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Basically Black – Richard Bell

THE NATIONAL: NEW AUSTRALIAN ART 2017

Basically Black – Richard Bell

Richard Bell will introduce a screening of Basically Black, a television pilot which was made by ABC Television in 1973 following Basically Blacks theatrical success at Nimrod Theatre. Basically Black created by the National Black Theatre was a revue of satirical and political sketches about Indigenous Australia, which had extraordinary social impact when it was premiered in 1972.

Following the screening Richard Bell will lead a discussion on the contemporary resonances of Basically Black almost half a century after it was first created.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL: NEW AUSTRALIAN ART 2017
A major exhibition partnership between three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions, The National: New Australian Art is a six-year initiative presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art over three editions in 2017, 2019 and 2021. MORE

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Download The National program of opening events across all three venues: Art Gallery of NSW, Carriageworks and MCA.

Brett Whiteley, Production poster for Nimrod Street Theatre’s presentation of National Black Theatre’s Basically Black, 27 October – 3 December 1972. Offset lithograph/print, black ink on off-white paper. Image courtesy Wendy Whiteley, Brett Whiteley Studio, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales © Wendy Whiteley

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