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My most recent work explores the ‘imprint’ of our lives and thoughts on the surface of the garments we wear – making visible psychological emotions thoughts and memories.

Engaging with textiles within a gallery and site specific context I often respond 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, I am 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. These garments 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, I’m interested in the material relationships which ensue.

‘Goldsmith has exhibited 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 in 2010.
Goldsmith regularly contributes to conferences/seminars, has authored articles for magazines and catalogues; her work is featured/noted in textile publications, books/journals.’

Technical Note : 09 – cotton as a mask/stencil in dye sub printing

            Technical Note 09 – *  Using a natural fibre as a mask/stencil when dye sublimation printing – UPDATED.  Documenting technical developments discovered whilst pursuing the project Locus of the Dress   – I have been working with dye sublimation extensively in this project. In the past i have used […]

Technical Note 26 – folds and creases

Technical Note 06 – *  folds and creases in whole garment printing  Documenting technical developments discovered whilst pursuing the project Locus of the Dress   One area I have been looking at is the visual qualities of whole garment printing as opposed to flat cloth printing.  Generally the process of making textiles for fashion involves printing […]

Composition ideas for showing ‘Locus of the Dress’ work

I’ve been doing an extensive amount of sampling for the work that makes up  ‘LOCUS OF THE DRESS: AN INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL LANDSCAPE’.    I am now working out how it is most appropriately presented, so that I can embark on making up the final pieces. It brings together psychology and contemporary textile practice, (hand […]

Łódź Blouse Trilogy

   I am exhibiting  Łódź Blouse Trilogy  at the University for the Creative Arts,  Canterbury   –  Foyer Gallery from Nov 21st 2016  to 05th Jan 2017. The Lodz Blouse Trilogy explores memory and experience imbued in the clothes we wear. Through a series of interventions on blouses Goldsmith undertakes a series of acts to reveal latent matter […]

Printing jewelry drawings onto embroidered dress pieces

Printing jewelry drawings onto (embroidered) dress pieces These pieces sample the process of transferring my drawings through dye sublimation printing onto embroidered dress fragments.  These form one element of the body of images and references I am working with for the EXTERNAL GROUP for the on-going ‘Locus of the Dress’ project. These are developed from […]

New Art Highlights of the week from Axisweb Members

I’m delighted to be selected for  Axisweb’s weekly ‘Highlights’. – New Art Highlights of the week from Axisweb Members includes: Loop by Pippa Eason, Fold by Shelly Goldsmith, Gold and Steel by Helen Latham and Smother by Alison O’Neill.   – http://www.axisweb.org/highlights/2017/new-art-highlights-12-february-19-february-2017/ . . .  Loop, 2017 by Pippa Eason Pippa Eason’s work makes observations of the abstraction/perception of nature, […]