Adnate

Into the Sun

21 May — 2 June 2015

Lives and works in Melbourne

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Represented by nanda\hobbs

Adnate is one of the giants of big-wall painting and street art. His prodigious talent and unrivalled ability to create evocative and enlightened portraits of men, women and children who live outside mainstream Western culture have added a new dimension to social consciousness and awareness of the nugatory impact of stereotyping..

In his first solo exhibition in Sydney, Adnate’s imagery is downscaled to suit the gallery wall—yet the power of his vision has intensified.

Adnate uses the faces of his subjects—whether a child from Arnhem Land, a woman from India or a monk from Tibet—to reveal the mutuality of human experience. For Indigenous Australians, their very being derives from the Land, their identity from their Country. In this exhibition Adnate honours the innocent yet old, wise eyes of the children of the communities, conveying with compassionate intensity the vital knowledge transmitted from generation to generation by elders, through story, ceremony and music.

Adnate's relationship with the great musician Djalu Gurruwiwi, who is regarded as the greatest didgeridoo player alive, has given him access to a culture that few experience and fewer can record. With Djalu travelling to Sydney for the opening of this exhibition, a unique Australian cultural transaction and exchange will be dynamically memorialised.

Ralph Hobbs
May 2015

\ Exhibition featured works

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After it all

2015 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 122x86cm

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Before your very eyes

2015 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 168x122cm

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Could we

2015 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 132x198cm

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Djalu

2015 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 122x168cm

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Every Age

2015 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 122x183cm

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Far Nearer

2015 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 178x137cm

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Into the sun

2015 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 122x86cm

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Staring at the sun

2015 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 122x180cm

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Still here

2015 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 137x167cm

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This time

2015 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 122x198cm

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Time for us

2015 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 152x122cm

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Waiting game

2015 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 167x122cm

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Within a dream

2015 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 157x122cm

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You were waiting

2015 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 91x157cm

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\ Other exhibitions

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Jonathan Dalton

A Beauty Imperfect

13 March — 24 March 2017

Nicholas Blowers

Deadwood Shallows

23 February — 10 March 2017

Contact Us

to find out more about Into the Sun.

Level 1 66 King Street Sydney, NSW 2000
Opening Hours
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday Or by appointment