Jarman Award winner announced

Oreet Ashery, Revisiting Genesis (still), 2016–. Courtesy the artist

Oreet Ashery has been announced as the winner of the 10th Film London Jarman Award. She will receive a £10,000 cash prize, as well as a commission for Channel 4’s Random Acts strand. The award was presented on Monday at a ceremony in Curzon Soho, London, and introduction by artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien who gave a moving tribute to the late Derek Jarman, after which the awards were named.

Ashery was selected among a shortlist of six, including: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Adham Faramawy, Melanie Manchot, Charlotte Prodger and Marianna Simnett. All six artists will receive a film commission for Channel 4’s short-form arts strand Random Acts. 

As part of the same award ceremony, at London's Whitechapel Gallery, sound designer Chu-Li Shewring received the £5,000 Jules Wright Prize for Female Creative Technician, named after the late founder of The Wapping Project.

21 November 2017