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As part of Pride 2024 events at IMMA, join us for a lecture, conversation and book launch with photographer Gilbert McCarragher who discusses Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cotta

In 2018, photographer Gilbert McCarragher was asked to create a visual record of Prospect Cottage, the iconic Dungeness house of artist, filmmaker and gay rights activist, Derek Jarman. Situated on the austere and windswept shingle beach near the looming nuclear power station, the house and surrounding garden has become an artwork in its own right, drawing Jarman devotees and curious onlookers from around the globe.

McCarragher will present an illustrated lecture describing his project, followed by a conversation with Seán Kissane, curator of the 2019 exhibition, Derek Jarman: PROTEST!

The lecture is followed by a book launch of Prospect Cottage: Derek Jarman’s House by McCarragher and is accompanied by the outdoor screening of Derek Jarman, The Angelic Conversation (1985), as part of Living Canvas at IMMA.

About Speaker

Gilbert McCarragher is an artist and photographer, and author of ‘Prospect Cottage: Derek Jarman’s House’, published by Thames & Hudson. Gilbert’s 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. More details here