Home Sweet Home
Reko Rennie transforms an interior void of the NGV into an endless horizon line by transposing a supersized image of a desert landscape onto the three-story elevator shaft. Written on the elevator doors are the words ‘I was always here’, a pertinent reminder of the continuing occupation of Australia by Aboriginal people. Coinciding with the fifty-year anniversary of the 1967 referendum, when 90.77 percent of Australians voted in favour of allowing Aboriginal people to be counted in the census, Home Sweet Home, 2017, advocates for the ongoing recognition of Aboriginal people through their connections with the land.
Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne with the support of Professor John Hay AC and Barbara Hay.
15 December 2017 - 15 April 2018
National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Road
Southbank, Victoria, Australia