In 1985 the artist Gavin Chilcott painted this picture, 'Mental preparation for a nuclear winter'. At this time nuclear war was seen by many as inevitable, and an official study was undertaken to see the effects on New Zealand of a northern-hemisphere nuclear winter (a predicted climatic effect of nuclear war).
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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Acrylic on canvas by Gavin Chilcott
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