The University Gallery
The University Gallery presents curated exhibitions and touring shows that facilitate an awareness of contemporary art, artists, communities and disciplines. We also support and promote local and emerging artists through our exhibition program and present research exhibitions by our postgraduate candidates at the University of Newcastle.
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BIMBLEBOX: ART - SCIENCE - NATURE
Exhibition Dates: 4 May to 11 June 2016
Join the curator, Beth Jackson, for the exhibition launch at the University Gallery on
Friday 6 May from 5:30pm
SPECIAL GALLERY EVENT : Curator Talk with Beth Jackson on
Saturday 7 May at 12:30pm
Bimblebox: art – science – nature exhibits a group of artists’ creative response to their experience of a unique and threatened environment. Bimblebox Nature Refuge is located in a semi-arid, desert uplands environment in Queensland that is under threat from coal mining. This exhibition explores the impacts of mining, global warming, diminishing biodiversity, the changing socio-cultural dispositions of regional communities and the role that creativity plays in the process of identifying and challenging these impacts.
The artists interpret Bimblebox - a unique place and time - and join efforts to save the nature refuge from destruction, or at the very least, to provide a lasting testimony.
A touring exhibition from Queensland Museums & Galleries, Bimblebox has been curated by Beth Jackson from a project initiated by artist Jill Sampson. The exhibition is rich, dynamic and diverse and includes installation, works on paper, paintings, artist books, photography, digital media and sound. It also incorporates aspects of scientific and environmental research and the social history of the site.
For more information about the Bimblebox project and the artists involved, please visit the Bimblebox touring exhibition website or contact the University Gallery.
Above images: Emma Lindsay, 15 endangered black-throated finches, 2014, oil on linen; Donna Davis REsearch (detail), 2013, mixed media installation: pigment print, timber, sand, animal tracks. Images courtesy of the artists.
Gallery opening hours
The Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 12pm - 4pm, or by appointment. For enquiries please phone +61 2 4921 5255.