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Paul Nash Artists' Study Afternoon

9 June / 1-4pm / £10/£8 concessions Limited number of FREE places available for students. Pre-booked tickets only / Education Studio

Dr Rachel Smith, Assistant Curator of Modern British Art, Tate will chair a discursive afternoon with artists Claire Bayliss, Desmond Brett and Nicholas Brooks to reflect on the different ways they have worked from, or in response to, Paul Nash.

About the Contributors: 

Rachel Smith
Rachel Smith is Assistant Curator of Modern British Art at Tate Britain and an Affiliate Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Cambridge. In 2015 she completed an AHRC-funded doctoral award on the reinterpretation of Cubist and Constructivist art movements in the work of artists living in St Ives, Cornwall during and immediately following the Second World War, which led to a co-curated exhibition, International Exchanges 1915-65 (Tate St Ives, 2014). From 2015 to 2016 she was the first Curator of the Heong Gallery at Downing College, Cambridge, where exhibitions included Generation Painting 1955-65  (spring 2016), Ai Weiwei (summer 2016) and Portraits of Place (autumn 2016). She retains an active interest in the reinterpretation of modern art movements to personal circumstances and local concerns in modern and contemporary work. At Tate Britain she is currently working an exhibition that will show British, French and German responses to war, memorialisation and reconstruction in the decade following 1918.

Claire Bayliss
Claire Bayliss studied BA Fine Art Printmaking at Norwich School of Art and Design, graduating in 2008 and MA Fine Art Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2010. She was awarded the Stanley Picker Fellowship 2010-11. She has exhibited at various galleries including the Jerwood and had a solo show at Outpost gallery. From September 2013, Bayliss undertook a year long residency at Malborough College, Wiltshire. Bayliss lives and works in Norfolk, her work and writing has been informed by Paul Nash and the English landscape. 

Nicholas Brooks 
Nicholas Brooks is a London based artist working across film, sculpture and installation.
He graduated from the Slade in 2011 and has since had shown his work at MOT, V22, Vitrine, Bold Tendencies and the Jerwood Space among others. 
His films have been screened internationally at venues such as the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Rotterdam and Berlinale film festivals, Reina Sofia Madrid, and in the UK, Serpentine Cinema, Whitechapel Gallery, and Nottingham Contemporary among others.
He has been a lecturer at The Cass School of Art Architecture and Design, and visiting lecturer at The Architectural Association, Slade School of Fine Art and Central Saint Martins.

Desmond Brett 
Desmond Brett is an artist, and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art (Sculpture) at Norwich University of the Arts. He is currently studying for a PhD in Sculpture, at the Royal College of Art and gained his MFA and BA from The Slade School of Fine Art. Recent exhibitions include Thought Positions, Huddersfield Gallery (2015), Headless in a Beat Motel, York College Gallery (2015), Groundbound at The Minories Gallery, Colchester (2013).  

Image Credit: Claire Bayliss, Nash Object, 2009

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