Tate Britain Course

A Landscape in Letters

Paul Nash, Black and white negative, Avebury stone (double exposure), 1933 © Tate

​Inspired by the extensive archive material surrounding Paul Nash’s life and work, we will explore and create landscapes – real and imagined, ancient and modern – through our writing. Drifting through the Paul Nash exhibition and Tate’s extensive archival holdings we will use Nash’s photographs, letters, papers and more as a launch pad to investigate new strategies for writing about landscape, memory and myth.

Course participants will work as a group and individually on new poetry, prose, letters and textual fragments. Writing will include pieces in class and a longer-range project with an opportunity for participants to present their work-in-progress at the course’s end.

Justin Hopper is an American writer based in the UK. Recent audio-poetry works exploring archives include commissions by Spill Festival and Estuary Festival, and the poetry CD, I Made Some Low Inquiries. His book about the mystical South Downs, The Old Weird Albion, is due from Penned In The Margins in 2017.

Tate Britain

Duffield Room

Please use the Clore entrance

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit


Every Friday at 18.45–20.45

10 February – 10 March 2017