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Exploring regional futures through enquiry, creativity + connections

ecoPULSE is a collection of investigative, ecology-centred, digital media projects led by Australian artist, Kim V. Goldsmith. These projects explore 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

🗓 15 DECEMBER 2021, 7pm on Zoom

INHALARE/ BREATHE UPON Stage 1 artist talk

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MOSSES AND MARSHES
INTERNATIONAL PANEL DISCUSSION

Join the conversation. The recording of the International Panel Discussion held on 11 November is now online. We invite you to help us continue the conversation about the future of wetlands online and offline, globally, and within our communities.

MOSSES AND MARSHES AT QUBE, OSWESTRY UK

NOW CLOSED. MORE EXHIBITIONS COMING IN 2022 IN AUSTRALIA

Mosses and Marshes exhibition
MOSSES AND MARSHES at Qube, Oswestry UK, 1-30 October 2021 (image: Andrew Howe)

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.

SUPPORT ecoPULSE

Make a tax-deductible donation to the Australian Cultural Fund for the cost of a cup of coffee or two – weekly, fortnightly, or monthly. $600 covers 10 hours of work for one artist. A donation of $10/month over a year helps cover accommodation and fuel for field trips, buy replacement batteries, SD cards, or cables. It all helps our artists bring projects to you and makes you part of our community.

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.

WHO FOUNDED ecoPULSE

“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 of 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 2019Vivid 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 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

ecoPULSE Projects

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.

Read project updates in the blog posts.

For those unable to donate to ecoPULSE via our Australian Cultural Fund campaign platform, you can 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.

Our projects are funded through a combination of self-raised funds, crowdfunding support by Creative Partnerships Australia 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, present. Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.