Jill Sampson

Community Arts & Cultural Development

Bimblebox 153 Birds

To develop the installation Bimblebox 153 Birds into a professional touring exhibition package and promote it to tour to regional galleries nationally.

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Bimblebox 153 Birds is a unique installation of artist prints, poetry, prose and musician’s birdcall compositions by over 440 people worldwide who have been inspired by the birdlife of the Bimblebox Nature Refuge. It’s been shown in South East Queensland and people love it. It is now time to take it further! Let’s get Bimblebox 153 Birds tour ready and out to Art Galleries across Australia.

Bimblebox 153 Birds is a fabulous exhibition about Australian birds, but it is also an important exhibition. The bird species depicted have all been identified as living on the Bimblebox Nature Refuge. Bimblebox is an 8000 hectare property, the majority of which has never been cleared. The original woodland, heathland and its underground water reserves, make this place a dynamic biodiverse habitat. However Bimblebox Nature Refuge, the home to at least 157 bird species and countless other animals and plants, is threatened by multiple coal mine developments around it and through it. The Bimblebox Nature Refuge is situated in Central Queensland’s Galilee Basin and while it is protected from most development, it is NOT protected from coal mining.

All the Bimblebox birds that have inspired these artworks, poetry, prose and musical compositions are in danger of losing their home. Help me get Bimblebox 153 Birds to galleries across Australia!

Artists, writers and musicians have all donated their unique work to this project. It has been five years in development, now to get this amazing exhibition out touring I need to raise funds.

Your donations are tax deductible and will mean I can access professional design, writing, photography and printing services. Your donations will develop exhibition signage, didactics, promotional and marketing material for Bimblebox 153 Birds. Extra funds will go toward further exhibition expenses And if donations really take off – I can put funds toward touring costs!

Bimblebox 153 Birds showcases creative responses across printmaking techniques, writing styles and innovative music. It enthrals gallery visitors who love being surrounded by birds while it sparks stories and conversations. It’s our story of our birds, how we experience them and sadly how we are losing them.

Bimblebox 153 Birds creates an inspiring and thoughtful cultural experience for Australian communities.
Let’s get it out there!

Artist

Jill Sampson

Location

QLD

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Jill Sampson is a visual artist, Bimblebox Art Project coordinator and the curator of Bimblebox 153 Birds. Sampson’s work explores the land, stories, place and the changes and challenges of our environment. A lifelong engagement with her family’s farm in rural Queensland shapes her work. Sampson’s installations are embedded in the experience of bushland, layered with personal histories and fed by her deep connection to the land.

Sampson has been artist in residence at Stewart House, Sydney and the Pata Paris residency, France. Her work has been selected into various art prizes, has toured nationally and has been featured in Imprint , Artlink & Textile fibre forum.

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