The 2021 Bimblebox Nature Refuge calendar will be a beautiful companion as we move through this next year. Each month features an artwork that was created for the exhibition Bimblebox 153 Birds. Each of the birds featured in the artwork are a vital part of the Bimblebox Nature Refuge biodiversity.
You can purchase your 2021 Bimblebox Nature Refuge calendar here. All money raised will go toward the fight to save and protect the Bimblebox Nature Refuge against coal mining. Coal mining is an imminent threat to this special place, posed by Waratah Coal who has applied for the final approvals to mine the Bimblebox Nature Refuge and surrounding properties.
Thank you to the artists who have generously given permission for their artwork to feature in this 2021 Bimblebox Nature Refuge calendar. Thank you to these artists: Milly Formby, Karen Kaese, Nilissa Wood, Julia Wakefield, Kay Watanabe, Richard Morden, Sandi Rigby, Glen Skien, Raymond Arnold, Kyoko Imazu, Jennifer Rogers and Bridget Farmer.
And a big thank you also goes to graphic artist Paula Jayne of Seedhead UX Design Collective.
Bimblebox 153 Birds is a unique installation inspired by the birdlife of the Bimblebox Nature Refuge in Queensland. Each bird species found at Bimblebox is creatively documented by a writer, an artist and a musician. Experience the artist prints, poetry, prose and musical interpretations contributed by more than 450 people worldwide.
Coordinator and Curator Jill Sampson
Audio compilation and mixing by Boyd
The Bimblebox Nature Refuge is an 8000 hectare area of diverse woodland in the desert uplands region of central western Queensland. The majority of the Bimblebox Nature Refuge has never been cleared, natural remnant vegetation. Bimblebox is protected by a Nature Refuge Agreement with the Queensland State Government but unfortunately nature refuges are not protected from mining. Waratah Coal plan thermal coal mines which would develop both open cut and underground long wall mining on the Bimblebox Nature Refuge. In late 2019 Waratah Coal applied for the final approvals to mine the Bimblebox Nature Refuge and surrounding properties. A decision is pending. Go to bimblebox.org to see how you can help save the Bimblebox Nature Refuge.