Happy New Year! The beautiful Bimblebox 153 is on show again in Beaudesert, Qld. Details below.
Bimblebox 153 Birds is currently on show at The Centre Beaudesert as part of their Feathered exhibition from 11 January – 5 February, 2022.
Bimblebox 153 Birds is a unique installation of artist prints, poetry, prose and musician’s birdcall interpretations. More than 450 contributing artists, writers and musicians from around the world have been inspired by the birdlife of the threatened Bimblebox Nature Refuge.
Located in central-western Queensland’s Galilee Basin, the Bimblebox Nature Refuge is a dynamic 8,000 hectares of 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, and is consequently threatened by, coal mining.
Bimblebox 153 Birds surrounds you with the birds of Bimblebox within a soundscape of poetry, prose and musician’s bird call interpretations. This is the story of our birds, how we experience them and sadly how we may lose them.
Curated by Jill Sampson
Audio compilation and mixing by Boyd
The Centre Beaudesert
82 Brisbane St, Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia.
11 January – 5 February, 2022
10am – 4pm Tuesday – Friday
10am – 2pm Saturday (closed public holidays)
Heather Kepski, Brolgas, 2014
Bimblebox 153 Birds (installation detail, cropped), photo by Steve Mardon.