Bimblebox 153 Birds – 35 printmakers needed for 35 bird species!

Pied Butcherbird at Bimblebox Nature Refuge, photo by Sonya Duus

Pied Butcherbird at Bimblebox Nature Refuge, photo by Sonya Duus

Bimblebox 153 Birds is coming together into an exciting exploration of the Birdlife of the Bimblebox Nature Refuge.

Artists, Musicians and Writers are contributing to this project

Callout to Artists:

I currently have 117 artist printmakers on this project.  Each artist is exploring one of the Bimblebox Bird species.  Over 80 completed bird artworks have flown in with new arrivals each week.  Now for the final round!

There are currently 35 bird species left to find an artist for.  If you would like to explore one of the following bird species using the techniques of printmaking please email and I can send you further information

The following bird species are still available:

Australian Wood (maned) Duck, Chenonetta jubata

Grey Teal, Anas gracilis

Australasian Darter, Anhinga novaehollandiae

Little Pied Cormorant, Microcarbo melanoleucos

Australian White Ibis, Treskiornis molucca

Whistling Kite, Haliastur sphenurus

Black Breasted Buzzard, Hamirostra melanosternon

Spotted Harrier, Circus assimilis

Collared Sparrowhawk, Accipiter cirrocephalus

Brown Falcon, Falco berigora

Black Falcon, Falco subniger

Common Bronzewing, Phaps chalcoptera

Diamond Dove, Geopelia cuneata

Bar-shouldered Dove, Geopelia humeralis

Galah, Eolophus roseicapilus

Cockatiel, Nymphicus hollandicus

Budgerigar, Melopsittacus undulates

Pallid Cuckoo, Cacpmantis pallidus

Red-backed Kingfisher, Todiramphus pyrrhopygius

Inland Thornbill, Acanthiza apicalis

Chestnut-rumped Thornbill, Acanthiza uropygialis

Buff-rumped Thornbill, Acanthiza reguloides

Yellow Thornbill, Acanthiza nana

Striped Honeyeater, Plectorthyncha lanceolata

Blue-faced Honeyeater, Entomyzon cyanotis

Noisy Miner, Manorina melanocephala

Singing Honeyeater, Lichenostomus virescens

White-eared Honeyeater, Lichenostomus leucotis

Jacky Winter, Microeca fascinans

White-breasted Woodswallow, Artamus leucorynchus

Grey Butcherbird, Cracticus torquatus

Pied Butcherbird, Cracticus nigrogularis

Singing Bushlark (Horsefield’s), Mirafra javanica

Plum-headed Finch, Neochmia modesta

Rufous Songlark, Cincloramphus cruralis



153 Musicians coordinated by Boyd have explored the bird calls and you can hear their musical interpretations as part of Alison Clouston and Boyd’s Coalface installation which is on tour with Bimblebox: art – science – nature.  These musical interpretations will also form part of the audio for Bimblebox 153 Birds.


I still have many bird species available to writers.  To become involved or for more information about Bimblebox 153 Birds drop me an email


Which artists have sent in their artwork?

 More information


7 responses to “Bimblebox 153 Birds – 35 printmakers needed for 35 bird species!

  1. Hi Jill want to hear something ironic ? That little red capped robin took so many proofs to resolve that the plate looks like it’s worn out. With the possibility of a good sized edition from the initial plate, there are only about 5 that have worked out. A nicely ironic turnup for the books I think. Will pass this email on to a few people I’ve met lately. Talk soon Chris

    Christine Porter, Artist PO Box 7331 Lismore Heights NSW 2480 Australia 02 66225733 0407 170471

    • Hi Judy, It will be wonderful to see this beautiful bird created in print by you. When we have visited the Bimblebox Nature Refuge we have all seen these birds catching insects and keeping an eye on us as we move through their place.

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