On this Radioactive Show we hear about the Black Mist Burnt Country art exhibition and symposium which was organised by Burrinja Cultural Centre.
The symposium was held on Saturday 9th September in Adelaide. It shed light on South Australia’s nuclear history and related environmental and social effects: ranging from the British atomic tests at Maralinga in the 1950s and 1960s, to the effects of uranium mining and recent proposals to store nuclear waste in South Australia near Hawker and Kimba. The symposium explored how artists have reflected on nuclear issues through their practice and gave a voice to affected communities. Artists Nuclear campaigners and community members presented on current developments in regard to the proposed nuclear waste dump in SA. Among the speakers were: Jessie Boylan (artist), Merilyn Fairskye (artist), Paul Brown (producer), David Noonan (nuclear campaigner), Gavin Mudd, Jim Green (Friends of the Earth), Karina Lester (anti-nuclear activist), Tilman Ruff (Nobel Peace Prize laureate), Greg Bannon from the Flinders Local Action Group and Mara Bonacci (Conservation SA).