Burrinja have announced that their exhibition Black Mist Burnt Country - Testing the Bomb, Maralinga and Australian Art has been awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ at this year's Museums Australia national conference. The exhibition was nominated as a finalist in the category ‘Temporary and Traveling Exhibitions’ at the 2017 Museums & Galleries National Awards (MAGNA) among twelve galleries and museums from across the country. Black Mist Burnt Country commemorates the British atomic tests in Australia in the 1950s through artworks by over 30 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists across the mediums of painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, new media and music. The exhibition will tour to ten public galleries and museums in four states until 2019. Further information.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.