ARTBAR happens after dark on the last Friday of every month.
Exhibitions, music and live acts come together under the direction of a guest curator, transforming the MCA into a pulsating piece of performance art.
‘I show my work where I want and where I can.
I’m not affiliated with the dominant commercial galleries and their curators.
For this I’ve been called a maverick artist…I like it.
This night is for all those who are mavericks
Each of the artists I have selected have forged independent careers in creating and making art.’
– Reko Rennie
He’s a maverick and he likes it. This February, artist Reko Rennie is curating a night of subversion – celebrating the independent and nonconformist.
Blurring the line between institutional and outsider Rennie invites both Australian and International artists to convert the MCA into a space of experimentation and showcasing unexpected art forms.
Double down on art with free entry to Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything at MCA ARTBAR.
Friday 24 February, 7-11pm
Throughout the MCA
$24/$18 MCA Members and Concessions*
$28/$22 on the door (subject to availability)
Ages 18 +
*Concession: Tertiary/TAFE/ESL Students with photo ID, Senior’s Card holders, Unemployed/Concession Card holders, Nava card holders
*Booking fees apply
Reko Rennie is an interdisciplinary artist who explores his Aboriginal identity through contemporary media.
Through his art, Rennie provokes discussion surrounding Indigenous culture and identity in contemporary urban environments.
Largely autobiographical, his commanding works combine the iconography of his Kamilaroi heritage with stylistic elements of graffiti. Merging traditional diamond-shaped designs, hand-drawn symbols and repetitive patterning to subvert romantic ideologies of Aboriginal identity.
Image: Reko Rennie, Maverick, 2017, image courtesy and © the artist