Author Archives: Gillian Taylor

About Gillian Taylor

I make collections of tiny envelopes, postcard bundles and other paper art.

Poppies installation

This installation at the Exeter Northcott is made up of a thousand poppies created from copies of love letters written during World War II. Some of the letters were written by an aircraft engineer in Southampton to his girlfriend, who … Continue reading

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Devon Open Studios

I’m taking part in Devon Open Studios on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September. Our exhibition is at Cockwood Village Hall EX6 8NU between 11am and 6pm each day. Also taking part in the exhibition are watercolourist Tony Bird and photographer Jane Hirst. We’ll … Continue reading

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Seeking love letters

Would you be willing to lend me your love letters for a new piece of art? Much of my work has been inspired by communication. In particular, I’ve been working with two sets of love letters written during World War … Continue reading

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Theatre programmes

I was commissioned to make a collection of envelopes using these wonderful old theatre programmes. It was an enjoyable challenge selecting the most significant pieces of text from the programmes and then making sure that they were still visible when … Continue reading

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Remembrance

As November 11th approaches, I’ve been thinking about Eric, an aircraft engineer based in Southampton during World War II. I’m fortunate enough to have Eric’s love letters, which is a great privilege. Eric wrote to his love two or three times … Continue reading

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Devon Open Studios

On Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September 2012, I’m exhibiting with two other artists during Devon Open Studios. We’ll be at Cockwood Village Hall EX6 8NU from 11am to 6pm on both days. I’m showing some new work continuing on the … Continue reading

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Seeking Sgt Schulist

I’m searching for Sgt Joseph F Schulist 16005837 who was an American GI in World War II. He wrote to a WREN based in England and I’ve been using the love letters in my work. It’s a romantic story and … Continue reading

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