- Undertaking an artist residency through WASPS_ in Scotland in August/September 2023, at The Admiral’s House on the Isle of Skye.
- Video and soundscape work about the Galari/Lachlan River, created 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. Winners announced on 4 November.
- Currently part of a 13 artist show at Mudgee Arts Precinct, curated by Aleshia Lonsdale, titled Ngayirr Ngurambang: Sacred Country. Open until 11 December.
- Sonic Territories: Wambuul soundtrack and stories developed for Stage 1 of the project launched on World Rivers Day, 25 September.
- Commissioned by Dubbo Regional Council in partnership with Orana Arts as part of the Statewide (NSW) Regional Futures project. The DRC commission included piloting an artist residency at Wellington Caves. Goldsmith has also spent time on the Mid North Coast in a cross-region conversation with three other Regional Futures artists. The group are now preparing for a show at Manning Regional Art Gallery in March 2023.
- 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.
- Initiated and led a group of 12 artists celebrating 6 natural environments in Regional NSW for the project exhibition Inhalare/ breathe upon at SPACE, Coonabarabran (May/June).
- The MOSSES AND MARSHES book by Kim V. Goldsmith and Andrew Howe is available online through the ecoPULSE shop.
Wambuul bila soundtrack and Wambuul Stories release //
World Rivers Day, 25 September 2022
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
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_
Kim has led two soundwalks in 2022. 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
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.
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