Goldsmiths Textile Collection & Constance Howard Gallery
Opening hours: 11.00 am - 5.00 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment
Constance Howard Gallery
Goldsmiths, University of London
Deptford Town Hall Building
New Cross Road
Telephone: +44(0)20 7717 2210/2295
The Goldsmiths Textile Collection and the Constance Howard Gallery are located at Deptford Town Hall, part of Goldsmiths, University of London.
Our textile collection illustrates the history of textiles at Goldsmiths from the 1940s to the present day and includes works by Goldsmiths alumni and other textile artists, as well as ethnographic and historical textiles and dress. Online catalogue.
The Collection is used by a wide variety of researchers from different disciplines including visual arts, anthropology, history and design. Students, academic staff and researchers, both from within Goldsmiths and outside, together with members of the public use our collections.
We have a reference library which, in addition to books, holds journals and an extensive collection of pamphlets and exhibition catalogues.
The Constance Howard Gallery holds exhibitions of textiles. These include pieces from the Collection or from associated research projects, or work by textile artists, students or alumni.
We organize a prize, the Christine Risley award, which is given to a final year student living in the UK whose work in textiles is judged to be best work of that year.
Christine Risley Award Winner
The Christine Risley Award Winner for 2012 is Jessica Smulders-Cohen.
More information about Jess and her work is here.
Apply for the Christine Risley Award 2013
The Christine Risley Award is a prize awarded annually by the Goldsmiths Textile Collection & Constance Howard Gallery to a Goldsmiths student for outstanding work relating to the field of textiles, instigated by the generous bequest of Christine Risley.
The Award acknowledges the diversity and plurality of contemporary textile practice. As such the prize aims to honour an original textile-related activity, broadly conceived.
For entry criteria click here