Derek Jarman's Modern Nature Publication

Published to coincide with the exhibition, Derek Jarman’s Modern Nature draws on Derek Jarman’s extraordinary legacy as a radical artist, filmmaker, writer, gardener and activist.


The exhibition specifically focuses on his lifelong passion for plants, the human body, the landscape and the greater environment, as evidenced in the living artwork that is Prospect Cottage and its shingle garden in Dungeness, Kent.

Edited by the exhibition’s curator Philip Hoare, and designed by Daly & Lyon, the pocket-sized book features newly commissioned writing by Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe, Tilda Swinton, Olivia Laing, Neil Tennant and Ali Smith, alongside archival photography by Howard Sooley and Liam Daniel, and selected stills from Derek Jarman’s films.

All proceeds from the sale of the publication will be donated to Breakout Youth, an independent charity based in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight which offers a confidential support service for young people aged 11 to 25 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or unsure of their sexuality or gender identity.

96 pages, two plate sections in colour and black and white.

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