Inaugural installation was in May, 2015 at the Impress Printmakers Studio and Gallery, Wooloowin.
Bimblebox 153 Birds Inspired by the birdlife of the Bimblebox Nature Refuge, Bimblebox 153 Birds is a unique installation of artist prints, poetry, prose and musician’s birdcalls by over 440 people worldwide. Each of the 153+ bird species is given voice by a writer, an artist and a musician. The installation consists of individual bird prints, while the writers and musicians pieces are captured and presented on audio playing into the room.
Compact in its design, and unique in its concept, Bimblebox 153 Birds showcases creative responses across a broad range of printmaking techniques, writing styles and innovative music. Designed to ‘hang in the round’, it enthrals gallery visitors who love being surrounded by birds while it sparks stories and conversations. It’s our story of our birds, how we experience them and sadly how we are losing them. Bimblebox 153 Birds creates an inspiring cultural experience for Queensland and Australian communities.
Curated by Jill Sampson
Audio compiled and mixed by Boyd
6 – 17 May, 2015, Impress Printmakers Gallery, Kedron, Brisbane, Qld
2 – 6 September, 2015, Brisbane Writers Festival, State Library of Qld, Brisbane, Qld.
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.
3 – 14 September, 2019, Webb Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University,
226 Grey Street, Southbank (Brisbane), Qld.
See more here.
at its final tour destination:
Toured nationally between 2014 – 2017
Launched: Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, Qld
18th May to 28th June, 2014
Bimblebox: art – science – nature was curated by Beth Jackson and toured public galleries throughout Australia.
Alison Clouston and Boyd, Howard ‘Joe’ 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.
To find out more go to Bimblebox: art – science – nature
opened at Sawtooth ARI in Launceston, Tasmania on April 5th, 2013.
curated by Samar McIlroy.