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Jarman Award touring programme is coming to the MAC

The best in contemporary artists’ filmmaking will be showcased at venues across the UK from 10 October – 4 December as part of the Film London Jarman Award tour. We are delighted that the tour begins at the MAC.

Jarman Award Screenings at the MAC, 10 October, 7pm
The best in contemporary artists’ filmmaking will be showcased at venues across the UK from
10 October – 4 December as part of the Film London Jarman Award tour.

UK-wide tour to feature films by the shortlisted artists:
Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Jasmina Cibic, Lawrence Lek, Daria Martin, Hardeep Pandhal and Margaret Salmon.

Featuring work from the artists shortlisted for the 2018 Jarman Award, the tour will offer art and film lovers the chance to explore a diverse range of groundbreaking work.  Between them, the films test the edges of filmmaking practice while deep-diving into contemporary concerns that range from the global to the hyper-local. From 35mm to CGI and animation, the artists draw from hip-hop to video games while telling kaleidoscopic stories that take in everything from speedway racers to the plight of the politically displaced.

The 2018 tour will visit England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales with screenings, exhibitions and artists’ talks at 13 major arts venues.

The MAC is the first UK venue to host the 2018 Jarman Award screenings on Wednesday 10 0ctober at 7pm. We are delighted to be joined on the evening by Jarman nominee Hardeep Pandhal, who will introduce his work.

 This event is part of a wider celebration of artists’ moving image practice taking place at the MAC on the 10 October through the annual AMINI Festival, hosted by Artists’ Moving Image Northern Ireland  (AMINI) in association with the MAC and VAI (Visual Artists Ireland).

This event is free, but ticketed. Ticket can be booked online or reserved at the box office. 

Tickets to the Jarman award screenings can be booked separately or as part of the AMINI Festival pass.

The Jury who selected this year’s shortlist, from nominations by experts across the UK contemporary film and arts sectors, were: Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery; Andrea Lissoni, Senior Curator, International Art (Film) Tate Modern and Film London Board Member; Catherine Bray, Editor, Random Acts, Channel 4; Melanie Manchot, Artist; Skinder Hundal, Chief Executive, New Art Exchange, Nottingham and Tyrone Walker-Hebborn, Director, Genesis Cinema. 

The winner of the Award and £10,000 prize will be announced on 27 November at a special ceremony at the Barbican Centre, London.