REKO RENNIE OA_RR UMBRELLA
There’s no getting around the fact that RISING’s a winter festival. Reject the rain’s unwanted attention with this limited-edition umbrella, designed by Kamilaroi/Gamilaroi artist Reko Rennie.
The umbrella's design features a bold blue and pink 'OA' motif, that ties into Rennie’s rooftop mural gracing the top level of our 2021 art car park Golden Square, and his new video work Initiation OA_RR, which premiered at RISING.
“‘OA’ stands for ‘Original Aboriginal’. I have used this term in my art in various ways: in lettering, neon and hand-drawn tags. OA comes from ‘OG—Original Gangster—a term used to represent someone who had achieved respect from doing what they did on the street or the neighbourhood for a long time. OG is also used in reference to mean something old-school and during the ‘80s and ‘90s it was referenced in hip hop, west-coast culture, graﬃti and gang culture.” — Reko Rennie
A portion of profits from each sale will go to Rennie’s nominated charity, Elizabeth Morgan House.