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Gill Wilson Exhibition at Smythson in Partnership with Guilded

In a collaboration that celebrates the beauty of paper, Smythson hosts an exhibition of works by artist Gill Wilson at their Sloane Street store, in partnership with Guilded. Gill presents a series of bespoke artworks incorporating the telltale Nile Blue paper seen across Smythson’s packaging.

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In a collaboration that celebrates the beauty of paper, Smythson hosts an exhibition at their Sloane Street store featuring works by artist Gill Wilson.

This exhibition is made in partnership with Guilded, a consultancy that works with British artists who draw on traditional techniques and experiment with materials to develop new artistic processes.

Since 1887, Smythson has been creating pieces that capture life’s unfolding narrative. Frank’s original trading card detailed his offering of ‘First class stationery, leather goods and cabinet work’, which remains the same today, and paper has been woven into the Smythson story ever since. Today, elements of Smythson’ stationery craftsmanship can be seen throughout all collections.

The collaboration sees Gill create a series of bespoke artworks, which incorporate the telltale Nile Blue paper seen across Smythson’s iconic blue packaging. Paper has been central to Gill’s work since she visited Japan in the 1970s, where traditional papermakers are regarded as national treasures. Gill was moved by their exquisite artistry, which is rooted in the philosophy of working with a medium in its purest form. A nod to the values of sustainability that underpin Smythson’s craftsmanship, Gill’s work is inspired by the notion of narrative and connectivity informed by the natural world.

Visit Smythson’s Sloane Street store from 26th September until 24th October to see Gill’s exquisite works. To discover more, follow Smythson on Instagram @Smythson.

Paper making

EVENT DETAILS

Exhibition
4 October 2021, 10:00 - 16:00
5 October 2021, 10:00 - 16:00
6 October 2021, 10:00 - 16:00
7 October 2021, 10:00 - 16:00
8 October 2021, 10:00 - 16:00
9 October 2021, 10:00 - 16:00

VENUE INFORMATION

Smythson

141–142 Sloane Street
SW1X 9AY

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