While the exhibition is on its way from Sydney to its next venue, and for its first showing in Victoria at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, it’s timely to take stock. The exhibition has received a tremendous amount of national media attention including ABC TV and Radio National, NITV and Koori Radio, and printed articles […]
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Grade 4 Students of Ashburton Primary School in Melbourne have created origami paper cranes for the exhibition. The cranes are presented in relation to water colour paintings in the exhibition by Albert Tucker and Lt Reginald Rowed, who both visited Hiroshima in 1946/47; and Ian Howard’s impressive wax rubbing of the Enola Gay, the B-29 […]
Black Mist Burnt Country was officially launched on Tuesday night in the presence of 250 visitors at SH Ervin Gallery on Observatory Hill at Sydney’s The Rocks. Artist Ben Quilty said Australia’s decision to allow the British testing on traditional Indigenous lands was one of the darkest part of Australia history that Australians still have to […]
Black Mist Burnt Country opened to the public yesterday and had already a stream of visitors. It is receiving already good feedback with visitors commenting that the exhibition is “powerful” and “impressive”. Over 50 works across the mediums of painting, screen printing, photography, sculpture, new media and music give insights in the story of the […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
The exhibition project has been transferred to the Ministry of the Arts. It was announced in the 2015-16 Budget that administration of the Visions of Australia program has been transferred from the Australia Council for the Arts to the Ministry for the Arts.
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 […]