Tate Britain Workshop

Paul Nash: A Modernist Family Tree

Collage of newspaper cuttings showing two figures embracing
Created by Paul Nash for Edward Burra 
© Tate


Take a journey through Paul Nash’s life with art historian Sarah Fill

An opportunity to delve into the networks, connections and relationships of Paul Nash through his exhibited work, archive material and letters.

Beginning in the Taylor Digital Studio, Sarah Fill introduces her extensive research and interest into the work of Paul Nash revealing his use of letter writing and collage to form and maintain relationships that subsequently influenced his practice and the work of his peers. The session moves into the Library & Archive Study Room where you can probe his early and sustained relationships with artists such as Edward Burra, Cecil Collins and Eileen Agar. Focus is also given to Nash’s involvement in the short-lived modernist group Unit One, which attempted the challenging task of connecting contemporary British artists. Investigating the archives offers insight into the many sides of Paul Nash. As he transforms from satirist to solemn romantic, student to mentor, you will hopefully develop a fresh perspective on both the man and his work.

Your ticket includes a study session with art historian Sarah Fill, a tailored experience with selected Nash archive material and entry to the Paul Nash exhibition.



Sarah Fill is a freelance writer and art historian whose research focuses on Paul Nash.

Tate Britain

Taylor Digital Studio

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit


25 February 2017 at 10.30–13.00

25 February 2017 at 14.00–16.30