Approved: 10.07.2008

Shelly Goldsmith

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

Approved: 10.07.2008

Shelly Goldsmith  has exhibited at major galleries and  museums in Britain, Europe, USA and Japan, her work is in many notable public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum. 

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    Artist Statement

    Shelly Goldsmith  has exhibited at major galleries and  museums in Britain, Europe, USA and Japan, her work is in many notable public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum. 


    Goldsmith is the recipient of the Jerwood Prize and in 2020 was awarded the Vlieseline Fine Art Textile Award, an international prize which recognises concept driven and gallery context textiles.


    Goldsmith’s practice investigates the power of cloth and worn clothing as a rich landscape for expression, a place to explore and communicate ideas. With a feminist viewpoint she unpicks established psychological theory to better understand human interactions, how we live our life and what shapes us.  Taking an autoethnographic approach her  position is both personal and parsing, discarded textiles become witness and memoranda; using our clothes as a place we inhabit as home, psychologically and physically. At every turn our world presents evidence of this truly ‘mobile home’, living life in cloth, from ordinary day-to-day routines and ceremony like weddings to powerfully emotive life events, such as migration and displacement. Newly emerging work explores familial female experience, transactional analysis, and intergenerational trauma.


    Working mostly with three textile methods, Goldsmith utilises technological and historical techniques simultaneously; digital and hand dye-sublimation printing - digital and hand stitch and hand-woven tapestry, produced to maximise its woven qualities, where warp becomes a potent element of expression.  


    Goldsmith’s narrative-based work is presented as gallery based installations becoming  potent landscapes of psychogeograpies as she aim's to explore and present the evocative force of cloth and conscience and our inner and outer world. 


    Work is conceived and produced with sustainability at its heart, using recycled and repurposed cloth, especially reclaimed polyesters,  putting them to good use as creative ambassadors in our world.


    Practice is underpinned by collaborations with Psychiatry and Forensic Science professionals and supported by awards from Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust etc. Goldsmith’s work is written about and cited extensively in books and journals. Shelly Goldsmith is ‘Emerita Reader in Textiles, University for the Creative Arts. 


    I am an experienced teacher and take every opportunity to disseminate and share my research and practice outcomes and aim to facilitate the creativity of others through a strongly reflective approach where students are co-learners, co-creators.  I have taught in the UK, Australia, Japan and Oslo, predominantly undergraduate and postgraduate delivery, I have some experience of supporting Research Degrees.  I founded the pioneering Textile Art Department at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton- I directed the BA (Hons) Textile Art and MA Degree in Textiles Practice and Theory. I am currently Reader in Textiles at UCA where I teach across fashion and textiles progs.   I am often asked to contribute to selection panels and sit on juries for competitions, grants, prizes/awards.

    CV & Education


    2015                HEA Fellowship 

    1985-1987       M.A. Degree - Royal College of Art 

    1982-1985       B.A.  (Hons) Degree - West Surrey College of Art and Design (UCA Farnham)


    Solo Exhibitions

    2022 Dresses for Giants, ACS Margate

    2019                Dresses for Giants Addington St. Gallery, Ramsgate. Part of the wider program of exhibitions to accompany the Turner Prize at the Turner Contemporary, Margate

    2016-2017       Lódz Blouse Trilogy   University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury. The installation explores memory and experience imbued in the clothes we wear.   Through a series of interactions on blouses a series of acts reveal latent matter within these three garments. Referencing the passing down of clothes within families alongside the suggestion of inherited memory the work unearths a tea party depicted in the photographic work of Henryk Ross (1910-1991)  

    2015-2016       Drawn to Ohio   The Rochester Gallery.  The exhibition presented new work made over the last seven years which investigates the geographical and emotional distance between the Thanetian coast and Cincinnati, Ohio. 

    2011                The Lovers PublicArtHouse, Duke of York Pub, Tonbridge Wells 

    2006                becoming Victoria & Albert Museum, Crafts Council showcase

    2001                Ripened   The Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK

    2000                Dew Point Centre de Documentacio i Museu Textil, Terrassa, Spain; PWC Gallery, London, UK; Gallery Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan

    1999                flow   Barbican Arts Centre, London, UK

    1998                L Space Canberra School of Art, ACT, Australia

    Group Exhibitions

    2023 House Guests, David Parr House, Cambridge

    2023 Fibreart International, Museum of Art, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

    2023 TEXTUS: In-Between Text and Textile, Torriano Meeting House, London

    2022-2023 Connective Material, Museum Dr Guislain, Ghent, Belgium

    2022 Fibreart International, Brew House and Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh

    2022 Still Parents, The Whitworth, Manchester

    2021 Thread Elysium Gallery, Swansea

    2020                Maker’s Eye - Inaugural exhibition, Crafts Council Gallery, London 

    2019                Loss & Lucidity Appleton Gallery and Fabrica Braco de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal

    2019                Vlieseline Fine Art Textile Award, Birmingham, Alexandra Palace, Dublin

    2018                Loss & Lucidity SantoraSpace205, Santa Ana, California

    2017                Afternoon Tea Salon, Chiara Williams Contemporary Art, Margate 

    2017                Haptic Tait    The Old Fire Station Gallery Oxford - with publication

    2016                Art_Textiles   The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester - with publication. The international exhibition attracted 105,500+ visitors. Artists using textiles as a powerful tool for expressing ideas about the social, political and artistic. Other artists include Do Ho Suh, Susan Collis, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Grayson Perry and Tracey Emin

    2016            Haptic Tacit    Leydon Gallery, London EC1 - with publication

    2016                 A curated collection  Axis Contemporary Art. Curated by Sarah Martin, Turner Contemporary

    2015                 Four Threads    Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, Spitalfields for 'OPEN LONDON' Festival

    2015                 The Dreaming House: Art Textiles at Newstead   Byron’s House, Nottingham. Curated by Deborah Dean.  Work from Nottingham Castle Museum’s Contemporary Textile Collection curated within Newstead House.  Other artists include Caroline Broadhead, Kashif Nadim Chaudry and Grayson Perry

    2015                The Art of Bereavement   University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Crafts Study Centre – with Symposium. Exhibition curated by Professor Lesley Millar MBE.  The work for this exhibition, like much of my work speaks of human fragility, grief and loss - real and symbolic. Here I am most concerned with exploring the fine veneer of cloth that stands between us and the world. What trace of our existence is left behind in the clothes we wear? And consequently, how is this perceived, translated and communicated once we are no longer there and all that is left is cloth? This work draws upon my collaboration with the Forensic Science Service and psychiatry to explore and translate ideas. Other artists include Rosanne Hawksley and Beverly Ayling Smith        

    2015                   Re-fashioned: Garments as Art   Gallery at the Old Fire Station, Oxford

    2015                   Crafting Anatomies  Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University.  Curated by Rhian Solomon and Katherine Townsend with a publication and symposium. 'Crafting Anatomies' places the human body at the center of a multi-disciplinary dialogue; exploring how this entity has been interpreted, crafted and reimagined in historical, contemporary and future contexts. The exhibition dissected attitudes and approaches towards contexts of the body, showcasing visionary practices of leading international artists, clinicians and designers 

    2014                 Moving Textiles: Digital Encounters   University for the Creative Arts - curated by Jenna Rossi-Camus - with publication.  40 textile designers, artists and craftspeople were selected to present explorations into the place of digital technology in contemporary textile practice. Four curated zones showcased the innovative work and invited visitors to experience and consider the impact of the digital revolution on textile arts       

    2014                Metamorphosis   TO3 Textile Incubation Centre, Ronse, Belgium. The exhibition showed the outcomes of the rotational collaborative project where textile pieces where developed by passing to a series of partners across Europe

    2013                Lace Effects 1   Cité internationale de la dentelle et de la mode de Calais, France The exhibition at the International Centre for Lace and Fashion at Calais, presented established professionals, young designers and UCA students in a collaboration to produce textile, fashion and design creations inspired by the museum’s archival lace collection

    2012                The Bolingbroke Hospital: A view Looking Back CAA Gallery, London – with publication. Invited to respond to the closure of Bolingbroke Hospital, Battersea, London – part of St. Georges NHS Trust. Commissioned to make a series of textile-based pieces as outcome for CAA exhibition

    2012               Bitesize   Curated by Prof. Lesley Millar MBE - Diawa Anglo Foundation, London, GalleryGallery, Kyoto & Nagoya University of the Arts and Science, Nagoya, Japan

    2012          Pairings II conversations & collaboration Project with Dr.  Annie Shaw Director of Studies and MIRIAD Design Research Centre Leader.  Manchester Metropolitan University - Exhibition Stroud Museum, Stroud International Textile Festival - with publication

    2011               Lost & Found Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham

    2010               Art, Design, Craft Dialogue   Christine Walker Gallery, Caterham   

    2010               Revealing Evidence Pitzhanger Manor Gallery, London -2 person show

    2010                Print Now    BEARSPACE, Deptford, London Art Fair 

    2009                Turner Contemporary Open Turner Contemporary, Margate - with publication.

    2008                Four Seasons Gallery DODO, Tokyo, Japan 

    2008                Indelible: Every Contact Leaves a Trace Fabrica, Brighton 2 person show 

    2008                Margate Rocks Art Festival, the Humbug Gallery, Margate, Kent 

    2008               World Art Collections: Cloth and Culture Now  Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich and The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester                                

    2008                Collecting a Kaleidoscope Designed&Made, Newcastle and touring

    2007               150th Anniversary Album   The Victoria and Albert Museum - with publication

    2007               Eye of the Needle: Threads of History   Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale 

    2007               Deep Inspirations Jerwood Space, London – with Publication 

    2006               Obsession Sartorial Contemporary, London 

    2006                Out of Place   The New Art Gallery, Walsall – with publication

    2006                Threadbare    Waterside Arts Centre, Manchester

    2006                Depth of Field: conversations between photographyand textiles   MAC Birmingham, Lighthouse Gallery Poole, Harley Gallery Nottinghamshire and Q Arts, Derby - with publication

    2005               koko-ima/here-now Gallery Kaze Tokyo, Japan                                 

    2005               Reveal: Nottingham’s Contemporary Textiles Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham - with publication              

    2004                Millennium J in collaboration with the Crafts Council Gallery Aoyama, Tokyo Japan                    

    2004                Threads  Nottingham Castle Musuem and Art Gallery, Nottingham

    2004                Japanese & British Art Now Art Planning Room AOYAMA, Tokyo, Japan   

    2003                What is Craft? hub: The center for craft design and making, Sleaford, Lincolnshire 

    2003               Kanazawa World Craft Forum Korinbo Daiwa; Utatsuyama Workshop; Kanazawa New Grand Hotel, Kanazawa Japan

    2002               Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2002: Textiles The Crafts Council of Great Britain Gallery, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, City Art Centre Edinburgh Crafts Council of Ireland and  Ulster Museum, Northern Island                                 

    2001                Succulent Fruits Spica Museum Tokyo, Japan                              

    2000                ripe 3-up series, Crafts Council, London - with publication

    2000                Fold: The Newspaper of the unconscious Freud Museum, Hampstead, London - with publication

    2000               Core Millais Gallery, Southampton, UK - with publication

    2000               ArtTextiles 2   Bury St. Edmunds Gallery Suffolk,  Harley Gallery Nottingham,  Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art Sunderland,  Shire Hall Gallery Stafford,  Mercer Gallery Harrogate,  Artsway Hampshier,  Musuem of Science and Industry Manchester,  MAC Birmingham and Collins Gallery, Glasgow - with Publication 

    2000              Heart - 1 Collaborative project and exhibition with Japanese artist Chikako Mori Gallery Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan


    Commissions & Collections  

    My work has been purchased for many notable UK Contemporary Collections.   

    2015                Collection – Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, London  

    2013-15           Commission - Whiteleaf Hospital Glazing screen artworks for identity and place. A New Mental Health Hospital, Commissioned by Artscape: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Architects: Nightingale Associates. Contractors: Kier Aylesbury - Studio tippingoldsmith

    2012                Collection – St. Georges NHS Trust Hospital Charity, London 

    2012                Commission - Stroud International ‘Textiles Pairings II - conversations & collaboration’. Collaborative paring project with Dr. Annie Shaw (MMU) 

    2011                 Commission - The Bolingbroke Hospital, London - Invited to respond to the closure of Bolingbroke Hospital, Battersea, London – part of St. Georges NHS Trust. Commissioned to make a series of textile-based pieces. 

    2010                Commission – ‘The Lovers’ PublicArtHouse commission in collaboration with Royal Tonbridge Wells Museum

    2009                Collection – Jane Barr Memorial Commission

    2000 & 04       Collection – Contemporary Art Society Collection Scheme 

    2000                Collection – The Crafts Council of Great Britain, permanent Collection.

    2000                Collection – The Whitworth Museum and Gallery, Manchester, Collection 

    2000                Commission Initial selection for House of Lords Tapestry commission 

    2000                Commission River and Rowing Museum, Henley.  David Chipperfield Architects

    2000                Collection The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Contemporary Textile Collection


    Teaching, Lecturing, External Examining and Consultancy 

    I have a wealth of experience as a tutor and lecturer; I am keen to encourage and facilitate the creativity of others through a strongly reflective approach.    I have taught at numerous universities within the UK and in Australia, Japan and Norway at predominantly undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I held the post ‘Reader in Textiles’ and Senior Lecturer at the University for the Creative Arts (2013-2023) where I worked across Higher Education delivery, management, and strategy, focusing mostly on the BA Fashion Textiles and MA Textiles for Fashion and Interiors. I am Reader Emeritus, University for the Creative Arts.


    I founded the pioneering Textile Art Department at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, where I was in post 1991 to 2006.  I subsequently taught for several years at Goldsmiths, University of London on the MA Textiles Practice program. 


    My skills and experience are drawn upon on a consultancy level, as an advisor to funding bodies and competitions, as an external board member for university validations etc. and I been an External Examiner for numerous UK higher education programs. 

    2020 - Present     External Examiner, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London 

    2017 - Present     Reader in Textiles School of Fashion, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester

    2013-17          Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Fashion Textile: Print & MA Printed Textiles for Fashion and Interiors, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester 

    2018               PhD Examiner - Viva panel member Royal College of Art

    2016               Visiting Tutor, RCA, West Dean Foundation

    2013-16          External Examiner, BA (Hons) Contemporary Arts Practice - Bath Spa University

    2015                Visiting Tutor, RCA, Swansea Metropolitan University/ Norwich School of Art

    2015                Selector - Whitchurch Mill Textile Commission 

    2010-15           Mentor - Crafts Council’s Hothouse Program

    2014                Advisor -Wellcome Trust Public Engagement & Creative Industries Funding

    2014                Textile Master Class, The Beaney Art Gallery & Museum, Canterbury

    2013                External Examiner, BA Textiles In Practice, Manchester Metropolitan University 

    2009-13           External Examiner, BA Textile Practice, University of Huddersfield

    2007-13           Trustee - Crafts Council of Great Britain

    2012                 External Advisor to Validation of BA Hons Textiles in Practice, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester 

    2009-12           Visiting Lecturer, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, Farnham and  Canterbury

    2010-11           Co-Mentor, Reflect Lab, The Sage Gateshead

    2007-11           External Examiner, University of Hertfordshire 

    2006-11           Creative Partnerships Agent, project managing programs in Kent schools 

    2010                Masterclass, University of Ulster & Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

    2010                Selector for The Nottingham Contemporary Open Exhibition 

    2009                Advisor to the Art Foundation’s Textile Art Prize 

    2008                Folkestone Triennial, Youth Project’s coordinator and delivery

    2006-8             Program Coordinator MA Textiles, Goldsmiths, University of London 

    2006-7             Visiting Lecturer, BA (Hons) Textiles, Goldsmiths University of London

    2006-07           Lecturer, OPUS School of Textile Arts, Middlesex University 

    2006                External Panel Member, Re-validation BA (Hons) Applied Arts  and  BA (Hons) Product Design, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester

    2003-06           Advisor to the Purchasing Panel for the Crafts Council Collection

    2004-06           Selector for ARTAPESTRY exhibition, European Tapestry Forum, Copenhagen 

    1991-2006       Senior Lecturer, Founder and Program Leader for BA (Hons) Textile Art; Program Leader and tutor for MA Textile Practice and Theory - Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

    2004                Selector for American Tapestry Biennale, American Tapestry Alliance 

    2002                Panel member for validation of BA Hons Fine Art, University College Chichester, Sussex


    Conferences Papers, Lectures and Workshops

    2022 ‘Fibreart International’ Pittsburgh, USA

    2021 ‘Thread’ Swansea

    2020 ‘CONTEXTILE’, Textile Talks, Guimarães Portugal

    2020              'Crafts in 2020', Panel talk at COLLECT Somerset House, London 

    2017               'Fabric of Faith: Exploring textiles as practice-based research'   Sept 2017, University College London 

    2017               ‘Looking beyond the warp and weft: unpicking latent narratives in clothing’  for ‘The Matter of Material’   Symposium to accompany ‘Entangled’ Exhibition, Turner Contemporary

    2016               ‘My Cloth’  2-day workshop to accompany Yinka Shonibare’s installation ‘British Library’ Turner Contemporary

    2016                Lecture, Royal College of Art,  School of Materials, London  

    2015               ‘Souvenir’  2-day workshop to accompany 'Provincial Punk' exhibition by Grayson Perry at the Turner Contemporary, Margate 

    2015                Lecture, West Dean College Textile Symposium

    2014           ‘Material Language’  2-day Seminar & workshop, Tate Modern and The Whitechapel Gallery to accompany Richard Tuttle’s Turbine Hall installation ‘I don’t know or the Weave of Textile Language’

    2014               ‘Digital Encounters’  Conference, UCA Canterbury - Speaker and panel member

    2013           ‘Threads of Feeling’  Lecture for the exhibition the Foundling Museum, London 

    2013                Lecture, University of Ulster & Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

    2010          ‘Fabriconversations Symposium’  Fabrications Festival, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham

    2010               ‘At the Edge: Extending Textile Boundaries’  lecture at Textile Forum South West Conference, Somerset College of Art and Design, Taunton

    2010                ‘Working Together’ presented lecture at Brunel Borderers Symposium, Gloucester Museum and Art Gallery, Gloucestershire

    2010                Research Lecture, Royal College of Art,  London 

    2010               Conversations in Contemporary Craft presented lecture at COLLECT Art Fair Victoria & Albert Museum, London 

    2009                ‘Textile Vocabularies - Innovation in Practice’ lecture at Jerwood Applied Arts Conference, Heriot Watt University, Scotland

    2008                'Enfolded Meanings' lecture at the National Gallery, London  

    2003                ‘Jerwood Prize for Textiles’ lecture and workshop at the Jerwood symposium, The Crafts Council, London

    2004                Lecture at Brunel Borderers Symposium, Gloucester Museum and Art Gallery

    2002                'Art textiles 2'  Conference, presented lecture and workshop Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Scotland 

    Grants, Awards and Prizes 

    Jerwood Applied Arts Prize: Textiles

    Vlieseline Fine Art Textile Award, Highly Commended

    Arts Council funding & UCA Research Grant for ‘Locus of the Dress’ Project 

    Theo Moorman Trust Grant – Research trip to the Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent

    University for the Creative Arts Research Grant for 'Lodz Blouse Trilogy' Project 

    Arts Council funding for ‘Japanese Mizuko Jizo Shrines’ Project + ‘Stains and Stories’ Project  

    Wellcome Trust  Award for ‘Indelible: Every Contact Leaves a Trace',  Fabrica, Brighton   Exhibition & Conference

    UK Trade & Investment Grant - Exhibition ‘Dew Point’, Centre de Documentacio i Museu Textil, Terrassa, Spain;  PriceWaterhouseCoopers, London, UK;  Gallery Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan

    Research Award,  Southampton University

    Winner London International Creative Competition

    Winner Royal Overseas League Drawing Prize

    Arts Council England & Creative Partnership Kent, Artist in Schools 

    Shortlisted for World Craft Forum Prize 


    Radio and television interviews, 

    Women’s Hours Radio 4,  BBC Anglian TV,  BBC Radio Kent,  Catalonian Radio Spain


    Selected Authored works & Citations, Publications & Press 

    ·   Forthcoming 2023: ‘Colorscaping Rotter’s liminal Dress: playing with the transmutable states of disperse dye in dye sublimation applications on reclaimed polyester’ in Bloomsbury Encyclopaedia of World Textiles 2023

    ·      Hemmings, Jessica, ‘A Dialogue about Social Weaving: The Weaving Kiosk and Weaving Lab’ in ‘Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture’, Berg 2021

    ·      May, Katherine, ‘Wintering: How I learned to flourish when life became frozen, Random House 2020

    ·      Kelly, Anne, ’Shelly Goldsmith, Locus of the Dress’ in ’Textile Travels’, Published by Batsford, Pavilion Books 2020 pg 102 ISBN 978-1-84994-564-6

    ·       Goldsmith, Shelly, First Person: Lodz Blouse Trilogy Embroidery Magazine March/April 2020 pg 4-5

    ·       Goldsmith, Shelly, Looking beyond the Warp and Weft: unpicking latent narratives in worn clothing, Journal of Cloth and Culture, March 2017 ISSN 1751-8350     -   10.1080/14759756.2018.1432151

    ·       Goldsmith, Shelly/ Hernaiz-Sanders, Herminia, Locus of the Dress Introduction Essay, 2018, UCA Pub, ISBN 978-0-9930502-9-9  

    ·       Haptic/tacit exhibition catalogue, Nov 2016

    ·       Balshaw, Maria/Harris, Jennifer/Barnett, Pennina/ Artists in Art_Textiles, The Whitworth University of Manchester Publishers, Exhibition Catalogue 2016   pg 50-51

    ·       Hall, Jo/ Drawn to Ohio in Embroidery Magazine Nov/Dec 2015, pg 7

    ·       Creative Textiles Research Group, Nottingham Trent University, Crafting Anatomies, Performative Anatomies, Nottingham Trent University publication 2015, pg 3, 11

    ·       Prof. Millar, Lesley in chapter 3 The Re(a)d Thread, in Outside: Activating Cloth to Enhance the Way We Live edited by Macbeth, Penny / Barber, Claire, Pub. Cambridge Scholars, 2015 pg 3, 42, 130

    ·       Rossi-Camus, Jenna / Prof. Buck MBE, Margaret /Harmer, Denise /Williams, Serena   Digital X Historical in Digital Encounters, UCA publication, Exhibition Catalogue, 2014.

    ·       Barber Swindells Ruminations with Shelly Goldsmith in Mining Couture. A Manifesto for Common Wear, Black Dog Publishers, 2012, pg 18-23. 

    ·       Wilcox, FT/ Penney, C /Mathison Tapestry: A Woven Narrative , Black Dog Publishers, 2012

    ·       Woods, Liz, The Bolingbroke Hospital: a view backwards, Exhibition Catalogue, St. Georges Hospital Charity Pub. June 2012, pg 2,9,10,13. 

    ·       Hemmings, Jessica, (Editor), Wildgoose, Jane, Considering the Evidence, Part II MEMORY, The Textile Reader, Berg Pub, June 2012, pg 64-67.

    ·       Kettle, Alice, Pairings II Conversations & collaborations, Stroud International Textiles Pub, May 2012, pg 5,8,30,42

    ·       Bowles, Melanie & Isaac, Ceri, Digital Textile Design - Second Edition, Laurence King Pub, 2012, pg 143, 160, 161.

    ·       Millar, Lesley, Bitesize – Miniature Textiles From Japan And The UK, Exh Catalogue, Oct 2011, pg 38.

    ·       Dupree, Dawn, Heat Transfer Techniques, A &C Black Pub, July 2011, pg 50, 70,71, 72.

    ·       10 to See: Recommended Exhibition this season, Aesthetics Magazine, September 2010, pg 21

    ·       Goldsmith, Shelly, Scrap of a thing: 18th-Century Textile Tokens from the Foundling Museum, Selvedge Magazine, issue 36, Sept/Oct 2010, pg 37 – 40                                                                         

    ·       Love, Emma, Things Seen And Unseen, Crafts Magazine, Sept/Oct 2010, pg 56- 59

    ·       Leonard, Polly, Goldwork, Selvedge Magazine, Sept/Oct 2010, pg 07 

    ·       Scott, Jo, Diary, embroidery Magazine, Sept/Oct 2010, pg 11

    ·       Sterk, Beatrijs, Preview, European Textile Forum, 3/2010, pg 22

    ·       Elliott Grey, Christine, Cloth & Culture Now- Exhibition Review, Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, Berg, Volume 7, Issue 2, July 2009, pg 252-255

    ·       Bowles, Melanie & Isaac Ceri Digital Textile Design, Laurence King Publishers, June 2009, pg160-161

    ·       Crichton-Miller, Emma, Wall to Wall Winners. Financial Times, Nov 10th 2008

    ·       Gordon, Hattie, Indelible: Every Contact Leaves a Trace, Exh Review, embroidery Sept/Oct 08 pg 57

    ·       Lowenstein, Oliver, Cloth & Culture Now: New Space, New Possibilities Fiberarts Summer 2008, pg 43

    ·       Moloney, Clare, Review of the Exhibition Indelible: Every Contact Leaves a Trace 

    ·       Wildgoose, Jane, Reviewing the Data, Charting the Flow, 2008

    ·       Hall, Jo, News, embroidery, May/June 2008, pg 7

    ·       Millar, Lesley (editor), Shelly Goldsmith, Cloth and Culture Now Exhibition Catalogue Jan 2008 page 8, 27, 99, 158-161

    ·       Colchester, Chloe, Textile, Art and Culture Textiles Today: a global survey of trends and traditions, London, Thames and Hudson, 2007, pg 166, 167

    ·       Walters, Sarah The Craft of fine art, Manchester Evening News, Friday July 13th 2007, pg 16 & 17 

    ·       Stanley, J Five Questions for… METRO life Newspaper (Manchester), Thursday August 2nd 2007, pg 22

    ·       Hopkirk, E Great British talents pay tribute to V&A’s 150 years, Evening standard, Thursday 28th June 2007, pg 22-23

    ·       Goldsmith, S ‘Tilleke Schwarz: Mark Making’ book review, Crafts, No 207 July/August 2007, pg 70-71

    ·       Williams, R, Review of Depth of Field: Conversations Between Photography & Textiles, Selvedge, Issue 16, March 07, pg 89.

    ·       Goldsmith, Shelly, Deep Inspiration, Asthma UK January 2007, page 21

    ·       Unknown, Exhibition combines artforms, Derby Evening Telegraph Newspaper, November 10th 2006

    ·       Sterkaoui, S, Shelly Goldsmith, New Art on View, Scala Publications, Walsall, Oct 2006, pg104, 105, 109

    ·       Hoggard, Liz, Pear-shaped stories, Crafts, No.202 September/October 2006, pg 56-61

    ·       Hemmings, Jessica, Review of Threadbare Exhibition, Crafts, No.202 September/October 2006, pg 65

    ·       Gubb, Mark S, What’s on Previews, a-n Magazine, September 2006, pg 12

    ·       Webb, Jane, Review of Depth of Field: Conversations between textiles and photography, Embroidery Mag, May/June 2006

    ·       Enright, S, Review of Depth of Field: Conversations between textiles & photography, Crafts Mag, May/June 2006, pg 62-63

    ·       Astley, Conrad, Dressing up an art form, metromagazine, Friday, May 19th 2006

    ·       Goldsmith, S, At the Edge: Extending Textile Boundaries, Textile Forum South West, At the Edge: Personal concepts for Textile Practice and Production, Taunton, March 2006 page 18-23

    ·       Grimley, Terry, Living in a material world, Birmingham Post Newspaper, Monday 30th January 2006

    ·       Lukowski, Andrezej, A stitch in past time, Metro Life, Metro, Tuesday 17th January 2006, pg 31

    ·       Fielding, Amanda, The place of textile artworks in contemporary architecture, New Art Centre, Roche Court, Sept. 2005                                                                    

    ·       Hemmings, Jessica, Defining a moment, Fiberarts Magazine, Sep/Oct 2005, pg 30-33

    ·       Millar, Lesley, Shelly Goldsmith, Revealed, Nottingham, Sept 2005, pg 2,3, 14,15,44,45

    ·       Falconer, Morgan, Memories clothed in disturbing oddities, Times Newspaper, September 27th 05, pg 24

    ·       Goldsmith, S, Children of the waters Selvedge’ Magazine, issue 04 Jan/Feb 2005, pg 52-53

    ·       Goldsmith, S Conversations in Contemporary Craft, COLLECT Art Fair, Victoria and Albert Museum, Bibs bonnets and pin wheels; from London and Japan, London 2004     V&A archive library                                                       

    ·       Goldsmith, S , Published procedure of Brunel Broderers Symposium, Construction/Deconstruction, Dec 2004, pg7-10 

    ·       Lee Smith, Barbara, Review of Textiles Perspectives in Mixed Media Sculpture book, Fiberarts Ma, Nov/Dec 2004. pg 24 

    ·       Unknown, Research Trip, a-n Magazine, August 2004, pg 21

    ·       Woolf, Diana, Jerwood Applied Arts Prize, COLLECT Catalogue V&A Museum, February 2004, pg 18-29

    ·       Unknown, Crafts Now- 21 Artists from America, Europe and Asia, World art and Craft Forum Catalogue, Feb. 2004, pg 44

    ·       Scott, J, Shelly Goldsmith Textile Perspectives in Mixed Media Sculpture, Crowood Press, 03, pg 19,23,27,28,38, 112,113  

    ·       Hemmings, Jessica, Fashion Theory: Wearable Art and Conceptual Clothing, Embroidery Mag, Vol 54, Nov 2003, pg 12-17

    ·       Scott, Joanna, What is Craft, Hub exhibition catalogue, October 2003, pg 6

    ·       Lack, Jessica   Material Spaces, Guardian Unlimited, September 2003, 

    ·       Madden, Nina, Jerwood Prize Winner Profiles, a-n magazine Online

    ·       Schoeser, Mary, Review of the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2002: Textiles, CRAFTS Magazine, Vol. January/February 2003, pg 51

    ·       Binns, P, Review, Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2002: Textiles The Journal of Cloth and Culture, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2003, pg 87-91

    ·       Coatts, Margot, Weaving a New Path, CRAFTS Magazine, Vol, January/February 2002/174

    ·       Unknown, Jerwood Prize winner revealed, Design Week, 3rd October 2002

    ·       Evans, Jonathan, Dressing Down, Independent Newspaper, 3rd October 2002

    ·       Millar, Lesley, Introduction, In: Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2002: Textiles, London, Crafts Council, 2002, pg 6, 12-13

    ·       Unknown, One Last thing, Elle Decoration Magazine, September 2002

    ·       Unknown, Pure Fabrication, Independent on Sunday,15th September 2002

    ·       Unknown, Material Whirl, Sunday Express, 29th September 2002

    ·       Leonard, Polly, Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts 2002: Textiles Embroidery Magazine, September 2002

    ·       Unknown, Art Focus Magazine, October 2002

    ·       Unknown, Time Out, 16th October 2002

    ·       Unknown, BBC Arts Newsletter, 11th – 17th October 2002

    ·       Unknown, Art Review, September 2002

    ·       Unknown, The World of Interiors Magazine, October 2002

    ·       Unknown, The Art Newspaper, September 2002

    ·       Unknown, Evening Standard Metro Life Magazine, 26th September 

    ·       Leonard, Polly, Gallery: Never-ending ecosystems, Embroidery Magazine, Vol 53, July 2002, pg 31-33

    ·       Unknown, Now, International Textiles Magazine, Aug/Sept 2002

    ·       Neal, Ross, A mixed-up material world, Blueprint Magazine, October 2002, pg.8

    ·       Unknown, Dressing Down, Independent Newspaper, 30th October 2002  

    ·       Bell, Kathryn, BAN Dialogues Develop, BAN Exhibition Catalogue, 2002, pg 6, 4

    ·       Zahir, Yasmin, Ripened Exhibition Catalogue for Angel Row Gallery Nottingham, September 2001

    ·       -Unknown, Art textiles 2, Northern Echo, 11th January 2001

    ·       -Leonard, Polly, Art Textiles 2, Fiberarts Magazine, Vol. 28, No.1,  Summer 2001

    ·       -Unknown, Arttextiles, The Crack, February 2001

    ·       -Nicol, Gillian, Fabric of Society, Metro Life-North East, January 11th 2001        

    ·       -Unknown, Arttextiles 2001, The North Guide, January 2001, pg 24

    ·       -Maiden, Emma, Beyond the Cutting Edge, CRAFTS Magazine, January/February 2001, pg 27-29

    ·       -Unknown, Fabrication, a-n Magazine, October 2001

    ·       -Fielding, Amanda, Tapestry, In: Works selected from the Crafts Council collection 1973-2000, London, Crafts Council, September 2001, pg 1

    ·       -Goldsmith, Shelly, Tapestry, Contextual Essay, In: Works selected from the Crafts Council collection 1973-2000, publication, Crafts Council, September 2001, pg 5

    ·       -Lack, Jessica, Arttextiles, Guardian Guide Magazine, 9th September 2000

    ·       -Chila, Kumari Burman, a-n Magazine February Issue II 2000

    ·       -Johnson, Pamela, Arttextiles, CRAFT Magazine, September 2000, pg 20

    ·       -Mitchell, Victoria, Arttextiles 2, Artists Newsletter Magazine, November 2000, pg 6

    ·       -White, Andrew, Playing up the textiles, The Daily Echo, 15th September 2000 

    ·       -Roux, Caroline, Off the Wall, The Guardian Space Magazine, 20th January 2000 

    ·       -Theophilus, Linda, Shelly Goldsmith: Tapestry Weaver, In: ripe, London, Crafts Council, 2000, pg 26-39

    ·       -Taylor, Louise, Introduction, In: ripe, London, Crafts Council, 2000, pg 8  

    ·       -Maharaj, Sarat, Selectors in Conversation, In: Arttextiles 2, The second major survey of British artists working with textiles, Bury St Edmunds Gallery, 2000, pg 

    ·       -Johnson, Pamela, Thinking Process, In: Arttextiles 2, The second major survey of British artists working with textiles, Bury St Edmunds Gallery, 2000 pg 

    ·       -Davis, Bridget and Koumis Mathew, Shelly Goldsmith In: Core, Southampton, Southampton University for the Millais Gallery, 2000, pg 2, 10-11, 20,21,24

    ·       -Unknown, Survey of the “Arttextiles” in Great Britain, Textile Forum Magazine, June 2000 

    ·       -Ogata, Elizabeth, Loosely woven story of water, The Daily Yomiuri,18th February 1999 pg12-13

    ·       -Unknown, Punt de condesacio, Descorbrir Catalunya, November 1999

    ·       -Unknown, Caleria Antiquaria, November 1999

    ·       -Unknown, Que Fem?  La Vanguardia, 12th November 1999 

    ·       -Unknown, Puno de Condensacion, Descubrir el (Arte), November 1999

    ·       -Unknown, La artista textil Shelly Goldsmith inaugura exposicion,  Diari, de Terrassa, 28th October 1999