2017 Jarman Award Tour arrives at the MAC this weekend
Featuring work from the six artists shortlisted for the 2017 Jarman Award, the screening tour will offer art and film lovers the chance to explore a diverse range of ground-breaking work, from Marianna Simnett’s darkly gothic fairy tale to Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s Rubber Coated Steel – a film that operates in the field of human rights activism.
The 2017 tour encompasses England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with screenings, exhibitions and artist talks at 12 major arts venues from Manchester to Belfast. The tour will visit the MAC, Belfast; Home, Manchester; Spike Island, Bristol; Plymouth Arts Centre; Towner, Eastbourne; Fact, Liverpool; Nottingham Contemporary; Firstsite, Colchester; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Exeter, Phoenix and Whitechapel Gallery.
Nominated by experts across the UK contemporary film and arts sectors, the jury who selected this year’s shortlist include: Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery; Andrea Lissoni, Film and International Art Curator, Tate Modern and Film London Board Member; Catherine Bray, Editor, Random Acts, Channel 4; Shona Illingworth, Artist; Peter Taylor, Director, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and Tyrone Walker-Hebborn, Director, Genesis Cinema.
The winner of the Award and £10,000 prize will be announced on 20 November 2017 at a special ceremony at the Whitechapel Gallery. Channel 4 will also support the award by commissioning a number of the artists to produce new films for their acclaimed Random Acts arts strand.