This year’s annual Jarman Award 2016 and the prize of £10 000 has been given to Heather Phillipson. Presented by Film London and supported by Arts Council England, in association with Channel 4 and the Whitechapel Gallery. Since it’s launching in 2008, inspired by the filmmaker Derek Jarman, the Jarman Award spots and financially supports rising stars of the UK art world. The award is additionally supported through an on-going series of broadcast commissions for Chanel 4’s Random Acts strand. Furthermore there has been a UK tour of the shortlisted artists, taking place in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island, from 2 October until 20 November 2016. There was a chance to hear from the artists in person and see there past and new screen works.
The jury members 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
• Joanna Hogg, Filmmaker
Here is an interview video with this year’s winner, Heather Phillipson and an excerpt from 100% OTHER FIBRES, 2016.