BOOKS

MOSSES AND MARSHES, 2021
by Andrew Howe and Kim V. Goldsmith

Mosses and Marshes by Andrew Howe and Kim V. Goldsmith

Mosses and Marshes documents a collaborative social ecology project led by environmental artists Andrew Howe (UK) and Kim V. Goldsmith (Australia) in two Ramsar-listed wetlands in the UK and Australia, over a three year period from 2019-2021. It introduces and expands on themes that manifested in a series of artworks and online presentations under the title of Mosses and Marshes, as well as bringing together different voices from within the project team and wetland communities. The artists have raised questions and invited debate about the future of the wetland landscapes and ecologies through a series of provocations in their writings and essays from exhibition curators, scientists, land managers, and cultural specialists.

Contents of Mosses and Marshes by Andrew Howe and Kim V. Goldsmith

Edited by Dr Liz Charpleix, with a foreword by Dave Pritchard (Ramsar Culture Network – video link), the book features contributions from curators Gudrun Filipska (UK), Jamie Lea Trindall (AU), ecological, environmental and cultural writings by Tim Hosking (Department of Planning, Industry and Environment), Fleur and Laurance Magick Dennis of Milan Dhiiyaan, Cathie Sleigh (Shropshire Wildlife Trust), Robert Duff (Natural England), and artworks by Sooty Welsh (Wayilwan Elder/artist), as well as many other project partners and people from the communities around the Mosses and Marshes, who have been generous with their time in engaging with the project.

Video still of The tone of things by Kim V. Goldsmith and Andrew Howe

A5 landscape, 112 full-colour pages on 130gsm uncoated paper, with 300gsm soft-touch laminated finish paperback cover featuring photographs of the Mosses and Marshes with a graphic overlay designed by Wayilwan Elder, Sooty Welsh.

Limited edition
ISBN: 0645294608, 9780645294606

A$35 (including postage within Australia)

CORVUS, 2020
by Kim V. Goldsmith

CORVUS is a limited edition (30), artist-signed, 24-page A4 full-colour zine printed on recycled paper, documenting Kim V. Goldsmith’s Eye of the Corvus: Messenger of Truth project (2018-2021) and the landscapes of regional NSW during drought, and rural Iceland. It was printed for the 2020/21 summer showing of the Eye of the Corvus exhibition at the Outback Arts Creative Arts Centre in Coonamble NSW, its second installation after debuting at the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo NSW, in 2019/20. READ MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT.

Limited copies remain.

A$20 includes postage (within Australia) and a copy of the Western Plains Cultural Centre exhibition catalogue.

The exhibition catalogue includes an essay from Professor Darryl Jones (formerly of Griffith University, Queensland) titled Crows Know.