Indigenous Art Perspectives on Nuclear Fallout

Thursday, March 11, 2021
7:00pm EST, virtual event

Indigenous Art Perspectives on Nuclear Fallout

In this webinar discussion, Indigenous artists Will Wilson (Diné/Navajo) and Yhonnie Scarce (Kokatha/Nukunu) will share their artworks that address nuclear testing on Indigenous lands in the United States and Australia respectively, as well as the deep and lasting impact it had on the First Nations people of those lands. For introductory resources on these histories, click here for Trinity in the USA and click here for Maralinga in Australia. Elizabeth Wise, a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma who is completing her thesis on this topic, will moderate the discussion.

This program is co-presented by The Fralin Museum of Art, the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, and the UVA Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative.

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Left image: Will Wilson, Shiprock Disposal Cell, Shiprock, NM, Navajo Nation, 2020.

Right image: Yhonnie Scarce, Thunder Raining Poison, 2015.