Bio

CV SUMMARY

For a full CV please contact Kim

6 solo shows (2004 – 2012)
3 festival inclusions (2015-2016), Cementa_15, Vivid Festival, Artlands 2016
25+ group show inclusions (2003 – 2016)
2 residencies (2013 – 2014)
9+ collaborations (2009 – 2017)

Kim V. Goldsmith has lived and worked on the Western Plains of Central West NSW since 1992, working as a radio and print journalist, media and marketing communications consultant and trainer and teacher. She has been active in her practice since 2002.

She founded the regional artist collective, Fresh Arts, inadvertently in 2003 with a monthly emailed newsletter titled Fresh Arts. In 2004, a group of artists Goldsmith was in contact with through the e-news were offered the opportunity to have a group exhibition at Dubbo Regional Gallery. By mid-2004, with the support of fellow artists, Jack Randell and Brendan McCumstie, Fresh Arts incorporated, going on to hold multiple exhibitions each year since. Goldsmith curated two Fresh Arts exhibitions in 2010 and 2011, before ceasing to be a member in 2012.

She has since been pursuing opportunities to work on solo projects and to further develop her multi-media, sensory installation works exploring the symbolism of nature, human interactions with the natural environment, and the role of birds as indicator species for the health of the environment. In 2014, she co-founded the Regional Contemporary Art Network (RCAN) with Julie Williams as a project platform for artists based in regional NSW. The network continued long enough to conceive the first collaboration, a 24-hour pop-up showing of projection and digital media works called the #bringtolightproject. The project has continued while RCAN hasn’t.

Goldsmith recently project managed a public art project in Dubbo called BOOMDubbo (August 2015 – September 2016). Through the commissioning of works by street artists BOOMDubbo aimed to add value and vibrancy to the CBD of Dubbo, providing multiple benefits to residents, visitors, businesses and artists.

Also a filmmaker and video producer, as well as producing short art film, Goldsmith produced her first short feature film (a comedy) with the crew of Dubbo Filmmakers in 2014, premiering at the One Eye Film Festival at the Western Plains Cultural Centre.

She has also worked in arts administrative capacities, including time as a Regional Arts Project/Publicity Officer (RAPPO) and Regional Arts Development Officer (RADO) with Orana Arts Inc., as well as holding several executive positions with Fresh Arts Inc. She was the marketing representative on the Western Plains Cultural Centre Advisory Board from 2007 – 2014, and chair 2012/13-2014. Keen to introduce new audiences to contemporary art forms, Goldsmith initiated and coordinated the arts page for Dubbo Weekender up until the end of 2012, where she has also worked as a feature writer.

Goldsmith continues to share her knowledge as an artist, of working in the arts and as a marketing communications consultant, providing her services as a consultant, facilitator and trainer to arts organisations such as Orana Arts, Outback ArtsRegional Arts NSW and the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).

In July 2011 Goldsmith established an online visual arts directory for regional artists and galleries, called Where is the Art, part of which included publishing a monthly online art journal called Q&Art. The Where is the Art/Q&Art site was taken offline in March 2015 due to security issues. The directory and blog had ceased to be active from December 2012.

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