|This is the third year of the City of Sydney 'Streetware' programme for emerging artists. |
Reko Rennie is a Kamilaroi man, born in Melbourne. He is an urban aborigine drawing inspiration from his heritage to explore issues of identity, race, law and justice, land rights, and stolen generations. Here he uses geometric diamonds, reminiscent of the traditional markings of his Kamilaroi people.
Rennie is exploring what it means to be an urban Aborigine in contemporary Australia. This is a temporary art work. But Rennie's meaning is clear – this was Gadigal country and always will be Gadigal.
However, come March 2013 the building, which was an old Commonwealth Bank built in 1910, will revert back to its Anglo heritage status. It is across from my physiotherapist; and they abhor it!
Taylor Square, Darlinghurst, Sydney