time.

Explore Jarman's diverse artistic journey, from painting to film, installation, writing, and beyond. 

Born in Northwood, England, with roots in Aotearoa through his father, Jarman's work reflects his complex relationship with modern Britain. Join us as we commemorate thirty years since his passing due to an AIDS-related illness at age 52, marking the first exhibition of his work in Aotearoa New Zealand.

In this Derek Jarman: Delphinium Days exhibition, a collaborative effort by Gus Fisher Gallery and City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi, discover his famed refuge, Prospect Cottage in Dungeness, a source of inspiration and a global pilgrimage site. While he's recognized as an experimental film pioneer, Jarman's fusion of art and activism remains crucial in shaping queer artistic expression.

Lead supporters: Tony Kerridge and Micheal Do.

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Last updated: 31 May 2024