The Rose Garden Conference

Rose Garden

The Rose Garden Conference invites artists, scientists, activists and writers from across the fields of nuclear policy and plant studies, to tell their stories, to share their practices and to shed light on less-visible, unjustly buried histories.

Joining us will be artist Yhonnie Scarce (Naarm/Melbourne, Australia), activist and co-founder of ICAN, Dimity Hawkins (Naarm/Melbourne, Australia); Dr. David Burns (Royal College of Art, UK), Wayne Cocroft (Historic England, UK), Dr. Ros Gray (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK), activist and educator Kathleen Sullivan (USA), and British Nuclear Test Veterans Association chair Ceri McDade (UK). The conference is hosted by The Old Waterworks and Metal, two Southend-based art institutions located in close in proximity to Foulness Island, the MOD site where Britain assembled its early nuclear warheads in the 1950s, which it then sent for detonation upon unceded Indigenous Land in Australia.

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