Sonic Territories: Galari, 2020/21
Sampling sounds (and video) from the headwaters of the Galari (Lachlan River) to the Great Cumbung Swamp, Sonic Territories: Galari builds a ‘circular’ sound narrative about the development of the river from pre-colonial to contemporary times. This project is in the early stages of development.
Pulse of the Wetland, 2020/21
Pulse of the Wetland investigates the recovery of the Macquarie Marshes from prolonged drought and fire, presenting the findings not only to the communities who are invested and part of its ecology but an international audience. It builds on the work done over the past decade in previous projects, using a process of enquiry through research, community consultation, storytelling and observation.
Mosses + Marshes, 2021/22
Mosses + Marshes spans two countries – the UK and Australia, both with Ramsar listed wetlands of international importance, and brings together artists, land managers and scientists to reimagine the future of these landscapes and the place they have in our communities.
Artists Andrew Howe (Shropshire, UK) and Kim V. Goldsmith (NSW, Australia) came together in 2018 as part of the international art programme, Arts Territory Exchange, having both worked for decades outside their practices in the natural resources and environment sector. They’re now exploring how they might present their work internationally.
Eye of the Corvus,
Eye of the Corvus: Messenger of Truth presents the landscape of rural NSW and remote Iceland from the perspective of corvids (ravens and crows), informed by scientific understandings, observations, field recordings, and folkloric Icelandic and Wiradjuri stories of the birds. As a project and resulting exhibition, it questions what might be revealed about the current state and future of our world.
The Coming of Age Project, 2008/09 & 2014
The Coming of Age Project was an online forum of blog posts and video interviews exploring issues of art and ecology – in particular the value placed on the environment by communities of regional Australia. Through the project and resulting exhibition – Perspectives. Art. Ecology., it sought to paint a picture of what the environment may look like by 2030 in light of climate change. The community video interview component was revisited in 2014.