Film London Jarman Award 2020 Touring Programme 

Project Art Works, ILLUMINATING THE WILDERNESS – Film Still 2019 © PAW

Online from 12.00pm


The Film London Jarman Award celebrates the most exciting artists working in moving image in the UK.  This year’s shortlisted artists are Michelle Williams Gamaker, Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, Jenn Nkiru, Project Art Works, Larissa Sansour, and Andrea Luka Zimmerman.

Art and film lovers can watch full-length works by all shortlisted artists during a special 12hr online screening, running 12.00pm – midnight, Thursday 5 November.

From 6.00pm-7.00pm, Towner will host a special online Q&A with Joe Hill (Director at Towner) in conversation with shortlisted artists, Project Art Works. Project Art Works will discuss their recent film Illuminating the Wilderness (2019) directed by Kate Adams and Tim Corrigan, and filmed on location with Ben Rivers, Margaret Salmon and neurodiverse artists and makers, families and carers. The film follows the investigation of a remote Scottish glen over several days and reveals the pleasures and challenges of neurodiverse responses to nature and shared experience.

You can register your place on this Q&A via the Towner’s Eventbrite page.

From October to December please visit the Towner website where you can access artist interviews and excerpts from the shortlisted films.


About the Jarman Award

For 2020 the Jarman Award will tour virtually across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with online screenings of works by all the shortlisted artists followed by a series of online artists’ Q&As. The work will be available to see through the websites of seven major arts venues in Belfast, Nottingham, Bristol, Eastbourne, London, Cardiff and Glasgow.

The tour will culminate in a special weekend of online events on 14 and 15 November in partnership with the Whitechapel Gallery, London.

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