A group of eastern Australian artists with diverse art practices have come together to document and interpret the Bimblebox Nature Refuge through artmaking. The artists are exploring the material, visual, historical, scientific and physical existence of Bimblebox while asking our community and our society as a whole what the future holds for this nature refuge and what human and social values we place on it. Bimblebox Nature Refuge is under threat from a massive open cut and long wall coal mine, one of nine mega coal mines proposed for Queensland's Galilee Basin.

Artfully has curated a national touring exhibition of the artworks produced by this group of artists. Beth Jackson worked with the group during 2013 to creatively engage with their artworks and practices and to frame them within scientific research, social and environmental contexts for a public audience.

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