Exhibition: 20 May - 7 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

Video – Watch an interview with 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.

Header image © Tom Hammick. All rights reserved, DACS 2021

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