Based near Dubbo NSW, Kim V. Goldsmith’s professional life in print and radio journalism, marketing communications, content production and the arts spans three decades – one creative endeavour creating the foundations for the next. She’s now realising opportunities to combine all her skills, experience and knowledge into projects not just in Australia but overseas. Believing artists have a role (and responsibility) to document the issues of the day, Kim’s a storyteller at heart regardless of the medium. She has exhibited work in Cementa 15, Curve Ball (Vivid 2016), Artlands Dubbo (2016), and in London with Arts Territory Exchange in 2019. She’s undertaking a two-month residency in Iceland in September/October as part of a two-year project culminating in an audio-visual installation at the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo at the end of 2019.
Kim V. Goldsmith explores her territories of rural and regional Australia, their patterns and changes in space, sound, movement, and the accompanying narratives as they ebb and flow on the seasons. Drawing on the issues impacting inland, contemporary Australia, Kim produces soundscapes, videos, installation works and VR offering alternate perspectives. She finds digital media not only a highly creative medium to use to do this, but an accessible one for her audiences. Kim’s experience proves regional Australia is a rich environment to create interesting, engaging and universal artworks, informed by the environment in which they’re developed – environments currently under enormous stress, socially and environmentally.
Festival DATES 21 to 24 NOVEMBER 2019