Bimblebox: art – science – nature

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At the Condensery, Somerset Regional Art Gallery; Foreground: Bimblebox Art Project – What’s yours is my coal mine, 2013 The Hunter Brothers, aka Gerald Soworka . Background: Carbon Dating, 2013, Alison Clouston and Boyd; photo Jude Roberts

 

Bimblebox: art – science – nature

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The Condensery, Somerset Regional Art Gallery, Toogoolawah, Qld

The Condensery is the final venue for Bimblebox: art – science – nature, completing its three year national tour!

Exhibition dates:  10 Feb – 26 March 2017

National Tour 16 May 2014 – 26 March, 2017

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REsource (detail), Donna Davis

REsource (detail), Donna Davis

Bimblebox: art – science – nature is a touring exhibition about the Bimblebox Nature Refuge, its environmental, social and scientific significance and an artist group’s creative response to their experience of this unique and threatened environment. The exhibition is rich, dynamic and diverse, including artworks in installation, works on paper, painting, artist books, photography, digital media and sound. The exhibition also incorporates aspects of scientific and environmental research and social history of the site, together with catalogue and education kit in digital and print media.

Bimblebox Nature Refuge is located in semi-arid, desert uplands environment approximately 50km north-west of Alpha in Central Queensland, comprising 8000 hectares of native bushland, the majority of which has never been cleared. While legally recognised as a Nature Refuge and part of the National Reserve System of Protected Areas, Bimblebox is under threat from coal mining. This exhibition explores the challenging subjects of coal mining, global warming, diminishing biodiversity, the changing socio-cultural dispositions of regional communities and the role of creativity in that process. Aiming to document and creatively interpret this unique place and time, Bimblebox: art – science – nature may help to save this nature refuge from destruction or it will provide lasting testimony.

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Opening night at Manly Art Gallery 2016, photo Tangible Media

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

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

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Coalface performance, photo Tangible Media.

Launched at  Redland Art Gallery   on 16 May, 2014

Now Touring – see itinerary details below

Digital Catalogue is a Free App to download to your iPad.

Bimblebox: art – science – nature website here.

Curator    Beth Jackson

Artists:

All Souls Day (Tree), 2009, Luke Roberts, photo courtesy of the artist

All Souls Day (Tree), 2009, Luke Roberts, photo courtesy of the artist.

Fiona MacDonald, Alpha 1, 2012, inkjet print on paper from digital image. Photo courtesy of the artist-HiRes

Alpha 1, 2013, Fiona MacDonald, photo courtesy of the artist.

Shayna Wells, photo Carl Warner.

Reconfigured Landscape no. 1, 2, 3. Shayna Wells, photo Carl Warner. Currently touring with Bimblebox: art – science – nature.

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What’s yours is mine (detail), 2013, Gerald Soworka, photo courtesy of the artist.

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Multifocal 2, 2013, Glenda Orr, photo courtesy of the artist.

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15 Endangered Black-throated Finches lineup, 2014, Emma Lindsay, photo Elouise.

©Emma Lindsay 2013_15 endangered black throated finches (Memento mori for Bimblebox) digital photograph copyright of the artist

15 Endagnered Black-throated Finches momento mori for Bimblebox, 2013 , Emma Lindsay, photograph copyright of Emma Lindsay (photograph copyright of the artist)

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Installed at Somerset Regional Gallery, in the foreground: Jaw-war tet-tweer, 2013, Samara McIlroy, then REsearch, 2013, Donna Davis, photo Jude Roberts.

Shroud for an ancient basin, 2013, Jude Roberts, photo Carl Warner

Shroud for an ancient basin, 2013, Jude Roberts, photo Carl Warner.

REsource (detail), 2013, Donna Davis, photo Carl Warner.

REsource (detail), 2013, Donna Davis, photo Carl Warner.

Honouring Jagalingou Country, 2014, Pamela CroftWarcon, Howard Butler, Kaylene Butler, photo Carl Warner

Honouring Jagalingou Country, 2014, Pamela CroftWarcon, Howard Butler, Kaylene Butler, photo Carl Warner.

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Coalface, 2014, Alison Clouston and Boyd, photo Stephen Oxenbury

Mending the Future, Jill Sampson, photo by Carl Warner

Mending the Future, 2013, Jill Sampson, photo by Carl Warner

Touring to:

Dogwood Crossing @ Miles

25 July – 23 September 2014

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

WA – 4 October – 23 November 2014

Flinders University Art Museum

5 December 2014  – 8 February 2015

Signal Point Gallery

17 Feburary – 10 April 2015

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

18 April – 7 June 2015

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum

15 June – 15 August 2015

Rockhampton Art Gallery

29 August – 11 October 2015

Artspace Mackay

23 October – 6 December 2015

New England Regional Art Museum

5 February – 24 April 2016

The University Gallery, Newcastle

4 May – 11 June

Manly Art Gallery & Museum

1 July – 4 September 2016

Logan Art Gallery

14 October – 3 December 2016

The Condensery, Somerset Regional Art Gallery

9 February – 26 March, 2017

Bimblebox Sky Mapping 2

Bimblebox Sky Map 2, 2013, artist Glenda Orr, photo by Carl Warner

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The Mechanics of Survival, The Camp Workshop & The Great Divide, 2013, paintings by Michael Pospischil, in the foreground Cabinet of Curiosities composed by Jill Sampson, photo Carl Warner.

Vanishing Food Bowls (detail), 2014, Jill Sampson, photo Carl Warner

Vanishing Food Bowls (detail), 2014, Jill Sampson, photo Carl Warner.

Depiction of Environment through Art, research thesis by Andrew Nicholson

This research project is centred on a case study of the Bimblebox: art-science-nature touring exhibition, and associated media. The research project commenced in February 2016 and is now in the active research phase through survey of a range of people who have interacted with the exhibition, either through its physical display, its paper catalogue, or the companion digital catalogue app designed for the exhibition.

more information on this research here.

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Carbon Dating, installation detail, 2013, Alison Clouston & Boyd, photo Carl Warner

To see posts about this exhibition:

Bimblebox: art – science – nature archives

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REsearch, 2013 & REsource, 2013, Donna Davis, photo Carl Warner.

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