Tom Hammick is the creator of paintings, woodcuts, prints, drawings, monotypes and tapestries. His subjects have included the deep North, lunar voyages, boats and bodies of water, the night, forests—all of which are characterized by silence and stillness. Kate is writing a literary history of silence and editing an anthology of poems about silence. In their conversations they will discuss the creation, significance and history of silence in painting and poetry, juxtaposing pictures and texts in a mutually illuminating way. The conversations will focus on (1) The Silent Vision (2) The Colour of Silence and (3) Silence & Perspective.
This Visiting Fellowship will not take place physically in Oxford due to current lockdown and government guidance. Tom Hammick will therefore be joining us remotely to offer a series of events and activities that link to other projects and work they are undertaking at this time.
Tom Hammick is part of the Humanities Cultural Programme project Silence, Painting and Poetry.
Professor Kate McLoughlin
Professor of English Literature
English Faculty, Harris Manchester College