The 2010 Jarman Award was presented, by Film London and Channel 4, in association with the Whitechapel Gallery, to Emily Wardill at a special event at London's Whitechapel Gallery on Tuesday 5 October 2010.
Wardill was selected from a shortlist which included Spartacus Chetwynd, Ben Rivers and Zineb Sedira.
The Jarman Award jury said of Wardill:
"A formally daring film-maker, Wardill has produced a bold range of highly experimental and fiercely intelligent yet accessible works. Her most recent feature length film, Game Keepers Without Game, confidently unpacks clichéd ideas about realist television and melodramatic convention."
Emily Wardill has exhibited in Britain and abroad extensively. Solo projects include exhibitions at The Showroom, London (2009), ICA, London (2008), Fortescue Avenue / Jonathan Viner, London (2005, 2006), STANDARD (OSLO) (2008) and the performance event 'The Feast Against Nature', at PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York (2004). In 2006 Wardill featured in the Art Now Lightbox programme at Tate Britain, her films have been screened at film festivals internationally, including Oberhausen, The New York Film Festival and the London Film Festival. She will also be a part of the major new Hayward touring show 'British Art Show 7'. Emily Wardill is a Senior Lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art.
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