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Every donation through Art Happens brings the campaign closer to its goal. Plus, thanks to a generous supporter, all donations to the Prospect Cottage campaign made from 27 March until midnight 31 March will be matched pound for pound, doubling their impact.

As a thank you for your donation, choose an exclusive reward inspired by the project and created by the people involved – and take your very own piece of the campaign away with you. Or help to spread the word by giving your bespoke reward as a gift. Your good deed, done.

If you would prefer to donate without receiving a reward, you can select that option below.

Please note that rewards will be dispatched once the project is confirmed to go ahead.

Any questions or need help donating? Contact us on 0203 757 9772 or email our Supporter Services team.

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Updates and online mention

Enjoy regular project updates to see how your support is making a difference, and a special mention on the Art Happens website.

841 Funders

£25

Jeremy Deller pin badge and sticker set

An enamel pin badge (25mm) designed by Jeremy Deller, based on a scallop shell he photographed at Prospect Cottage and linking to the scallop symbol used by pilgrims, with an A4 sheet of seven stickers inspired by Jarman’s life, selected by Deller.

2153 Funders

£45

Peter Fillingham tote bag and print

A silkscreen-printed, 100% cotton tote bag designed as a limited edition by artist Peter Fillingham exclusively for the Prospect Cottage campaign, featuring the extract of John Donne’s poem ‘The Sun Rising’ that appears on the wall of the cottage in Derek Jarman’s handwriting. A friend of Jarman, Fillingham turned the poem into a wooden installation on the exterior of the cottage in 1993. Also included is an A4 print of the handwritten poem. Tote bag 38 x 42cm (handle length 67cm), 140gsm, in sunshine yellow.

600 Funders

£60

Howard Sooley photographic prints and signed book

A set of four A5 prints of photographs by Howard Sooley, who worked closely with Jarman on the garden, taken at Prospect Cottage and featured in the book Derek Jarman’s Garden, plus a copy of the book signed by Sooley. 

1538 Funders

£75

Peter Marlow photograph, ‘Overalls drying in Derek Jarman’s Garden’, 2005

A special-edition photograph of overalls drying in the spring wind at Prospect Cottage by Magnum photographer Peter Marlow (1952-2016). Peter lived in and documented Dungeness and Romney Marsh from 1996, slipping between London and the place he loved. Keith Collins, who protected and nurtured Prospect Cottage and its garden following Jarman’s death in 1994, was known for wearing these colourful overalls - as was Jarman. The print is estate-stamped, courtesy of the Peter Marlow Foundation and Magnum Photos. Inkjet on Hahnemühle. Image size 220mm x 220mm, print size 297mm x 297mm.

200 Funders

£100

Michael Craig-Martin Prospect Cottage print

A special-edition Michael Craig-Martin print, Prospect Cottage (2019, digital print on paper, A4), with artist's stamp, beautifully presented in a portfolio designed by the artist.  

925 Funders

£195

Clare Twomey, Howard Sooley and Sophie Conran porcelain plates

A set of three porcelain dinner plates designed exclusively for the Prospect Cottage campaign by Clare Twomey, working in collaboration with Howard Sooley and Sophie Conran. Twomey's ceramic artworks create moments of intimacy with people and place. Inspired by Derek Jarman’s love for bringing people together to share art and life and by the communal sanctuary of Prospect Cottage. Twomey’s designs feature Sooley’s photographs of plants from the garden printed in an intense blue. Designed by Sophie Conran for Portmeirion, these handmade plates are 28cm diameter, 745g; microwave, dishwasher, oven and freezer safe.

71 Funders

£200

Exclusive screening of The Garden with Q&A

Two tickets to a private screening of Jarman’s film The Garden (1990), shot on the windswept shore of Dungeness with the help of his friends and collaborators. The evening will include a special Q&A with James Mackay, the film’s producer; Annie Symons, costume designer; and Simon Fisher Turner, who created the film’s soundtrack. The screening will include a drinks reception. Taking place at Everyman Cinema King’s Cross, central London, 14 May, 6pm. Guests will also receive an exclusive Prospect Cottage campaign tote bag, designed as a limited edition by artist Peter Fillingham.

49 Funders

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£475

Derek Jarman, ‘Dear God', 1987

A limited special edition of Jarman’s original work (34.8 x 25cm) in Prospect Cottage made with the authorisation of the Keith Collins Will Trust. Availability of this facsimile is limited strictly to donors to the Prospect Cottage Campaign (before 31 March 2020), and provides a unique opportunity to own a posthumous edition of a work by Derek Jarman. The original, one of a group of the artist’s ‘black paintings’, is made with a range of materials including tar, nails and dried flowers. It contains three hand-etched glass fragments, one of which reads:

dear God / if you insist on reincarnation, please promise me that I will be queer / tho’ / I've heard you don't approve / I'll go down on my knees / yours faithfully / Derek Jarman

The work is sold in a hand-stained and waxed black frame (overall size 49 x 36cm) based on Jarman’s other framed paintings in Prospect Cottage’s bedroom and is stamped on the reverse © Derek Jarman 1987/Keith Collins Will Trust 2020.

143 Funders

£650

Wolfgang Tillmans signed-edition print

A signed print, John Donne / Agave, Berlin Collage (2020), in which a photograph of an agave plant that Tillmans took in his garden slightly overlaps the extract of John Donne’s poem ‘The Sun Rising’ that appears on the wall of the cottage. Signed on front, inkjet print on paper, 297x274mm. 

90 Funders

£950

Tacita Dean, ‘Location photography at Denge’, 1999

A signed 48.3 x 33 cm print (image size 42 x 27.2 cm) of a location photograph taken by Dean during the filming of her 1999 16mm film Sound Mirrors. The concrete listening devices are situated at Denge, which lies just over the road from Dungeness. Derek Jarman himself used the long 'wall' mirror in a scene from The Garden. In the text that accompanied the film, Dean wrote of how the mirrors were spared from destruction 'and left to stand, solemnly eavesdropping on the sounds of Dungeness into the next century.' She also described how Derek gave her back the Kent and Dungeness she knew as a child: 'The Garden was so full of possibility and magic and metamorphosis that it created a new conceptual place as well as reclaiming the old one.' Digitally printed in support of Prospect Cottage 2020. Limited edition of 50, signed on front with special artist's stamp for the Prospect Cottage campaign on reverse.

32 Funders

£1,000

Tacita Dean limited-edition signed print

A signed 40.7 x 70 cm print of her blackboard drawing Chalk Fall (2018), which she dedicated to Keith Collins, who tended the cottage for 25 years after Jarman’s death and who died in 2018. Digitally printed in support of Prospect Cottage 2020. Limited edition of 35, signed on front with special artist’s stamp for the Prospect Cottage campaign on reverse.  

35 Funders

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£1,250

Isaac Julien limited-edition boxed set of five prints, with artist’s signature

A set of five A3 prints, Dungeness (Prospect Cottage), specially conceived for this edition and in a cloth-bound presentation box with the top print signed by the artist. These photographs, shot on location at Prospect Cottage in 2007, were originally printed as large scale lightbox works and exhibited in Derek Jarman: Brutal Beauty (curated by Isaac Julien at the Serpentine Gallery in 2008). Included in the box is the film Derek (2008) by Isaac Julien, also signed. Limited edition of 35 only.

34 Funders

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£1,500

Two places for a day at Prospect Cottage garden with Fergus Garrett and Jonny Bruce

A unique, hands-on opportunity to explore the iconic Prospect Cottage garden – to hear the stories behind the plants and sculptures and learn about the challenges of gardening in such a unique environment, against the sea elements and on the shingle shore. Led by Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter in East Sussex, and Jonny Bruce, who has worked on the garden at Prospect Cottage for the past five years, the day will include a visit inside the cottage, with lunch and a tour of the Ness. Date to be confirmed, summer 2020.

5 Funders

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£3,000

Tour for 4 people of Dan Pearson’s private garden at Hillside, Somerset

An opportunity to join leading landscape designer Dan Pearson and his partner Huw Morgan for a tour of their remarkable garden, Hillside in Somerset. Invite along up to three guests to join a small, private party for this exclusive visit and afternoon tea with Dan and Huw on Saturday 18 July.

3 Funders

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