Reko Rennie 'REMEMBER ME' commission for Carriageworks

26th Jan 2020

Reko Rennie has been commissioned by Carriageworks to create a 'REMEMBER ME', a large-scale illuminated text work, positioned at their entrance as part of the 2020 Summer Commissions Program. ​ In the 250th year since Captain James Cook’s first landfall at Kamay Botany Bay and the HMB Endeavour’s charting of the east coast of Australia, Rennie has created a present-day memorial in recognition of the frontier wars, the massacres and the survival of the original sovereigns of this country – the Aboriginal people of Australia. ​The completion of this work has been delayed by unforeseen installation issues compounded by recent environmental conditions. Once launched, it will remain on display until January 2021. ​ ​image: Reko Rennie 'REMEMBER ME', 2020, Carriageworks. Photo: Zan Wimberley.