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Leading Australian artist Richard Bell’s trilogy of video projects at RMIT Gallery exposes how racism can be deeply embedded and passed on to future generations.
Bell has been a leading force within the field of contemporary Australian art since the 1990s, making works that confront the histories and present issues surrounding race relations.
'Imagining Victory' is a significant solo exhibition of Bell’s highly acclaimed and provocative works Scratch an Aussie (2008) and Broken English (2009) as well as the culminating work The Dinner Party (2013). 'Imagining Victory' is an Artspace exhibition, toured by Museums and Galleries of NSW.
In this talk, Dr Greg Creek explores the use of narrative and satire in video art, drawing on both his own practice over the past 20 years which has engaged narrative, allegory and satire, and the narratives and concepts developed within Bell’s artistic practice that draw heavily upon the mechanisms of activism.
Dr Greg Creek is a senior lecturer in the RMIT School of Art and is coordinator of the MFA Advanced Seminar Program. His work represents a political perspective on personal and public histories using narrative, allegory and satire in large painting and drawing projects. In 2013 he completed a PhD on relations between art and political cartooning.
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RMIT Gallery is located at 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne, near the corner of Swanston and La Trobe Streets (Melways reference: 1A J4).
The gallery is located diagonally opposite Melbourne Central Railway Station and can be reached by trams traveling on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, including the City Circle Tram.
Limited street parking is available.