1: LGBT+ History Month: featured artworks from the City’s Collection

9 Feb 2021

In the first of a series of posts marking LGBT+ History Month, we’re sharing an artwork from our collection chosen by artist Lucy Ash. Trick, by Derek Jarman.


”’Trick’ is an example of Jarman not following the crowd when other artists looked to the US in the early 60’s. In the same way I try to be true to myself. Being gay cast a shadow over his life but he was open & brave & brought light to the LGBT+ community. I know how he felt and try to make work that makes a difference too.”

Lucy Ash



Derek Jarman, Trick, 1964, oil on canvas © Estate of Derek Jarman.

Image © The estate of Derek Jarman.

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