Jude Roberts in 'Bimblebox: art - science - nature'


  • Logan Art Gallery Wembley Rd & Jacaranda Avenue

Bimblebox: art - science - nature is a touring exhibition about the Bimblebox Nature Refuge, its environmental, social and scientific significance and an artist group’s creative response to their experience of this unique and threatened environment. The exhibition is rich, dynamic and diverse, including artworks in installation, works on paper, painting, artist books, photography, digital media and sound. Curated by Beth Jackson from a project initiated by artist Jill Sampson, the exhibition also incorporates aspects of scientific and environmental research and social history of the site, together with catalogue and education kit in digital and print media.

Alison Clouston and Boyd
Howard Butler
Kaylene Butler
Dr Pamela CroftWarcon
Donna Davis
Emma Lindsay
Fiona MacDonald
Samara McIlroy
Liz Mahood
Glenda Orr
Michael Pospischil
Jude Roberts
Luke Roberts
ill Sampson
Gerald Soworka
Shayna Wells

Curated by Beth Jackson

Bimblebox Nature Refuge is located in semi-arid, desert uplands environment approximately 50km north-west of Alpha in Central Queensland, comprising 8000 hectares of native bushland, the majority of which has never been cleared. While legally recognised as a Nature Refuge and part of the National Reserve System of Protected Areas, Bimblebox is under threat from coal mining. This exhibition explores the challenging subjects of coal mining, global warming, diminishing biodiversity, the changing socio-cultural dispositions of regional communities and the role of creativity in that process. Aiming to document and creatively interpret this unique place and time, Bimblebox: art – science – nature may help to save this nature refuge from destruction or it will provide lasting testimony.

Opening Night: Friday 14 October
5.30pm Beth Jackson curators talk
6.00pm official opening

Upcoming Location:
The Condensery. Somerset Regional Art Gallery, Qld
6 February - 26 March 2017

Past Locations:
Redland Art Gallery, Qld [LAUNCH GALLERY]
June 2014

Dogwood Crossing @ Miles, Qld
September 2014

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, WA
November 2014

Flinders University City Gallery, Adelaide SA
February 2015

South Coast Regional Arts Centre, Goolwa SA
April 2015

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Qld
June 2015

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Qld
August 2015

Rockhampton Art Gallery, Qld
October 2015

Artspace Mackay, Qld
December 2015

New England Regional Art Museum, NSW
April 2016

The University Gallery, University of Newcastle, NSW
June 2016

Manly Art Gallery & Museum, NSW
September 2016