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August 2021

Hello <<First Name>>,

Welcome, if this is the first time you've received an issue of ecoBYTE. To those who have been here for a while, thank you for staying with me, your company is always appreciated.

BIG THANKS >> As you may be aware, I launched a new ecoPULSE campaign with the Australian Cultural Fund last month. Several donors have now helped get the campaign underway - we're at 3% of $20,000 after the first month. This support is greatly appreciated and will help fund new projects over the coming year. Moves are already underway to leverage this funding with grant money - so every donation is working hard!

NEW PROJECT >> The crowdfunding campaign and grant money that I'm hopeful of getting over the next six months will support a new project putting the spotlight on more special regional Australian environments, and bring more artists with a passion for ecology and regional futures into the ecoPULSE community. By the time the next ecoBYTE goes out, I'm hopeful I'll have names and details to share, but I'm excited about the reception this new project has had from the artists I'm keen to work with. This project has you, the ecoPULSE supporter, in mind too.

COUNTDOWN >>  It's now only a month away from the UK opening of Mosses + Marshes, the project that really created the foundation of ecoPULSE, investigating the future of important wetlands in Australia and the UK, namely Maliyanga Ngurra*/ the Macquarie Marshes and Fenn's, Bettisfield and Whixall Mosses - both Ramsar-listed wetlands. As we finalise works in consultation with our UK curator, Gudrun Filipska, we're also working on the layout of the project publication - the Mosses + Marshes book with essays, explanatory text, site photos, artworks, links to soundscapes and websites, and words from the communities we worked with. *The Wayilwan name for the Marshes, shared with me by Fleur and Laurance Magick Dennis of Milan Dhiiyaanwho are also contributors to the book.

CLAIM THE DATE >> Under COVID lockdown in Dubbo, November feels like a long way into the future. However, we know how fast this end of the year can whizz by. Despite this, I'm claiming the date for one of our major Mosses + Marshes public events, an international panel discussion about alternative ways we might value important landscapes like the Mosses and Marshes, and what that may mean for shaping their future. THURSDAY, 11 NOVEMBER, 7PM AEDT/10AM GMT on ZOOM. You're the first to receive in this information. More details and registration to come. This event is being held in partnership with Dubbo Regional Council.

MASK UP >> Unfortunately face masks are an accessory that are here for some time to come. I figure they may as well be artful. So, with that in mind, I've got a range of face masks and other items available on Redbubble in collections from ecoPULSE, Corvus and Volucres. I'm wearing the hero image of Eye of the Corvus in the photo above - 3 layers, nose wire and adjustable ear loops. 20-30% of all sales from the Redbubble merch goes towards funding ecoPULSE projects. Keep this in mind for Christmas presents if you're thinking that far ahead!

Light your candles, cross your fingers or just keep us in your positive thoughts over coming weeks so we can bring you some great news in the next ecoBYTE.

Kim V. Goldsmith
Email  I  +61 419 439 923



Where biophonies and geophonies still exist unimpaired by human noise, we find places of awesome revitalization and inspiration.

Bernie Krause, The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places, 2012
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Mosses + Marshes in Conversation is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW
Mosses + Marshes is proudly supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, the Australian Government through the Regional Arts Fund via Regional Arts NSW, and crowdfunding support by Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund.
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