Below is a media release for an upcoming group art project I am participating in, developed by artist Jill Sampson in conjunction with the Bimblebox Nature Refuge in Central Queensland. The project/exhibition currently in development will artistically document the ‘endangered’ Bimblebox refuge, its landscapes, and species, while also aiming to raise awareness regarding the impact that proposed mining projects in the Galilee Basin will pose to the local environment.
The endangered black-throated finch (poephila cincta cincta) has recently been seen by Birds Australia researchers on the Bimblebox refuge property, and is the focus of my contribution to the art project. To follow the artists on this project, please visit the blog: http://bimbleboxartproject.wordpress.com/
Artists are to add their work to that of ecologists in the campaign to save a Nature Refuge in central western Queensland. Bimblebox Nature Refuge, near Alpha, will be destroyed if Clive Palmer’s China First coal project is allowed to develop its proposed open cut mine as planned. Protected as a remnant of native vegetation in a vast area of cleared grazing land, the Nature Refuge has been the focus for a host of scientific studies in the past decade. Now more than a dozen notable artists from across Eastern Australia will use their talents to capture the nature of the bushland threatened by plans for a huge coal mine.
Bimblebox Artists include: Boyd, Howard Joe Butler, Kaylene Butler, Trey Butler, Alison Clouston, Dr Pamela CroftWarcon, Donna Davis, Emma Lindsay, Fiona MacDonald, Samara McIlroy, Liz Mahood, Glenda Orr, Jude Roberts, Jill Sampson, Gerald Soworka.
Image: Emma Lindsay 2012 ‘Black-throated finch (poephila cincta cincta)’, watercolour and pen on paper; image courtesy of the artist.
Contact: Jill Sampson: 07 4164 6252 Jill.email@example.com