Bimblebox 153 Birds
Bimblebox 153 Birds is a creative exploration of the bird species that inhabit the Bimblebox Nature Refuge. With spoken word, music and fine art prints, writers, musicians and artists have engaged with the bird species that make this threatened habitat their home.
Located in central-west Queensland, the Bimblebox Nature Refuge is a dynamic 8000 hectares of privately held, never-been-cleared woodland that exists on the eastern edge of the Desert Uplands bioregion. Although protected in perpetuity by a Nature Refuge Agreement it is not protected from coal mining and is currently at risk of being destroyed for one of the worlds biggest coal mining operations.
Bimblebox 153 Birds currently explores 158 different species of birds including the endangered Black-throated Finch. There are also twelve species of conservation significance including the Squatter Pigeon and Grey-crowned Babbler. However the Bimblebox Nature Refuge now records there are 173 different species of birds that have been observed.
Bimblebox 153 Birds brings together the creative contributions of over 460 people worldwide who, through their adopted medium, give voice to the many birds of Bimblebox. Bimblebox 153 Birds is available for touring.
Past venues for Bimblebox 153 Birds:
11 January – 5 February 2022, The Centre Beaudesert, Scenic Rim Regional Council, 82 Brisbane Street Beaudesert, Qld
3 – 14 September, 2019, Webb Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University,
226 Grey Street, Southbank (Brisbane), Qld.
2 – 30 March, 2019, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Gladstone, Qld.
5 – 28 January, 2018, Mary Cairncross Rainforest Discovery Centre, Maleny, Qld.
9 August to 3 September, 2016, Gympie Regional Gallery, Qld.
2 – 6 September, 2015, Brisbane Writers Festival, State Library of Qld, Brisbane, Qld.
6 – 17 May, 2015, Impress Printmakers Gallery, Kedron, Brisbane, Qld
Bimblebox 153 Birds is a celebration of the birdlife that inhabits the complex ecosystems of the Bimblebox Nature Refuge.
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Glossy Ibis, Poem by Alicia King, Music by Warren Armstrong on Cello. Audio compilation and mixing by Boyd.
The Wandering Whistling Duck, Poem by Peter Shepherd, Music by Markus Kuchenbuch, flute in C. Audio compilation and mixing by Boyd.
Black-throated Finch, poem Brett Dionysius, musician Jim Moginie on guitar. Audio compilation and mixing by Boyd.
Olive-backed Oriole, poet John Bennett, musician Tanya Sparke, voice. Audio compilation and mixing by Boyd.
Ardeotis Australis – The Australian Bustard by poet Kristin Hannaford, musician Darren Blackman on Didgerido. Audio compilation and mixing by Boyd.