Art and Artists blog is excited to include another Jack Wilkie-Jans guest post. Enjoy!
Bimblebox: Art – Science – Nature, a touring exhibition, is a must see. Currently showing at Artspace Mackay (61 Gordon Street, Civic Centre Precinct, Mackay) in Northern Queensland, the exhibition will be on display until the 6th of December 2015 before continuing doing the rounds through regional galleries in Queensland and New South Wales. Next year the exhibition is off to the New England Regional Art Museum, NSW (106-114 Kentucky St, South Hill NSW) from the 5th of February to the 24th April 2016. Click here for future exhibition dates!
Showcasing Seventeen Artists, the group exhibition is curated by well known curator and art consultant, Beth Jackson. The works are varied (click here for catalogue), ranging from collages made up of naturally sourced materials, to modern sculptural installations of both natural and technological appeal, fine paintings & drawing, photography, sound installations and digital art. As such the exhibition is a balanced collection of talent, with artists drawing upon their experiences at Bimblebox Nature Refuge for their collective inspiration. The Bimblebox Nature Refuge is an 8000 hectare property in Central Queensland’s Galilee Basin that is currently under threat from Coal Mining.
They say nothing can beat nature, and while Mother Earth's creation (cared for by the caretakers at the Bimblebox refuge) is surely one of the greatest and most beautiful "installations", Bimblebox: Art – Science – Nature is a modern artists' interpretation and presentation of the aesthetic and the spiritual stories of such a pristine landscape. Showcased within art galleries across Queensland and New South Wales, like a modern take on the botanist portfolios of old, the exhibition literally transports Bimblebox to the viewer, and visa versa- something which is always a rewarding experience and a hallmark of any successful concept!
For more information please go to: bimbleboxexhibition.com or bimbleboxartproject.com
All Souls Day (Tree), 2009, Luke Roberts (photo courtesy of the Artist and Milani Gallery Brisbane)
Coalface, Alison Clouston and Boyd (source www.bimbleboxexhibition.com)
Mining Aramac from the Mining Galilee Series, 2013, Fiona MacDonald (photo courtesy of the artist)
Left to Right, Jaw War Tet Tweer, 2013, Sarah McIlroy & Mending the Future, 2013, Jill Sampson (photo Carl Warner)
Bimblebox Skymap 2, 2013, Glenda Orr (photo Carl Warner)
Reconfigured Landscape no. 1, no. 2, no. 3, 2013, Shayna Wells (photo by Carl Warner)