The Jarman Award
Featuring work from the six artists shortlisted for the 2016 Jarman Award, the tour will offer art and film lovers the chance to explore a diverse range of groundbreaking work.
UK-wide tour to feature films by the six shortlisted artists: Sophia Al Maria, Cécile B. Evans, Shona Illingworth, Mikhail Karikis, Rachel Maclean and Heather Phillipson. This year’s Film London Jarman Award tour will see the best in contemporary artists’ filmmaking taken to venues across the UK from 2 October – 20 November.
Featuring work from the six artists shortlisted for the 2016 Jarman Award, the tour will offer art and film lovers the chance to explore a diverse range of groundbreaking work, from Shona Illingworth’s work on the 7/7 London Bombing to Rachel Maclean’s seductive, candy-coloured film collages.
The tour will visit Plymouth Arts Centre on 13 October, with a guest talk by Sophia Al Maria, whose work is an evocation of contemporary Arab culture. This is the second time this year that rising star Heather Phillipson’s work is being shown at Plymouth Arts Centre, having presented solo exhibition TRUE TO SIZE in the galleries in June. Plymouth Arts Centre’s gallery programme in 2016 is dedicated to female artists and curators, so it is fitting that five of the six artists shortlisted for the Jarman Award are female.
The 2016 tour encompasses England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, with screenings and artist talks at 12 major arts venues from Manchester and Margate to Belfast, Cardiff and Glasgow. The tour will culminate in a special weekend at the Whitechapel Gallery on 19-20 November, which will feature screenings, talks and performances.
The tour will visit HOME, Manchester; Watershed, Bristol; Plymouth Arts Centre; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; FACT, Liverpool; The MAC, Belfast; Chapter, Cardiff; Glasgow Film Theatre; Nottingham Contemporary; Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Turner Contemporary, Margate and Whitechapel Gallery, London. Nominated by experts across the UK contemporary film and arts sectors, the Jury who selected this year’s shortlist are: Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery; Andrea Lissoni, Senior Curator, International Art (Film), Tate Modern and Film London Board Member; Pegah Farahmand, Editor, Random Acts, Channel 4; Adam Chodzko, Artist; Emma Morris, Executive Director, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; and Filmmaker, Joanna Hogg.
The winner of the Award and £10,000 prize will be announced on 28 November 2016 at a special ceremony at the Whitechapel Gallery. Channel 4 will also support the award by commissioning all the shortlisted artists to produce new films for their acclaimed Random Acts arts strand.