ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tom Hammick was born in 1963 in Tidworth, England. His prints and paintings have equal importance in his practice. Each process feeds the other, both informed by drawings, photographs and newspaper cuttings as source materials.
He has degrees in Art History from the University of Manchester, 1982-1985. He then became a trainee Stone Mason, working on Salisbury Cathedral and in 1987 went to Camberwell to Study Fine Art. Between 1991 and 1999, Hammick was represented by The Redfern Gallery, London.
From 2000-2002, he studied MA Printmaking at Camberwell. Since 2002, Hammick has worked as an artist making paintings and prints. His work is underpinned by drawing. Tom Hammick is now represented by The Eagle Gallery in London, Paul Kane Gallery in Dublin, and Page and Strange in Canada.
He has had over 40 solo shows internationally to date and his work is represented in several major museum collections such as the British Museum and The Yale Centre for British Art. His current exhibition is at Galerie Prodromus in Paris.
He also works as a lecturer at the University of Brighton. www.tomhammick.com
ABOUT THE WORK
ABOUT THE AREA
Glyncorrwg was once an important coal mining centre in the small beautiful Corrwg valley just off the Afan Valley. Following the demise of the coal industry in the locality, the local community took advantage of the wonderful scenery and complemented it with a series of ponds along the narrow valley floor.
Set amidst the 9,000 acres of the Afan Forest Park, Glyncorrwg Ponds and the surrounding countryside offer excellent trout fishing, coarse fishing, and canoeing as well as top-class mountain biking, cycling and walking.
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