Shortlist announced for 2016 Jarman Award

Rachel Maclean, Lolcats (digital video still), 2012. Courtesy the artist.

Film London has announced a shortlist of the six artists who will be considered for the 2016 Jarman Award. The winner of the prize (which includes £10,000 as well as a Channel 4 commission for their Random Acts art strand) will be announced on Monday 28th November 2016. The Jarman Award aims to support 'artists working with moving image, and celebrates [Derek Jarman's] spirit of experimentation, imagination and innovation in the work of emerging artist filmmakers.

The shortlisted artists for the ninth edition of the Jarman award are:
Sophia Al Maria
Cécile B. Evans
Shona Illingworth
Mikhail Karikis
Rachel Maclean
Heather Phillipson

As with previous editions, the award will organise a touring programme showcasing the shortlisted artists' works at major arts venues across the UK. The tour will end with a weekend of special screenings and performances at the Whitechapel Gallery on 19–20 November 2016. Details of the tour programme are yet to be announced.

Read our 2015 review of Rachel Maclean's work here.

Read our 2013 Future Greats article on Heather Phillipson ... and watch her video, immediately and for a short time balloons weapons to too-tight clothing worries of all kinds (2013).

20 June 2016