UK artist filmmaking talent shines bright
Date posted: 01.05.2018
Whether supporting early-career artist filmmakers through the FLAMIN Fellowship or recognising more established practitioners via the Jarman Award, Film London’s Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) supports, develops and champions the most exciting artists working with moving image.
FLAMIN prides itself on being ahead of the curve when it comes to supporting and recognising the UK’s best and brightest artist filmmakers, and the past few weeks have borne this out, with four FLAMIN alumni receiving prestigious nominations and awards, while the work of seven others has been acquired by key cultural organisations.
This year’s Turner Prize nominations have been announced, and among the nominees are Charlotte Prodger and ‘Forensic Architecture’ affiliate Lawrence Abu Hamdan, both of whom were shortlisted for the Jarman Award in 2017.
On the other side of the pond, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Los Angeles gallerist Shulamit Nazarian have awarded Sophia Al-Maria (shortlisted for Jarman Award 2016), the Dunya Contemporary Art Prize – the first major American award for contemporary Middle Eastern art. The award comes with $100,000, along with a commission and exhibition at the museum.
In Osnabrück, Germany, the jury for the 31st European Media Art Festival presented 26-year-old British artist Graeme Arnfield (currently on the FLAMIN Fellowship development programme for early-career artists) the €3,000 EMAF Award for his work “Shouting at the Ground.”
In a record year for acquisitions of work by female artists, the Arts Council have announced that they are adding 47 new works by 25 artists to their collection. Among the artists selected are FLAMIN alumni Beatrice Gibson, Melanie Manchot, Aura Satz, Marianna Simnett, Jessica Warboys and Michelle Williams Gamaker.
Elsewhere, Mark Leckey's FLAMIN Production, Dream English Kid 1964 – 1999 AD, has been acquired by the Contemporary Art Society for the Tate Collection. The acquisition significantly strengthens the representation of Leckey’s work within Tate’s collection.
Image credit: BRIDGIT, Charlotte Prodger, 2016
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