Shelly Goldsmith's 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.
Shelly Goldsmith joined the University for the Creative Arts in 2013 as a Senior Lecturer teaching on the BA Fashion Textiles: Print program and recently also contributing to the MA Textiles for Fashion and Interiors. Shelly had previously contributed to programs within the university as a visiting lecturer and external validation panel member.
Prior to joining UCA she devised and established the Textile Art Department at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, leading both the BA and MA programmes.
Shelly has taught across a number of textile design and fine art programs within the UK, in Australia, Japan and Europe. She is an experienced external examiner; she has acted as an advisor on Bachelor of Arts validations and UK funding bodies.
Shelly graduated with an MA with distinction from the Royal College of Art, previously with a Bachelors degree from West Surrey College of Art and Design, now UCA Farnham.
She has exhibited at major galleries and museums in Britain, in Europe, the USA and Japan; her work is in many notable public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum; Nottingham Castle Museum and the Whitworth Museum, Manchester.
Shelly is an active researcher, investigating textiles at the cusp of fine art and craft practice. She was awarded the prestigious Jerwood Prize, for Textiles and short-listed for the LICC International Creative Award. She contributes to conferences and seminars and has authored articles for magazines, journals and catalogues.
Shelly is co-founder of studio tippinggoldsmith creating gallery, site specific and public realm work for a wide arena.