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Installing the exhibition in Sydney

Install has commenced at National Trust SH Ervin Gallery in Sydney for the first installment of the tour. Visit our Facebook page to see some images and for updates. The official opening, less than a week away now, will mark the 60th anniversary of the first atomic test at Maralinga on 27 September 1956.

Catalogue Proofs at the Printer

Another milestone achieved: the proofs for the 96 page exhibition catalogue have been checked at the printer’s in Melbourne. The book is in print and should be ready in a week. Very exciting. Thanks to all contributors, authors and Anna Wolf for the design.

Launch of the tour on 27 September 2016

The Directors of the Board, Burrinja Cultural Centre VIC, together with the President and Board of the National Trust of Australia (NSW) and S.H. Ervin Gallery Director will officially launch the national touring exhibition BLACK MIST BURNT COUNTRY Testing the Bomb – Maralinga and Australian Art Curated by JD Mittmann A Burrinja national touring project […]

Change of Tour Dates

Two months before the official launch of the exhibition tour in Sydney, Geraldton Regional Gallery has dropped from the tour regretfully. However, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Western Plains Cultural Centre and Penrith Regional Gallery have all extended their exhibition periods for a week.

Hiroshima Day and Nuclear Futures Seminar

August 6 is known as Hiroshima Day, and this year it marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Quite a number of media reports covered the event and its aftermath, including ABC Hobart, which presented a moving interview with author and Hiroshima survivor Junko Morimoto who has been living in Australia since […]

Ten Minutes to Midnight Showcase launched

Opening of Ten Minutes to Midnight, a multi-arts showcase presented by Alphaville and the Nuclear Futures Project at The Block, QUT Creative Precinct, in Brisbane. Nuclear Futures is a three-year international collaborative arts and cultural programs assisted by the Australian Government through Australia Council of the Arts.

Yalata CEO concerned about Government plans to cut remote community services

Greg Franks, the chief executive of Yalata Community Incorporated – part of a community of 300 people 800km west of Adelaide – said the organisation has voiced concerns about Federal government plans to cut support for services in remote communities. Greg Franks told The Guardian: “The community has grown a lot over past few years, […]

Maralinga room at Ceduna Museum

National Trust Ceduna Museum holds an astounding collection of all sorts of objects, from gramophones to farming equipment. The array of displays, sheds and buildings is a treasure trove and time capsule of life in the region from early 20th century to the mid-1970s.

Visiting Maralinga former atomic test site

The prospect of visiting a former atomic test site causes a feeling of unease. Would it be safe? Could remaining radiation or radioactive dust particles harm? What to expect, what to see? While the site had been declared safe for temporary visits around 2000 signs erected every 50 metres around the 300 km area remind […]