Artists' Film: Jarman Award Touring Programme 2022

a Composite of stills from work in the Jarman Award 2022 touring programme
Composite of stills from work in the Jarman Award 2022 touring programme: (top left to bottom right) Alberta Whittle, Jamie Crewe, Grace Ndiritu, Rosa-Johan Uddoh, Onyeka Igwe and Morgan Quaintance
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Discover the incredible diversity within the world of artists’ filmmaking in the UK, with a presentation of the work of the shortlist of this year’s Film London Jarman Award. Films in the programme use animation, archive, poetry, dance and hypnotic music to explore narratives around abolition and colonial history, adolescent London in the 90s and Fairy folklore, pop culture and climate change.

The artists shortlisted this year are: Grace Ndiritu, Onyeka Igwe, Alberta Whittle, Rosa-Johan Uddoh, Morgan Quaintance, Jamie Crewe.

Inspired by visionary British filmmaker Derek Jarman, the Award recognises and supports artists working with the moving image. The shortlisted artists illustrate the spirit of inventiveness within moving image, highlighting the breadth of creativity and craftsmanship the medium has to offer, as well as its powerful ability to engage and provoke audiences. The Award comes with a £10,000 prize.

The winner of the Film London Jarman Award will be announced on the 22 November at the Barbican Centre. The award is presented in partnership with the Whitechapel Gallery.

The tour runs from 23 September to 12 November, in partnership with seven arts venues across the UK.


There will be a screening of two films by Rosa-Johan Uddoh, Brown Paper Envelope Test (2021) and Black Poirot (2018-2021), followed by a conversation with the artist and our Curator of Live Programmes Canan Batur at Nottingham Contemporary Mon 7th Nov 6.30-8pm.

The films will be available for preview here Mon 7th Nov between 12pm and 12am.

Films in the Jarman Award Touring Programme 2022:

Grace Ndiritu, Black Beauty (2021), 29 mins

Onyeka Igwe, a so-called archive (2020), 20 mins

Alberta Whittle, Lagareh (2022), 32 mins

Rosa-Johan Uddoh, Black Poirot (2018-2021), 21 mins

Morgan Quaintance, Surviving You, Always (2020), 18 mins

Jamie Crewe, False Wife (2022), 15 mins

About the event

Free. Booking required.

We are unable to provide British Sign Language interpretation for this event.

The duration of the screening and conversation with artist Rosa-Johan Uddoh and our Curator of Live Programmes Canan Batur is one and a half hours. A rest break is not included.


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Both of the films by Rosa-Johan Uddoh are captioned.

There are no audio descriptions for this event.

If you have any questions around access or have specific access requirements we can accommodate, please get in touch with us by emailing or phoning 0115 948 9750.

Safety during your visit

Due to COVID precautions, please do not attend this event if you/someone in your household is currently COVID-19 positive, has suspected symptoms, or is awaiting test results.

Staff and visitors are welcome to wear a face covering in all areas.

Jamie Crewe is a graduate of Sheffield Hallam University and Glasgow School of Art. They have had a number of solo exhibitions, including at Gasworks (London), Tramway (Glasgow), and Grand Union (Birmingham). Their work has also been presented in group exhibitions such as Glasgow International Festival Director’s Programme and I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London). Jamie was the recipient of the tenth Margaret Tait Award, Scotland's most prestigious moving image prize for artists, and the resultant work, Ashley, was premiered at Glasgow Film Festival in March 2020.

Onyeka Igwe is an artist and researcher working between cinema and installation. Onyeka’s video works have been screened at Camden Arts Centre (London), Dak’art OFF (Senegal) and Dhaka Art Summit (Bangladesh) and at film festivals internationally including European Media Arts Festival (Germany), London Film Festival, Media City Film Festival (Canada) and the Smithsonian African American film festival (USA). Solo exhibitions include The High Line (New York), Mercer Union (Toronto), LUX (London) and Jerwood Arts (London). She was awarded the Foundwork Artist Prize (2021) and the Berwick New Cinema Award (2019).

Grace Ndiritu is a British-Kenyan filmmaker and visual artist whose artworks are concerned with the transformation of our contemporary world. Her work is housed in museum collections such as Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The British Council, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Modern Art Museum Warsaw. Recent exhibitions include the British Art Show (2021/2022), Kunsthal Gent (2021) and Nottingham Contemporary (2021). Her debut short film Black Beauty (2021) was screened at 72nd Berlinale Film Festival (2022), FID Marseille (2021) and 16th Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival (2021). Upcoming exhibitions include a mid-career survey at SMAK, Ghent, Belgium in 2023.

Morgan Quaintance is a London-based artist and writer. His moving image work has been shown and exhibited widely at festivals and institutions including MoMA (New York), McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (San Francisco), Konsthall C (Sweden), David Dale (Glasgow), European Media Art Festival (Germany), Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (Scotland), Images Festival (Toronto), International Film Festival Rotterdam and Third Horizon Film Festival (Miami). He is the recipient of the 2022 ARTE Award at Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, the 2021 Jean Vigo Prize for Best Director at Punto de Vista in Spain, and the 2021 UK Short Film Award at Open City Documentary Film Festival, London.

Rosa-Johan Uddoh is an interdisciplinary artist inspired by Black feminist practice and writing. Solo exhibitions include Stuart Hall Library (London), Bluecoat Gallery (Liverpool), Focal Point Gallery (Southend-on-Sea) and Destiny’s Atelier (Oslo). Group shows include Workplace Gallery (London), Pioneer Works (New York), 68 Institute (Copenhagen) and EXILE (Vienna). Her work is in collections including the Arts Council Collection. She won the Artquest Peer Forum Award at Camden Arts Centre, received a Sarabande: Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation Scholarship - selected by Nick Night (OBE) and is a New Contemporaries Artist.

Alberta Whittle is an artist, researcher and curator. She was awarded a Turner Bursary, the Frieze Artist Award, and a Henry Moore Foundation Artist Award in 2020. She is Margaret Tait Award winner (2018/9). Alberta has exhibited and performed in various solo and group shows including Gothenburg Biennale, Lisson Gallery (London), Liverpool Biennial, Art Night London, British Art Show, Glasgow International Festival, Eastside Projects (Birmingham), GoMA (Glasgow), the National Galleries of Scotland, 13th Havana Biennale (Cuba), The Showroom (London) and the Apartheid Museum (Johannesburg). Her work has been acquired for the UK National Collections, The Scottish National Gallery Collections, Glasgow Museums Collections and The Contemporary Art Research Collection at Edinburgh College of Art.

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