Mosses and Marshes at Qube

Mosses and Marshes at Qube

Qube exhibition installation

An exhibition of individual and collaborative work by artists Andrew Howe and Kim V. Goldsmith opened on 1st October 2021 and runs to 30th October, comprising:

  • 16 minute video in 10 chapters with soundscapes created by Kim V. Goldsmith
  • Collaborative video The Tone of Things
  • Collaborative spoken word piece I am Walking
  • Canvases by Andrew Howe using inks/prints made from natural materials gathered at the Mosses
  • Prints and handmade paper collages by Andrew Howe.

Qube, Oswestry

Oswald Road, Oswestry
Shropshire, SY11 1RB

Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
Sat 9:30am – 12:30pm
Admission: Free

The Mosses and Marshes project spans two countries, 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.

Kim V. Goldsmith and I began working together via the international art programme, Arts Territory Exchange.  We each researched and made many visits to make field recordings in their respective wetlands at the Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses (UK) and Macquarie Marshes (Australia).  Our individual and collaborative work reflects local differences and shared global challenges for these fragile environments on opposite sides of the planet.

Further details:

The Mosses and Marshes project is funded by Arts Council England and supported by the Marches Mosses BogLIFE project.

A publication about the Mosses and Marshes project was launched at the start of the Qube exhibition. The book goes beyond the artworks and allows the two collaborating artists to expand on the various themes of their research in the wetlands in texts and an array of beautiful images. 

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.

The book is on sale in UK at £15 (+P+P).

The two artists will take part in a free online artist talk about the exhibition, book and other events.