Mosses and Marshes
A publication by artists Andrew Howe and Kim V. Goldsmith about their collaborative Mosses and Marshes project. The book goes beyond the artworks to expand on the various themes of the artists' research in the wetlands in texts and an array of beautiful images.
The first 30 online orders will receive a set of 12 special edition artcards created by Andrew Howe and Kim V. Goldsmith for the (Arts) Territory Exchange touring exhibition "Un-boxing".
Edited by Dr Liz Charpleix, with a foreword by Dave Pritchard (Ramsar Culture Network), the book features contributions from curators Gudrun Filipska (UK), Jamie Lea Trindall (AUS), ecological, environmental and cultural writings by Tim Hosking, Fleur and Laurance Magick Denis of Milan Dhiiyaan, Sooty Welsh (Wayilwan Elder/artist), Cathie Sleigh (Shropshire Wildlife Trust), Robert Duff (Natural England), and many other project partners and people from the communities around the Mosses and Marshes who have been generous with their time in engaging with the project.
A5 landscape, 112 full colour pages on 130gsm uncoated paper, with 300gsm soft touch laminated finish paperback cover, with graphic overlay design by Wayilwan Elder, Sooty Welsh.
ISBN 978-18383606-1-0 (published by Andrew Howe Art (UK))
ISBN 978-06452946-0-6 (published by ecoPULSE Art (Australia))
The Mosses and Marshes project spans two countries - the UK and Australia, both with Ramsar listed wetlands of international importance. It brings together artists, land managers, and scientists to reimagine the future of these landscapes and the place they have in our communities.
In late 2018, Andrew Howe (UK) and Kim V. Goldsmith (NSW, AUS) began working together via the international art programme (Arts) Territory Exchange. They each researched and made many visits to make field recordings in their respective wetlands at the Fenn's Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses and Macquarie Marshes. Their individual and collaborative work reflects local differences and shared global challenges for these fragile environments on opposite sides of the planet.