Testing the Bomb. Maralinga and Australian Art
Black Mist Burnt Country is a national touring exhibition of artworks by more than 30 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists commemorating the British atomic tests in Australia in the 1950s. Selected from public and private collections the exhibition features artworks from the past seven decades: Included are Albert Tucker, Arthur Boyd, Ian Howard, Pam Debenham, Toni Robertson, Rosemary Laing among Aboriginal artists such as Jonathan Kumintjarra Brown, Judy Watson, Hilda Moodoo and Yvonne Edwards amongst others.
Presenting works across the mediums of painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, new media and music, while exploring the varied perspectives and creative approaches of artists from post-WWII modernists to present-day artists.
Black Mist Burnt Country exhibition revisits the history of the British atomic test program at Maralinga, Emu Field and Montebello Islands and examines the impact on people and land, as well as its on-going legacies.The project has been produced by Burrinja, Dandenong Ranges Cultural Centre, Upwey, Victoria.
Black Mist Burnt Country is on display at Gold Coast City Gallery, Main Gallery until Sunday 9 July 2017.