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Maralinga Tjarutja
Maralinga Tjarutja
Graphite on paper
74 x 62 cm

Available, exhibited at the 2016 Wanneroo Community Art Awards & Exhibition.

The drawing Maralinga Tjarutja is based on a photograph from the National Archives of Australia which depicts a car covered with sheets of canvas in preparation for the nuclear tests conducted at Maralinga, South Australia in 1956. The original photographic image was defined by a sense of distance and quietness. An array of marks have been used to suggest a sense of motion and erasure encouraging associations to the physicality and trauma which defined the actual blasts and how they should be archived.