- The Regional Futures project works developed under the title Vaticinor, that Kim has been developing since early 2022, will be part of the Regional Futures: Artists in Volatile Landscapes exhibition at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney from 24 June – 24 September. The official opening is 21 July. The works were recently were exhibited at Manning Regional Gallery (23 March – 13 May).
- Kim will be on a panel discussing Artists as Transceivers: Better Listening at the inaugural Regional Futures Symposium at Casula Powerhouse on 22 July. Tickets are now online.
- On Friday 31 March, Kim was the opening act for electro-acoustic ensemble, Polymorphic Orkestra as part of the BOOM! International Festival of Percussion Regional Tour. Two of her soundscape compositions were played to an audience at the Wellington Arts Centre.
- In 2023, Kim became a Grand Jurist for the Sound Walk September Awards run by Walk. Listen. Create. She is also an ambassador for WLC.
- Kim is undertaking an artist residency through WASPS_ in Scotland in August/September 2023, at The Admiral’s House on the Isle of Skye.
- The video and soundscape work about the Galari/Lachlan River, created by Kim during and after a residency at the CORRIDOR project in 2020—titled Tenuous threads, was shortlisted for the 2022 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award at Campbelltown Arts Centre.
- Sonic Territories: Wambuul soundtrack and stories was developed for Stage 1 of the project launched on World Rivers Day, 25 September. A live performance of the work was delivered in Dubbo in October 2022. It will be played again in front of an audience on 31 March 2023 as part of the BOOM! International Festival of Percussion.
- ClimateCultures published the blog post Mosses and Marshes: Creative Engagement with Wetlands, co-authored by Andrew Howe and Kim V. Goldsmith
- Short-listed and published in the international Walk.Listen.Create. Walking Home 2022 writing competition anthology, released Easter 2022. She’s an international panelist for Walk. Listen. Create’s Sound Walk September competition.
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REGIONAL FUTURES: ARTISTS IN VOLATILE LANDSCAPES
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre // 24 June – 24 September 2023
REGIONAL FUTURES: BOX OF POSSIBILITIES
Manning Regional Art Gallery // 23 March – 14 May 2023
SONIC TERRITORIES: WAMBUUL
Wambuul bila soundtrack and Wambuul Stories online release //
World Rivers Day // 25 September 2022
Live performance with spoken word, Originals Only Afternoon, Western Plains Cultural Centre Dubbo // 23 October 2022
Performance in front of live audience, BOOM! International Festival of Percussion, Wellington NSW // 31 March 2023
Sonic Territories: Wambuul is a multi-staged creative project consisting of storytelling, community events and the creation of art, centred on the Wambuul/ Macquarie River—taking in Wellington, Dubbo and Narromine. This project has taken place on the lands of the Wiradjuri Nation.
This is a community project, where stories of the river’s past and present may be shared for all to better understand the importance of the river to the human and more-than-human life in our region.
– Kim V. Goldsmith
MOSSES AND MARSHES
Window on the Wetlands Centre, Warren NSW Australia // 1 – 29 July 2022
Outback Arts Creative Arts Centre, Coonamble NSW Australia // 9 May – 3 June 2022
M16 Artspace, Griffith ACT Australia // 15 April 2022 – 1 May 2022
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury UK // 23 December 2021 – 26 February 2022
Qube, Oswestery UK // 1-30 October 2021
When art, science and community come together it allows us to understand the complexity and sensitivities around social and ecological belonging. Art has the power to break down barriers, provoke conversations, and importantly, transcend the politics that too often dictate our regional futures.– Kim V. Goldsmith
SPACE, Coonabarabran NSW // 15 May – 16 June 2022
Inhalare / breathe upon aims to transform familiar landscapes into unfamiliar territories. In stages, 12 regionally-based artists of NSW have explored natural environments close to home to develop soundscapes, writings and visual works capturing deep connections and hidden layers, allowing our imaginations to explore those environments that sustain us during times of restricted movement.
For more information on these projects visit the ecoPULSE website
In the field_
In March 2023, Kim led a soundwalk of the Wingham Brush Nature Reserve the evening prior to the opening of the Regional Futures exhibition at the Manning Regional Art Gallery in Taree. This was one of the field recording sites she had frequently visited while working on the Vaticinor project. Dodging storms and heavy rain, the skies cleared for an walk through the rainforest to the Manning River to watch the grey-headed flying foxes leave their roost for the night.
In 2022, Kim led two soundwalks. The Tiger Bay Wetlands Soundwalk was part of the public programming for the MOSSES AND MARSHES exhibition at the Window on the Wetlands Centre at Warren NSW. The Wambuul Soundwalk on the Macquarie River in Dubbo was one of the free community events as part of the Sonic Territories: Wambuul project.
The sound walk allowed me to reflect on the impact we have on the river in a way I had not considered before. It was interesting to observe the soundscape at different locations and acknowledge the noise pollution that we humans have come to accept as ‘normal’.
– Suzanne Foran, Dubbo
THE POWER OF SOUND
ONLINE COURSE LAUNCHED IN SUMMER 2022: An adapted version of the pilot course developed in 2021 is now running over 3 months each Australian summer. The first course was ran at capacity from November 2022-February 2023 with participants from across Eastern Australia and the US. Guest speaker in this course was Melissa Pons (Portugal).
This video was produced as part of the pilot The Power of Sound field recording course developed with assistance from Mudgee Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC), Orana Arts, and funding from the Country Arts Support Program (CASP) through Create NSW in 2021.
This video was produced for the CORRIDOR project’s Science Hub Orange Cowra Cabonne 2020 Program. The focus is environmental corridors, soundscapes, plant + bird identification relative to monitoring techniques, habitat and waterways.