ecoTALK

Pulse of the Wetland: a MOSSES AND MARSHES Artist Talk

1 June 2022

Coinciding with the showing of MOSSES AND MARSHES exhibition at Outback Arts in Coonamble, this talk with Kim V. Goldsmith covers the Australian leg of this international project and exhibitions.

This talk was on Zoom after an in-gallery talk had to be cancelled.

Inhalare Stage 1 Artist Roundtable

15 December 2021

Inhalare/ breathe upon is a project that aims to transform familiar landscapes into unfamiliar territories, allowing those who encounter the works to be transported. In stages, 12 regionally-based artists of NSW are exploring natural environments close to home to develop soundscapes, writings, and visual works capturing deep connections and hidden layers, allowing imaginations to explore those environments that sustain us during times of restricted movement. Stage 1 of this project has been funded through a Create NSW COVID Development Grant.

An artist talk was held on 15 December 2021, hosted by Orana Arts, where the Stage 1 artists talk about their interest in the project and what it’s meant to collaborate remotely. Stage 2 artists are introduced in the talk and share what excited them about this project.

Mosses + Marshes
International Panel Discussion

11 November 2021

As part of the Mosses + Marshes project, an international panel discussion was held in partnership with Dubbo Regional Council on 11 November 2021, bringing together a group of natural resource managers, scientists, academics, and cultural consultants from Australia and the UK with a wealth of experience in land and natural resource management issues. The panel considered alternative ways of thinking about, understanding and valuing special environments to help inform and shape their future, with a focus on the Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses (UK) and the Macquarie Marshes (Australia).

This event was just the start of many more conversations to come. We expect these discussions to continue online and offline in our communities and globally. We’ll continue to facilitate opportunities to bring other voices into the conversation. You can also follow us on Instagram at Goldsmith’s Studio and Andrew Howe.

WATCH THE PANEL EVENT VIDEO + BECOME PART OF THE CONVERSATION – click on the Values. Voices. Action. button below.

PANELISTS >>
Tim Hosking (AU)
Kate Mildner (AU)
Fleur and Laurance Magick Dennis, Milan Dhiiyaan (AU)
Dave Pritchard (UK)
Dr Tim Acott (UK)
Robert Duff (UK) – replacing Dr Joan Daniels

In Australia, this event has been assisted with funding by Dubbo Regional Council, the NSW Government through Create NSW, and the Australian Cultural Fund, supported by Orana Arts.

In the UK, the event is being supported by Arts Council England, Natural England and the Shropshire Wildlife Trust.