Poppy Nash is a textile Artist working between Margate, London and Glasgow.  Incorporating text within her hand-printed fabrics, she creates works that are both decorative and useful in the form of clothing, curtains, duvet covers and banners, bridging the gap between domestic and public spheres. Poppy realises the power of material to speak to people and effect change: a dress becomes a protest placard, a duvet cover, a meditation on life, and curtains, a source of strength for a community. Drawing on a long history of female storytelling through textiles, Poppy reclaims craft as a legitimate form of artmaking and explores its potential to connect communities and artists. In her work speech and silence collapse to create a new visual and tactile language, which can be worn by all. 

Having exhibited extensively across the UK, Poppy has delivered public commissions with Tate, Shape Arts and National Disability Arts Collection & Archive; as well as developing community focused projects such as with Boghall Community Wing.

Alongside wide-ranging experience in facilitating printmaking studios, including Glasgow School of Art, Poppy has delivered consultancy and workshops with Diabetes Scotland and Tate, and has received grant & residency offers from The Lighthouse, Glasgow and Stella Quinnes Theatre Company, Edinburgh, among others. 

In 2023, Poppy’s work has been exhibited in Material Manifestations of Loss at the Cornell University Fashion + Textile Collection New York, and as part of the Disability: Past and Present project at Devil’s Porridge Museum. Later this year, she will lead workshops with Hospital Rooms, while also researching ‘disobedient textiles’ as part of an Arts Council England DYCP grant.

Full Digital Portfolio and CV available on request.