UCL Urban Laboratory


Audio from 'Derek Jarman: Sites and Spaces' study day available

2 April 2014

On 13 February, UCL Urban Laboratory and the Slade School of Fine Art hosted a study day focused on the sites and spaces of Derek Jarman's life and work, to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of his death.


This forms part of the wider programme of events being organised across the year celebrating the life and work of the artist and queer activist, Jarman 2014.

Derek Jarman: Sites and Spaces was a day of talks, readings, installations and screenings where the sites Jarman inhabited as he produced his art, films, writing, gardens and activism, including the Slade were he studied between 1963-67, were considered.

The talks include Alan Hollinghurst ('On Canford School, Robin Noscoe and The Garden House'), Henry Miller ('The Slade Connection'), Ben Campkin ('Derek Jarman's King's Cross'), Hilary Powell ('A Heap of Broken Images: Prospecting Past and Future England'), Stephen Farthing ('The Albums'), Robert Mills ('The Wandering Jarman'), and Richard Maguire ('Old Taxi Receipts to Hampstead').

We have taken recordings of the event, as well as photos you can explore in our Flickr set (including images of Hilary Powell's installation and the Slade Queer Club's exhibition, 'In Conversation with Derek Jarman').

Listen to the playlist below and find them on our Mixcloud page for full information on each talk:

Unfortunately we were unable to capture audio from session four, which included talks by Nigel Green ('The Emerald City: Photographing the Nuclear Power Station Complex and Landscape at Dungeness') and Professor Jonathan Hill ('Garden of Vanished Pleasures').