Black Mist Burnt Country Testing the Bomb. Maralinga and Australian Art
In the 1950s Australia became the nuclear testing ground for the British Government. A total of 12 atomic tests were conducted. Sixty years after the events Black Mist Burnt Country revisits the history of the test program at Maralinga, Emu Field and Monte Bello Island, through works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists across the mediums of painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, music and new media spanning seven decades. An award winning Burrinja national touring exhibition. The exhibition features works from public and private collections by more than 30 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists including Jonathan Kumintjarra Brown, Rosemary Laing, Pam Debenham, Toni Robertson, Judy Watson, Hilda Moodoo, Yvonne Edwards and more.