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Visual artist Sue Kneebone digs behind the spectral delight of the museum's Minerals Collection to examine and interpret the social history of mining in South Australia.
Sue explores aspects from this history including the colony's first mineralogist, the 19th century copper boom, radium fervour, and the vision of South Australia as a uranium state.
By intermingling Museum artefacts, historical images and archival material with her own visual interpretations, Sue brings forth some of the unsettling social complexities associated with mining history that continue to circulate in the present.
Photographs, stories and objects such as animal skulls from the South Australian landscape are haunting reminders of the colonial ambition of mining that has forged an indelible part of Australia's national identity
Header image: Things to come by Sue Kneebone, 2013, digital photomontage.
Inside SAM's Place is a collaboration with Craftsouth artists.