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Textiles and papers of Fraser Taylor, GSA student and designer with The Cloth
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Textiles and papers of Fraser Taylor, GSA student and designer with The Cloth

  • DC 089
  • Collection
  • c1978-2015

The collection consists of printed textiles, garments and papers relating to Fraser Taylor's time as an undergraduate student at GSA (1978-1981), a postgraduate student at RCA (1983), and items relating to other professional activities. It also includes examples of textiles and associated ephemera for design collective The Cloth (1983-1987).

Taylor, Fraser

Student papers

Includes GSA student work such as sketchbooks and loose sketches, collages and textile samples.

Fraser Taylor student sketches and collages for various student projects experimenting with media. Collages of preparatory designs for printed textiles of various media including layers of tissue papers, glassine paper, foam pieces, tracing paper with crayon, inks, dyes and mono print. Textile samples of figure studies with gouache paint, ink and collage areas in various medium. Designs for printed textiles in acrylic and pen on paper with areas of collage. Sketches of landscape and figure studies, pencil, charcoal, chalk, crayon, glue, acrylic and watercolour on paper. With hand written titles, dates and notes. 44 sheets various dimensions varying from 296 x 210 mm to 740 x 555 mm. Some mounted on card. The items are very fragile detachment of with some collage elements, flaking of the friable media such as gouache and acrylic paints.

Some of this material was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Paper conservation took place in 2018. Textile conservation was completed in 2019.

Taylor, Fraser

Printed textiles student project sketchbook

Includes collages of preparatory designs for printed textiles. Sketchbook submitted as part of portfolio to Royal College of Art. Inside leaf with handwritten name and date, label of submission to Royal College of Art. First page with typed memo by James Cosgrove, tutor, outlining the project brief. Following pages include handwritten notes by Fraser Taylor annotating the sketches.

This item was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Paper conservation took place in 2018.

Taylor, Fraser

Printed textiles student project sketchbook

Fraser Taylor student sketchbook dated May 1980. Collages of preparatory designs for printed textiles. Sketchbook submitted as part of portfolio to Royal College of Art. Designs in mixed media including; gouache paint, acrylic paint, pencil, pen, lino printing and crayon, wax and ink on a variety of medium including newsprint, watercolour paper, cardboard and tracing photocopy paper. Black bound sketchbook. 55 pages. Inside leaf with label of submission to Royal College of Art. Following pages include handwritten notes by Fraser Taylor annotating the sketches.

This item was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Paper conservation took place in 2018.

Taylor, Fraser

Printed textiles student project sketchbook

Fraser Taylor student sketchbook for student project 'Torn Posters'. Collages of preparatory designs for printed textiles. Sketchbook submitted as part of portfolio to Royal College of Art. Designs in mixed media including; gouache paint, acrylic paint, pencil, pen, printing ink. crayon, spray paint and ink on a variety of medium including newsprint, watercolour paper, cardboard, acetate and tracing photocopy paper. Several pages include designs using butterfly pins, paper clips, string and luggage tags. Black bound sketchbook. 72 pages. Inside leaf with label of submission to Royal College of Art. Following pages include handwritten notes by Fraser Taylor annotating the sketches.

This item was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Paper conservation took place in 2018.

Taylor, Fraser

Abstract collage design

Abstract figurative mono-print in black ink on white card. Collage pieces adhered. Pink and blue dotted ink pattern applied to surface of print. Similar design to DC 089/1/2/4/2.

Some of this material was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Paper conservation took place in 2018. Textile conservation was completed in 2019.

Taylor, Fraser

Figurative painted design

Gouache painting of figures in Native costume. One figure wearing a leopard style costume and mask and the other wearing a blue poncho and animal mask. Painted on white paper.

Some of this material was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Paper conservation took place in 2018. Textile conservation was completed in 2019.

Taylor, Fraser

Abstract pattern design

Organic shapes painted in black ink on paper. Background painted in cream coloured gouache with pink, gold and blue paint marks. Abstract piece on card and white ink attached to item with line drawing of leaf motif in ballpoint pen adjacent. Similar style and application of material to DC 089/1/2/4/9.

Some of this material was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Paper conservation took place in 2018. Textile conservation was completed in 2019.

Taylor, Fraser

Three abstract pattern designs

Three abstract compositions of organic like shapes. Painted in ink, gouache and metallic ink on white paper. Similar in design and application of media to DC 089/1/2/4/10.

Some of this material was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Paper conservation took place in 2018. Textile conservation was completed in 2019.

Taylor, Fraser

Abstract pattern design

Abstract design painted onto a brown envelope. Black outline drawing with blue, purple and pink gouache. Mounted on white paper. Annotated verso "confused area, searching for direction + source!".

Some of this material was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Paper conservation took place in 2018. Textile conservation was completed in 2019.

Taylor, Fraser

Figurative painted design

Oil pastel background with acrylic painted onto surface. Tool used (most likely pencil) to draw figurative suggestions to reveal the pastel background. Work on white card.

Some of this material was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Paper conservation took place in 2018. Textile conservation was completed in 2019.

Taylor, Fraser

Dots + stripes- print silk, fashion fabric

Two fabric designs painted onto white card. 1 design in blue and pink paint on white card and the other in charcoal, pink and purple paint on cream paper. Both backed on white paper and tapped together. Annotated front "Dots + stripes- print silk, fashion fabric".

Some of this material was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Paper conservation took place in 2018. Textile conservation was completed in 2019.

Taylor, Fraser

Figurative textile design

Two painted figures in ink and gouache mounted onto white card. Design one shows an abstract face painted in coloured inks and white gouache. Design two shows an abstract face painted in black ink and purple, blue and cream gouache.

Some of this material was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Paper conservation took place in 2018. Textile conservation was completed in 2019.

Taylor, Fraser

Step figurative textile design

Abstract disassembled human form painted in blue and red on white paper. Torso of form revealing the white of the paper with an ultramarine outline and sporting a sash like garment.

Some of this material was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Paper conservation took place in 2018. Textile conservation was completed in 2019.

Taylor, Fraser

Pattern design

Spot design drawn in pencil and painted in pink gouache. Two parallel stripes rendered in blue and pink gouache dominating the composition. Similar to DC 089/1/2/4/4.

Some of this material was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Paper conservation took place in 2018. Textile conservation was completed in 2019.

Taylor, Fraser

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