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October 2021

Hello <<First Name>>,

We're getting close to the last major MOSSES AND MARSHES event for 2021 and one that will bring voices from Australia and the UK together at the same time.

JOIN US >>  The International Panel Discussion looking at different ways of thinking about and valuing special environments like the Mosses and Marshes to help inform and shape their future, is being held on Thursday, 11 November at 7pm AEDT/ 9am GMT, on Zoom. It's being held in partnership with Dubbo Regional Council's Cultural Development team, and Cultural Development Coordinator, Jessica Moore will be facilitating. Our six panelists are: Tim Hosking (Aust), Kate Mildner (Aust), Fleur and Laurance Magick Dennis (Aust), Dave Pritchard (UK), Dr Tim Acott (UK) and Dr Joan Daniels (UK). READ THE PANELIST BIOS

We also have a series of pre-recorded video provocations being prepared. The Australian videos are 'in the can' as they say, raising really important issues and questions about the number of stakeholders invested in these landscapes, how we make room for future generations in today's discussions, and how do we make the hard decisions about what we give up in conserving (or preserving) some environments for the future.

Please join us. There are about 40 registrations so far, including interest from New Zealand, which is very exciting. I'll be drawing registered attending names from a hat on the night to win a copy of MOSSES AND MARSHES.

They (the Mosses and Marshes) are both ancient, robust, restorative places but are incredibly fragile. I'm fascinated by how so many people are coming together to champion these spaces because they are, in many respects...forgotten spaces. They are environments we don't see very often, spend a lot of time in, we don't get to access a lot...  Jessica Moore, Mosses and Marshes, artist talk, 14 October 2021


THANKS >> A big thank you to those who were able to join Andrew Howe and me for the MOSSES AND MARSHES artist talk held on Zoom on 14 October. We have more than 30 in our audience on the night/morning, which was fantastic given our lives have become a little less restrictive of late. We had attendees from the UK, Canberra, Melbourne and across regional NSW - from the coast to the inland. Jessica Moore joined us to talk about the panel event and why she sees it as a significant event that Dubbo Regional Council were keen to be involved with. You an see by the gesturing in the photo, there was much passionate discussion. Watch the recording via the link below.


THE BOOK >>  MOSSES AND MARSHES, the book, finally arrived after a couple of weeks in Australia Post limbo-land, and I've spent the past week signing and posting pre-orders, with about 70 books now in circulation. This has been an incredible launch into the world for this little but ambitious publication.

Now pre-orders are filled, the book is now available online for A$35 (which includes pre-paid postage and handling within Australia). If you want your copy signed — send me an email after you've made your payment. If you're local to Dubbo though, email me and I'll arrange for a payment of A$25 (ex-postage) and for local delivery. This is a limited edition publication and there'll be copies reserved for next year's Canberra and Coonamble exhibition periods.

INHALARE FUNDING DRIVE >> A reminder that all tax-deductible donations made through the Australian Cultural Fund between now and February 2022 are going to the Inhalare project to fund two visual artists (the remaining four will hopefully be funded by a grant), project administration and the exhibition costs that will showcase the sound, text and visual works of 12 regional artists. The visual artists have now been finalised and will be announced once we know we have secured the funding required for Stage 2. THE DONATE BUTTON BELOW WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO THE AUSTRALIAN CULTURAL FUND ecoPULSE CAMPAIGN PAGE.

Finally, you may have noticed a sneaky update to the ecoPULSE logo in this e-news (and the website). It's been over a year since the platform was first developed and its growth and direction has prompted the need for a fresh take on the visuals — something more creative, expressive and open to the possibilities that exist in this exciting field of creative social ecology. The Redbubble merch has been updated with the new logo.

Kim V. Goldsmith
Email  I  +61 419 439 923



Perhaps thinking about the custodianship and landscapes of distant places can help to enhance our interest in and care of our own local precarious landscapes.

Gudrun Filipska, Microscopic Views of the Mosses and Marshes 
Mosses and Marshes, 2021

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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.
Copyright © 2021, Kim V. Goldsmith (ecoPULSE), All rights reserved.

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