Jarman Award 2022 tour

The Jarman Award 2022

Composite of stills from work in the Jarman Award 2022 touring programme: (top left to bottom right) Alberta Whittle, Jamie Crewe, Grace Ndiritu, Rosa-Johan Uddoh, Onyeka Igwe and Morgan Quaintance

This year’s Film London Jarman Award tour will see the best in contemporary artists’ filmmaking taken to venues across the UK from 23 September – 17 November

The 2022 tour will visit venues across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with screenings and artist talks at 6 major arts venues from Glasgow and Derry to Nottingham, Cardiff and Bristol accompanied by the opportunity to watch an online showcase of recent works by all the artists. The tour will culminate in a special showcase day with all the artists on November 12 at Whitechapel Gallery, London.

The tour will visit: Void, Derry; g39, Cardiff; Nottingham Contemporary; CCA Glasgow; Spike Island, Bristol; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne and Whitechapel Gallery, London.

The winner of the Award and £10,000 prize will be announced on at a special celebration at the Barbican on Tuesday 22 November.

Read: Jarman Award 2022 booklet

Jarman Award 2022 tour events

Films in the Jarman Award 2022 touring programme

Grace Ndiritu, Black Beauty (2021), 29’

Onyeka Igwe, a so-called archive (2020), 20’

Alberta Whittle, Lagareh – The Last Born (2022), 43’

Rosa-Johan Uddoh, Black Poirot (2019-2021), 21’

Morgan Quaintance, Surviving You Always (2020), 18’

Jamie Crewe, False Wife (2022), 15’

Featuring work from the six artists shortlisted for the 2022 Jarman Award, the tour will offer art and film lovers the chance to explore an extraordinary range of boundary pushing work, from Morgan Quaintance’s black and white film that recalls adolescent drug-taking to Alberta Whittle’s Venice Biennale premiering work Lagareh – The Last Born, which is anchored around theories of abolition, rebellion, ancestral knowledge and love. We explore colonial archives in both Lagos and Bristol in a film by Onyeka Igwe and experience a 20 minute ride on the Orientalised-Other Express in Black Poirot by Rosa-Johan Uddoh. Jamie Crewe’s poppers training video combines text with hypnotic music, animation and voiceover, and in Grace Ndiritu’sBlack Beauty African fashion model Alexandra Cartier meets Jorge Luis Borges in a visionary hallucination.

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