Matthew Talbot-Kelly

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Matthew Talbot-Kelly
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Born1963 (age 60–61)
Dublin, Ireland
EducationBachelor of Architecture
Alma materCarleton University
  • Mixed media artist
  • Filmmaker
  • Exhibition designer
  • Architect
  • Richard Giles Talbot-Kelly (father)

Matthew Talbot-Kelly (born 1963) is a mixed media artist, filmmaker, exhibition designer, and architect based in the Pacific Northwest of Canada.

Life and career

Matthew Talbot-Kelly was born in Dublin and grew up in Toronto. He received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1990 from Carleton University in Ottawa. He works in the visual effects and animation industries.

In 2004 he returned to Ireland and founded Glimpse Digital Ireland and then in 2008 Glimpse Digital Canada. In Dublin he produced and directed his first short film, Blind Man’s Eye (2007). This film is a hybrid of 2D and 3D computer animation and filmed physical model elements. It is the story of old blind man who takes a seat on a bench by a river and reminisces.[1] Blind Man's Eye was in the Short Film competition (Corto Cortissimo) at the 64th Venice International Film Festival.[2] It was also shown at at the 35th Telluride Film Festival of 2008.[3]

In 2010 Talbot-Kelly produced and directed his second short film The Trembling Veil of Bones (2010). A co-production between the Irish Film Board (IFB, now known as Screen Ireland) and The National Film Board of Canada (NFB). It tells the story of a watchmaker who receives a mysterious box delivered by a centaur postman that sends him on a journey across the city. [4] It won Leo Awards in Best Musical Score in an Animation Program or Series and Best Direction/Storyboarding in an Animation Program or Series. It also won Best Animated Short at Victoria Film Festival in 2011. [5]

In 2010 Talbot-Kelly founded the app company Moving Tales which produces multi-lingual, interactive, animated storytelling apps and audio ebooks.[6]

Since 2012, Talbot-Kelly has been pursuing an artistic practice focused on physical installations.[7]


Talbot-Kelly comes from a long line of nomadic artists.[8]

Talbot-Kelly's father was Richard Giles Talbot-Kelly (England, 1929-2006) who moved to Ireland in the 1950's and set up the first design consultancy there. He was also a founder member of the Institute of Creative Advertising (1958).[9][10] He later moved to Ontario, Canada, where he became third director of the School of Design at Sheridan.[11]

His grandfather was the painter, Richard Barrett Talbot-Kelly (1896–1971), and his great grandfather was the painter Robert George Talbot Kelly 1861–1934).

Moving back and forth between Vancouver and Dublin, Talbot-Kelly raised three children with the artist, writer, gardener Jacqueline O Rogers.


Public 11 Throughput, ‘The Bedlam Stage Nomadic Multimedia Performance Space', Editors: Marc de Guerre and Kathleen Pirrie Adams, Spring 1995, ISSN 0845-4450[12]

In the media



  1. Bendazzi, Giannalberto (November 2015). Animation: A World History. CRC Press. p. 96. ISBN 9781138854826. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  2. Clarke, Donald (August 2007). "Irish films for Venice, Montreal". The Irish Times. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  3. "35th Telluride Film Festival" (PDF). Telluride Film Festival. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  4. "The Trembling Veil of Bones". Screen Ireland. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  5. "Our Collection". National Film Board of Canada. NFB. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  6. MacManus, Richard (September 2010). "Moving Tales: Do Animated eBooks Have a Future?". The New York TImes. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  7. Talbot-Kelly, Matthew. "The (n)Atrocity Exhibition – a house crash for the rest of us". Burrard Arts Foundation.
  8. "The Talbot Kelly Creative Lineage". Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  9. "About ICAD". Institute of Creative Advertising and Design. ICAD. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  10. "Master typographer and designer". The Irish Times. June 2001. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  11. Talbot-Kelly, Giles. "GDC Fellow". Graphic Designers of Canada. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  12. Public 11 Throughput. Public. Spring 1995. Retrieved 5 June 2020.

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