Richard Bell: Bell's Theorem

18 November 2023 - 18 February 2024

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. 

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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.