Nicky Hamlyn

Nicky Hamlyn UCA Profile

Professor in Experimental Film

Nicky Hamlyn has completed three 16mm films of Gasometers in Edmonton, Tottenham and Hornsey, for which he received production funds from the UCA Research Office. The first two have been shown at Edinburgh and London Film Festivals and in an event in Ramsgate organised by Cathy Rogers, a former KIAD Maidstone MA student. Gasometers 2 was shown at Ann Arbor Film Festival and thereafter in a touring programme of venues in North America. Publications include a catalogue essay for ‘Video’ a show at Evelyn Yard Gallery, London, by Jamie Jenkinson, also a former Maidstone UCA student, and an obituary of Al Rees, former Time Based Media course leader Maidstone from 1988 to 1996, in the Millennium Film Journal. Further recent publications include an essay on the use of black in films by the American filmmaker Stan Brakhage in Stan Brahage: Realm Buster, edited by Esther Leslie and Marco Lori (Birkbeck), published by John Libbey. Nicky is co-editing, with Vicky Smith (PhD UCA) a book on Expanded and Experimental filmmaking, to be published by the BFI in September 2018. He is also making a joint exhibition with four UCA colleagues (Conor Kelly, Moyra Derby, Jost Munster, Joan Key) at Tintype Gallery, Essex Road, London in March 2018. Nicky is currently supervising four PhD students at UCA, as well as running first year film projects and supervising dissertations at Canterbury, also teaching some days on the DFSA course in Farnham and the Fine Art MA in Canterbury.