Bimblebox 153 Birds is part of a developing art project where writers, musicians and artists creatively engage with the avian residents of the endangered Bimblebox Nature Refuge to describe the bird species officially recorded there.
Bimblebox Nature Refuge is 8000 hectares of native bush-land in Queensland, Australia, legally recognised as a Nature Refuge and part of the National Reserve System of Protected Areas. It is currently under threat from massive coal-mining projects both directly over and under the refuge plus all around it, throughout the Galilee Basin.
Bimblebox Art Project is coordinated by artist Jill Sampson who developed the project as a way of exploring the material, visual, historical, scientific and physical existence of the Bimblebox Nature Refuge while questioning what the future holds and what human and societal value we place on it.
Curators of Melbourne work: Dianna Gold & Dr Carmel Wallace.
Our joint New York /Melbourne exhibition is listed on the 2014 New York print Week program along with print exhibitions at major institutions such as the Guggenheim and MoMA.
and a poem about my work . . .
the end of May
gusts animate falling plane leaves
a farewell curlicue dance
through thinning air
collins street 5pm
crisp leaves crackle and crunch
beneath determined feet
melbourne in autumn
quieter walks on leafy carpet
softened by rain
and amongst fallen leaves
other seasons’ ends
rest and curl
Carmel Wallace 2014
On 13 August 2014, 37° 48′ S: artists navigate MELBOURNE was officially launched at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins by the office of the Rt. Hon. Cr Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of Melbourne. Cr Beverley Pinder -Mortimer officiated.
37° 48′ S: artists navigate MELBOURNE (co-curated by Carmel Wallace, and Dianna Gold, Director of Dianna Gold Fine Arts Pty Ltd.) is an exciting and provocative visual art project exploring life in Melbourne through street-art practices and traditional printmaking techniques.
The twelve project artists are: Angela Cavalieri, Bindi Cole, Carmel Wallace, Cat Poljski, Debra Luccio, Eolo Paul Bottaro, Heather Shimmen, Regan Tamanui aka HA! HA! Judy Holding, Marco Luccio, Rona Green, Rone.
Watch the short 37° 48′ S: artists navigate MELBOURNE film clip; view the photos of the event taken by Aldona Kmiec; and visit project’s public FB page for updates.
2 May – 22 June 2014 Horsham Regional Art Gallery
My Atlantis series developed in contemplation of imaginary underwater worlds composed of plastic objects I have collected on the tide-lines during my many beach-walks along the southwest coast of Victoria. All the objects that form these small sculptures have spent time in the ocean, their marine journeys evidenced in inscribed surfaces and modified forms.
More of my work at Lorne: http://www.lornesculpture.com/mainstreet/12.html
Cover image by Carmel Wallace, from the exhibition ‘Trajectories’, to be shown 24 July to 30 August 2014
‘Flowers for Gardens’ cloak: velvet, silk, embroidery, flowers from various materials (detail), 2013, modelled by Arna-Marie Sagen. Photograph by Carmel Wallace. This work was created by Carmel Wallace for One River, a Centenary of Canberra project, proudly supported by the ACT Govt. & the Aust. Govt., the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, The Sidney Myer Fund and the Australia Council for the Arts.