Exposing the legacy of the atomic age through creative arts
Nuclear Futures is a three-year program of arts activities, originating in Australia, and extending across six countries. It supports artists working with atomic survivor communities, to bear witness to the legacies of the atomic age through creative arts.
In Nuclear Futures, communities and artists use theatre, film, paintings and sculpture, literature, photography, digital arts and other art forms to make creative works that reflect both the horror of living with nuclear radiation, and the resilience of communities as they face the nuclear future.
Nuclear Futures maintains a catalogue of creative arts resources on nuclear testing including:
- Interesting Collections
- Artists, creative practitioners and Creative works
- Reports and Documentation
- Academic papers related to previous work
- General list of organisations, associations and campaigns responding to atomic issues.
Nuclear Futures also maintains an Archive of Harm. Items in the collection explore the full range of harms — emotional, bodily and ecological — that result from nuclear weapons, accidents and waste. The Archive’s mission is to create an accessible resource deep into the nuclear future.
Nuclear Futures is an initiative that creates new partnerships with other arts organizations, and with educational and cultural institutions, research facilities, campaign groups and atomic survivor and nuclear veterans communities – in Australia, Britain, Japan, Marshall Islands, Kazakhstan and India.
The Nuclear Futures Creative Team includes Paul Brown, Ellise Barkley, Tina Jackson, Jessie Boylan, Jane Castle, Teresa Crea, Linda Dement, Avon Hudson, N.A.J. Taylor, Mick Broderick, Bo Jacobs, Rosalyn Diprose, Pat Fiske, Maxine Goodwin, Amitesh Grover, Katie Hill, Ingrid Matthews, Christobel Mattingley, John Romeril, Ray Thomas, James Thompson and James Arvanitakis.
Coordination is by Alphaville, a Sydney-based company specializing in multi-platform creative arts that have social justice and environmental themes; and which originate and grow via community development processes.