The making of poetry exhibition

Date: 1 July - 27 July 2019

For their summer exhibition from June 2019, Zimmer Stewart Gallery is pleased to present a mixed exhibition with a special focus on the prints produced over the last few years by award winning Sussex based artist, Tom Hammick.

This year Tom Hammick has collaborated with the writer Adam Nicolson on a book, “The Making of Poetry”. Inspired by Nicolson’s text on Wordsworth & Coleridge, Hammick has created a new series of original woodcuts to illustrate this very special publication.

2020 will be the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birth and this book by bestselling and award-winning writer, Adam Nicolson tells the story, almost day by day, of the year in the late 1790s that Coleridge, Wordsworth, his sister Dorothy and an ever-shifting cast of friends, dependants and acolytes spent together in the Quantock Hills in Somerset.

To a degree never shown before, “The Making of Poetry” explores the idea that these poems came from this place, and that only by experiencing the physical circumstance of the year, in all weathers and all seasons, at night and at dawn, in sunlit reverie and moonlit walks, can the genesis of the poetry start to be understood.

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