Black Mist Burnt Country : Testing the bomb – Maralinga and Australian art
Burrinja, 96 pp, PB, 21 x 30 cm
with colour illustrations and map
Catalogue of Black Mist Burnt Country, a national touring exhibition produced by Burrinja Cultural Centre in Upwey, Victoria.
It commemorates the British atomic test series in Australia in the 1950s through the artworks from public and private collections by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists with works across the mediums of painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, music and new media spanning seven decades. Black Mist Burnt Country references several notable non-Indigenous artists, yet it is the works by Aboriginal artists that carry greater weight, for the burden fell heavily on First Nation people.
Foreword / Peter Garrett AM
Introduction / Dr Ross Farnell
This country is no good / Mima Smart OAM and Rev Russell Bryant
Timeline of events
Thunder on the plain / Dr Liz Tynan
Atomic testing in Australian art / JD Mittmann
Atomic pop / Dr Mick Broderick
An alarming willingness to do harm / Dr Tilman Ruff AM