Bimblebox 153 Birds

Bimblebox 153 Birds

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Species Count, 2014, artist Carolyn Mckenzie-Craig, photo Paula Quintela

Glossy Ibis by Poet Alicia King, Musician Warren Armstrong on Cello.

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 is home to at least 155 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.

Bimblebox 153 Birds brings together the creative contributions of over 440 people worldwide who, through their adopted medium, give voice to the many birds of Bimblebox.

Curator Jill Sampson

Audio compilation and mixing by Boyd

Bimblebox 153 Birds on Facebook

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Bimblebox 153 Birds installation detail, Gympie Art Gallery, August 2016.

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Bimblebox 153 Birds, installation detail, Gympie Art Gallery, August 2016.

The Wandering Whistling Duck, Writer Peter Shepherd, Musician Markus Kuchenbuch, flute in C.  Audio compilation and mixing by Boyd.

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Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe AO opens Bimblebox 153 Birds at Impress Printmakers studio & gallery, photo Jennifer Eurell, 2015.

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Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, 2015, Fiona MacDonald, photo courtesy of the artist

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The Coal-throated Finch, 2014, Rew Hanks, photo Paula Quintela

Black-throated Finch, poem Brett Dionysius, musician Jim Moginie on guitar.  Audio compilation and mixing by Boyd.

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Bimblebox 153 Birds installation detail, photo Paula Quintela

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Brett, 2014, Rona Green, photo courtesy of the artist.

Olive-backed Oriole, poet John Bennett, musician Tanya Sparke, voice. Audio compilation and mixing by Boyd.

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Bimblebox 153 Birds installation detail, photo Paula Quintela

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Crested Pigeon II, 2014, Kyoko Imazu, photo courtesy of artist

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Bimblebox 153 Birds installation detail, photo Paula Quintela

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Black-shouldered Kite, 2014, Bridget Farmer, photo Paula Quintela

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Bimblebox 153 Birds opening at Impress Printmakers studio & gallery, photo Alana Brekelmans, 2015

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Black-breasted Buzzard, 2014, Jazmina Cininas, photo courtesy of the artist.

Bimblebox 153 Birds opening photo Alana Brekelmans

Bimblebox 153 Birds opening at Impress Printmakers studio & gallery, photo Alana Brekelmans 2015

Australian Bustard on the Road to Bimblebox, 2014, block print on archival digital print, Alison Clouston, photo courtesy of the artist.

Ardeotis Australis – The Australian Bustard by poet Kristin Hannaford, musician Darren Blackman on Didgerido. Audio compilation and mixing by Boyd.

Bimblebox 153 Birds is a celebration of the birdlife that inhabits the complex ecosystems of the Bimblebox Nature Refuge.

Past venues for Bimblebox 153 Birds:

6 – 17 May, 2015, Impress Printmakers Gallery, Kedron, Brisbane, Qld

2 – 6 September, 2015, Brisbane Writers Festival, State Library of Qld, Brisbane

9 August to 3 September, 2016, Gympie Regional Gallery, Qld.

Bimblebox 153 Birds is available for tour

contact Jill Sampson:  birds153@bigpond.com

For posts about Bimblebox 153 Birds, click here.

List of bird species recorded at the Bimblebox Nature Refuge.

Bimblebox 153 Birds, Artists

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Bimblebox 153 Birds, Musicians

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