‘Goldsmith is amongst the foremost textile artists working in the UK at the present time’. Prof. Lesley Millar MBE
Goldsmith’s most recent work explores the ‘imprint’ of our lives and thoughts onto the garments we wear – making visible psychological emotions thoughts and memories.
Engaging with textiles within a gallery and site specific context she often responds to historical environments and/or partnerships such as the Forensic Science Service, the Herbarium at the Natural History Museum or the Harris Birthright Centre for Neonatal Medicine at Kings College Hospital. Using methodologies and theories borrowed from forensic or psychiatry partnerships, she is most concerned with exploring and presenting latent experience and memory inherent in worn clothing, especially examining the fine veneer of cloth that stands between us and the world; often a veil to the interior storm.
Listening carefully to the stories the reclaimed garments present enables narrative to develop and imagining around their ability to carry memory, to absorb and reflect experience. Final outcomes are often presented as a metaphor for common human states and present opportunity for self- reflection and personal insight.
Working with a range of traditional hand-methods as well as new textile technology, especially dye sublimation, she is particularly interested in the conceptual and material relationships which ensue.
Goldsmith exhibits at major galleries and museums in Britain, Europe, the USA and Japan, with work in many notable public collections. Awarded the prestigious Jerwood Prize, for Textiles she was also short-listed for the LICC International Creative Award.
She regularly contribute to conferences and seminars, has authored articles for magazines and catalogues; with work featured / cited in many textile publications, books/journals etc.
Goldsmith is a Reader in Textiles at the University for the Creative Arts, UK.
View my CV at Axis Contemporary Art