Jessica Hemmings

Textile Writer

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exhibition review Garland (forthcoming)


Out of Hand (Sydney) review

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Out of Hand: Materializing the Digital 3 September 2016 – 18 June 2017 Powerhouse Museum/Museum of Applied Arts & Science (MAAS) Sydney, Australia "Out of Hand Materializing […]


Louise Bourgeois (Denmark)

review in Textile: Journal of Cloth & Culture


Christian Thompson review

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Christian Thompson Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation Sydney, Australia 23 October – 12 December 2015 Located amongst the rows of terraced Victorian homes in the jacaranda-lined streets of […]


Kimsooja MMCA Seoul

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Kimsooja: Archive of Mind National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea July 27, 2016 – February 5, 2017 Kimsooja has long explored meditative approaches […]


Contextile Portugal review

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Contextile 2016 Contemporary Textile Art Biennial 30 July – 16 October 2016 Guimarães, Portugal The 2016 Contextile exhibition was held in the Portuguese town of Guimarães, a […]


Hangzhou Triennial 2016

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Weaving & We Second Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China 25 August – 25 October 2016 Spread over two floors, six galleries, and […]


Zakka: Goods & Things, Tokyo

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS “Zakka: Goods and Things” 21_21 Design Sight, The Miyake Issey Foundation, Tokyo, Japan February 26 – June 6, 2016 Exhibition Director Naoto Fukasawa Reviewed by Professor Jessica […]


Doris Salcedo review

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Doris Salcedo Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago February 21 – May 24, 2015 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum June 26 – October 12, 2015 Pérez Art Museum Miami […]


Fiber KANEKO Nebraska

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS FIBER KANEKO Center Omaha, Nebraska February 6 – April 25, 2015 Textiles can be mind boggling in variety. Which is why the concept of a “collective” exhibition […]


What Do I Need to Do to Make It OK?

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Pumphouse Gallery, Battersea Park, London (27 August - 1 November, 2015) Further venues: Crafts Study Centre, Farnham; Devon Guild of Craftsmen; Forty Hall; The National Centre for […]


Signature Cloths review

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Signature Cloths International Quilt Study Center & Museum University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA September 5, 2014 – May 31, 2015 Nebraska is smack in the centre of America: […]


The Future of Fashion is Now & Building with Textiles

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Building with Textiles Textiel Museum, Tilburg, the Netherlands 27 September, 2014 – 25 January, 2015. The Future of Fashion is Now Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam, the Netherlands 11 […]


The Needle’s Eye review

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS The Needle’s Eye: Contemporary Embroidery Kode 1, Art Museums of Bergen, Norway, October 10 – January 4, 2015 The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, […]


Form through Colour: Josef Albers, Anni Albers and Gary Hume

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Form through Colour: Josef Albers, Anni Albers & Gary Hume Somerset House June 5 - August 31, 2014 Somerset House, a grand neoclassical building in central London, […]


Threaded Stories review

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Threaded Stories Stephen Friedman Gallery, London November 29 – January 18, 2014 left: Mark Barrow YMCK, textile by Sarah Parke The textile has become an increasingly familiar presence in […]


Neck Plus Ultra: Henrik Vibskov review

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS pictured: Bird Kite Necks, Photographer: Torben Strøyer Neck Plus Ultra: Henrik Vibskov review Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen May 25 – September 8, 2013 The Latin phrasenec plus ultra […]


Studio Formafantasma at MAK, Vienna review

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS MAK Design Salon 02 Studio Formafantasma: the stranger within Contemporary Design Intervention at the MAK branch Geymüllerschlössel Vienna, Austria September 14 – December 1, 2013 Studio Formafantasma, the […]


Lucy McKenzie at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Lucy McKenzie – Something They Have To Live With The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam April 6 – September 22, 2013 The Stedelijk Museum – much like its acclaimed […]


Couriers of Taste, Danson House, England

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Couriers of Taste Danson House, Danson Park, Bexleyheath April 19 – October 31, 2013 review in Crafts Magazine (July/Aug. 2013, pp. 63-64) Danson House was originally built […]