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MANUWANGKU - Under the Nuclear Cloud

When:
Thursday February 14 2013 5:00 PM - Friday March 22 2013 5:00 PM
Where:
The Light Gallery, 138 Richmond Road, Marleston, SA, 5033
Contact:
Light Gallery

Muckaty, which traditional owners call Manuwangku, is situated 120 km north of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory and is slated for a federal radioactive waste storage facility. Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud is a photographic narrative of traditional owners' connection to their land.

Photographer Jagath Dheerasekara specialises in social documentary. He created the exhibition after living in Manuwangku. The exhibit is a testimony to the resilience of the community and captures the determination of the people to keep their traditional land free from nuclear waste.

Jagath Dheerasekara received the Amnesty International Human Rights Innovation Grant in 2010 to begin work on this project.

This traveling exhibition is a collaborative project with the the Manuwangku (Muckaty) Traditional Owners, the Beyond Nuclear Initiative (BNI) and Amnesty International.

Opening Thursday 14 February 2013 6-8 pm Artist talk commences 5pm before opening

Gallery hours: 9am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday or by appointment - lightgallery.ccp.sa.edu.au or 08 8354 0839

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