385 Alive! is an exciting, all inclusive, art, photography and writing project to celebrate and capture what might be the final spring… the final spring before a massive coal mine destroys so much prime farmland.
Join celebrated nature photographer, Steve Parish, at a number of exclusive 385 Alive! events proudly sponsored by: Arts Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). 385 Alive! will conclude with a display of the work of all participants, announcement of the competition winners, and the compilation of selected pieces to be included in a publication that preserves and records the visual images and associated story lines.
Celebrating and recording, through art, words and photography, the land and people impacted by the proposed
A coal mine on this lease is scheduled for approval in 2018. Should that happen, this mine will see farmland and habitat destroyed, families displaced, and the people of Kingaroy staring at a coal mine instead of gazing at the Bunya Mountains.
385 Alive! will bring this issues more firmly under public scrutiny.
We’re doing all we can to ensure this mine doesn’t go ahead. But, one way or another, we’re going to preserve our beautiful landscape and farmland.
385 Alive! is an invitation to all comers to join the people of Kingaroy in celebrating the natural and cultural history of the MDL 385 area through art, photography and words. If the worst comes to the worst, we will have captured the final wheat crop and the last spring-time awakening of nature. And we will have borne poignant witness to farmers already grieving their loss. Join us. Help us make 385 Alive! a vibrant record of this irreplaceable corner of Australia for future generations.