Artists are to add their work to that of ecologists in the campaign to save a Nature Refuge in central western Queensland. Bimblebox Nature Refuge, near Alpha, will be destroyed if Clive Palmer’s China First coal project is allowed to develop its proposed open cut mine as planned. Protected as a remnant of native vegetation in a vast area of cleared grazing land, the Nature Refuge has been the focus for a host of scientific studies in the past decade. Now more than a dozen notable artists from across Eastern Australia will use their talents to capture the nature of the bushland threatened by plans for a huge coal mine. Bimblebox Nature Refuge from September 8 – 17th.