Bimblebox 153 Birds will be on exhibition in Brisbane
3 – 14 September, 2019
Bimblebox 153 Birds is an installation of artist prints, poetry, prose and musicians’ birdcalls by over 450 people worldwide who have been inspired by the birdlife of the Bimblebox Nature Refuge. It’s our story of our birds, how we experience them and sadly, how we could lose them. The Bimblebox Nature Refuge is in the Galilee Basin and is threatened by coal mining.
Curated by Jill Sampson
Audio compilation and mixing by Boyd
3 – 14 September
Webb Gallery, Queensland College of Art,
226 Grey Street, Southbank (Brisbane)
opening hours 10am – 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
(closed Monday & Sunday)
Public program of events for Bimblebox 153 Birds,
venue: Webb Gallery
A conversation about the Black-throated Finch with conservation biologist Dr April Reside, poet Brett Dionysius and artist Dr Emma Lindsay, hosted by curator Jill Sampson.
Official opening, featuring musician and visual artist Colin Offord on the Wedgetail Eagle Feather Flute and the Harmonic Windpipe.
Curator’s talk. Jill Sampson will talk about why she started the Bimblebox Art Project, her development of Bimblebox 153 Birds and discuss why the Bimblebox Nature Refuge is in need of protection.
Bimblebox 153 Birds artists and writers will discuss their process and work, along with readings of poetry and prose.