Six artists were invited by Hosier Inc to submit a concept for a large-scale image to be painted on the rear of McDonald House in Hosier Lane. The successful proposal was to demonstrate a rationale and a design that showed an affinity with the location of the wall & building … Members voted and selected Adnate’s submission.
Adnate’s submission was a portrait of a local indigenous boy gazing across the city towards Birrarung Marr which is a sacred space for the Wurundjeri people.
Painted over a period of three days in early February 2014, it is now in danger of being hidden away from view by an opportunistic and immoral new hotel development approved by the state government, and decried by the local community and artists alike.
Until that time, Adnates work stands as a tribute to both Melbourne art, and the first Australians on whose home the city was built.
Artist — Adnate
Photographer — Dean Sunshine
Curators — Fletcher Andersen, Dean Sunshine, Luke McManus