WENDY TAYLOR was one of the first artists of her generation to “take art out of the galleries and onto the streets”. Her impressive range of large-scale, site-specific sculptures total over seventy. The well-known Timepiece at Tower Bridge and Octo in Central Milton Keynes are both Grade II listed.

Examples of her work are represented in public and private collections around the world. Her work is that of someone who is passionately interested in art as a means of communication: all her work is appropriate to the site, the occasion and the raison d’être of the commission. She was made a CBE in 1988.


1962-67 St. Martin’s School of Art, London
1980-85 Member of CNAA Fine Art Board
1981-99 Member of the Royal Fine Art Commission
1982-84 External Assessor London University
1982- Member of the Court of the Royal College
1984-88 Member of Morley College Council
1985-88 Design Consultant Basildon Development Corporation
1985-93 Specialist Advisor CNAA
1987-91 Committee for Art & Design CNAA
1986-88 Design Consultant Commission for the New Towns
1989-93 Design Consultant London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
1989-90 Member of Project Team for Cardiff Bay Public Realm Study
1989-90 Member of Advisory Group of the Polytechnics & Colleges Funding Council
1989-98 London Docklands Design Advisory Panel
1993-2011 Trustee of LAMA
1997-2003 Design Consultant London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
1999-00 Member of Council, Royal Society of British Sculptors
2005-07 Design Panel Member – Thames Gateway Area, Kent


1964 Walter Neurath Award
1965 Pratt Award
1966 Sainsbury Award
1977 ‘Duias na Riochta’ (Kingdom Prize)
Gold Medal at the Listowel Graphics Exhibition, County Kerry, Eire
1977 Arts Council Award
1978 First Prize Silk-screen, Barcham Green Print Competition
1988 Commander of the British Empire
1989 Fellow of the Zoological Society
1993 Fellow of Queen Mary College, University of London
1994 Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors
2002 Civic Trust Partnership Award, Chase Green, Enfield
2004 Building of the Year Award, Architectural Sculpture
2004 Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Solo Exhibitions

1970 Axiom Gallery, London
1972 Angela Flowers Gallery, London
1974 24th King’s Lynn Festival, Norfolk
1974 World Trade Centre, London
1975 Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1976 Oxford Gallery, Oxford
1976 Oliver Dowling Gallery, Dublin
1979 Oliver Dowling Gallery, Dublin
1986 ‘Building Art – The Process’, The Building Centre Gallery, London
1992 Austin, Desmond & Phipps, London
1998 ‘Art and Engineering’ The Osborne Group, London
2005 ‘The Seed Series’ Cass Sculpture Foundation Gallery, London
2009 ‘The Seed Series’ Canary Wharf, London
I have exhibited in over 100 group shows between 1964-81 and although work has continued to be exhibited since 1981, I have chosen to concentrate on working in the field of commissioned sculptures.


1970 Wendy Taylor – Sculpture – Southern Region Television
1988 Half-hour Documentary – South Bank Show – London Weekend Television


1992 ‘Wendy Taylor’ written by Edward Lucie-Smith. Published by Art Books International. Available on Amazon.

Public Collections

Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Arts Council of Great Britain. British Council International Travelling Collection. Leicestershire Education Authority Collection for Schools and Colleges. Greater London Council Golder’s Hill Park, London. Borough of Camden, London. Southern Arts Association. P & O Shipping Lines. City of Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand. Guildhall of St. George, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. Ulster Museum, Ireland. Royal Palace, Qatar. World Trade Centre, London. Gordon Lampart Collection, Eire. Leicester Museum, Leicestershire. Dudley Museum, Dudley. Lunds Museum, Goteborg, Sweden. Geffrye Museum, London. Ipswich Museum, Suffolk. Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. PepsiCo Collection, New York, USA. The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.

Design of Awards

1983 Bronze Medal, Arc Art E.S.A.B.
1985 Docklands Business Enterprise Award
1986 ‘Art and Work Award’ for corporate art collection, won by B.O.C.
1989-95 Royal Fine Art Commission/Sunday Times ‘Building of the Year Award’
1989 Silk Scarf ‘For Rosie’, limited edition for Zoological Society, London
1990 Bayer Award for ‘Colour in Architecture’
1996-2004 Royal Fine Art Commission Trust/BSkyB ‘Building of the Year Award’


1969-70 The Travellers Lord and Lady Beaumont of Whitley, Hampstead, London
1970-71 Gazebo Sir Peter Hall, Wallingford, Berkshire
1970-71 William Servaes, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
1971 Triad Somerville College, Oxford
1971-72 Gazebo Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, Tarry Town, New York USA
1972-73 Timepiece St Katherine’s Dock, London.
[Listed Grade II 2004]
1977-78 Calendula Earl Shilton Community Centre, Leicestershire
1979-80 Octo Milton Keynes Development Corporation, City Centre, Buckinghamshire  [Listed Grade II 2016]
1979-80 Counterpoise Gibbons Dudley, Birmingham
1980 Compass Bowl Basildon Development Corporation, Essex
1980-81 Sentinel Redland House, Reigate, Surrey
1981 Canterbury Relief Wiltshiers Limited for Canterbury, Kent
1981-82 Equatorial Sundial Telephone Rentals Limited, Bletchley
1982 Essence City Centre, Milton Keynes Development Corporation, Bucks
1982-83 Opus Morley College, London
1983 Gazebo Golder’s Hill Park, London
1984-85 Network STC plc, London
1985-86 Geo I and Geo II NFU Mutual & Avon Insurance Group, Stratford-upon-Avon
1985-88 Roundacre Improvement Scheme Phase I Basildon Development Corporation, Essex. To include underpasses (shape, tiling design etc.), paving, layout and landscaping.
1986 Nexus Curver Consumer Products Limited, Corby, Northamptonshire
1986 Landscape ICI Plant Protection Division, Fernhurst, Surrey
1986 Tree of the Wood ICI Plant Protection Division, Fernhurst, Surrey
1986 Pharos East Kilbride Development Corporation, Scotland
1986-87 Ceres ICI Plant Protection Division, Fernhurst, Surrey
1987 Spirit of Enterprise London Docklands Development Corporation, Isle of Dogs, London
1987 Globe Sundial Swansea Maritime Quarter, South Wales
1988 The Whirlies East Kilbride Development Corporation, Scotland
1988 Pilot Kites Norwich Airport
1988 Silver Fountain BOC Cryoplant Division, Guildford, Surrey
1988 Fire Flow Strathclyde Fire Brigade Headquarters, Hamilton, Scotland
1988-90 Armillary Sundial Basildon, Essex
1989 Pharos II East Kilbride Development Corporation, Scotland
1989-90 Roundacre Improvement Scheme Phase II To include underpasses, tiling designs, paving layout, landscaping and precast Animal Fresco 250ft in length
1989-90 Phoenix Kelvin Industrial Estate, East Kilbride Development Corporation, Scotland
1989-90 Continuum Private Collection, USA
1990 Globe Sundial II Alcan plc for London Zoological Society, Regent’s Park, London
1990 Butterfly Mosaic mural, Barking and Dagenham Council
1990-91 Square Piece Private Collection, Plano, Illinois, USA
1991 Sundial Memorial to Harry Breadley, East End Park, Sheffield
1991 Anchorage Salford Quays, Manchester
1992 Wyvern Primary School, Leicestershire
1993 Railings School of Management, University of Sheffield
1992 Jester Emmanuel College, Cambridge
1994 Window of Opportunity Stained glass panel, St. George’s Church, University of Sheffield
1994 Jester II PepsiCo Collection, New York, USA
1995 Challenge Reebok International Limited, Stockley Park, Middlesex
1995 Equilibrium Coopers & Lybrand, London
1996 Spirit Vann, Hambledon, Surrey
1997 Rope Circle Hermitage Waterside, London
1997 Spirit of Barrow The Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
1998 Waves The Osborne Group, London
1999 Trolius Kentuck Knob, Pennsylvania, USA
1999 Dancer Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London
1999 Dung Beetles Millennium Conservation Building, Zoological Society, Regent’s Park, London
1999 Mariner’s Astrolabe Virginia Settlers Memorial, Brunswick Quay, London
1999 Globe View Blackfriars, London
2000 Tortoises with Triangle and Time Holland Park, London
2000 Millennium Fountain New River Loop, Chase Green, Enfield, Middlesex. [Civic Trust Award 2002]
2001 Voyager Cinnibar Wharf, London
2001 Three Reclining Rope Figures GlaxoSmithKline, Brentford, Middlesex
2001 Conqueror GlaxoSmithKline, Brentford, Middlesex
2002 Through the Loop Pacific Place, Hong Kong
2002 Around the Square Pacific Place, Hong Kong
2002 Chain Piece Hunters Square, Warren, Ohio, USA
2003 Knowledge Library Square, Queen Mary College, University of London [Building of the Year Award, Architectual Sculpture 2004]
2003 Acorn Wall Relief Switch House, Brunswick Wharf, London
2004 Anchor Iron Anchor Iron Wharf, Greenwich, London
2005 Feather Piece Capital East, Royal Docks, London
2005 Gravesham Heritage Eleven Large Tondos, Gravesend, Kent
2006 Silver Fountain II Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
2007 Square Chain Piece Hillside, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA
2007 Memorial to the Civilians of East London 2nd World War1939-1945 Hermitage Memorial Garden, Wapping, London
2008 Spirit I Capital West, Royal Docks, London
2009 Running Hares Two pedestrian bridges over A2, Gravesham, Kent
2011 Unity Unison, Euston, London
2013 Swirl Atrium Building, Park Road, Regent’s Park, London