7:30 PM, 19th April, 2023
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ANU LAW REFORM & SOCIAL JUSTICE
A look at the life and provocative work and writings for First Nations artist, Richard Bell. It reveals the ‘two Richards’: the first a provocateur and enfante terrible of the art world who challenges its whiteness, and the second who spent his childhood living in a tin shed, learnt his politics on the streets of Redfern and is known in his own community as an activist.
Bell’s mischievous energy and button-pushing humour in his work provide a lens through which to consider the last 50 years of First Nations activism in Australia and its links to global protest movements.
We regret to inform you that, due to a change in availability, Larissa Behrendt will no longer be able to attend the post-screening Q&A.