Richard Bell – ‘I make art for other Aboriginal people’

Our resident artist Richard Bell discusses how his art is an act of protest for the Aboriginal people in the Tate artist feature series.

Richard Bell is an artist and activist who challenges preconceived ideas about Aboriginal art. ‘My art is an act of protest. I make art for other Aboriginal people’, says Bell. ‘I want [my art] to be empowering to them.’

Bell is a member of the Kamilaroi, Kooma, Jiman and Gurang Gurang communities and makes art that addresses contemporary issues around identity, place and politics.