Gallery 1 | Free
Richard Bell is one of Australia’s most important artists working today on the global stage. Born in Charleville QLD, his lifetime of activism for Aboriginal land rights informs his artmaking.
Bell casts a critical eye over the racist paradoxes of Aboriginal art, utilising his canvases as ‘appropriations’ of the art canon, as well as highlighting his political heroes.
Titled after the artist’s two groundbreaking manifestos, ‘Bell’s Theorem’ will be Richard Bell’s largest solo exhibition in his home state to date, and his first in Australia after his triumphant participation in major exhibitions in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Image: Richard Bell (b. 1953), Poor/Lean, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 3 parts: 240 x 120 cm each; 240 x 360 cm overall. Private collection, Brisbane
This exhibition is generously supported in partnership with Haymans.
16 Nov | RMOA Member: Preview | Richard Bell: Bell's Theorem
17 Nov | Exhibition Launch & Cocktails at The Embassy | with Richard Bell
18 Nov | Panel Conversation | Richard Bell: Bell's Theorem
9 Dec | Speakers in the Embassy | Alwyn Doolan aka Wunyungar
16 Dec, 28 Jan, 18 Feb | Ningla A-Na Film Screenings
14 Dec, 18 Dec, 21 Dec, 15 Jan, 1 Feb, 8 Feb, 15 Feb | Footprints Tours: Bell's Theorem | with Dr Melinda Mann
16 Dec, 13 Jan, 21 Jan, 3 Feb, 11 Feb | Footprints Tours for Young Adults | with Hamish McQuire
25 Jan | You Can Go Now Film Screening