Federation Square, Corner Swanston St & Flinders St
7PM 'til 7AM
Federation Square becomes an electric canvas for internationally acclaimed Indigenous artist Reko Rennie.
Building on its reputation for creative and innovative, large-scale projections, White Night Melbourne continues to move the spotlight from one architectural landmark to the next, shifting the focus from previous illuminations on Flinders Street Station and Flinders Street façades to the contemporary architecture of Melbourne’s ultimate meeting place, Federation Square.
Through building-mapping and artistic projections onto Fed Square’s many geometric sandstone, zinc and glass surfaces, inter-disciplinary artist Reko Rennie provokes discussion surrounding Indigenous culture and identity in contemporary urban environments.
Reko Rennie is an interdisciplinary artist who explores his Aboriginal identity through contemporary mediums. Reko’s art incorporates his association to the Kamilaroi people, using traditional geometric patterning that represents his community.
Reko has shown internationally including Venice, Paris, Berlin, Jakarta, Shanghai and USA. Recent highlights include: 2015 Venice Biennale, 2014 Art Gallery of NSW, 2013 – GOMA commission, 2012-13 La Trobe University public art commission, 2012 Archibald Prize Finalist, a solo exhibition at SCOPE Art Fair, New York 2012, a 35-metre commissioned work by the Washington DC Arts and Humanities and a two-year public artwork, Neon Natives as part of the 2011 Melbourne Laneway Commission.