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Donna Davis
REsource (detail), 2013
mixed media installation
courtesy the artist

Bimblebox: art - science - nature

6 December - 8 February 2015

Curator Beth Jackson

The Bimblebox Nature Refuge, located in central-west Queensland, is currently threatened by a massive new coal development. In response, a diverse group of artists spent 10 days on the sanctuary developing new work that bears witness to the unique semi-arid desert uplands at risk. Informed by scientific research, historical texts and the land itself, the resulting exhibition includes installation, works on paper, painting, artist books, digital storytelling and sound. Bimblebox is a catalyst for discourse on land protection, management and use.  

Alison Clouston and Boyd, Howard Joe 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, Shayna Wells

Bimblebox: art – science – nature is a touring exhibition partnered by Museum & Gallery Services Queensland and Redland Art Gallery in association with Bimblebox Nature Refuge.  Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the Gordon Darling Foundation and proudly sponsored by Artfully, Tangible Media, Planet Boab,, Platypus Graphics, artisan and At A Glance.


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Anastasia Klose
The Kiss Part 3 (detail), 2011
digital print
courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

Art as a Verb

14 February - 26 April

Art as a Verb is a major thematic exhibition that departs from the concept of art as action. Drawing upon the fever of Fluxus and ‘happenings’ worldwide, it presents a range of projects from the 1960s to the present day that challenge the role and purpose of the artist, the art object and art museum. First developed by Monash University Museum of Art in 2014, this manifestation of the exhibition is tailored for the City Gallery and reworked to include significant historical material from the Flinders’ collection of post-object art.

Art as a Verb is a Monash University Museum of Art exhibition in association with Flinders University Art Museum presented for the 2015 Adelaide Fringe.




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Brian Robinson
A chalice of forbidden fruit rose from the waves beckoning them to Kaikai (detail), 2013
limited edition print
courtesy the artist and Mossenson Galleries

Strait Protean: The Art of Brian Robinson

2 May - 12 July

Brian Robinson is an award-winning Cairns-based artist renowned for his bold multi-disciplinary practice encompassing painting, printmaking, sculpture and design. Incorporating motifs of his Torres Strait Islander heritage, his creative output frequently blurs the boundaries of reality and fantasy to speak across time and place. Dazzling and hypnotic, this exhibition contains recent works on paper and vast sculptural frescos plunging audiences into grand narratives, epic tales and unearthly encounters.

Strait Protean is a Mossenson Galleries exhibition presented for the Adelaide Festival Centre’s 2015 Come Out Children’s Festival.





James Tylor
Whalers, Sealers and Landstealers (The Whalers House)
(detail), 2013
bequerel daguerreotype with 140 and 12 guage shotgun holes
courtesy the artist

Penumbral Tales

18 July - 20 September

Penumbral Tales combines the work of contemporary South Australian photographers with archival imagery to explore the idea of the ‘periphery’ – the realm of the outsider, fringe dweller and the marginalised. Including portraiture, landscape and still-life photography, artists push the documentary and expressive powers of their medium in analogue and digital formats to construct powerful vignettes of everyday life beyond the so-called mainstream of modern times.

Alice Blanch, Odette England, Gee Greenslade, Mark Kimber, Sue Kneebone, Hailey Lane, Deborah Paauwe, CJ Taylor, James Tylor

Penumbral Tales is a Flinders University Art Museum exhibition curated by Mark Kimber and presented for the 2015 South Australian Living Artist’s Festival.




Untitled, 1998
fibre tipped pens on paper
collection of Ngarra Estate
courtesy Mossenson Galleries, Perth

The world is not a foreign land

26 September - 29 November

Spanning three geographically and culturally diverse regions – the Tiwi Islands, the Kimberley and North-eastern Arnhem Land – this exhibition presents the work of six Aboriginal artists to examine the way in which the term ‘Indigenous contemporary art’ is conceived. Striking, and at first stylistically different, these works are juxtaposed within the exhibition to unveil intricate connections and relationships forcing us to reconsider how objects and practices may relate beyond the boundaries of existing categories.

Timothy Cook, Djambawa Marawili, Ngarra, Rusty Peters, Freda Warlapinni, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu

The world is not a foreign land is an Ian Potter Museum of Art and NETS Victoria touring exhibition curated by Quentin Sprague. Its presentation in Adelaide is supported by the Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia.





Rod McRae
Operation Foctrot, 2010
mixed media installation
courtesy the artist

Wunderkammer: The Cabinet of Wonders

6 December - 8 February 2015

In a surreal display of taxidermy Sydney-based artist Rod McRae powerfully illuminates grave and critical challenges confronting our world: problems of population, pollution and climate change that threaten biodiversity, the environment and the very survival of our planet. These works are in McRae’s words ‘portals’ into what was, what is and what could be. Wunderkammer asks us to contemplate the consequences of our actions and examine our responsibilities as inhabitants of a shared world.

Disclaimer: all the animals in Wunderkammer have been ethically sourced. No animal has been harmed to make this work in the first instance; the skins are the result of death by natural causes, medical euthanasia, hunting, culling and/or food production and have been traded on, sometimes multiple times, before they became part of this body of work.


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Visions of Australia is an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.