Reko Rennie

No sleep till Dreamtime

Reko Rennie is a Kamilaroi artist based in Melbourne whose works explore issues of Aboriginal identity within an urban environment. His commanding works are largely biographical and combine the iconography of his Kamilaroi heritage with stylistic elements of graffiti and street art.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 28 June 2014 to Sunday 30 November 2014

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Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Monday 26 May 2014.
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In No sleep till Dreamtime, Rennie will explore the notions of initiation, ceremony and the warrior, which are often only discussed in romaticised notions of Aboriginality or misconceived stereotypes that are attached to a static understanding of Aboriginal culture.

Rennie’s current regalia will feature heavily in the exhibition – the Aboriginal flag, the crown and the diamond – as a way of both asserting and questioning the sovereignty of Australia. The exhibition will build on his ongoing quest to remember the past to better understand the present and work towards a different future.