RMOA Member: Preview | Richard Bell: Bell's Theorem

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As a RMOA Member, we invite you to this exclusive preview of Richard Bell: Bell's Theorem, Rockhampton Museum of Art’s newest exhibition.

Join Rockhampton Museum of Art Director, Jonathan McBurnie, and Curator, Emily Wakeling, for a curatorial introduction and walkthrough of the exhibition as one of the first to experience it before opening to the general public.

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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This exhibition is generously supported in partnership with Haymans.



Image:Richard Bell (b. 1953), Poor/Lean (detail), 2017, acrylic on canvas, 3 parts: 240 x 120 cm each; 240 x 260 cm overall. Private Collection, Brisbane



  • Thursday, 16 November 2023 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM