Exploring regional futures through enquiry, creativity + connections
ecoPULSE.art is the online home of investigative, ecology-centred, multi-disciplinary projects led by Australian artist, Kim V. Goldsmith. Many of them are collaborative, exploring relationships with, responses to and narratives about our place in the natural world and within regional communities, wherever they may be.
Some of the deepest truths are expressible only by poetry or metaphor.Dave Pritchard, Foreword, MOSSES AND MARSHES, 2021
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SONIC TERRITORIES: WAMBUUL
A river stories project
Sonic Territories: Wambuul is a multi-staged creative project centred on the Wambuul/Macquarie River as it flows through Wellington, Dubbo and Narromine—on the lands of the Wiradjuri Nation. It consists of storytelling, community events and art making.
🗓 World Rivers Day: 25 September, international
📖 Wambuul River Stories
ecoPULSE project updates, or field notes, are written on a regular basis. They’re listed in a sticky post at the top of the blog page > CADENCE.
MOSSES AND MARSHES
Read the book
A small number of books are still available from the Dubbo West Post Office and online from the ecoPULSE Shop
As a long term student of environmental art with close contacts among leading practitioners from Andy Goldsworthy to John Wolseley, this is important and beautiful work.Max Bourke AM, former scientist and former General Manager of the Australia Council for the Arts
MOSSES AND MARSHES
Values. Voices. Action.
Join the conversation
Join the conversation. The recording of the International Panel Discussion held on 11 November 2021 is online and we’re still open to responses. We invite you to help us continue the conversation about the future of wetlands online and offline, globally, and within our communities.
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
More of MOSSES AND MARSHES in EVENTS
This sound walk on Echoes is part of the MOSSES AND MARSHES project.
Download the Echoes app to your mobile to hear the Fenn’s Whixall Moss sound walk.
Your support allows us to bring more environments to the public and share more voices
The ecoPULSE shop is where you can buy ecoPULSE Art publications like the MOSSES AND MARSHES book, and Redbubble merchandise. Funds from these sales support our projects.
“Kim is an example of what regional arts should be, not art just made regionally, but art that questions and challenges regionality as a limitation, that sees in its extreme the opportunity to be revelatory.”
JESSICA MOORE, DUBBO REGIONAL COUNCIL CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, 2019
KIM V. GOLDSMITH‘s digital media, writing and installation practice is informed by her former professional life as a print/radio journalist, farmer, and communications specialist. She has a deep love for the land and the life forms that depend upon it. Kim’s art practice over the past two decades has consistently explored the complexities and nuances of human relationships with the environment.
Kim has been developing the use of digital media and sensory installation techniques since 2008/09, when she first investigated the use of digital media as part of a collaborative social ecology project with Peter E. Charuk and Gail Naden, facilitated by the Western Plains Cultural Centre (Dubbo NSW). The resulting 2009 exhibition Perspectives. Art. Ecology., was a turning point in her practice.
Over the past decade, she has exhibited in curated solo and group shows, pop-up public events, and contemporary art festivals including Cementa 2015 and 2019, Vivid Sydney’s Curve Ball event (2016), and Artlands 2016, and over the past several years, in international exhibitions with (Arts) Territory Exchange and the more recent Mosses and Marshes project.
ecoPULSE was founded as an online platform in 2020 as a way of bringing together the process-driven environmental art projects Kim had been undertaking over several years, documenting that process, and providing an opportunity for other artists to collaborate and be part of the ecoPULSE ecosystem.
Pictured on the cliff tops at the base of the Skagi peninsula, along the east coast of the Húnaflói, Iceland in 2019
Using a range of digital technologies, community consultations, research and investigation, storytelling, and immersive installation, ecoPULSE Projects aim to consider and present new perspectives about the ecologies of rural and regional territories. We also love sharing our skills and knowledge. Our projects also include opportunities to learn from our artists and community experts.
Project field notes can be found in the blog.
Another way to support our projects is to become an ecoPULSE Patron via Patreon (Patreon take 8% + A$1.50 to PayPal). Either way, we appreciate our donors and love to keep you in touch with updates on projects and invitations to our events and exhibitions.
Since 2020, our projects have been funded through a combination of self-raised funds, fundraising through the Australian Cultural Fund, and Government grants.
We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the lands on which we work across Australia and other First Nations countries, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.