The Art Museum is now hosting Bimblebox: art – nature – science, until 8 February 2015 at the City Gallery, located in the State Library of South Australia.
Conceived in response to the threatened Bimblebox Nature Refuge this exhibition presents 16 Australian artists, working in the genres of sound, sculpture, painting, photography and digital media, exploring the unique host of life found in this extraordinary Australian landscape. Featuring artists Alison Clouston & 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, Jill Sampson, Gerald Soworka and Shayna Wells.
Located in the North West of central Queensland the Bimblebox Nature Refuge spans 8000 hectares of untouched, semi-arid desert bushland. Currently under threat, the artists camped on the reserve to capture the true nature of the landscape, documenting not only the environment but its social and scientific significance. Drawing inspiration from scientific research and historical texts this exhibition may assist in the preservation of an endangered terrain or in turn act as a lasting memorial.
The City Gallery shop (co-located with the Gallery), offers original art and craft, giftware and books sourced from Aboriginal communities and ethical, collaborative enterprises. This includes paintings, prints, sculpture, jewellery and basketry by emerging and established artists and unique, high-quality giftware. Fine art cards can also be found, along with a wide selection of children’s books, as well as FUAM exhibition catalogues. All staff members are entitled to a 10 per cent discount on purchase on presentation of their staff card.