Richard Bell’s Embassy

WHEN : 24th September, 2:00pm - 6:30pm
WHERE : Institute of Modern Art

In 1972, the Aboriginal Tent Embassy was established on the parliamentary lawns in Canberra to challenge the status, treatment, and rights of Aboriginal people in Australia. As a direct quotation of this activist strategy of protest, Richard Bell’s own Embassy (2013–) is a public space for imagining and articulating alternate futures and reflecting on or retelling stories of oppression and displacement.

In 2015 the IMA presented Embassy at Performa 15 in New York, and in July took the work to Cairns in partnership with KickArts Contemporary Arts and the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. On Saturday 24 September we present Embassy in Brisbane at the IMA for a full day of events hosted by Richard Bell.


Saturday 24th September

Black Power
Cheryl Buchanan
Sam Watson
Dale Ruska

Aileen Moreton-Robinson
Christopher Matthews
Sandra Phillips

Contemporary Resistance
Amy McQuire
Pekeri Ruska

5.45pm Round-up & live tweeting
Leesa Watego

Image: Embassy at CIAF by Colyn Huber.