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May 9
John Gayer commented on TIZIANA BARACCHI's group TIZIANA BARACCHI (1952-2018)
"My contact with Tizianna was limited compared to many others and only transpired over the last couple of years. Still, I found there was something very unique about what she did. Was it the spirit or the energy that emanated from her work?…"
May 9
John Gayer commented on Michael Leigh's group Video & Media Exchange
"I have been searching online for films and/or videos on mail art and thought it might be interesting to list a few things here. La Historia del Arte Correo en Argentina Mail Art of Allan Bealy Mail Art with David Wilson - a basic instruction…"
Apr 1
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Video & Media Exchange

Do you have video, DVD, DVD-Rom, CD discs you wish to share with others.  A group to share mail art related media.
Apr 1
Bruno Cassaglia commented on John Gayer's group Conceptual Mail Art Projects
Mar 30
Bruno Cassaglia commented on John Gayer's group Conceptual Mail Art Projects
Mar 24
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Conceptual Mail Art Projects

This is a place for listing mail art project ideas – however impossible, theoretical or incomplete they might be. Think of it as an archive or a dumping ground for projects that haven’t yet or cannot, practically speaking, be realised. Think of it also as a bank of ideas that may inspire  other mail artists. See More
Mar 18
Carolyn Cline replied to John Gayer's discussion Me Mail Art in the group Conceptual Mail Art Projects
"Cleopatra rolled up in a rug and delivered to Julius Caesar? John the Baptist’s head delivered to Salome?"
Feb 24
John Gayer replied to John Gayer's discussion Me Mail Art in the group Conceptual Mail Art Projects
"Thank you. I just happened to discover the group a few moments ago while looking at the groups section and immediately joined. Now I am wondering who/what may have preceded Bray?"
Feb 24
John Gayer joined MISS NOMA's group
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The W.Reginald Bray Appreciation Society

Some say that Reginald Bray is the founding father of the mail art movement. In 1900 this chap even posted himself. This group aims to test the patience of the postal service. What is the strangest object that you have been sent?What is the most bizarre object that you can send?In the 1980s I once sent my friend a banana in the post.I stuck a stamp on to it,wrote the address in biro & popped it in the postbox.Not only did he receive it but he ate it for his lunch.Has the postal service got…See More
Feb 24
Carolyn Cline replied to John Gayer's discussion Me Mail Art in the group Conceptual Mail Art Projects
"We have a group here called "The W.Reginald Bray Appreciation Society." I'm a member."
Feb 23
John Gayer added a discussion to the group Conceptual Mail Art Projects
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Me Mail Art

It seems - before mail artists played with/challenged the world's postal systems - there was W. Reginald Bray (1879-1939). An accountant, Bray took the British postal service to task and posted all kinds of items and even earned the nickname "The Human Letter" after posting himself the mail.I'm wondering if irony factored into his thinking? His story has been documented in a book "The…See More
Feb 23
John Gayer updated their profile
Feb 9
Gen Harrison left a comment for John Gayer
"Why thank you kind sir..."
Feb 6
emily louise left a comment for John Gayer
"Thanks for the greetings.  I'm very new to IUOMA and am just starting to explore the website. greeting back from Eureka, California"
Feb 3
em scheer left a comment for John Gayer
"thanks for the greetings and all the best to Helsinki!"
Feb 2

Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
2010 (or maybe 1983)
My Website:
http://postboxtomailboxnoplainart.blogspot.fi/
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
Like the freedom of expression, the surprise of receiving mail art from pretty much anywhere and the possibility of participating/contributing to any project that interests me.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
Taivaanvuohentie 3 B 13, Helsinki, Finland
4johngayer@gmail.com

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At 10:12pm on February 6, 2018, Gen Harrison said…

Why thank you kind sir...

At 2:08am on February 3, 2018, emily louise said…

Thanks for the greetings.  I'm very new to IUOMA and am just starting to explore the website. greeting back from Eureka, California

At 3:16pm on February 2, 2018, em scheer said…

thanks for the greetings and all the best to Helsinki!

At 8:09pm on January 31, 2018, John Ellis said…

Likewise.

At 7:49pm on February 16, 2017, HollyJo said…

received a moment from Helsinki today! thanks John!
also, how did you know that I'm a refracted light addict?? :D

At 6:50pm on February 8, 2017, TIZIANA BARACCHI said…
At 3:55pm on January 24, 2017, Juan Carlos Vargas said…
At 3:04am on January 22, 2017, Stoyan Barakov said…

hey John, 

i will be mailing you my first mail art ever. 

expect something in the mail soon :)

Cheers, 

Stoyan

At 4:53pm on January 21, 2017, Lucas Rossi said…

very good work! I'd like you to check out my call for mail artists for my job. Take a look here: http://apenasofimdomundo.tumblr.com/convocatoria Hope to see your art :)

At 8:31pm on January 20, 2017, HollyJo said…

Thanks John! Expect to receive some strange mail art real soon :)

John Gayer's Blog

Funny Face Mail Art Project - catalogue now available

Posted on November 2, 2017 at 2:45pm 0 Comments

Living in an era dominated by reflections of the self – primarily in the form of the selfie and its transmission via the Internet – it becomes imperative to find alternatives to the way we see others, as well as ourselves. In its own small way Funny Face pierces this blister of artistic complacency...

Have a look here: https://issuu.com/johngayer…

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Funny Face Mail Art Project - one more set of arrivals

Posted on August 18, 2017 at 8:49am 0 Comments

Anna Karina Fries, Germany

Dórian Ribas Marinho, Brazil…

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