Matthew Robins is an interdisciplinary artist from Cornwall. His innovative practice encompasses music, animation, performance, sculpture, puppetry, and drawing. Robins’s work has been performed and exhibited at many diverse institutions including the V&A, the BBC, the Natural History Museum, the Barbican, the BFI, and the National Theatre. As a filmmaker Robins has collaborated with artists including Slade, Tori Amos, Phil Collins, and multiple times with Yusuf / Cat Stevens, Passenger, Dumbworld, and Opera North. His collaborations with Tom Wells include the musical, “Drip”, and the play “Broken Biscuits”.
His work is in the collections of the Tate and the Science Museum, London.
Robins’s has toured his live show extensively, performing home-made folklore with his band - an ever-evolving collection of songs and stories about monsters, death, love, death, and the sea. Combining puppetry, live animations and music the show also includes audience competitive craft (with prizes) and made-up games. Equally at home in comedy clubs, festivals, galleries, radio, and theatres, Robins has had residencies at the Barbican and the National Theatre. Previously he has been associate artist for Duckie and Little Angel Theatre, and his work for children includes Something Very Far Away and an adaptation of Ted Hughes’s The Iron Man (both for Unicorn Theatre).