I am currently showing at the Moving Textiles Exhibition in Canterbury, Kent. The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) at the Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury is presenting the Digital Encounters the final exhibition in the Crysalis Moving Textiles series. The works of over 40 textile designers, artists and craftspeople will be presented to explore the […]
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.’