The Marksman is a public house and dining room, but it's also a place where different kinds of events take place - from our Cookbook Dinner series, to our annual feasting dinner followed by music on New Year's Eve or a once-a-year supper for Burns Night in honour of the Scottish poet Robert Burns.
A Cookbook Dinner with Tom Adams
When: 24th October 2017.
What: Hosting the evening with Tom and Jon, Adams will create a menu from Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking and Curing, by Michael Ruhlman.
This is a ticketed event priced at £90 per person for a set menu accompanied by a full drink pairing and including service charge. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate dietary requirements on this occasion due to the nature of a set menu. Please note the full cost of the ticket is payable at the point of reservation. To book your ticket, please visit the Contact section of our website.
Tom Ellis Residency - Leaving and Staying
When: Autumn 2017 to Spring 2018 - Part 1 from October to mid-November.
What: A 6-month residency in our Dining Room by London-based artist Tom Ellis.
The Marksman setting resonates strongly for both the production and the display of Ellis's work. Inspired by the enigmatic and often earthy scenes of daily life such as those found in the paintings of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish masters Adriaen Brouwer, Johannes Vermeer and David Teniers the Younger, Ellis is fascinated by the challenge of presenting his paintings in unorthodox and 'aesthetically complex spaces' outside the empty 'white-cube' gallery. Describing his approach, Ellis asks: 'In the endless layers of the digital age, can the opaque and endlessly re-emulsioned white wall still lay claim to be the primary ideal setting for the presentation of contemporary painting? Perhaps a borderless, non-prescriptive backdrop has become the new ideal, one that acknowledges the complexity and co-existence of things.'
The launch of the Marksman's inaugural residency is marked by an exhibition of selected paintings – Self-portrait Leaving and Staying (2016), Self-portrait Leaving and Staying (red) (2016) The Gypsy Mother (2017), Lunch I (2017) and Full Airs Painter (2017) – with which Ellis opens a discourse about the self, space and art as conversation. Works can be found in the upstairs Dining Room from October through to mid-November 2017.
Tom Ellis lives and works in London. His work includes paintings, sculpture, furniture and works on paper. He has exhibited widely internationally including solo exhibitions at French Riviera, London (2017) the Wallace Collection, London (2016), Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens (2013), MOT International, London (2012, 2011, 2007), Bloomberg Space, London (2011), Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland (2010), SPACE, London (2009), Freight and Volume, New York (2007). He has participated in group exhibitions including Rift, Baltic 39, Newcastle, UK (2014), Eros and Thanatos, Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany (2012), Multiple Takes, 68 Square Metres Art Space, Copenhagen, Denmark (2011), Newspeak: British Art Now, The Saatchi Gallery, London (2010). His work is held in the Saatchi Collection, London; SøR Rusche Collection, Oelde/Berlin; international private collections.