Jessica Hemmings

Textile Writer

Wings of a Ragtag Quest

review in Textile: the journal of cloth & culture

Double Dutch

Selvedge Magazine issue 78 (2017)

Can That Be Taught?

A Companion on Contemporary Craft (forthcoming chapter)

Knitting after Making

forthcoming in KNITTING MAP (Bloomsbury)

Textiles, Taxes & Translations

T. Johannessen catalogue essay ARoS, Denmark

Jessica Ogden: Still

exhibition review Garland

Christien Meindertsma

Selvedge magazine issue 78 (2017)


BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Kimsooja Korean born, New York and Paris-based, artist Kimsooja first began working with textiles in 1983 when she started to sew using her late grandmother’s clothing. Today […]

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

Liza Lou

Surface Design Journal spring 2017 pp. 32-37

Gaolbreak: Angela Fulcher

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS Gaolbreak: Angela Fulcher catalogue The material of escape has often been modest: hair clips for picking locks; files smuggled in food packages; clothing worn in disguise. This […]

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 […]

Unlearning Optical Illusions

published by Norwegian Crafts

Mending Fashion

Surface Design Journal fall 2016: 26-31.

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 […]

yellow, weaving & rubble

BY JESSICA HEMMINGS In Norwegian artist Tone Kristin Bjordam’s videos colour unfurls across the screen. Liquid colours are suspended. It is easy to imagine we are seeing textile dyes. We […]

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 […]