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Black Mist, Burnt Country, Symposium, 10am – 4pm, Sat 8 September, UniSA, Adelaide
8 Sep 2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM AEST
Sat. 8 September 2018, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ACST
Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, UniSA, City West Campus
55 North Tce, Adelaide, SA 5000
This one-day symposium will 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 will explore how artists have reflected on nuclear issues through their practice and give voice to communities affected. Nuclear campaigners and community members will present an update on current developments in regard to the proposed waste dumps in SA and illustrate the current campaigns against these.
Among the speakers are (subject to change): Jessie Boylan (artist), Merilyn Fairskye (artist), Paul Brown (producer), David Noonan (anti-nuclear campaigner), Mara Bonacci (Conservation Council SA), Jim Green (Friends of the Earth), Karina Lester (anti-nuclear campaigner), Tilman Ruff (Nobel Peace Prize laureate), and community representatives from Kimba and Hawker.