Bimblebox 153 Birds
Bimblebox 153 Birds will be on exhibition in Brisbane
3 – 14 September, 2019
3 – 14 September
Webb Gallery, Queensland College of Art,
226 Grey Street, Southbank (Brisbane)
opening hours 10am – 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
(closed Monday & Sunday)
Public program of events for Bimblebox 153 Birds,
venue: Webb Gallery
A conversation about the Black-throated Finch with conservation biologist Dr April Reside, poet Brett Dionysius and artist Dr Emma Lindsay, hosted by curator Jill Sampson.
Official opening, featuring musician and visual artist Colin Offord on the Wedgetail Eagle Feather Flute and the Harmonic Windpipe.
Curator’s talk. Jill Sampson will talk about why she started the Bimblebox Art Project, her development of Bimblebox 153 Birds and discuss why the Bimblebox Nature Refuge is in need of protection.
Bimblebox 153 Birds artists and writers will discuss their process and work, along with readings of poetry and prose.
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 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.
Bimblebox 153 Birds brings together the creative contributions of over 450 people worldwide who, through their adopted medium, give voice to the many birds of Bimblebox. Bimblebox 153 Birds is available for touring.
Glossy Ibis by Poet Alicia King, Musician Warren Armstrong on Cello.
The Wandering Whistling Duck, Writer Peter Shepherd, Musician 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.
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.
5 – 28 January, 2018, Mary Cairncross Rainforest Discovery Centre, Maleny, Qld
2 – 30 March, 2019, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Gladstone, Qld
Bimblebox 153 Birds is available for tour
contact Jill Sampson: email@example.com