Venue address: The Mill Studio, New House Farm Barns, Ford Lane, Arundel BN18 0EF
Award winning painter/printmaker Tom Hammick studied art history at Manchester University (1982-85), and Camberwell School of Art, London (1987-92) gaining a degree in Fine Art and an MA in Printmaking. He is currently senior lecturer in Fine Art, Painting & Printmaking at University of Brighton.
In 2019 Tom Hammick collaborated with award winning writer Adam Nicolson on "The Making of Poetry". The book looks at an important year (1797-8) in the Quantock Hills, Somerset, when Coleridge and Wordsworth created some of their seminal works. Tom Hammick created 35 reduction woodcuts to illustrate the book, using wood cut from the Quantock Hills.
He received a Winston Churchill Fellowship (1998), a Robert Fraser Award (1999) and was a prizewinner in The Sussex Open (2003) and also the Jerwood Prize (2004). He won the Monotype Prize at Originals 09, London (2007), The Nexus Prize (2009) and the V&A Award at the International Print Bienalle, Newcastle (2016).
In recent years he has been Artist in Residence at Aldeburgh Music Festival, Snape Maltings (2018); Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen (2017); the ENO, London (2014 & 2015); St. John's Printshop, St. John's, New Foundland, Canada (2014); International Scuola de Grafica, Venice, Italy (2014); Glyndebourne (2007, 2009 & 2010); and Charleston (2008).
His original print output includes etching (with acquatint, chin-colle, sugalift), reduction woodcut sometimes with hand colouring and often in "edition variable". His solo shows include Lyndsay Ingram, London; Flowers (London and New York); Galerie Prodromus, Paris; The Eagle Gallery, London; Brighton Museum; The Redfern Gallery, London; Terrestial, Northern Print, Newcastle; Atlantic Provinces, Paul Kane, Dublin, Ireland; and Studio 21, N.S. Canada.
Zimmer Stewart Gallery have shown his work since 2004, most notably in 2011 in the ‘Out Of Drawing’ exhibition where Tom Hammick and two of his students, Betsy Dadd and Laura Carlin, showed a selection of drawings.
During the Festival and Gallery Trail we will have copies of the special deluxe edition book ‘Wall, Window, World’ which comes with a three part etching ‘Fallout’ presented in an embossed box case. This book published in 2015, with text by Julian Bell, is the first to explore in depth Hammick’s work processes, imagery and career to date.
Julian Bell argues that Tom Hammick’s work constitutes one of the richest imaginative achievements in late 20th and early 21st century British Art.
His work has been in many group shows including The Hunting Prize, Royal College of Art, London (1997,2002,2003,2004); Jerwood Drawing Prize (2000, 2001, 2004); The Royal Academy Summer Show (2004, 2005, 2008 to 2017 inc).
He was shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize (2011, 2012 & 2013) and the Daiwa Foundation Prize (2012). His work is held in various public and private collections worldwide, including The British Museum; The Library of Congress Print Collection, USA; Yale Centre for British Art, USA, Deutsche Bank; De Beers; ING Barings; Arthur Anderson; British Arts Council and The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Tel: 07901 677933