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Art initiative highlights Australia's conflicted stance on nuclear weapons

A touring exhibition reminds Australians that the nuclear issue is as vital today as in the 1950s

The "Black Mist, Burnt Country" exhibition features works by artists reflecting on nuclear testing in Australia in the 1950s and '60s. (Photo by David Hopkins)

MELBOURNE -- Australia's decision to skip recent negotiations on a global nuclear weapons ban appears at odds with domestic public opinion at a time when an art exhibition highlighting the country's dark past as a nuclear testing ground is touring nationally.

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