Film London Jarman Award

A Journey Through the First Decade

  • Jarman Award identity 2015_photo Jon Cefai-Collaborate_Courtesy of Film London

    Film London Jarman Award identity 2015. Photo: Jon Cefai/Collaborate. Courtesy of Film London

Free entry

15 May – 10 June 2018

Gallery 2

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11am–6pm
Wednesday 11am–6pm
Thursday 11am–9pm
Friday 11am–6pm
Saturday 11am–6pm
Sunday 11am–6pm

Exhibition
Film London Jarman Award: A Journey Through the First Decade

15 May  – 10 June 2018

The Film London Jarman Award was named in honour of Derek Jarman (b.1942), the artist whose imagination, singularity of vision and collaborative practice breathed fresh life into British filmmaking, and whose work continues to inspire new generations of artists.

Since 2008, the Award has celebrated the creative spirit of artists working today, rewarding challenging and innovative work and helping to establish the place of the moving image within the art world.

This exhibition provides a survey of the artists’ shifting concerns, techniques and use of media throughout the Award’s first decade.

The exhibition includes work by previous winners from 2008–2017: Luke Fowler, Lindsay Seers, Emily Wardill, Anja Kirschner & David Panos, James Richards, John Smith, Ursula Mayer, Seamus Harahan, Heather Phillipson and Oreet Ashery, alongside films commissioned from shortlisted artists by Channel 4.

#JarmanAward

Exhibition curated by Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery.

Full programme details

11am – 12pm

Luke Fowler, Bogman Palmjaguar, 2007, 30 mins
Lindsay Seers, Nowhere Less Now, 2010-16, 17 mins

12 – 1.20pm

Emily Wardill, Fulll Firearms, 2012, 82 mins

1.20 – 2.15pm

Anja Kirschner & David Panos, The Last Days of Jack Sheppard, 2009, 56 mins

2.15 – 3.10pm

John Smith, Dad’s Stick, 2012, 5 mins
Ursula Mayer, GONDA, 2012, 28 mins
Seamus Harahan, before sunrise [cold open series], 2008, 4 mins
Seamus Harahan, shiney wet stones [cold open series], 2016, 3 mins
Heather Phillipson, 100% OTHER FIBRES, 2016, 15 mins

3.10 – 3.40pm

Oreet Ashery, Revisiting Genesis, Episode 7: Slideshow, Mushrooms, Shower, 2016, 9mins
Oreet Ashery, Revisiting Genesis, Episode 8: Bambi, Death Online, 2016, 8 mins
Oreet Ashery, Revisiting Genesis, Episode 9: Our Nurses, 2016, 11 mins

3.40 – 4.30pm

Luke Fowler, Bogman Palmjaguar, 2007, 30 mins
Lindsay Seers, Nowhere Less Now, 2010-16, 17 mins
John Smith, Dad’s Stick, 2012, 5 mins

4.30 – 5.20pm

Ursula Mayer, GONDA, 2012, 28 mins
Seamus Harahan, before sunrise [cold open series], 2008, 4 mins
Seamus Harahan, shiney wet stones [cold open series], 2016, 3 mins
Heather Phillipson, 100% OTHER FIBRES, 2016, 15 mins

5.20 – 5.50pm

Oreet Ashery, Revisiting Genesis, Episode 7: Slideshow, Mushrooms, Shower, 2016, 9mins
Oreet Ashery, Revisiting Genesis, Episode 8: Bambi, Death Online, 2016, 8 mins
Oreet Ashery, Revisiting Genesis, Episode 9: Our Nurses, 2016, 11 mins

5.50 – 7.10pm   (Thursdays only)

Emily Wardill, Fulll Firearms, 2012, 82 mins

7.10 – 8.10pm   (Thursdays only)

Anja Kirschner & David Panos, The Last Days of Jack Sheppard, 2009, 56 mins

8.10 – 9pm (Thursdays only)

James Richards & Steve Reinke, DISAMBIGUATION, 2008, 45 mins

Generously supported by:


Gery Georgieva, The Blushing Valley, 2018

Videoclub: Selected 8

Thu 24 May 2018, 5pm
£5/£3.50 concs

Nominated by the artists shortlisted for the Film London Jarman Award 2017, Selected 8 brings together some of the best work from early career film and video artists from the UK.

Derek Jarman Now

Derek Jarman Now

Sat 26 May, 1 – 5.30pm
£12.50/£10 concs

A special day of screenings focusing on Derek Jarman’s final works.

Follow us on