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City Gallery Wellington Foundation Fundraiser: Isaac Julien’s Documentary Derek

Thursday 27 June, 7.30pm

General Admission


Please join the City Gallery Wellington Foundation for a fundraiser screening of Isaac Julian’s documentary Derek (2008) and help support City Gallery Wellington’s stunning international exhibition Derek Jarman: Delphinium Days, opening September 28.

One of the most important and influential figures in twentieth century British culture, Jarman’s fusing of art and activism has influenced later generations of artists globally. Delphinium Days is the first ever Aotearoa New Zealand exhibition of this renowned painter, filmmaker, and gay rights activist. It brings together Jarman’s films and late paintings, alongside photographs and other archival materials.

Discover this revered and ground-breaking artist before the show opens. Tickets are $50 and include a drink and nibbles.

Let’s help a new generation of artists to be inspired by Derek Jarman’s legacy. Purchase an extra ticket and we’ll gift it to a Wellington art student.

The evening will begin with an introduction by Senior Curator Aaron Lister, co-curator of the exhibition. We will also be joined by Former Mayor of Wellington Dame Fran Wilde, who will speak after the screening to provide an Aotearoa political context of the times around homosexual law reform and activism.

Thank you for your support of this important exhibition. Bringing works from across the world involves considerable investment and specialised expertise. The City Gallery Foundation is thrilled to support this ground-breaking exhibition and your generosity will help make it happen!

Derek Jarman: Delphinium Days has been co-developed by City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi and Gus Fisher Gallery. It is co-curated by Aaron Lister (City Gallery Wellington), Lisa Beachamp (Gus Fisher Gallery) and Michael Lett. It will be presented at The Dowse Art Museum in partnership with City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi.