Prospect Cottage (Dungeness, UK)

    Derek Jarman moved to Dungeness and Prospect Cottage in 1986. The cottage soon became a source of inspiration to all who visited and a creative hub where his artistic practices and collaborators came together.

    Prospect Cottage

    Prospect Cottage continues to represent the most complete distillation of Derek Jarman’s pioneering creativity. It was here that Jarman worked across film, art, writing and gardening: from his 1990 film THE GARDEN starring Tilda Swinton, to his journal, Modern Nature, to poetry etched in the glass, to driftwood sculptures and the remarkable garden he created on the shingle beach.

    More than 25 years after his death, Prospect Cottage remains a site of pilgrimage for people from all over the world who come to be inspired by Dungeness, Prospect Cottage and by Jarman’s legacy. The cottage remains an inspiration thanks to Keith Collins (1966 – 2018), Jarman’s close companion in his final years, to whom he bequeathed the cottage.

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