Melbourne’s Metro Gallery is set to host a solo exhibition from hometown street artist Adnate.
Considered one of the most influential street artists in the country, Adnate’s collection of works is entitled Always Been Here, and aims to draw focus on the Indigenous people of Australia.
Adnate worked with a cultural advisor and spent time with the Wurreranginy community in Western Australia’s Kimberly Region, to gain a deeper understanding of the community he portrays through his art. Fuelled by a passion for story telling and with an unwavering attention to detail, Adnate ultimately creates incredibly emotionally charged pieces.
Rich in warm reds, yellows and oranges, his pieces often are portraits of high-profile Indigenous persons, including AFL player Adam Goodes and models Samantha Harris and Nathan McGuire, while his ability to portray landscapes is profound.
The Always Been Here exhibition will run at The Metro Gallery, 1214 Hight Street, Armadale, from Thursday June 16 until Saturday July 17, with a Welcome to Country Ceremony performed from 6.30pm on opening night.