The exhibition features a broad public events program and provides a variety of resources for learning and education about the impact of atomic tests on people and environments. It gives Nuclear Test Veterans a voice and provides a platform for understanding and lobbying.
The exhibition is the result of several years of research, planning and development. It has been visited by more than 100,000 visitors at public, regional and metropolitan galleries in Australia, and directly and in-directly (through media coverage) has contributed to the education of Australians about this important topic and this dark chapter of Australian / British history.
By association with Nuclear Veterans Worldwide and other organisations across the world, the hope is to further create understanding and acknowledgement of these events and their long lasting humanitarian costs.
Burrinja Cultural Centre successfully developed and toured the exhibition BLACK MIST BURNT COUNTRY - TESTING THE BOMB - MARALINGA AND AUSTRALIAN ART FROM 2016-1019.
The award winning exhibition is concerned with the history of the British atomic tests in Australia and educates audiences about its history and legacies.
The exhibition has at its core the story of dispossession and dislocation of the traditional owners of the Maraling lands, the Pitjantjatja Anangu and the impact of the test program in their health and the environment. It also sheds light on the exposure of servicemen (British & Australian) to radiation as a result of the tests, and due to the negligence and lack of care by the authorities.