Will you participate in this research?


Bimblebox: art – science – nature at Manly Art Gallery, photo Tangible Media.

We need you to participate in this research!

Back in May 2016 we reported on a Master of Science research project that is being conducted around a case study of the Bimblebox: art-science-nature touring exhibition, and associated media.

Andrew Nicholson’s research is exploring the capacity of environmental arts advocacy to close the challenging ‘attitude-action’ communication gap. The gap which currently exists between environmental and climate science understanding of what needs to be done to address the serious problems we face on those fronts – and the lack of commensurate action being taken on the ground.

Andrew is interested in finding out more about the mechanisms of environmental art influence on people’s values, beliefs, attitudes and supportive behaviour toward the natural world. He is exploring how art may be able to motivate people to deal more effectively with the escalation of environmental threats and impacts which we are all increasingly experiencing.

Early research work within the project is progressing well – Andrew has now surveyed and interviewed most of the Bimblebox touring exhibition contributing artists, curator, relevant museum and gallery staff, and a growing number of audience members who have experienced the exhibition in some form. There is still room for more audience research participants to become involved – particularly men, to balance the gender ratio of the research population recruited to date.

If you have seen the touring Bimblebox: art – science – nature exhibition, viewed its companion social media app, or its paper or digital catalogue – consider volunteering your time to report on your experience and response to the artworks; it’s as simple as taking the online survey at the link below. Your input would make a valued contribution to exploring ways to close the attitude-action gap through the use of environment themed art.  Bimblebox: art – science – nature digital catalogue App can be downloaded for free from here.

Please contact Andrew if you have any questions or would like to talk with him about this research.  He looks forward to your online survey results, or hearing from you.

Andrew can be contacted at: anicholsona@optusnet.com.au /Tel: 0422538492

The online survey will take about 25 minutes to complete.  The Qualtrics online survey can be found at this link: Bimblebox: art-science-nature exhibition – Survey A


Bimblebox: art – science – nature is currently at Manly Art Gallery (Sydney) until 4 September, 2016.  It will then travel to Logan Art Gallery 14 October – 26 November, 2016.  Its final venue will be The Condensery, Somerset Regional Art Gallery, 6 February – 26 March, 2017

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