A gallery exhibiting International Contemporary art

Based in the heart of London’s Soho district, Amanda Wilkinson Gallery is a contemporary art gallery with a strong focus on female artists and artists whose work explores issues around gender. The gallery represents an international group of artists and many take a multi-media approach to their work, these include Joan Jonas, Laurie Simmons, Heman Chong, Shimabuku and Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė as well as several Estates including Derek Jarman, Ketty La Rocca and Jimmy DeSana. Brewer Street Press was set up in 2021 to publish books relating to the artists and exhibitions in the programme.

Amanda Wilkinson Gallery
1st Floor, 18 Brewer St
+44 203 355 2416
  • Derek Jarman: When yellow wishes to ingratiate it becomes gold, 4 June - 7 August 2021

    Derek Jarman 

    Archaeology, 1988

    Oil and mixed media on canvas

    14 x 10 in

    Derek Jarman: When yellow wishes to ingratiate it becomes gold

    4 June - 7 August 2021
    This exhibition brings together paintings from 1982 - 1992, a rich and turbulent period in Jarman's life. The works illustrate the complexity of Jarman's practice and the way in which painting weaves a path through his creative output which included, film making, writing, gardening and political activism. The paintings offer an insight into his interests, more specifically alchemy and 17thCentury metaphysics as well as the politics of 1980s Britain. They also point to his own personal history - the period when he acquired Prospect Cottage, met HB, the love of his life, made a renowned garden in Dungeness and was diagnosed HIV+. The title of the exhibition comes from Chroma, Jarman's book on colour. It includes work from the 'black series', which he made at Prospect Cottage, as well as one of the powerful Queer paintings made on copies of tabloid newspapers. This concise grouping of paintings from each year...