Bimblebox: art – science – nature
National Tour 16 May 2014 – 26 March, 2017
Bimblebox: art – science – nature, national tour venues:
- Redland Art Gallery, QLD: 18 May – 29 June 2014
- Dogwood Crossing @ Miles, QLD: 25 July – 23 September 2014
- Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, WA: 4 October – 23 November 2014
- Flinders University City Gallery, SA: 5 December – 8 February 2015
- South Coast Regional Arts Centre, Goolwa, SA: 17 February – 10 April 2015
- Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, QLD: 18 April – 7 June 2015
- Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, QLD: 27 June – 15 August 2015
- Rockhampton Art Gallery, QLD: 29 August – 11 October 2015
- Artspace Mackay, QLD: 23 October – 6 December 2015
- New England Regional Art Museum, NSW: 5 February – 24 April 2016
- University Gallery Newcastle University: 4 May – 11 June 2016
- Manly Art Gallery and Museum, NSW: 1 July – 4 September 2016
- Logan Art Gallery, QLD: 14 October – 3 December 2016
- Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery, QLD: 6 February – 26 March 2017
Bimblebox: art – science – nature was a national 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.
Launched at Redland Art Gallery on 16 May, 2014
Toured 2014 – 2017
Digital Catalogue was a Free App to download to your iPad – no longer available. |
Print Catalogue link, here.
Curator: Beth Jackson
Initiator, co-ordinator, project developer: Jill Sampson
- Alison Clouston and Boyd
- Howard Butler
- Kaylene Butler
- Dr Pamela CroftWarcon
- Donna Davis
- Emma Lindsay
- Fiona MacDonald
- Samara McIlroy
- Liz Mahood
- Glenda Orr
- Michael Pospischil
- Jude Roberts
- Luke Roberts
- Jill Sampson
- Gerald Soworka
- Shayna Wells
Read more about the artists here.
To see posts about this exhibition:
Bimblebox: art – science – nature archives
Depiction of Environment through Art, research thesis by Andrew Nicholson
This research project centred on a case study of the Bimblebox: art-science-nature touring exhibition, and associated media. The research project ran from February 2016 to completion in 2018. During the active research phase Nicholson surved of a range of people who interacted with the exhibition, either through its physical display, its paper catalogue, or the companion digital catalogue app designed for the exhibition.
Find the results of this research here.
Opening night at Manly Art Gallery 2016, photo Tangible Media