Exploring regional futures through enquiry, connections + creativity
ecoPULSE.art is the online home of ecology-centred, interdisciplinary projects exploring relationships with, responses to and narratives about our place in the natural world and within rural and regional territories, wherever they may be. It was founded by Kim V. Goldsmith in 2020 for the Mosses and Marshes project, going on to support several collaborative, place-based, environmental art projects since.
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
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Some of the deepest truths are expressible only by poetry or metaphor.Dave Pritchard, Foreword, MOSSES AND MARSHES, 2021
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.
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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.
MOSSES AND MARSHES
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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
“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 interdisciplinary practice is informed by her former professional life as a print and radio journalist, farmer, and communications specialist. She has a deep love for the land and the life forms that depend upon it. Kim’s creative practice over the past two decades has consistently explored the complexities and nuances of human relationships with the environment.
Kim has been using digital and sensory installation techniques since 2008/09, when she was 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.
She exhibits 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. In 2022/23 she undertook several residencies across NSW as a commissioned artist in the NSW Regional Futures project, with resulting works exhibited in regional spaces and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in Sydney (2022). Kim is an active member of ecoartspace dialogues and Orana Arts’ Studio Co!Lab platform.
ecoPULSE.art was founded as an online platform in 2020 as a way of bringing together the process-driven social and creative ecology projects Kim had been developing over several years,—documenting that process and providing an opportunity for other artists to collaborate and be part of the ecoPULSE.art ecosystem. Projects are financed through grants, fundraising and self-funding.
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 art-making mediums, community consultations, research and investigation, storytelling, and immersive installation, ecoPULSE.art 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.
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.