Derek Jarman - The Last of England

Thank you to all who attended Derek Jarman's The Last of England which ran from 16 November 2019 – 18 January 2020. The exhibition focused on work that was made during the 1980s and marked a shift in his focus from the personal to the political. In this exhibition Jarman’s politics and activism were at the forefront; the GBH painting series (1983-84) and his film The Last Of England (1987) reflecting and resonating with our current political environment. The exhibition was well received and we held a range of events from film screenings, talks, and workshops. We welcomed community groups such as Eden Arts Centre and The Playtrail and partnered with University of Ulster on a talks series featuring Michael Charlesworth and Francesca Balboni from the University of Texas, Austin. Void would especially like to thank film producer and moving image curator James Mackay for giving an illuminating introduction to Jarman's Super 8 films – a selection of which were screened as part of the opening events.

This exhibition was produced in collaboration with IMMA, Whitworth Gallery, John Hansard Gallery, and Amanda Wilkinson Gallery.

Kindly supported by Euro London Films, LUMA FoundationSt Columb's Hall and University of Ulster.

Void Gallery is supported by the Arts Council of Northern IrelandDerry City and Strabane District Council, and Northbound Brewery.

Our Void Engage education programme is kindly supported by, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Edward Gostling FoundationEnkalon Foundation, Esme Mitchell, Garfield Weston FoundationHalifaxIreland Funds, Ragdoll Foundation, and Ulverscroft.