Black Mist Burnt Country Exhibition

When 23 Aug, 2018 9:00am — 18 Nov, 2018 5:00pm Where Lawson Crescent, Acton Website
The Black Mist Burnt Country exhibition is a national touring exhibition produced by Burrinja Dandenong Ranges Cultural Centre in Upwey, Victoria. It consists of artworks by over 30 Indigenous and non-indigenous artists commemorating the British atomic tests in Australia in the 1950s.

A variety of interactive elements will enable visitors to contemplate the impact of atomic testing in Australia on country and people. It places the Australian tests in the context of the wider history of the nuclear arms race and its contemporary realities.

The exhibition presents artworks from both public and private collections across mediums of painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, new media and music, including works by Albert Tucker, Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan, Ian Howard, Pam Debenham, Toni Robertson, Rosemary Laing and Susie Norrie among Aboriginal artists Jonathan Kumintjarra Brown, Judy Watson, Hilda Moodoo and Yvonne Edwards among others.

The exhibition will be hosted on 23 August 2018 to 18 November 2018 at the National Museum of Australia.

23rd August – 18th November 2018
Free entry
National Museum of Australia

For more information about this event, call 02 6208 5020 or visit

How to get there

Lawson Cres, Acton ACT 2601, Australia