During the 20th Biennale of Sydney, Richard Bell presents a new iteration of Embassy, a restaging of and homage to the original Aboriginal Tent Embassy. The world’s longest-running protest – first assembled by activists on the lawn of Parliament House, Canberra, in 1972 – continues to bring issues of Indigenous health, housing and land rights to the forefront of Australian politics to this day. Bell’s latest iteration of Embassy serves as the setting for a series of screenings and talks with special guests, including Gary Foley, Jenny Munro and Lyall Munro Jnr.
Next Generation Speaks as part of Richard Bell’s Embassy
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Kids from Redfern and Waterloo in conversation with Lorna Munro about their experiences as the generation growing up with the Redfern Tent Embassy.
Followed by poetry readings with Jenny Munro, Lorna Munro and performances by MC Felon and MC Provocalz
Black Experience Tour
Friday, 13 May 2016
From 3 pm
A concept by Angeline Penrith led by Lorna Munro
Meet at Richard Bell’s Embassy on the Forecourt of the MCA and join a walk led by Lorna Munro to Old Parliament House.
Workshops and talks by Nakkiah Lui, Angeline Penrith and Jenny Munro from 2:00 PM.
Tour departs MCA Forecourt at 3 pm.