Exhibition: 20 May - 31 October

Tom Hammick

An onsite and online exhibition of new opera-inspired works by Glyndebourne Associate Artist 2021-22.

‘What is it that brings this work together, beyond my synesthetic responses to the deep romantic passions of love and loss that repeatedly flow out of operatic librettos and music? I have explored these attempted pictorial equivalents in the conversely static mediums of woodcut, etching and a few paintings, all made in response to a couple of seasons of programming in 2020 and 2021.

‘How can I possibly compete with music and the human voice, with the conjuring tricks of stage light, and the drama of lives lived to extremis unfolding through choreography? It has been such a delicious thing to try and do nevertheless, and to have this space to show you the results of my efforts.’

– Tom Hammick

Tom Hammick is Glyndebourne’s Associate Artist for 2021-2022. Hammick (b.1963) is a British painter and printmaker. Hailed as a ‘visionary artist’, Hammick’s works are informed by a reverence for opera, nature, poetry, cinema and myth, woven together with personal memory, and his mesmeric use of colour, vivid outlines and expressive mark-making.

This major exhibition of opera inspired woodcuts, etchings and paintings marks the first of two festival exhibitions by Hammick and is presented both online and in Gallery 94 at Glyndebourne. All the woodcuts and etchings are made by Hammick in his studio in small editions. Each impression has unique variations in colouring and patination, which results in an image that, while using the same printing plates, remains unique. These are termed ‘editions variable’.

This exhibition has been curated by Nerissa Taysom. To download a PDF list of works, please click here.

All framed works are sold as described. They are framed using non-reflective Artglass, float mounts and stained oak frames. Our recommended frame is Ochre Framing. Please enquire for further information about the exhibition or to discuss bespoke framing – nerissa.taysom@glyndebourne.com.


The Unending Sky, 2020
Oil on canvas
200 x 150 cm
Signed verso

£42,000.00

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Tristan’s Fire, 2020
Oil on canvas
91 x 121 cm
Signed verso

£14,400.00

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Nightfire, 2020
Oil on canvas board
30 x 24 cm
Signed verso

£4,560.00
Framed in a black stained oak frame.

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Terrestrial, 2017
Edition Variable Reduction Woodcut
E.V 11/16
125 x 152 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£23,358.00
Framed in a black stained oak frame.

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Liebestod, 2020
Edition variable reduction woodcut
E.V. 3/10
167 x 100 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£9,600.00

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Underworld (An Escape), 2020
Edition Variable Reduction Woodcut
E.V 2/9
118 x 199 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£13,200.00

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Tristan’s Fire, 2020
Edition Variable Reduction Woodcut
E.V 9/14
102 x 142 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£4,800.00

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Tamino in the Wilderness, 2020
Edition Variable Reduction Woodcut
E.V 11/14
119 x 89 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£6,000.00

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Konstanze at the Window, 2020
Edition Variable Reduction Woodcut
E.V 6/15
121.4 x 87.5 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£5,040.00

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Konstanze’s Freedom, 2020
Edition Variable Reduction Woodcut
E.V 7/15
97 x 141 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£5,040.00

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My Love, My Love, 2020
Edition Variable Reduction Woodcut
E.V 2/15
150 x 121 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£9,600.00

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Guide Me Oh Moon, Anne Trulove and the Rake, 2020
Edition Variable Reduction Woodcut
E.V 3/15
150 x 121 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£9,600.00

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Káťa’s Kiss, 2020
Edition Variable Reduction Woodcut
E.V 2/15
102 x 76 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£4,080.00

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All Men are the Same, 2020
Edition Variable Reduction Woodcut
E.V 6/16
59.5 x 91 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£3,600.00

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Waves of the Soul, 2020
Edition Variable Reduction Woodcut
E.V 3/16
59.5 x 91 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£3,600.00

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Extravagance and Desperation, 2021
Edition Variable Reduction Woodcut
E.V 4/15
60 x 91 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£2,880.00

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Fiorilla’s Lookout, 2021
Edition Variable Reduction Woodcut
E.V 4/20
60 x 45 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£1,200.00

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Sailaway, 2021
Edition Variable Reduction Woodcut
E.V 4/20
60 x 45 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£1,200.00

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Anne Trulove and her Rake, 2021
Etching, aquatint & chine collé
E.V 3/35
58.5 x 45.5 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£998.00

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Konstanze’s Lookout, 2021
Etching, aquatint & chine collé
E.V 5/35
58.5 x 45.5 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£998.00

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Leonora’s Courage, 2021
Etching, aquatint & chine collé
E.V 2/35
58.5 x 45.5 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£998.00

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My Love, My Love, 2021
Etching, aquatint & chine collé
E.V 2/35
58.5 x 45.5 cm
Signed, dated and numbered

£998.00

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Images © Tom Hammick. All rights reserved, DACS 2021

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