Exhibition tour wrap-up

From its launch marking the 60th anniversary of the first atomic test at Maralinga in September 2016 the exhibition visited ten public galleries and museums in four states and territories were it was on display for  almost 600 exhibition days. Over 110,000 visitors saw the exhibition in this period, and many more online and through the media.

Exhibition finissage and farewell

A successful two-and-a-half-year exhibition tour came to its end this weekend at Burrinja.

Exhibition comes home

After a two-year tour the exhibition is returning to Melbourne for its final show at Burrinja Gallery. Since its launch in Sydney in September 2016 to mark the 60th anniversary of the first British atomic test at Maralinga the exhibition has toured nine public galleries and museums in four states and territories, most recently at […]

ICHRE 2019

Exhibition curator JD Mittmann has been invited to present a paper at the 9th International Conference on Human Rights Education at Western Sydney University on how arts and exhibitions can address human rights issues and advance human rights education.

Nuclear Weapons Forum

In conjunction with the exhibition Black Mist Burnt Country on display in the First Australians Galleries at the National Museum hosted a public forum under the title ‘Global security through nuclear weapons’.

South Australia’s nuclear history

Artists, nuclear campaigners, Indigenous leaders and concerned citizen came together for a one-day symposium at the Hawke Centre at the University of South Australia yesterday.

Artists tour Maralinga

In the last week exhibition curator JD Mittmann took a group including BMBC artists Merilyn Fairskye, Ian Howard, Adam Norton and Karen Standke on a tour to South Australia to visit the former atomic test site at Maralinga. Former Maralinga caretaker Robin Matthews provided a guided tour which set out from Maralinga village, visited the […]

Artists visit Maralinga

Several BMBC artists including Prof Ian Howard, Merilyn Fairskye, Adam Norton and Karen Standke commenced the 1250km long road trip from Adelaide to visit the former British atomic test site at Maralinga.

Launch at National Museum

Black Mist Burnt Country was launched in the First Australians Gallery at the National Museum in Canberra yesterday in the presence of over eighty distinguished guests, including ambassadors, artists, community leaders, government stakeholders and museum staff. 

Tynan receives PM Literary Award

‘Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga story’ has been awarded the PM’s Literary Prize for Australian History. Elizabeth Tynan, who is a James Cook University academic, also wrote an abbreviated version of the history of the British atomic tests in Australia for the exhibition catalogue. The award is a significant recognition of her achievement and follows the CHASS award […]