REGIONAL VIEW: Facilitator Pamela See   on the opening night of the exhibition.
REGIONAL VIEW: Facilitator Pamela See on the opening night of the exhibition. Contributed

Different perspectives bring people together

A UNIQUE collaborative art project has arrived in Miles, showcasing the flora and fauna of regional Queensland through paper art.

The View From Here explores the impact of human intervention on biodiversity.

The participatory artworks came from a number of workshops staged in Miles, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Gympie, and even Beijing.

Lead artist and facilitator Pamela See said she had hoped to bring contrasting perspectives to world wide issues that affect different landscapes around the planet, such as the decline in global bee populations.

"Working with people from a really big city like Beijing, the landscape is really different to what it is out at Miles,” she said.

"I was hoping they would bring some of it (different perspectives) to the artwork and it would make it really interesting because at the same time, these issues are global.”

The inspiration behind her project was the scenery of regional QLD.

"The drive out from Brisbane to Miles, you really pass through very different terrain ... and I've been really fascinated with the landscapes,” Ms See said.

"But it's a little bit foreign to me so being able to collaborate with people and kids and university students which were all a bit closer, it was a real privilege to me.

"It's sort of the essence of what Australia is out there.”


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