Shelly Goldsmith


Shelly Goldsmith is an artist who uses textile materials to interpret the emotions and memories associated with human experience. Using reclaimed garments, memories and stories are recalled, imagined and retrieved; witness to the ever evolving personal stories we all possess and carry around with us throughout our lives.

Education
1987
 MA Degree, Royal College of Art, London
1985  Woven Textiles, West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham

Awards
2010
 Theo Moorman Trust, Research trip to the Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium
2009  Shortlisted for LICC, London International Creative Award, London
2007  Grants to Individuals Award, Arts Council South-East, Kent
2005  'Japanese Mizuko-Jizo shrines: birth and death in close proximity', UK Trade and Investments, Research and Travel Grant
2002  Jerwood Prize: Textiles, Jerwood Foundation, London

Solo exhibitions
2012
 'The Lovers' , Site specific installation, The Duke of York Public House, Royal Tunbridge Wells, PublicArtHouse & Tunbridge Wells Museum Commission
2006  'becoming', Victoria & Albert Museum, Crafts Council showcase
2001  'Ripened', Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
1999  'Dew Point', Centre de Documentaicio i Museu Textil, Terrassa, Spain & Gallery Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan & Pricewaterhousecoopers, Charing Cross Building, London
1997  'flow', Barbican Arts Centre, London

Selected group exhibitions
2012
 'Bolingbroke: A view Looking Back', Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery
Pairings 2, Stroud International Textile Festival, Stroud
2011  'Bitesize', Anglo Diawa Foundation, London, - Touring in 2012 to GalleryGallery, Kyoto & Nagoya University of the Arts and Science, Nagoya Japan
'Lost & Found', Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham
2010  'Art/Design/Craft Dialogue', Christine Walker Gallery, Caterham
'Revealing Evidence', Pitzhanger Manor Gallery and House, London
'Print Now', BEARSPACE, Deptford, & London Art Fair
2009  'Turner Open', Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent
2008  'Four Seasons', Gallery DODO, Tokyo, Japan
'Indelible: Every Contact Leaves a Trace', Fabrica, Brighton
'Margate Rocks' - Contemporary Art Festival, Humbug Gallery, Margate, Kent
'Cloth & Culture', World Art Collections: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
2007  'Deep Inspirations', Jerwood Gallery, London
2006  'Out of Place', The New Art Gallery, Walsall
'Penelope's Thread', Victoria & Albert Museum, London
'Depth of Field: Conversations between photography and textiles', mac, Birmingham and touring
2005  'Reveal: Nottingham's Contemporary Textiles', Castle Museum and Gallery, Nottingham
2004  'Japanese & British Art Now : A Review', The Art Planning Room AOYAMA, Tokyo, Japan
Private commissions
2001  Jane Barr Memorial Commission, Leek, Staffordshire

Public commissions
2012
 The Cancer Center, Churchill Hospital, Oxford - tippinggoldsmith
2011  Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit, Royal United Hospital, Bath - tippinggoldsmith
2010  Three Glass Screen Commissions, New Minehead Hospital, Somerset - tippinggoldsmith
2007  David Chipperfield Architects, The River and Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames

Selected publications
2012
 'Dyeing and Screen printing on Textiles', Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor for A & C Black Publishers
'The Textile Reader', Jessica Hemmings/ Jane Wildgoose, Berg Publishers
'Digital Textile Design 2', Melanie Bowles & Ceri Isaac, Laurence King Publishers
'Tapestry: A Woven Narrative', Timothy Wilcox /Caron Penney/Fiona Mathison for Black Dog Publishers
2011  Heat Transfer Techniques , Dawn Dupree, A&C Black Publishers, pg 50, 70,71, 72
2010  'Ten to See: Recommended Exhibitions this season', Aesthetics Magazine, Sept, pg 21
‘Scrap of a thing: 18th Century Textile Tokens from the Foundling Hospital', AUTHORED by Shelly Goldsmith for Selvedge Magazine issue 36 Sept/Oct, pg 37 – 40
'Things Seen And Unseen', by Emma Love for Craft Magazine, Sept/Oct, pg 56- 59
'Goldwork', by Polly Leonard for Selvedge Magazine, Sept/Oct, pg 07
Preview, Beatrijs Sterk for European Textile Forum Magazine 3/10, pg 22

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