Whitechapel Gallery

Film London Jarman Award

A Journey Through the First Decade

15 May - 10 Jun 2018

Film London Jarman Award identity 2015.
Photo: Jon Cefai/Collaborate. Courtesy of Film London
A Journey Through the First Decade
15 May – 10 June 2018

The Film London Jarman Award was named in honour of Derek Jarman (b.1942), the artist whose imagination, singularity of vision and collaborative practice breathed fresh life into British filmmaking, and whose work continues to inspire new generations of artists.

Since 2008, the Award has celebrated the creative spirit of artists working today, rewarding challenging and innovative work and helping to establish the place of the moving image within the art world.

This exhibition provides a survey of the artists’ shifting concerns, techniques and use of media throughout the Award’s first decade.

The exhibition includes work by previous winners from 2008–2017: Luke Fowler, Lindsay Seers, Emily Wardill, Anja Kirschner & David Panos, James Richards, John Smith, Ursula Mayer, Seamus Harahan, Heather Phillipson and Oreet Ashery, alongside films commissioned from shortlisted artists by Channel 4.

Exhibition curated by Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery.

Tags: Oreet Ashery, Luke Fowler, Seamus Harahan, Derek Jarman, Anja Kirschner, Ursula Mayer, David Panos, Heather Phillipson, James Richards, Lindsay Seers, John Smith, Emily Wardill