‘It started with a simple notion and a play on words: What if Hull was really Hollywood and the people of Hull were film stars? We’d have our own Hollywood but in Hull, Hullywood!
I had been thinking about using Hull as a movie set and playground for making work both as a creative space but also as an exhibiting space for a long time. I wanted to create a project and body of work that involved the people of Hull as participants and collaborators in a playful way whilst allowing me to create photographs that people would enjoy looking at and engage with. Creating Hullywood as a concept and showcasing the work as part of ‘The Made in Hull’ opening event makes perfect sense.
The people of Hull and East Yorkshire have really taken Hullywood to their hearts and their enthusiasm, wit and creativity has been truly amazing ‘.