Sonic stories of the wetlands

SOUNDSCAPES AND VIDEO WORKS FROM THE MOSSES AND MARSHES PROJECT, ALSO EXHIBITED AS MOSSES AND MARSHES
Mosses and Marshes installed at Outback Arts Gallery Coonamble NSW
MOSSES AND MARSHES at Outback Arts Coonamble NSW, 9 May-3 June 2022 (image: Kim V. Goldsmith)

MOSSES AND MARSHES, the exhibition, is the result of a multi-year project that started with a conversation in 2018 between Kim V. Goldsmith (AU) and Andrew Howe (UK), spanning two countries, both with Ramsar listed wetlands of international importance — the Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses (UK) and Macquarie Marshes (Australia). The collaboration brought together artists, land managers, natural resource managers, and scientists to reimagine the future of these landscapes and the place they have in our communities, reflecting local differences and shared global challenges for these fragile environments.

Mosses and Marshes exhibition
MOSSES AND MARSHES at Qube, Oswestry UK, 1-30 October 2021 (image: Andrew Howe)
2022 Australian exhibitions

1 – 29 July // Window on the Wetlands Centre, Warren NSW (digital works only)
9 May – 3 June // Outback Arts Gallery, Coonamble NSW
15 April – 1 May // M16 Artspace, Griffith ACT

2021 UK exhibitions were held at Oswestry, Wem and Shrewsbury between October and December.

Walk through of the Canberra and Coonamble exhibitions, 2022
Terry Korn opens MOSSES AND MARSHES at M16 Artspace, Canberra on 14 April 2022.
Click on the image to watch the opening speech on Vimeo. Duration 12’26”
Sample video and soundtracks from the MOSSES AND MARSHES body of work

This page is also home to the soundscapes and other works that formed part of the MOSSES AND MARSHES exhibition. It is a place to bookmark and return to when you feel the need to sit quietly and listen to the silences, the songs, and the hidden narratives of the wetlands.

The Sonic Stories of the Wetlands playlist is on Soundcloud. These tracks are best listened to with headphones or earbuds and a mid-range volume.


ARTIST TALK: Kim V. Goldsmith + Andrew Howe in conversation
Mosses and Marshes Artist Talk thumbnail
CLICK ON THIS IMAGE TO GO TO THE VIDEO IN VIMEO. WE’RE CURRENTLY HAVING IN SITE PLAYER ISSUES.
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