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Kim V. Goldsmith has lived and worked from inland Regional NSW since 1992, when she returned to her home region to take up a job as the first Rural Reporter with ABC Western Plains radio in Dubbo. This time also included working short on-air stints at other ABC regional stations and on the NSW Country Hour. In her post-radio days Kim freelanced for a couple of regional newspaper publishers as well as within her media and marketing communications consulting and training firm, established in 1996. For many years she ran her business alongside her art practice, in which she’s been active since 2000. Kim’s had 8 solo shows, been part of 30+ groups shows, various festivals including Artlands Dubbo, Vivid Sydney and Cementa, a contributor to many international collaborations, and undertaken artist residencies at Nes Artist Residency (Iceland) and the CORRIDOR project (Cowra) since 2019.
Over the past two decades, Kim has been heavily involved in the arts community of Dubbo City and the wider region, co-founding an artist collective she was active in until 2012; working as the first Project/Publicity Officer with regional arts development organisation, Orana Arts (2004/05); writing as the first dedicated arts editor with Dubbo-based publisher, Panscott Media (2003/04); founding and administrating an online regional arts directory and blog, Where is the Art (2011-13); and initiating a professional development program for artists in partnership with the Western Plains Cultural Centre (WPCC). Kim was also a board member of the Western Plains Cultural Centre Advisory Board for seven years (2008-2014) – including two years as chair. She managed the philanthropic public art project BOOMDubbo in 2015/16, overseeing a series of murals by professional street artists including Adnate, Poncho Army and HaHa. Since 2004, she has been a contributing member of various local arts-based groups such as Fresh Arts Inc., Dubbo Filmmakers and Creative Assembly Central NSW (CrACN).
Working in marcoms as a consultant and trainer for 25 years, Kim has often shared her knowledge of marketing communications as relating to arts practices with organisations such as Orana Arts, Outback Arts, Regional Arts NSW and the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA). In late 2020, Kim participated in a panel discussion as part of Regional Arts Australia’s Artlands Conversation series on connections in times of isolation.
Stepping back from executive and community arts roles in recent years, Kim’s been pursuing to develop her practice further, working on bigger environmental art projects and collaborations, undertaking more artist residencies, and to further developing her digital media and writing practice. In 2020, Kim founded ecoPULSE as an online platform to bring many of her eco-arts and social ecology projects together. The scale and scope of these projects has seen Kim’s work span years and countries since 2017. She’s a member of (Arts) Territory Exchange, ecoartspace and ClimateCultures, and a founding member of regional NSW artist platform, Orana Arts Studio Co!Lab.
Kim’s hybrid practice is as much about process as it is the creation of work. Many of her works are underpinned by research, facilitation, community engagement and consultation, and the exploration ideas. Her creative output tends to take the form of multi-layered, constructed soundscapes, video works that look for alternative perspectives and layers of meaning, along with writing in the form of blog posts, prose, essays and short publications. Living on small acreage on the western edge of Dubbo, she surrounds herself with inspiration from the native bush and birdlife, with frequent excursions to the nearby Macquarie River or further afield to gather material for her projects. Kim uses a range of microphones and cameras to document the environments in which she works. Her happy place is in the bush with headphones on listening to the world with a shotgun or piezo microphone of some kind.
My work is grounded by where I’m from and the communities I’ve lived in. Regional NSW is an exciting place to create work about, as the stories and ways of telling them are endless. However, my vision is bigger. We’re part of a global conversation and I want to be part of that.– Kim V. Goldsmith