Gilbert McCarragher
United Kingdom

In 2018, 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 windswept shingle beach near the looming nuclear power station, the house and garden has become an artwork in its own right, drawing Jarman devotees and curious onlookers from around the globe.

For Jarman and his partner, Keith Collins, Prospect was a home and a creative work-in-progress, as well as a sanctuary and a reflection of the filmmaker’s restless artistic spirit.

McCarragher has created a portrait of the house in its purest and most intimate form, reflecting a work of art created as a kind of extended love letter from Derek to Keith. Through his acutely observed images, McCarragher reveals Jarman’s and Collins’ home as a living space in which each part cares for another and every part belongs.