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Prospect Cottage: Derek Jarman's House

Gilbert McCarragher, Frances Borzello


Thirty years after Derek Jarman's death, we are finally allowed inside a house that encapsulates the filmmaker's vision of the world

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Over a near-decade from 1986, the artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman and his partner Keith Collins created a home and sanctuary at Prospect Cottage. After Jarman’s death in 1994, Collins hung net curtains to shield the home they had shared from the eyes of visitors to Prospect’s world-famous garden.

In 2018, the photographer Gilbert McCarragher, a friend and neighbour in Dungeness, was asked to record the house, a vital artwork in its own right. It was the first time this private world had been so extensively chronicled. Unfolding room by room, McCarragher’s photographs are accompanied by reflective essays that take the reader inside Prospect Cottage, revealing something of its history and his experience of photographing there.

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 24.0 x 17.2 cm

Extent: 192 pp

Illustrations: 161

Publication date: 4 April 2024

ISBN: 9780500027233

About the Author

Gilbert McCarragher is an artist and photographer based in London and Dungeness. His architectural photography is featured extensively in books and magazines including El Croquis, Domus and John Pawson Plain Space (2010). As an artist, he works in multiple photographic mediums, and has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, Victoria and Albert Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art (London), Jerwood Space and the Wapping Project.