In September 2013, Adnate was personally invited to visit a community located in an isolated area of the central desert in the Northern Territory of Australia. Led by Indigenous Hip Hop Projects and Katherine West Health Board, it was an incredible experience for Adnate to join them on their journey. Adnate spent five nights with the local indigenous community, ‘Pigeon Hole’, also known as Nitjpurru. It was here that Adnate had one of his most important and integral connections with the indigenous peoples of Australia. He experienced first-hand their ancient culture, the immense beauty of their land and the people of Nitjpurru.
During his visit, Adnate was granted permission from the local Elders to photograph the members of this ancient community. After taking over 1,000 photos Adnate selected the most powerful images and painted two murals on buildings within the community. These photos have become the inspirtion to some of the most important work of his career to date being featured in massive murals in countries all over the world. Adnate hopes that this series is able to raise awareness of the Indigenous Australians and their struggle to survive in the modern world.
Adnate has not yet been able to give back directly to the community of Nitjpurru and in the indigenous cultural spirit of sharing wealth within their communities, all proceeds from the sale of this print will be going directly to the local school of ‘Pigeon Hole’. This will directly contribute towards the education and wellbeing of the inspirational children of Nitjpurru.
This is Adnate’s first, hand finished Giclée print. Produced using high quality archival ‘Giclée’ inks by the renowned Dangerfork printing company. All prints have been hand finished with a traditional ‘dressing’ applied to each print individually by the artist.
Prints will be released online at 1pm Friday July 24 (GMT + 10) and will be AU$250 inc GST (includes Australian postage and packaging). Prints will only be available for Australian delivery.
Print is 600mm x 425mm on 310gsm HahneVideo muhle archival paper, hand-finished with Montana Acrylic Ink, Edition of 200. Signed, numbered and uniquely hand-finished by the artist
All Profits going to the Nitjpurru, ‘Pigeon Hole’ Community in the desert of central Northern Territory, Australia
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