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Derek Jarman

British filmmaker Derek Jarman, known for The Last of England, Jubilee and Blue among other films, was also a writer, a poet, a gardener, a set designer, a painter, an author of autobiographical journals, and an outspoken queer rights activist. After a period in which the artist mainly produced films, Jarman returned to painting in 1989, using this medium to examine homosexuality and AIDS.

Derek Jarman’s work has been exhibited at museums and galleries internationally, including the Serpentine Gallery and Tate Britain in London, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna), among others. Derek was honoured with numerous awards including the BAFTA, the Berlin International Film Festival – winning several times, and the Istanbul International Film Festival.