Calling for Expressions of Interest for Bimblebox art, science, nature camp, 4 – 12 September 2022.
Update: the camp is now full, although I am taking a waiting list. If you would like to be on this waiting list or on the email list for future camps, please get in touch.
Note: I have also been told the contact form hasn’t been working for everyone, I’ve re-loaded it and hope this will solve this issue. If not you can message me via my personal website.
Sunday 4 – Monday 12th September, 2022. (The camps are always held in the first or second week of September to coincide with the very short window of milder spring weather).
The Bimblebox Nature Refuge is approximately 450km west of Rockhampton and approximately 50km north of Alpha (Queensland, Australia) See map below.
Bimblebox is an 8000 hectare, never been cleared, woodland environment in the Desert Uplands Region of central western Queensland. The Bimblebox Nature Refuge is supposed to be protected for perpetuity, but instead it has been fighting against big coal for 15 years! Currently the Bimblebox Alliance is in the Land Court of Queensland objecting to Waratah Coal’s application for final approvals.
To learn more about the Bimblebox Nature Refuge.
Open to artists, writers, photographers, musicians, scientists and all those who are interested in experiencing the Bimblebox Nature Refuge.
There is a cap of 20 participants
We need three volunteers to prepare for and help run this camp – can you or someone you know volunteer?
$20 per day (toward food costs)
Explore the spring bush flowers and the dynamic natural environment of the Bimblebox Nature Refuge. Camp for one week to experience and explore this peaceful haven for wildlife while you pursue your area of creative work and study. Enjoy Paola’s cooking and the company of others who care about Australia’s bushland.
The Bimblebox art, science, nature camps are self-funded and self-directed, while the Bimblebox Nature Refuge is a remote bush camping site away from towns, shops and medical facilities. We ask that you have good health, a basic level of fitness, willingness to rough it out and that you are happy to be in a quiet bush environment. More information is available when you register your interest in attending the camp
Register your interest in the below contact form. Let me (Jill Sampson) know what your area of interest is and why you would like to go to Bimblebox!
Jagalingou are the traditional custodians of this area. Find out more here.
Read about previous camps here
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photo 1: campsite at Bimblebox, photo Jill Sampson; photo 2: Howard and Sarah Butler making a coolamon, 2012, photo Jill Sampson; photo 3: Gerald Soworka working on site, 2012; photo 4: Boyd audio recording, 2012, photo Glenda Orr; photo 5: Artists Participating in a guided walk by Eric Anderson, 2016, photo Tangible Media; Alan Tulloch, performance on Bimblebox, 2016, photo Tangible Media.