Richard Bell’s Embassy
Presented as part of Tarnanthi, the Art Gallery of South Australia’s acclaimed celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, Embassy by Richard Bell is inspired by the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, the protest camp set up 50 years ago on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra.
This installation, exhibited on the AGSA forecourt, will feature film screenings and talks programmed in collaboration between Bell and Ngarrindjeri/Kaurna artist Dominic Guerrera. The installation will provide a platform to challenge preconceived ideas and stereotypes about Aboriginal people, art and culture, with critic Terry Smith describing Embassy as, “Dedicated to promoting Indigenous sovereignty on a worldwide basis.” Coinciding with the presentation of Embassy at AGSA is the premiere of the highly anticipated You Can Go Now: Richard Bell, directed by award-winning filmmaker Larissa Behrendt AO.
Where: Art Gallery of South Australia Forecourt
When: Dates: 21 – 23 October 2022
11am and 2pm, Free Admission
Further information available at agsa.sa.gov.au.
View the full AFF 2022 Visual Arts program.