In Conversation: Tom Hammick and Adam Nicolson
British artist Tom Hammick has described landscape in his work as a metaphor to explore an “imaginary and mythological dreamscape." Drawing from a wide range of sources, from Japanese woodblock prints to Northern European Romantic painting and contemporary cinema, Hammick’s depictions of isolated human dwellings grounded in uncanny dreamlike settings summon the uneasy atmosphere of a psychologically-charged thriller, or a dystopian suburban nightmare.
To coincide with the exhibition, Flowers Gallery will host a discussion with exhibiting artist, Tom Hammick and writer Adam Nicolson. Please join us on Thursday 26 April, 6-8pm at Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, London.
Tom Hammick (b.1963) is a British painter and printmaker, based in East Sussex and London, UK. He was the winner of the V&A Prize at the International Print Biennale, Newcastle, UK in 2016, and the print Violetta and Alfredo’s Escape, 2016, was acquired by the V&A. Hammick has work in many major public and corporate collections including the British Museum (Collection of Prints and Drawings); Bibliotheque Nationale de France (Collection of Prints and Drawings); Deutsche Bank; The Library of Congress, Washington DC; The New York Public Library; Towner Gallery and Museum, Eastbourne; V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum); Yale Centre for British Art and Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Adam Nicolson’s many books have ranged across a wide variety of subjects, from Homer and the King James Bible to seabirds and the history of the English landscape. He has written about the Somerset Levels and the Wiltshire chalklands, as well as memoirs of the places that mean most to him: Sissinghurst, Perch Hill, the farm in Sussex where he has lived for the last 25 years, and the Shiant Isles in the Hebrides, a tiny archipelago of three wild islands in the Minch between Skye and Lewis. Their island life, both human and animal, which has entranced Adam for 40 years, formed the basis of his book Sea Room, which describes the last 5,000 years of life on the Shiants, and have also been the jumping-off point for a television series and a book on the fate of the Atlantic seabirds, more than 300,000 of which breed there every summer. He is now working on a study of the year Wordsworth and Coleridge spent together in 1797.
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