Paul Nash and the Wittenham Clumps Talk, Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire. Saturday 5th October, 2013 at 7.30pm
Discover how the Wittenham Clumps became a rich source of inspiration for Paul Nash. Another chance to see this illustrated talk, sold out at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and at this year's Dorchester Festival. With Christopher Baines.
Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire OX10 7HH
BBC's Countryfile visits Wittenham Clumps
Countryfile visited the Wittenham Clumps recently while making a programme on Oxfordshire. Christopher Baines spoke to Julia Bradbury about Paul Nash and his connection with the landscape. Details of the programme here:www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0391ktg
Art Workshop at the Earth Trust by Landscape Artist Anna Dillon
I would like to pass on a huge thank you to everyone who attended the workshop at The Earth Trust on such a hot and humid day. It was a pleasure to see your work develop over the day and thank you to the Earth Trust for supporting us.
A Crisis of Brilliance Exhibition, Dulwich Picture Gallery, 12th June - 22nd September 2013
Following his book of the same title, David Boyd Haycock is curating the exhibition A Crisis of Brilliance at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London. Paintings by Paul Nash feature alongside work by C.R.W. Nevinson, Stanley Spencer, Mark Gertler, Dora Carrington and David Bomberg who were students together at the Slade School of Art between 1908 and 1912. Their legendary tutor Henry Tonks described the group as the school's last 'crisis of brilliance'. The exhibition runs from 12th June to 22nd September 2013.
Landscape and the Life of Objects by Andrew Causey
Andrew Causey's new book Paul Nash, Landscape and the Life of Objects is published by Lund Humphries, combining up-to-date scholarship with 100 colour images.
Paul Nash: The Clare Neilson Collection, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester to 30th June 2013
A collection of Paul Nash's work amassed by his friend Clare Neilson has recently been gifted to Pallant House Gallery and is on display until 30th June. The collection includes important early wood engravings and etchings, photographs, collage, correspondence and illustrated books.
Paul Nash and the Wittenham Clumps Talk, Dorchester on Thames Festival, Saturday 11th May 2013
Thank you to everyone who came to the Paul Nash and the Wittenham Clumps talk on Saturday 11th May. The talk was sold out and the room was packed to the edges! It was great to speak to so many of you afterwards. Details of any future talks will appear on this website.
Paul Nash in Pictures: Landscape and Dream by James Russell
Paul Nash in Pictures: Landscape and Dream is published by The Mainstone Press. It follows their beautifully produced series of illustrated books on Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden.
The book explores Nash's life, the places and people he knew - and the inspiration behind twenty-two of his oil paintings. A second volume will feature Nash's watercolours.
BBC - Your Paintings
35 paintings by Paul Nash are now online in Your Paintings, a BBC website which aims to show the entire collection of the nation's oil paintings. Growing each month, the site will eventually include around 200,000 paintings. The section on Nash is fascinating as it displays some of his lesser-known works: Visit Link
There is also a good collection of work by John Nash: Visit link
Art Workshops at the Earth Trust
To launch the Paul Nash and the Wittenham Clumps website, three art workshops for adults and families were held at the Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham on Friday 11 March and Saturday 12 March 2011. Participants were taken on a guided walk up the Clumps before creating artworks inspired by Nash's paintings.
We were thrilled with the quality and variety of work produced.
The workshops were supported by the North Wessex Downs AONB Sustainable Development Fund.