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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.’

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, […]

Limited Edition Print – Special Price

Blouse Limited Edition Print Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Paper 43cm x 53cm Edition of 150 To accompany the exhibition Łódź Blouse Trilogy Goldsmith is exhibiting the piece   Blouse   a Limited Edition Print.  The piece is for sale at a special discounted price of £60 with free UK delivery. The original art piece, Blouse, is printed with […]

Garment Audit

I have been taking a ‘garment audit’ – taking stock of the dresses etc that I have collected, ready for printing on,  for the on-going Locus of the Dress project.  Each of the garments have individual qualities for expression – clues and signals for the inside or outside.   Hence some will be used turned […]

Turner Contemporary Workshop to accompany Yinka Shonibare’s installation ‘The British Library’

  Turner Contemporary Workshop 24th & 25 th August BRITISH LIBRARY – YINKA SHONIBARE Turner Contemporary Margate This week I have been working with the Turner Contemporary devising and delivering creative sessions around the Yinka Shonibare exhibition Focusing on the installation ‘The British Library’ participants to the workshop were asked to contemplate their own history […]