Ten Minutes to Midnight

WHEN : 20th July - 7th August
WHERE : QUT CI Precinct

A team of leading Australian artists brings Australia’s chilling atomic history to life in the dynamic transmedia production Ten Minutes to Midnight, marking the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings during WWII.

Premiering at the 2015 Adelaide Fringe Festival, Ten Minutes to Midnight comprises an immersive projection installation, new digital artworks, and an exhibition of contemporary photo media, rare archival artefacts, and footage, and sits at the creative junction between historical fact, eye-witness testimony and artistic interpretation.

The original and experimental artworks showcased in Ten Minutes to Midnight respond to the slow public reveal and long-term legacies arising from British-run atomic experiments at Emu Field and Maralinga in South Australia, and Monte Bello in Western Australia, during the 1950s and 60s.

Ten Minutes to Midnight is the culmination of a collaborative partnership between the creative artist team and representatives from Australian atomic survivor communities. The creative team includes Award-winning artists Teresa Crea, John Romeril, Luke Harrald, Nic Mollison, Jessie Boylan and Linda Dement.

Presented by
QUT Precincts

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through theAustralia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and Arts SA. It is presented as part of the three-year international arts and cultural program, Nuclear Futures, exposing the legacies of the atomic age through the creative arts. Nuclear Futures is led by Sydney-production company Alphaville and Creative Producer Paul Brown.