ON EXHIBITION @ The Centre Beaudesert

Moving Mountains
Mt French 2011

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Boonah Shire logo 

An inspiring exhibition celebrating the success and recording the history of the 11-year anti-coal and gas protest by Keep the Scenic Rim Scenic community group.

17 JUNE - 14 OCT 2023

Due to popular demand this exhibition has been extended until 14 Oct !



The Centre Beaudesert,
82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert



Tues-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 10am-2pm. 
Closed public holidays  |  All Welcome



5540 5050 



Don't miss out on this inspiring and heartwarming program of free film screenings, creative gatherings, gallery tours, in-conversations with the people involved in the protests, and much more. 
The program runs from 8 July - 14 Oct.
 More info



from Moving Mountains and the Official Launch Celebration Program

Click on these images to view the short videos:

Moving Mountains - people power in action (left)
and Moving Mountains Exhibition Opening Night with Speakers (right).

Moving Mountains - people power in action video image  Moving Mountains Exhibition Opening Night video image


Moving Mountains will educate and entertain by telling some colourful and inspiring stories that have been brought together for the first time. We want to ensure that past actions of the community to protect the Scenic Rim as a unique destination and place to live are not forgotten.

It features a rich tapestry of tales, images, artworks and authentic memorabilia inspired by and documenting the many colourful stories and protests of community and individuals coming together to protect the Scenic Rim.

Major displays include World Premiere presentations of the song inspired by the Kerry Blockade by Dana Lyons (singer/songwriter of Cows with Guns), screenings of a new documentary telling the background of coal and gas threats and the motivation for community actions to protect the Scenic Rim, footage from the Kerry Blockade, never-before-seen images from the years of protest by KTSRS campaigns, series of original paintings by Jan Drynan from her series The mongrel dogs of Kerry also inspired by Kerry Blockade, original signage and massive cliff banners from Protestors on Peaks and so much more.


It’s not hard to reimagine how different the Scenic Rim might look if the planned open-cut coal mines near Boonah had gone ahead, and if networks of gas wells now criss-crossed our farmland.

The success of keeping this region coal and gas-free through the protest actions of Keep the Scenic Rim Scenic has had a flow-on effect, and the Scenic Rim can now boast recognition on the world stage for its burgeoning eco and rural tourism industries, the production and presentation of high-quality produce, and the revitalisation of its townships.

Other communities joined us in our fight, and we joined them in theirs.

This inspiring history of connected communities supporting one another was a true David and Goliath-style victory, and living proof that communities standing up and speaking out together can literally move mountains!

The community protected farmland, environment and scenic amenity and this exhibition will tell that story, celebrating our region’s unique coal and gas-free status at the one-year anniversary of all gas leases being revoked in June 2022.


To view previous exhibitions held in 2023, click here.

Exhibition No CSG
Protestors with NO CSG Banner 2011

Ex - Protestors and Hats Down
Rod Andersen during the ‘Hats Down’ protest at The Kerry Blockade 2012