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Heather Phillipson wins 2016 Jarman Award | 29-Nov-16

Heather Phillipson has won the annual Film London Jarman Award, announced at a special event at London's Whitechapel Gallery. She receives £10,000 prize money, as well as a commission for Channel 4's Random Acts strand.

Heather Phillipson was chosen from a distinguished and female-dominated shortlist of artists featuring Sophia Al Maria, Cécile B. Evans, Shona Illingworth, Mikhail Karikis and Rachel Maclean. All six artists will receive a film commission for Channel 4's short-form arts strand Random Acts.

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission said: "We're delighted to announce Heather Phillipson as this year's winner of the Jarman Award for a body of work that is complex, anarchic and deftly views global events through a very personal lens. She collages images, sounds and words with the sense of pacing and rhythm as you might expect from someone who is also a poet and musician."

Read more about this on Film London and read an interview with Heather in The Guardian


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