Guest writer ‘What’s on in Queensland? Bimblebox: Art – Science – Nature

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!
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All Souls Day (Tree), 2009, Luke Roberts, photo courtesy of the Artist and Milani Gallery Brisbane

All Souls Day (Tree), 2009, Luke Roberts (photo courtesy of the Artist and Milani Gallery Brisbane)

Coalface, Alison Clouston and Boyd, source

Coalface, Alison Clouston and Boyd (source

Mining Aramac from the Mining Galilee Series, 2013, Fiona MacDonald, photo courtesy of the artist

Mining Aramac from the Mining Galilee Series, 2013, Fiona MacDonald (photo courtesy of the artist)

L to R, L, Jaw War Tet Tweer, 2013, Sarah McIlroy, R, Mending the Future, 2013, Jill Sampson, photo Carl Warner

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

Bimblebox Skymap 2, 2013, Glenda Orr (photo Carl Warner)

Reconfigured Landscape no. 1, no. 2, no. 3, 2013, Shayna Wells, detail from photo by Carl Warner
Reconfigured Landscape no. 1, no. 2, no. 3, 2013, Shayna Wells (photo by Carl Warner)

Exhibitions not to miss

Hi guys long time no blog, So I must explain… I've been sick(on and off for 4 months now) but fingers crossed I'm kicked that nasty flu. 

I have here 'Exhibitions not to miss' and I know you really only have 2 days to see some of these. So get out there and do the Gallery Walk. 
1. The Housing Project – Tue 11 to Sat 22 Sept 2012
An initiative by Greyspace in fortyfivedownstairs.  This interactive work where your pick houses and trees and place it on the table to control the sounds in the room. Create your own towna and soundscape. So fun!


45 Flinders LaneMelbourne 3000
Dates: Tue 11 to Sat 22 Sept 2012
Hours:Tue – Thurs 11am to 5pm
Fri 11am – 7pm
Sat 12pm to 4pm
2. Platform– 31 Aug 2012 – 28th Sept 2012
 So awesome so simple but so cool.  This was created by Acab Collective, Shannon Stanwell and Vivien Hollingworth
Degraves Street Subway
Melbourne Victoria Australia
(Under Flinders Street)
3. Edmund Pearce Gallery– 5th September – – 22nd Sept 2012
Beutiful photograhy at a good price. 

Edmund Pearce Gallery
Level 2, Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street (corner Flinders Lane)
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 11-5


4. Super Friends– 3 September – 6 October 2012
Ghostpatrol and Cat-Rabbit have done it again. At Craft Victoria  in there window that have a very cool installation. It must be seen in person. 

31 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
Gallery and Shop:
Monday to Saturday10am-5pm
Closed public holidays