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Kim V. Goldsmith has worked from the Central, Western and North-West regions of 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. She went on to also work work as a freelance print journalist for Regional Publishers and Panscott Media, before establishing a media and marketing communications consulting and training firm 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 of a Dubbo newspaper (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 – including two years as chair (2008-2014). She managed the philanthropic public art project BOOMDubbo in 2015/16 and has been a contributing member of various arts advocacy and practice-based groups such as 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 recently participated in a panel discussion with Regional Arts Australia’s Artlands Conversation series on connections in times of isolation.
Stepping back from executive roles in more recent years, Kim’s been pursuing opportunities to work on projects and collaborations, undertake more artist residencies, and to further develop her digital media and writing practice. In 2020, Kim founded the ecoPULSE platform to bring many of her eco-arts projects together under one umbrella. The scale and scope of these projects has seen Kim’s work span years and countries. She’s a member of (Arts) Territory Exchange and ecoartspace, 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, 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 a small block 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 wide range of microphones and cameras in documenting the environments in which she works.