Top 10 – Outlandish Turner Prize Nominees

10. Derek Jarman – Nominated, 1986

Derek Jarman turner prize nominee

Some may well have forgotten that the great Derek Jarman was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1986, primarily for his achievements as a filmmaker, and in particular for his work Caravaggio. The relationship between film and painting continued to be central to Jarman’s work up until his death; the non-narrative flow of imagery and improvisatory collage-like quality of Jarman’s films was more suggestive of the painterly than the cinematic.