Housed in a tent surrounded by protest signs, Embassy is a space for activism and dialogue in support of Aboriginal land rights in Australia. It also acts as a space of solidarity for all those who have experienced injustice and oppression as a result of the legacy of European invasion and colonialism.
Embassy is activated through a series of public conversations with Richard Bell and guest speakers. This day will include discussions with artists, designers and community organisers Sutapa Biswas, Tian Zhang, Sourabh Phadke, Subash Thebe Limbu and Angela Camacho.
This conversation between Richard Bell and Tian Zhang, who is a curator, writer and founding co-director of Pari, an artist-run initiative in Parramatta, will explore collective practice, their experiences at Documenta Fifteen and Tian's text 'A manifesto for radical care or how to be a human in the arts
Richard Bell invites Yakthung (Limbu) artist, Subash Thebe Limbu to discuss his film work, Ningwasum which draws from Adivasi Futurism and imagines a future where Indigenous people have agency, sovereignty and their indigenous knowledge, culture, ethics and storytelling are still intact.
Join us for an artistic exchange between Richard Bell and Sutapa Biswas who is a British Indian artist who works across a range of media including painting, drawing, sculptural installation, film and photography. They will be discussing Biswas' contributions to the British Black Arts Movement and her practice which challenges established power structures in our intimate and socio-cultural worlds.
This conversation with mason and architect, Sourabh Phadke will explore his work with communities on aspects of building crafts, sustainable sanitation, appropriate technologies, and design. It will also consider the renewable and proactive infrastructure he has created for large-scale exhibition-making.
The final discussion with Angela Camacho @thebonitachola a community organiser, creative and ancestor in the making, will explore her fight for the rights of Indigenous and Latinx communities in London and beyond.