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Matthew Taylor joined the University of Huddersfield in 2008; he is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of Textile Practice.

Matthew graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA in Fine Art before setting up a fabric screen-printing business called Northern Backdrop after receiving funding from three awarding bodies, The European Regional Development Fund, Hulme Regeneration and The Princes trust fund. It was during this period of self employment that Matthew also completed an MA in Textiles at MMU graduating with distinction.

A role within the textile printing industry followed at R.A. Smart, working with CAD packages, which preceded Matthew joining the University.

A print and CAD specialist with a keen interest in drawing Matthew is equally inspired by the commercial textile design industry as well the world of Art.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Appropriation
  • Collectors and collections
  • Personal, private and public archives
  • Screen and digital printing
  • Drawing, painting, pattern, textiles and collage

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Research Output 2016 2018

  • 2 Conference contribution

Activating (British) Historical Archive Marginalia as a Design Inspiration Resource

Taylor, M., 25 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) Conference Proceedings of IFFTI 2018: Fashion Futures. Jun, L. (ed.). Shanghai, China: Donghua University Press, p. 86-96 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access

Appropriation, ephemera and the transformation of waste

Taylor, M. & Smith, J., Oct 2016, Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities. Britt, H., Morgan, L. & Walton, K. (eds.). FTC: Association of Fashion and Textiles

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Activities 2014 2018

  • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation

Electric Spring Festival

Matthew Taylor (Participant)
21 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

Trace Elements

Matthew Taylor (Speaker)
16 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Outside Intervention and the External Studio

Claire Barber (Speaker), Matthew Taylor (Speaker)
27 Feb 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk