Bimblebox 153 Birds – fundraising via the Australian Cultural Fund

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Little Button Quail (detail), 2015, Jenny Rogers, photo by Paula Quintela

In 2019 Bimblebox 153 Birds will be travelling to the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and this will be the beginning of it touring further afield.

I’ve registered Bimblebox 153 Birds for a short period of fund raising with the Australian Cultural Fund.  The Australian Cultural Fund allows you to make tax deductible donations  of $2 or more to Bimblebox 153 Birds.  Donations will go toward developing better information panels, signage, marketing and promotional material along with other exhibition touring costs.  I also have a grant application lodged, that if successful, will cover other touring essentials including purpose built crating and the development of education kits.  This next phase for Bimblebox 153 Birds has considerable costs associated with it and I cannot fund this alone.  That is why I am asking for help from the Bimblebox Art Project network and community.

Please consider making a tax deductible donation via the Australian Cultural Fund.  Tax deductible donations can be made until 9th of August.  And please, spread the word!

Southern Boobook Owl Chick, 2014, Sandi Rigby, photo Paula Quintela

Southern Boobook Owl Chick, 2014, Sandi Rigby, photo Paula Quintela.

The Bimblebox 153 Birds installation is a great way to show Australians the incredible variety of birds that call the Bimblebox Nature Refuge home.  It showcases exquisite artwork, poetry, prose and musical compositions created for Bimblebox and donated by more than 450 amazing artists, writers and musicians.  Bimblebox and its birds are not yet safe from coal mining, let’s let everyone know just how dynamic the biodiversity of Bimblebox is, and why it needs saving.

Tax deductible donations toward the touring development costs of Bimblebox 153 Birds can be made here.

The Coal Throated Finch, 2014, Rew Hanks, photo courtesy of the artist

The Coal Throated Finch, 2014, Rew Hanks, photo courtesy of the artist

Black-throated Finch by poet Brett Dionysius, Black-throated Finch birdcall by musician Jim Moginie on guitar.  Audio compiled and mixed by Boyd.

Read about the endangered Black-throated Finch here and here.

Brolgas, photo by Sonya Duus

Brolgas at the Bimblebox Nature Refuge, photo Sonya Duus.

There are now 159 different species of birds recorded at the Bimblebox Nature Refuge.

“My Dear – What’s the latest at Bimblebox?”, 2014, artist Wendy Lowe, photo Paula Quintela

“My Dear – What’s the latest at Bimblebox?”, 2014, artist Wendy Lowe, photo Paula Quintela

What is the latest at Bimblebox?  While the nature refuge is currently suffering from the worsening widespread drought conditions, the coal mining industry looks to be gearing up for its proposed expansion into the Galilee Basin.  To keep up with the news you can subscribe to a regular Galilee Basin Alliance email here.  While this website has extensive, up to date information here.

For more information:

What is Bimblebox 153 Birds?

Who are the contributing writers?

Who are the contributing musicians?

Who are the contributing Artists?

The Bimblebox Nature Refuge website.

 

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Rainbow Bee-eater at the Bimblebox Nature Refuge, 2013, photo Jill Sampson.

 

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