On July 3, 2011, more than 30 Southern Ontario artists responded to the call to Paint the Beauty of the Hills at Risk from the proposed Highland Baupost mega-quarry in Melancthon Township. Artists Against the Mega-Quarry was born.
On November 2012, after unprecedented levels of objections, Highland Companies withdrew their application.
However their land holdings in Melancthon township are still in their hands and there is no laws to protect them or the water recharge areas below them.
So Artists against the MegaQuarry will work to change legislation by supporting Food and Water First, the NDACT initiative that will work to get this done, for now and future generations of Ontarians!
Today, in beautiful Dufferin County, looms a threat to 2300 acres of prime farmland, pristine water supply, and the inspiration and livelihood of hundreds of artists.
Artists Against the Mega-Quarry is a loose collective of artists who have gathered in protest - using art.
Our pieces, whether they portray the protest, the value of our water and local food or simply the cherished beauty of the region, are shown and sold in support of efforts to Stop the Mega-Quarry.
More information on the campaign can be found at: