About Matt Hulse

Matt Hulse is an artist working with moving image, music, sound, performance, social media, word and community.

In 2013 he completed his second feature film Dummy Jim.

The hybrid documentary was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film (EIFF) and a Tiger Award (IFFR).

In 2014 he toured the film independently throughout Scotland with electronica duo The Twelve Hour FoundationFilm Hub Scotland’s first national tour, the project drew capacity audiences, including remoter areas such as Wick, Portsoy and Glenesk.

In 2013 Matt Hulse was amongst The Future 40, a list of 40 Scottish storytellers that publishers Canongate believes will dominate the next 40 years of creative life in Scotland.

Since 1990 his films have screened at film festivals internationally in 25 different countries. Copies of his films are kept in collections at the National Media Museum (UK), National Library of Scotland and Gallaudet University (Washington DC).

He is developing projects in China, North Korea, USA and across the UK.


Zajia Lab Beijing (2015) ★ Unheard Festival Amsterdam (2011) ★ Nova Cinema Brussels (2008) ★ ICA London (London Short Film Festival) (2007) ★ Festival International du Film de La Rochelle (2005) ★ Art Institute Chicago (Gene Siskel Film Centre) (2004) ★ MACBA Barcelona (L’Alternativa) (2003) ★ Centre for Contemporary Art Warsaw (Kinolab) (2003) ★ Filmfest Dresden (2002)


Hoppe-Ritter Teamwork Award 21st Stuttgart Filmwinter (2008) ★ Kodak Animation Award San Francisco Art Institute Film Festival (2004) ★ Special Award for Film Split Festival of New Film (2001) ★ Best Experimental Film Melbourne International Film Festival (2001) ★ SAC Creative Scotland Award (2001) ★ First Prize (Video Section) Transmediale Berlin (1999) ★ Fox Searchlight Best British Short Film (1998) ★ Scottish BAFTA™ New Talent Award Best Achievement (1998)


Better To Wear Out Shoes Than Sheets – Gymnasium Gallery (Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2013) ★ From Gatehouse to Winehouse: Inside the Artist’s Workplace – Cameron Art Museum Wilmington NC (2012) ★ Dog Park – G Gallery Houston USA (2012) ★ Aller À Ouessant: Vidéo Sur L’Ile # 2 – Brest (2010) ★ Follow a Thread (Six Contemporary Responses to Tapestry) – Dovecot Edinburgh & Tour (2009) ★ Running Time: Artists Film in Scotland 1960 to Now – Dean Gallery Edinburgh (2009) ★ Figuring Landscapes: Artists’ Moving Image from UK & Australia – International Touring Exhibition (2009) ★ Let Me Show You Some Things – CCA Glasgow (2008) ★ Undercover Surrealism – Hayward Gallery London (2006) ★ A Century of Artists’ Film in Britain – Tate Britain London (2003) ★ Fabula – UK National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (2003)


The Audible Picture Show (founded 2003, ongoing) International touring show of audio works by a diversity of visual artists, sound artists, film makers, animators, writers, radio makers and musicians, presented in cinemas. 

FilmCraft (January 2009) Events & screenings exploring relationships between craft & the moving image, with particular emphasis on textiles.

Sign Language Cinema (2002-3 & 2006) Journeys into deaf moving image culture, with films, talks, presentations & events at Edinburgh Filmhouse & Glasgow Film Theatre.

The Sound of Loozak (2001) Audio pieces by a diversity of makers installed in the public toilets of The Arches, Glasgow.


Matt was artist in residence at Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw 2004) Wooda Arts (North Cornwall 2009) and Cucalorus Film Festival (Wilmington NC 2012).

Amongst many other publications, Time Out’s 1000 Films to Change Your Life (edited by Simon Cropper 2006) and A History of Experimental Film & Video (A.L.Rees 1999) have featured his work.

He collaborated with composer Max Richter, creating film projection for live performances of The Blue Notebooks and Richter’s recomposition of Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ for Deutsche Grammophon.

He also created digital film projections for the Scottish Clarinet Quartet.

Matt has worked as a multi-screen club projectionist, an ad-hoc tutor in experimental film, a freelance textile designer for fashion and furnishing (Europe, Japan and USA), a voice-over artist and created soundtracks for several award-winning films.

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Last Updated April 2015