Maralinga book wins award

Christobel Mattingley’s book Maralinga’s Long Shadow – Yvonne’s Story won the Young People’s History Prize at the 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards last week.

Exhibition awarded

A the recent Museums Australia Victoria annual Victorian Museums Awards Burrinja received the Small Museums Award for the exhibition Black Mist Burnt Country. The judges labelled the exhibition “outstanding” and commented that the exhibition was “an astonishing exhibition that manages to be both an art and history exhibition, merging the two almost seamlessly, and using a variety […]

Vale Yami Lester OAM

We mourn the passing of Yami Lester, a Yankunytjatjara man, who passed away this week on his country at Wallatinna, near Marla, South Australia. As a young boy he witnessed the effects of the Totem I atomic tests at Emu Field, South Australia, and subsequently lost his eye sight. Later in his life he became the ‘public face’ […]

BMBC receives award at MAGNA

Burrinja is delighted to announce that Black Mist Burnt Country has been awarded at the Museums and Galleries Australia National Conference in Brisbane.

BMBC Online Shop has been launched

We are very happy to announce that our Online Shop has been quietly launched yesterday. Apart from the Exhibition Catalogue you can find a range of interesting books, audio books, and posters on the topic of the Maralinga nuclear tests and atomic weapons in general.

UN negotiating treaty to ban nuclear weapons

Negotiations are underway in New York at the United Nations to produce a treaty banning nuclear weapons. This is a historic moment. Disarmament experts and campaigners are confident that the legal loophole will be closed and nuclear weapons outlawed, which will provide an important legal framework and instigate nuclear disarmament in the future.

Educational Resource Reader and Teacher Info available for download

A 40-page educational resource is now available for download from the resource section on website. The brochure was developed by Dr Jo Clyne at the History Teachers Association of Victoria, and has been tailored for secondary school students and adapted to the curricula in VIC, NSW and QLD.

National and international media coverage

Since the launch of its tour in Sydney in September last year Black Mist Burnt Country has attracted – and continues to receive – some terrific media attention. National media including ABC News24, Radio National, NITV, The Conversation, as well as the arts media have covered exhibition.

A Step Closer

In the lead up to the Victorian launch Black Mist Burnt Country is presenting an expert panel talk at Melbourne University on the recent United Nations landmark resolution to launch negotiations on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. On 27 October the First Committee of United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution L.41 with 123 nations voting in […]

SHM Review

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 […]