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10 October – 4 December 2018

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.


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.


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 with a special weekend at Whitechapel Gallery taking place on 17 and 18 November, which will include talks, screenings and performances.


The tour will visit: 


The Mac, Belfast; Towner, Eastbourne; Spike Island, Bristol; Glasgow Film Theatre; Dundee Contemporary Arts; Turner Contemporary, Margate; FACT, Liverpool; Nottingham Contemporary; Firstsite, Colchester; G39, Cardiff and The Whitechapel Gallery, London


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 Modernand 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.

The 2018 Film London Jarman Award Touring Programme:


Part I:


Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Finding Fanon Part Three, (2016-17), 14 min

Daria Martin, A Hunger Artist (2017), 16 min

Hardeep Pandhal, Pool Party Pilot Episode (2018), 8 min


Part II:


Jasmina Cibic, NADA: Act III (2017), 17 min

Lawrence Lek,Geomancer, Chapters 1 and 2 (2018), 20 min

Margaret Salmon, Extract from Eglantine (2016), 10 min




The MAC, Belfast

Wednesday 10 0ctober, 7.00pm

with Hardeep Pandhal, part of AMINI Festival

Free event, but tickets must be booked online or reserved at box office

Entry to this event is also included in AMINI festival pass


Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

From Friday 12 October – 28 October

Programme on loop in the gallery space

Free, no booking required


Spike Island, Bristol

Wednesday 17 October, 6:00pm

with Larry Achiampong & David Blandy

Tickets: £5 /£3 (concessions)


Glasgow Film Theatre

Sunday 28 October, 7.30pm

With Margaret Salmon

Tickets: £10.50/£7.50 (concessions)


Dundee Contemporary Arts

Monday 29 October, 6:30pm

with Margaret Salmon


Turner Contemporary, Margate

Thursday 1 November, 7.00pm

with Larry Achiampong & David Blandy

Free, booking required


Exeter Phoenix

Tuesday 6 November, 7.00pm

with Lawrence Lek

Tickets: £6


FACT, Liverpool

Wednesday 7 November, 6.30pm

with Daria Martin

Free, booking required


Nottingham Contemporary

Tuesday 13 November, 6.30pm

with Jasmina Cibic

Free, booking required


Firstsite, Colchester

Thursday 15 November, 6.30pm

with Jasmina Cibic

Free, booking required


G39, Cardiff

Thursday 15 November, 6.30pm


HOME, Manchester

Sunday 4 December, 4.00pm

As part of the Artists’ Film Weekender

£4/ £3 (concessions)


Whitechapel Gallery

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 November, 11.30 am – 6.00 pm

Screenings, talks and performances

with all the 2018 Jarman Award shortlisted artists

Full programme - TBC

Tickets: £5 each day