'ALWAYS BEEN HERE' BY ADNATE

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WORDS: EDDIE ZAMMIT / PHOTOGRAPHY: NICOLE REED

THE SOLO EXHBITION BY THE MELBOURNE BASED ARTIST WILL BE LAUNCHING AT 6:30-8:30 PM TONIGHT AT MELBOURNE'S METRO GALLERY. BE SURE NOT TO MISS THE MASSIVE WELCOME TO COUNTRY CEREMONY AND PERFORMANCES FROM INDIGENOUS HIP HOP PROJECTS ON OPENING NIGHT. THE EXHIBITION WILL RUN UNTIL THE 16TH OF JULY.

Adnate is considered one of the most influential street artists in Australia and has used his artistic practice to draw focus to the Indigenous peoples of the country. 'Always Been Here' is a powerfully emotive display of the faces he has encountered across Australia. The show poignantly represents the spiritual beauty of Indigenous culture and champions a deep respect for tradition.

Printed catalogues will be available on the night designed by T-world, featuring beautiful photography by Nicole Reed.