Approved: 10.07.2008

Shelly Goldsmith

Artist, Maker, Consultant, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

Approved: 10.07.2008

'Goldsmith is amongst the foremost textile artists working in the UK at the present time'. Prof. Lesley Millar MBE Director Anglo Japanese Textile Research Centre Shelly Goldsmith uses textile materials and processes as a metaphor for imagining how psychological states, emotions and memories associated with human fragility and loss can be made visible in cloth and pre-worn clothing. Developing the project 'Stains and Stories' Goldsmith is working on a UCA and Arts Council funded project 'Locus of the Dress. This initiates a partnership with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Herminia Hernaiz-Sanders in exploring the theory 'Locus of Control' through drawing on clothing. Collaborations with Dr. Annie Shaw at MMU for the Stroud International Textile Festival and Barber/Swindells at Huddersfield University have raised opportunities to provoke fresh outcomes as well as present findings and new understandings.

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  • Location: Ramsgate, Kent, South East
  • Activities: Higher education, Further education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Arts in health, Built environment, Public art, Private commissions, Curating, Visual arts consultancy, Evaluation
  • Categories: Drawing, Installation, Public Art, Research, Textiles
 

Biography

'Goldsmith is amongst the foremost textile artists working in the UK at the present time'. Prof. Lesley Millar MBE Director Anglo Japanese Textile Research Centre Shelly Goldsmith uses textile materials and processes as a metaphor for imagining how psychological states, emotions and memories associated with human fragility and loss can be made visible in cloth and pre-worn clothing. Developing the project 'Stains and Stories' Goldsmith is working on a UCA and Arts Council funded project 'Locus of the Dress. This initiates a partnership with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Herminia Hernaiz-Sanders in exploring the theory 'Locus of Control' through drawing on clothing. Collaborations with Dr. Annie Shaw at MMU for the Stroud International Textile Festival and Barber/Swindells at Huddersfield University have raised opportunities to provoke fresh outcomes as well as present findings and new understandings.

In 2013 Goldsmith joined the Fashion Textiles: Print teaching team at the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester. Their European collaborative 'Crysalis' research project is currently showing at the Ronse Textile Museum, Belgium and 'Lace Effects' at the Calais Lace and Fashion Museum in 2013. 'Digital Encounters' the final exhibition of the project and was shown at UCA Canterbury June 2014.

2012 saw five new books/catalogues published featuring Goldsmiths research and practice, including Jessica Hemming's book 'The Textile Reader', 'Digital Textile Design 2' by Melanie Bowles & Ceri Isaac and Barber/Swindell's 'Mining Couture. An experienced lecturer, Goldsmith founded the pioneering Textile Art department at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. She was a Senior Lecturer 1991 - 2006 and directed the BA (Hons) Textile Art and MA Degree, Textiles Practice and Theory. She is currently External Examiner at Bath Spa University.

Goldsmith regularly contributes to conferences and seminars, recently including Digital Encounters at UCA Canterbury and Enfolded Meanings at the National Gallery, London and for the Threads of Feeling exhibition at the Foundling Museum, London.

tippinggoldsmith is a creative partnership set up in 2009. Collaborating with the site specific designer Christopher Tipping and joining their range of knowledge and experience the partnership expands Goldsmith's practice through public and permanent installations, whilst developing Tipping's ideas into a gallery context. Recent outputs have been 'Mille Fleur' - Architectural Glass for The Dyson Centre for Neo Natal Intensive Care, commissioned by the Royal United Hospital, Bath, (NHS Foundation Trust) and the installation '1479 plates', The Octagon, Bath.

CV & Education

SHELLY GOLDSMITH

 

EDUCATION  

1985-1987       M.A. Degree (Distinction) Tapestry. Royal College of Art

1982-1985       B.A.  (Hons) Degree- Textiles.  West Surrey College of Art and Design

 

FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS      

2015               The Art of Bereavement Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts                                Farnham, Surrey

2015               Crafting Anatomies Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham

2015               Re-Fashioned Old Fire Station Gallery, Oxford

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011                The Lovers  PublicArtHouse, Duke of York Pub, Tonbridge Wells, UK

2006                becoming Victoria & Albert Museum,  Crafts Council showcase

2001                Ripened   The Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK

1999                Dew Point  Centre de Documentacio i Museu Textil, Terrassa, Spain;                                               PriceWaterhouseCoopers, London, UK; Gallery Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan

1997                flow  Barbican Arts Centre, London, UK

1995                L Space Canberra School of Art, ACT, Australia

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014                Moving Textiles: Digital Encounters, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury

                        Metamorphosis, TO3 Textile Incubation Centre, Ronse, Belgium

2013                Lace Effects 1, Cite International de la Dentelle et la mode de Calais

2012                The Bolingbroke Hospital : A view Looking Back  CAA Gallery, London

                        Bitesize Diawa Anglo Foundation, London, GalleryGallery, Kyoto & Nagoya                                     University of the Arts and Science, Nagoya, Japan

                        Pairings II conversations & collaboration, Stroud Museum, Stroud International                           Textiles

2011                Lost & Found Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham

2010                Revealing Evidence Pitzhanger Manor Gallery and House London

                        Print Now  BEARSPACE, Detford,  London Art Fair

2009                Turner Contemporary Open Turner Contemporary, Margate       

2008                Four Seasons Gallery DODO, Tokyo, Japan

                        Indelible: Every Contact Leaves a Trace Fabrica, Brighton

                        Margate Rocks Art Festival  Margate Kent

                        Cloth & Culture Now Sainsbury Centre, Norwich/Whitworth Art Gallery,                                           Manchester                    

                        Collecting a Kaleidoscope Designed&Made, Newcastle and touring

2007                150th Anniversary Album The Victoria and Albert Museum

                        Eye of the Needle: Threads of History  Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale

                        Deep Inspirations Jerwood Space, London

2006                Obsession Sartorial Contemporary, London

                        Out of Place The New Art Gallery, Walsall

                        Threadbare  Waterside Arts Centre, Manchester

                        Depth of Field: conversations between photography and textiles  

                        mac, Birmingham ; Lighthouse Gallery, Poole; Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire; Q                           Arts, Derby

2005                koko-ima/here-now Gallery Kaze Tokyo, Japan                         

                        Reveal: Nottingham’s  contemporary textiles Nottingham Castle                                                   Museum                          

2004                Introduction to the Crafts Council Millennium J in collaboration with the Crafts                             Council, Gallery Aoyama, Tokyo Japan                   

                        Threads, a permanent exhibition at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery,                             Nottingham                                     

                        Japanese & British Art Now - A Review Art Planning Room AOYAMA, Tokyo,                               Japan  

2003                What is Craft ? hub: The centre for craft design and making, Sleaford, Lincolnshire                         UK

                        Kanazawa World Craft Forum Korinbo Daiwa; Utatsuyama Workshop; Kanazawa                         New Grand Hotel, Kanazawa Japan

2002                Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2002: Textiles The Crafts Council of Great Britain                             Gallery;

2001                Succulent Fruits  Spica Museum Tokyo, Japan                                  

2000                ripe 3-up series, Crafts Council, London   

                        Fold  The Newspaper of the unconscious -  the Freud Museum, Hampstead,                                   London

 

COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS

2012                The Bolingbroke Hospital : A view Looking Back. St. Georges Hospital Charity.

                        Pairings II conversations & collaboration. Collaborative ‘pairing’ project with Dr                                 Annie Shaw (MMU) for Stroud International Textiles

2011                The Lovers PublicArtHouse in collaboration with Royal Tonbridge Wells Museum

                        Jane Barr Memorial Commission

2010                Glass Screen Commissions for New Minehead Hospital, Somerset

2000 & 2004    Purchase by the Contemporary Art Society Collection Scheme on behalf of Castle

                         Museum, Nottingham, Contemporary Textile Collection with funds from the Arts                              Council Lottery

2000                The Crafts Council of Great Britain, permanent Collection    

 

LECTURES, LECTURING, RESIDENCIES & CONSULTANCY

2014                Richard Tuttle’s ‘I don’t know, The Weave of Textile Language’, Richard Tuttle.                         Turbine Hall, Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery.  Seminar/Lecture/Workshop

2010-2014       Mentor for the Hothouse Mentoring Program,

2014                Speaker/panel member at Crysalis, Digital Encounters Symposium:                                             Transformative Practice, UCA Canterbury

2012-14           External Examiner,  Multi Media Textiles BA Hons Creative Practice, Bath Spa                                 University

2009-2012       Lecturer, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, Farnham & Canterbury,

2009-2012       External Examiner, Huddersfield University

2006-2013       Trustee for the Crafts Council of Great Britain

2011                External Advisor to BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice Validation, MMU

2010-2011       Co-Mentor, Reflect Lab, The Sage Gateshead,

2007-2011       External Examiner, University of Hertfordshire

2006-2011       Creative Partnerships Agent, project managing programmes in Kent schools

2010                Lecture for the Threads of Feeling exhibition the Foundling Museum, London

2009                Advisor to the Art Foundation’s Textile Art Prize 2010

                        Selector for Nottingham Contemporary Open Exhibition 2010

                        Visiting Lecturer: Swansea Metropolitan University/ Norwich School of Art/

                        Masterclass & lecture, University of Ulster & Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

2008                Enfolded Meanings lecture at the National Gallery

2006-7              Group Tutor, MFA Textiles, Goldsmiths University of London

                         3RD Year tutor, BA (Hons) Textiles, Goldsmiths University of London

1991-2006        Senior Lecturer, Founder and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Textile Art;

                         Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

2005                Fabriconversations Symposium, lecture at Nottingham Trent University                                         /Fabrications Festival

 

GRANTS & AWARDS

2014                Arts Council for Locus of the Dress Project

2013                University for the Creative Arts Research Grant  for Locus of the Dress Project

2010                Theo Moorman Trust – Research trip to the Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent

2003                Research  Award, Winchester School of Art, Southampton University

2002                Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2002: Textiles

2000                British Council Travel Award

 

CITATIONS, PUBLICATIONS & PRESS

-Rossi-Camus Jenna / Prof. Buck MBE Margaret/Harmer Denise/Williams Serena.  (2014)  Digital X Historical in Digital Encounters Exhibition Catalogue.  UCA Canterbury: Herbert Read Gallery.

- Swindells, Barber.  (2012)  ‘Ruminations with Shelly Goldsmith.’ In: Mining Couture. A Manifesto for Common Wear.  Black Dog. pp. 18-23.

- Wilcox, Timothy, Penney, Caron, Mathison, Fiona. (2012) Tapestry: A Woven Narrative, Black Dog.

-Woods, Liz. (June 2012) The Bolingbroke Hospital: a view backwards, Exhibition Catalogue.  St. Georges Hospital Charity. pp. 2,9,10,13.

-Hemmings, Jessica, (Editor), Wildgoose, Jane.  (June 2012) ‘Considering the Evidence, Part II MEMORY.’  In: The Textile Reader, Berg.  pp. 64-67.

-Kettle, Alice, Mason, Dawn.  (May 2012) Pairings II Conversations & Collaborations.  Stroud International Textiles Pub. pp. 5,8,30,42.

-Kinnersly-Taylor, Joanna.  (2012) Dyeing and Screen printing on Textiles.  A &C Black.

-Bowles, Melanie & Isaac Ceri.  Digital Textile Design - Second Edition,  Laurence King. pp. 143, 160-1.

-Millar, Lesley.  (Oct 2011) Bitesize – Miniature Textiles From Japan And The UK Exhibition Catalogue.  pp. 38.

-Dupree, Dawn.  (July 2011) Heat Transfer Techniques.  A &C Black.  pp. 50, 70,71, 72.

-(Sept 2010). ‘10 to See : Recommended Exhibition this season’ In: Aesthetics Magazine.  pp. 21.

-Goldsmith, Shelly. (Sept/Oct 2010) ‘Scrap of a thing: 18th-Century Textile Tokens from the Foundling Museum’ In: Selvedge Magazine (36).  pp. 37 – 40.                                                                        

-Love, Emma.  (Sept/Oct 2010).  ‘Things Seen And Unseen’ In: Craft  Magazine.  pp.  56- 59.

-Leonard , Polly.  (Sept/Oct 2010).  ‘Goldwork’ In: Selvedge Magazine.  pp. 07.

-Scott, Jo.  (Sept/Oct 2010).  ‘Diary’ In: Embroidery Magazine.  pp. 11.

-Sterk, Beatrijs.  (Mar 2010).  ‘Preview’ In: European Textile Forum.  pp. 22.

-Elliott Grey, Christine.  (July 2009).  ‘Cloth & Culture Now- Exhibition Review’ In: Textile :The Journal of Cloth and Culture’ 7 (2). Berg.  pp. 252-255.

-Bowles, Melanie & Isaac, Ceri.  (June 2009).  Digital Textile Design. Laurence King. pp.160-161.

-Crichton-Miller, Emma.  (Nov 2008).  ‘Wall to Wall Winners’ In: Financial Times.

-Gordon, Hattie.  (Sept/Oct 2008).  ‘Indelible: Every Contact Leaves a Trace - Exhibition Review’ In: Embroidery.  pp 57.