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Rennie Reko

No Sleep Till Dreamtime #14, 2014

hand pressed metallic foil on board
70 x 70 cm
$ 6,000 Gallery price

Reko Rennie (born 1974) lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and belongs to the Kamilaroi people of northern New South Wales. Rennie’s art incorporates his association to the Kamilaroi people using traditional geometric patterning that represents his community. Through his practice, Rennie provokes discussion surrounding Indigenous culture and identity in contemporary urban environments.

“Reko Rennie confidently embraces neoteric materials of neon, spray-paint, graffiti, and signage to create psychedelic proclamations of political resistance. He adopts the shiny, hard-edge patterning of modern advertising to represent Kamilaroi diamond-shaped incisions on carved trees that were previously confined to ceremony. He thereby moves backwards into the future, giving ancient symbols a contemporary, urban edge, and asserts his indelible connection to the Kamilaroi people.”

Tony Ellwood
Director, National Gallery of Victoria

Courtesy of the artist and blackart projects

Find out more about Rennie and his work here.

 

LOCATION


926-930 High St, Armadale.

VIEWING

12-6pm, Monday 7 Sept. 2015

AUCTION

Monday 7 Sept. 2015
Cocktail party at 6.30pm followed by the Art Auction.

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CONTACT

Email:
Phone +61 3 9272 5699  

ADDRESS

Level 1, 306 Hawthorn Rd,
Caulfield South, VIC 3162
 
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Reko Rennie

No Sleep Till Dreamtime #14, 2014

hand pressed metallic foil on board
70 x 70 cm
$ 6,000 Gallery price

Reko Rennie (born 1974) lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and belongs to the Kamilaroi people of northern New South Wales. Rennie’s art incorporates his association to the Kamilaroi people using traditional geometric patterning that represents his community. Through his practice, Rennie provokes discussion surrounding Indigenous culture and identity in contemporary urban environments.

“Reko Rennie confidently embraces neoteric materials of neon, spray-paint, graffiti, and signage to create psychedelic proclamations of political resistance. He adopts the shiny, hard-edge patterning of modern advertising to represent Kamilaroi diamond-shaped incisions on carved trees that were previously confined to ceremony. He thereby moves backwards into the future, giving ancient symbols a contemporary, urban edge, and asserts his indelible connection to the Kamilaroi people.”

Tony Ellwood
Director, National Gallery of Victoria

Courtesy of the artist and blackart projects


Find out more about Rennie and his work here.