Tom Hammick in conversation with Ivan Samarine
Saturday 8 October 3.30pm for 4pm.
Tickets: £5 from Sladers Yard.
Numbers are limited. Please phone 01308 459551 to book.
Surrounded by his thrilling exhibition of sea paintings and works on paper, Tom Hammick will show slides of work by his artistic heroes and talk with Ivan Samarine about art in general as well as his own work, techniques and ideas. The show he has curated at the Towner Gallery Eastbourne entitled Towards Night features 60 of those heroes exploring the nocturnal, including Samuel Palmer, Blake, Constable, Caspar David Friedrich, Munch, Chagall and Peter Doig. Tom Hammick is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Painting and Printmaking at the University of Brighton and Visiting Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Ulster and at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University).
Also an aficionado of the Northern Romantic tradition, Ivan Samarine, director of the Russian Art Consultancy in London, is a name well known to those interested in Russian art. For years he ran the Russian department at Sotheby’s with his late business partner John Stuart, where they built up the Russian market and raised the international profile of Russian art. Ivan advises, deals and consults on Russian Art as well as writing books and putting together auctions and exhibitions.