Nicky Hamlyn studied fine art at Reading University. His films have been shown at venues and screenings around the world. His book Film Art Phenomena (2003), a survey of experimental film and video, was published by the British Film Institute. His is a senior lecture in Video Arts Production and Visual Theory at the University for Creative Arts, Maidstone, UK and visiting lecture at the Royal College of Art, London, UK. He wrote an essay on the American filmmaker Stan Brakhage's Roman Numeral films in David James (ed), Stan Brakhage: an American Filmmaker, Temple University Press, 2004.