Artlink Magazine: Bimblebox – artistic witness at the front line of Queensland’s Galilee Basin

Coalface 2 outside the Supreme Court in Sydney, August 2013, photo by Boyd

Coalface 2 outside the Supreme Court in Sydney, August 2013, photo by Boyd

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The current issue of Artlink Magazine is dedicated to Art and Mining.   Beth Jackson’s article  Bimblebox – artistic witness at the front line of Queensland’s Galilee Basin writes about her experience of the 2013 artist camp on Bimblebox Nature Refuge.  Beth tackles the issues facing the Bimblebox Nature Refuge and talks about how each of our artists have responded to this place and the threat of coal mining.

Here is an excerpt from Beth’s article:

“An art project like Bimblebox places art practice firmly within the realm of social issues and site context.  Artists have become involved as part of an independent, self-funded commitment, adding their voice to the growing levels of community concerns about sustainability, biodiversity and just what kind of world we are going to leave for future generations.  Most of the artists have been exploring and expressing these thematic concerns for some time but Bimblebox seems to have focused a new critical point at a keen socio-political moment for all involved.  There is a real diversity of voices and perspectives amongst the group of artists – rural and urban, indigenous and non-indigenous, established and emerging – with practices ranging from digital media to found material constructions.”

Bimblebox – artistic witness at the front line of Queensland’s Galilee Basin, by Beth Jackson

One response to “Artlink Magazine: Bimblebox – artistic witness at the front line of Queensland’s Galilee Basin

  1. I am so excited about the exhibition, having seen some of the artistic work in progress at the first artists camp at Bimblebox. You are wonderful people.

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