Richard Bell’s Embassy at the IMA

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.

Art Special event previously on at IMA - Institute of Modern Art in Queensland, Australia.
From Saturday 24 September 2016 to Saturday 24 September 2016

Richard Bell’s Embassy at the IMA image

Published by Institute of Modern Art on Thursday 15 September 2016.
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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 24 September

Embassy panel discussion: Black Power
Featuring Richard Bell, Cheryl Buchanan, Dale Ruska, and Sam Watson

Embassy panel discussion: Blakademia
Featuring Richard Bell, Christopher Matthews, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, and Sandra Phillips

Embassy panel discussion: Contemporary Resistance
Featuring Richard Bell, Amy McQuire, and Pekeri Ruska

Embassy talk: Leesa Watego wraps up