Briefs: 2011-12

Third solo in six month opens early at Coo-ee Heritage Centre, Gilgandra

13 Feb 2012: Kim V. Goldsmith’s third solo in the past six months has opened several days earlier than expected at the Coo-ee Heritage Centre Federation Gallery, Gilgandra. The show, titled Terra, is a selection of 34 works created for her 2011 exhibitions at Red Door Gallery (Dubbo) and Cudgegong Gallery (Gulgong). The works include a series of Polaroid prints on cotton rag, digital prints on aluminium panels and large format framed photographs on paper. This is Goldsmith’s second exhibition at Gilgandra, which was the venue of her second solo show in 2006. Media release.

Natured Space opens at Cudgegong Gallery on 3 December

28 Nov: Kim Goldsmith’s second solo show for 2011 opens at Cudgegong Gallery on 3 December, with the formalities to be performed by Orana Arts’ Regional Arts Development Officer, Alicia Leggett. The 35 works in the show, titled Natured Space, consist of large format framed photographs, small framed Polaroid prints on cotton rag, digital prints on aluminium panels and a stop motion video. The exhibition runs until 30 January 2012.

Goldsmith part of new Church St. Gallery’s first group show

18 Nov: Kim Goldsmith is one of 14 artists in the first group show to be hosted by the new Church St. Gallery in Mudgee – the project of James Kearns (aka Kearnsy). Goldsmith is showing two photographic pieces in the exhibition. It runs until 2 December.

Goldsmith & Randell deliver online marketing information to fellow artists

5 Nov: Kim Goldsmith and Jack Randell delivered a two-hour workshop on online marketing and website development to members of Fresh Arts Inc. at Red Door Gallery in Dubbo. Eight artists received the benefit of Goldsmith and Randell’s combined experience, requesting a follow-up workshop in 2012 once their new sites are launched.

Fresh Arts Feast comes together in time to herald in spring

4 Oct: Kim Goldsmith curated the 20th Fresh Arts Inc. exhibition at the idyllic Lazy River Estate cellar door this week in time for an opening on Friday, 5 October. Titled Feast, the exhibition brings together the work of 11 artists from the regional artist collective around the theme of “feast”. The show also forms part of the Lazy River Food, Fashion, Fine Art Feast Day on Sunday, 9 October. The exhibition runs until 19 January 2012.

Kim V Goldsmith invitation Grounded Red Door GalleryGrounded opens at Red Door Gallery next month

5 Aug: Kim Goldsmith’s first of two solo shows in 2011 opens at Red Door Gallery in Dubbo on 1 September. The exhibition is largely made up of photographic works mounted on aluminium panels, but also includes a narrative installation. Drawing on dream-like memories of life on a large farming property during her formative years, the works focus on connections to the landscape and the outdoors as as setting for exploration and play. Grounded: 1 – 30 September, Red Door Gallery, 174 Darling Street Dubbo. Opening night: 2 September, 6.30pm.

Strategic business planning message delivered to fellow artists

30 July: Kim Goldsmith recently delivered a 4 hour seminar on strategic business planning for artists as part of Orana Arts‘ Art2Go mentoring program. She explored the motivations for being a professional artist, how artists can take control of their arts business, the essentials of business and a simple, NOW.WHERE.HOW approach to documenting a business plan. The response to the workshop was very good with key discussion points being definitions of professional practice, business etiquette, copyright, media and marketing.

The Orana & Central West’s first online visual arts directory launched (5 July 2011)

5 July: Media & marketing communications consultancy, Ochre Communications has extended the scope of its services to offer the first online visual arts directory for the Orana and Central West of NSW, covering an area from Lithgow to Bourke, Young to the Queensland border. Where is the Art? (WITA) is made up of listings of artists, galleries & spaces, art suppliers, workshops/classes and a calendar of events and more, and it is hoped the site will become the first point of call for anyone planning an arts event, wanting to view an exhibition or find an artist. The site also hosts an online publication called Q&Art, which will publish commentary, interviews and critical articles about issues surrounding arts practices in the Orana and Central West regions, as well as exhibition reviews. For more information email WITA –

Kim Goldsmith mentors artists in Orana Arts Art2Go program

5 May: Kim is mentoring three visual artists and an author in the Orana Arts Inc. mentoring program, Art2Go. Over a period of 5 months, Kim will assist her mentorees through a process of developing career, business and marketing plans, based on goals set at the start of the program. Kim is also delivering a strategic business planning seminar for the program in Dubbo at the end of July (2011).

Alchemy installed at Jayes Gallery – official opening on 15 May

5 May: Two car-loads of artworks were transported to Molong on 5 May for the installation of Fresh Arts’ 19th group show. Curated by Joy Engelman of Jayes Gallery, the exhibition has come together well under the theme of Alchemy. Kim Goldsmith has contributed two works to the show – a 90x120cm digital print on acrylic of a bat, and a limited edition print of a Polaroid photograph (see below right). There are 15 artists in the exhibition, showcasing a broad range of mediums and conceptual applications from ceramics to painting, photography to sculpture. The official opening of Alchemy is on 15 May at 2pm.

Alchemic transformations underway in preparation for Fresh Arts exhibition at Jayes Gallery
Kim Goldsmith digital Polaroid print
Rings of gold had turned to rust, 2011, digital Polaroid print

April: Next month, 16 artists from Fresh Arts Inc. will transform the blank walls of Jayes Gallery, Molong, into a shining showcase of regional artistic talent with the opening of Fresh Arts’ 19th group exhibition since its formation in 2004, titled Alchemy. The artworks in the exhibition are diversely rich in concept, medium and execution. Kim Goldsmith’s works include a 90cm x 120cm lightbox installation of a bat and a smaller work – a Polaroid print, which explores the spontaneous qualities of older photographic technology in a new digital format.

Photographic works by Kim Goldsmith @ Red Door in April (5-30 April)
Burn, 2007, digital photograph

5 April: Kim Goldsmith joins eight other artists from Dubbo and surrounds in an exhibition of mixed works at the Red Door Gallery in Darling Street, Dubbo, from 5 – 30 April 2011. The artists in the show include Greg Brennan, Chris Samson, Joe Shalhoub, Amanda Shepherd, Leone Allen, Stuart Stendall, Matt Begg and Tim Gratton.

Goldsmith’s five photographic works in the mixed exhibition date from 2007 to 2010, showing the progression of her work from stark hyper-coloured landscapes through to the childhood narratives and studio-based works she has developed over the past two years. She is currently working on two new bodies of work for solo exhibitions in September at Red Door Gallery and in December at Cudgegong Gallery in Gulgong.

Visual Arts Speed Dating-4-Artists
Kim Goldsmith with Wentworth Galleries
Talking art with Wentworth Galleries at Speed Dating-4-Artists

14 Feb: Seven artists from the Orana region were selected to go to Orange on 13-14 February for the region’s first Visual Arts Speed Dating-4-Artists program (presented by Arts Northern Rivers on behalf of Industry & Investment NSW, in partnership with Orana Arts, Arts OutWest and South East Arts). Those artists from the Orana region included: Kim Goldsmith, Georgia Mansur, Jack Randell, Eddy Harris, Lara Scolari, Lucy Watt and Gail Naden. Galleries represented at the event included: Wentworth Galleries, Wilson Street Gallery, Damien Minton, Rex Irwin, Charles Hewitt, GBK (Barry Keldoulis), Bathurst Regional Gallery, Orange Regional Gallery, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Cowra Regional Gallery, Jayes Gallery and Cudgegong Gallery.

2011 exhibitions:

1 – 30 September: Grounded, Solo exhibition at Red Door Gallery, Dubbo

2 Dec – 30 Jan 12: Natured Space, Solo exhibition at Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong

digital photoraph
Bushplay – part of a new series of works in development
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