Joined Mar 2017
Matthew Robins is an artist and musician from the West Country. Matthew currently runs a small arts studio in London, creating bespoke animations and puppets for the theatre and film industry, as well as touring with his own music-based live performance art.
Matthew's films are hand-made stop-motion animations, mostly working with cut-out paper, drawing, cardboard, and papier-mache. Commissioned work is developed through conversations and usually takes shape over a couple of months. If you're looking to have something finished by next week I might not be the right artist for you, but if you like my work and would like to chat about a project please get in touch.
In 2020 Opera North commissioned Matthew to create a major new animated adaption of La Boheme. This project, beginning with "La Petite Boheme" - directed and animated by Matthew, was premiered at Christmas 2020.
Previously Matthew has made stop-motion films for musicians and artists including Cat Stevens, Passenger, Tori Amos (The Light Princess), Phil Collins (Tomorrow is Always Too Long), Sivu, and Led Bib. An installation of his animations and mechanical puppet shows are on permanent display in the Science Museum in London. Matthew has performed at the Tate and the V&A, and has made theatre shows for The Barbican Theatre, The National Theatre, and directed and designed an adaption of Ted Hughes story "The Iron Man" for the Unicorn Theatre in London Bridge. Matthew recently co-wrote the musical "Drip" with the playwright, Tom Wells.
- Art Direction
- Content Development
- Creative Direction
- Hand Lettering
- Stop Motion Animation