Heather Phillipson wins Film London Jarman Award 2016

Congratulations to artist, poet (and ArtReview columnist) Heather Phillipson for winning this year's Film London Jarman Award. Phillipson, who works across text, video, installation and performance, wins £10,000 prize money, as well as a commission for Channel 4’s Random Acts strand. The other artists shortlisted for the prize are Sophia Al Maria, Cécile B. Evans, Shona Illingworth, Mikhail Karikis and Rachel Maclean, who will each also receive a film commission for Channel 4's Random Acts.

As part of the same award ceremony, at London's Whitechapel Gallery, editor Lucy Harris received the £5,000 Jules Wright Prize for Female Creative Technician, named after the late founder of The Wapping Project.

The Film London Jarman Award acknowledges and supports UK-based artist filmmakers and celebrates the spirit of experimentation, imagination and innovation in the work of filmmaker Derek Jarman.

29 November 2016