The Jarman Award tour is coming to a cinema near you
Date posted: 08.09.2015
The 2015 Film London Jarman Award tour kicks off later this month with a record number of screenings taking place across the UK, profiling work by the six artists shortlisted for this year's prestigious moving image art award.
The Jarman Award tour
Estate: A Reverie by Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Spanning England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for the first time, this year's Jarman Award tour celebrates the UK artists breaking boundaries in moving image.
With the artists often in attendance at screenings, audiences can fall into dizzying genre-bending documentaries and time-travelling tapestries on the big screen with the best short works from the six shortlisted artists for this year's Jarman Award.
The featured artists are:
Knots by Adam Chodzko
The 2015 tour will present events in every corner of the UK before culminating in a weekend of public events at London's Whitechapel Gallery prior to the announcement of the winner of this year's award on 30 November.
In addition to the screening events, Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle will also present an exhibition of work by 2014 Jarman Award winner Ursula Mayer, in collaboration with CIRCA Projects, as part of the tour.
Near Real Time by Gail Pickering
This year's shortlist of artists was chosen for bodies of work representing uncompromising power, beauty and humour. The programme shows the breadth of practice within contemporary filmmaking, from extraordinary documentaries and lyrical storytelling to mesmerising works that interweave glimpses of the past with digital technologies.
See today's most exciting moving image art across the UK:
- FACT, Liverpool (29 September)
- The MAC, Belfast (1 October)
- CCA, Glasgow (8 October)
- Chapter, Cardiff (13 October)
- Watershed, Bristol (14 October)
- Cornerhouse/HOME, Manchester (20 October)
- Nottingham Contemporary (20 October)
- Turner Contemporary, Margate (31 October)
- Towner, Eastbourne (5-8 November) on a loop in a gallery plus a talk on Saturday 7 November
- CIRCA Projects/Tyneside Cinema (10 November)
- Plymouth Art Centre (12 November).
About the Jarman Award
Inspired by visionary filmmaker Derek Jarman, the Jarman Award recognises and supports artists working with moving image and celebrates the spirit of experimentation, imagination and innovation in the work of artist filmmakers.
The winner of the Jarman Award will be announced on 30 November 2015 at a special ceremony at the Whitechapel Gallery and receive a £10,000 prize. The Award is supported by Channel 4, who commission a number of the shortlisted artists to produce new films for their acclaimed Random Acts arts strand.
Full details of tour events, including speaker and ticketing info can be found here.