Australia Denies Visas To Five North Korean Artists

“The artists, from the Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang[,] had been invited to the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane to discuss their paintings,” but “Foreign Minister Stephen Smith has denied the men visas, saying their studio was a propoganda tool of Pyongyang.”

Source: The Times (UK) 12/09/09