Bimblebox: art – science – nature opens at Flinders University City Gallery, Adelaide

Professor Andrew Millington, Dean of the School of the Environment at Flinders University, gave an eloquent address at the opening of ‘Bimblebox: art – science – nature’ exhibition at Flinders University City Gallery last night. Praising the exhibition for its interdisciplinary approach, he championed art’s ability to communicate vividly, make connections and reach wide audiences. Gallery Director Fiona Salmon described the effort to save Bimblebox Nature Refuge as a battle of David and Goliath proportions. Following speeches, the attending audience was treated to a performance of the ‘Coal Face’ artwork by artists Alison Clouston and Boyd. Dressed in a black business suit, Alison donned the ‘Coal Face’ mask and ship shoes, and proceeded to prowl around the gallery, whipping the floor with her trail of long black rubber ‘hair’ and lurching her hulking form from side to side. Thank you to Flinders University for the support and smooth installation. Thank you Adelaide for the enthusiastic reception.

Professor Andrew Millington & Gallery Director Fiona Salmon

Professor Andrew Millington & Gallery Director Fiona Salmon

Artist Alison Clouston performing her artwork 'Coal Face'

Artist Alison Clouston performing her artwork ‘Coal Face’

Artists Alison Clouston and Boyd performing their artwork 'Coal Face'

Artists Alison Clouston and Boyd performing their artwork ‘Coal Face’

An appreciative and interested audience

An appreciative and interested audience

The exhibition reaches a new audience

The exhibition reaches a new audience

Exhibition dates: 6 December 2014 – 8 February 2015
Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 11am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 12 – 4pm

Flinders University City Gallery
State Library of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide, S.A.
T 08 8207 7055 E city.gallery@flinders.edu.au
http://www.flinders.edu.au/artmuseum

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3 responses to “Bimblebox: art – science – nature opens at Flinders University City Gallery, Adelaide

  1. I went to the Adelaide opening last evening. Like most art exhibitions for me, I did find it tiring. Any decent art work takes a fair amount of work and concentration to appreciate, and that can be tiring, So, tiring is not a disparagement, but a compliment.

    I imagine Prof Millington is correct in some of his predictions. I hope he is dead wrong, and that the current downturn in the coal economy is the beginning of the end.

    metta

    Murray Alfredson

  2. Well done, everyone. Hopefully I will see it soon as my friends are going to drive me to South Australia to see it again.

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