Burning generation: An exhibition of art from young people who experienced the Black Summer Bushfires

Rachael Fox (Curator), Andrew McGrath (Curator)

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Abstract

In 2019-2020 Australia experienced a severe series of bushfires known as the Black Summer Bushfires. In the Snowy Valleys region of NSW a fire began on December 27th 2019, near Adelong, and continued through to the 24th February 2020. The Dunns Road fire burned through an estimated 333,940 hectares. In Batlow, a town with a population of 1270 people, where the project took place, 1 life was lost; 20 properties and homes were destroyed; orchards, logging forests, paddocks and livestock were destroyed; and countless wild animals and native forest were decimated. Across the Snowy Valleys, a population of 14,500 people with towns including Tumut, Tumbarumba, Adelong and Batlow, 186 homes, 27 businesses, thousands of livestock and an estimated $56 million in damage were reported.
Burning Generation presents an exhibition of art and comments, opinions and experiences creatively communicated, by a group of young people aged 12-18 years old who live in the Snowy Valleys and experienced the Black Summer Bushfires.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWagga Wagga, NSW
PublisherCharles Sturt University
Media of outputArtwork
SizeCuration of regional exhibition
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023

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