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.
bookRoom has been engaged with critical research, curating, publishing and teaching for over 10 years through a number of interrelated activities; Phd research, conferences, exhibitions, an artist books collection.
bookRoom has become a significant platform for experimentation, conceptualisation, materialisation, and dissemination of published material on the interplay between electronic and print culture in the post digital age (2 anthologies/surveys of writings by key international practitioners and thinkers /the book is alive ! (2012), Code X (2015), one publication on working with archive and art activism / RISE WITH YOUR CLASS (2016) and 8 artists publications by UCA researchers and invited artists.
bookRoom has involved members of staff across UCA including: James Trafford (School of Communication Design), Simon Aeppli (School of Film, Media & Performing Arts) and Rob Mcdonald (School of Further Education).
Nicky Hamlyn, Professor of Experimental Film, participated in ‘TO THE FILMIC’ at Ramsgate Music Hall in March. Curated by Analogue Ensemble who curate a programme of experimental and expanded cinema ‘TO THE FILMIC’ explores the moment in which tactile space becomes a photographic image via moving image technologies and processes, challenging the movement and labor …
The School of Fine Art and Photography Research Centre presents: The public professorial inaugural lecture programme 2018-19
Tuesday 23rd October
11.30 AM – 12.30 PM
Cragg Lecture Theatre, Canterbury Campus
Professor Nicky Hamlyn will show and discuss the various site specific films and installations he has made since 2000. This will be accompanied by 16mm original work and documentation …
A collaboration between Moyra Derby, Nicky Hamlyn, Conor Kelly, Joan Key, and Jost Münster.
Between 27 February and 1 March 2017, the Herbert Read Gallery at UCA Canterbury was used to develop an install event ‘stop gap’ operating around the boundaries of still and moving image, considering framing and spacing as a shared context, particularly the …