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2011 14 June 2011 Online visual arts directory & blog to launch in July Ochre Communications will be launching a new business venture next month with the public launch of Where is the Art?and the Q&Art blog. A first for the Orana and Central West of NSW, the online directory brings together information currently spread across multiple sites, to create a hub of information about who, what and where the art is in the region. There are listings of artists, galleries, groups, spaces, suppliers and educators, along with an events calendar and the blog. The Q&Art blog is an opportunity for arts writers in the region to have a forum for critical, analytical discussion about not only who is currently practicing, but why and how the factors driving contemporary visual arts practices impact on regionally-based artists. For more information contact Kim Goldsmith at WITA.
11 April 2011 Mentoring artists in the Orana region Kim Goldsmith will be mentoring three artists in Orana Arts' new professional development program, Art2Go. The program will run from April to October 2011 and involves working closely with participants on developing their creative practice, be it music, visual arts or writing. The first seminar in the program kicks off on 30 April, where all the Art2Go participants will meet for the first time. 14 February 2011 Speed dating for artists
It may have been Valentine's Day, but there was perhaps not a lot of love in the room at the inaugural Speed Daing-4-Artists event held in Orange on 13 and 14 February. Kim Goldsmith joined several other artists from the Orana region, which was hosted by Orana Arts and Arts OutWest, in conjunction with Arts Northern Rivers. Artists had an opportunity to not only meet other artists from the region, but to present portfolios to 12 gallery directors - six from Sydney and six from the Central West. A confronting but valuable professional development opportunity! 19 January 2011 New body of digital photos and sensory installations for 2011 Kim Goldsmith is in the process of planning two solo exhibitions in 2011, with a new body of digital photographs and sensory installation pieces in development for showing later in the year. The first show will be in September at the Red Door Gallery in Dubbo, with details of the second show still to come. Stay tuned!2010 12 September 2010 Feast your eyes on the latest Fresh Arts works Kim Goldsmith is curating the last Fresh Arts exhibition for 2009, to open at Lazy River Estate, Dubbo on 25 September as part of the Lazy River Feast. The group show consists of work by 19 artists responding to the theme of "feast" - both literally and metaphorically. Opening the exhibition at 3pm on Saturday, 25 September will be artist and head teacher at TAFE Western's Dubbo College, Mary Dorahy. The exhibition opening will be followed by music on the green at Lazy River. Check out the Feast promotional video! 6 August 2010 Art can transform lives Kim Goldsmith delivered a lecture to a receptive audience at the Animal in Art lecture hosted by Western Plains Cultural Centre and Taronga Western Plains Zoo on 5 August at WPCC, Dubbo. The history of art as a form of communication about the landscape, and our relationship to it, is well documented, as is the existence of relevant, collaborative work between artists and the communities, with the objective of facilitating discussion and change. A PDF of Kim's presentation is available here. 30 May 2010 Marketing your event on the agenda at Events Expo in Dubbo Kim Goldsmith of Ochre Communications was one of seven presenters in the seminar program of the inaugural My Event, events expo in Dubbo on Sunday, 30 May. Presenting a seminar titled Marketing your event, Kim's message to her audience was know who your target market is before constructing the message about your event. Target market knowledge is critical to using the right language and choosing the best channels of communication. A PDF of the marketing presentation is available here.
3 February 2010 WritersLINK workshop focuses on the business side of writing Kim Goldsmith will join Mark Dapin and Tristan Bancks in Mudgee on 27 March for the WritersLINK workshop, hosted by Orana Arts. It is a professional development workshop for writers, storytellers, journalists and literary professionals. Booking deadline: 19 March. For more information contact Orana Arts on 02 6817 8705. W: http://www.oranaarts.com 2009 21 October 2009 Simple steps to marketing success workshop scheduled for Coonabarabran Kim Goldsmith will be delivering a three-hour workshop in Coonabarabran on 10 November 2009, aimed to help small business owners, community groups and individuals with small marketing budgets to tackle the big issues of market research, media relations and online marketing. Organised by regional arts board, Orana Arts Inc., the workshop has been developed to meet the needs expressed by the regional community. Orana Arts Regional Arts Development Officer, Merryn Spencer said, "Kim Goldsmith has the skills and experience to totally demystify the marketing process for people from all walks of life." For more information contact Orana Arts on 02 6817 8705. W: http://www.oranaarts.com
23 July 2009 Coming of Age Project continues beyond Perspectives. Art. Ecology. The Coming of Age Project which was set up as a community consultation framework for the Perspectives. Art. Ecology. exhibition (Western Plains Cultural Centre, 23 May - 19 July 2009), will continue even though the exhibition has now ceased showing. Through Ochre Communications, Kim V. Goldsmith will continue to conduct interviews with individuals and community representatives, post information on the blogsite and seek input and feedback about the issues surrounding the future of the environment. She expects the project to continue for at least the next 10 years, revisiting communities initially consulted for the project. New artworks will be generated during this time to visually communicate issues raised. www.comingofageproject.blogspot.com 18 June 2009 Animal in Art lecture at WPCC investigates Climate Change: Animals at Risk Kim Goldsmith presented her response to climate change as an artist at the Animal in Art series of talks, at the Western Plains Cultural Centre on 18 June. She was one of three speakers on the night, including Dr Michelle Campbell (veterinarian from Taronga Western Plains Zoo) and Adnan Begic (curator at Western Plains Cultural Centre). The Animal in Art talks are designed to further understanding of animals and their ecology through art and sciences.15 June 2009
Dubbo City Time to Live promotional video showcases artworks by Fresh Arts artists
Artists from the regional artists collective, Fresh Arts Inc. have had their work used as backdrops to interviews conducted for the Time to Live video produced by Dubbo City Council to promote the city. The works were in the Fresh Arts 08 exhibition in Dubbo Regional Gallery - The Armati Bequest in October/November 2008.
The video can be found by clicking here, scrolling to the end of the page and clicking on the video link under Moving to Dubbo.
15 June 2009
New artworks from Perspectives. Art. Ecology & Wood for the Trees online in Gallery
New digital photographic works by Kim V. Goldsmith from two current exhibitions have now been posted in the Gallery. Works from the Perspectives. Art. Ecology. exhibition, curated by Adnan Begic, currently showing in the Main Gallery of Dubbo Regional Gallery - The Armati Bequest include:
Community encouraged to continue participating in Coming of Age Project
Community comments about issues of ecology and the future of the Central West's environment are still being sought on the blog - The Coming of Age Project, on the eve of the Perspectives. Art. Ecology. exhibition opening at the Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo. The blog, launched in January as part of the community participation process of creating works for the exhibition, will be accessible within the gallery space from 23 May - 19 July 2009.
The Coming of Age Project will extend beyond the Perspectives. Art. Ecology. exhibition, with facilitator and artist, Kim V. Goldsmith planning to check in on communities and individuals who have participated to date over the next five to ten years. More works are expected to be inspired by community input into the project.
Community participation sought for new art project Individuals and community groups with an interest in the future of the environment are being invited to participate online in a new art project being facilitated by Dubbo-based artist, Kim Goldsmith.
This latest project, titled Coming of Age, explores the values individuals and communities place on the environment in which they live. Ms Goldsmith said the underlying concept of the project is based on the best estimates of scientists, which indicate there will be significantly less available water and higher temperatures in 21 years time – by 2030.