Bimblebox: art – science - nature. Expressing the quintessential Australian landscape
Bimblebox: art – science - nature is an exhibition that showcases artists’ interpretations of the Bimblebox Nature Refuge which is currently under threat from coal mining.
Inspired by the unique ark of life found at the Bimblebox Nature Refuge, a group of artists camped on the reserve documenting, drawing and recording in order to capture the environmental, social and scientific significance of this unique landscape. Artists have also drawn inspiration from scientific research and historical texts.
Join Cr Gail Sellers, Mayor of Gladstone Region and Beth Jackson, Director and Curator at Artfully, for the official launch of this exhibition opening at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum 6pm, Monday 6 July 2015.
The works on display were created by a diverse selection of artists from Queensland, Tasmania and New South Wales. The exhibit includes paintings, installations, photography, assemblages, artist books, digital media, soundscapes and printmaking.
According to curator Ms Jackson, 'What better way to express the character of this vulnerable and threatened landscape than through artworks which are themselves beautiful and fragile, unique and precious. This exhibition taps into a long tradition of Australian landscape art but for a very specific place and an urgent political moment. It's an inspiring and thought-provoking show.'
Ms Jackson will be speaking at the official launch of the exhibition which is currently touring venues across Australia and will be on display at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum from 26 June until 15 August 2015.
To complement the touring exhibition a free app has been developed thanks to the Gordon Darling Foundation. This 120-page interactive digital catalogue can be downloaded to iPads from the iTunes store: http://bit.ly/bimblebox
Bimblebox: art – science – nature is a touring exhibition partnered by Museums & Galleries Queensland and Redland Art Gallery in association with Bimblebox Nature Refuge.
The exhibition is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the Gordon Darling Foundation and proudly sponsored by Artfully, Tangible Media, Planet Boab, Wotif.com, Platypus Graphics, artisan and At A Glance.
The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum is located on the corner of Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone and is open 10am - 5pm, Monday to Saturday with FREE admission. Please RSVP to the official launch by 5pm, Wednesday 1 July 2015, as light refreshments will be served after formalities.