Detail of Jnathan Kumintjarra Brown’s painting Frogmen (1996); Private collection, courtesy the artist estate
Legend of Australian art history, Margaret Olley often advised Archibald-winner Ben Quilty not to get involved in causes. Quilty clearly did not listen. If Olley were still alive he would have received an admonishing phone call today, having last night opened Black Mist Burnt Country – Testing the Bomb, Maralinga and Australian Art at S.H. Ervin Gallery.