Richard Bell will introduce a screening of Basically Black, a television pilot which was made by ABC Television in 1973 following Basically Black’s 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. Presented by Carriageworks.

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