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Monday, 25 June 2018

Monday Mural - Jenny Munro

On the walls of the Novotel on the corner of Harbour and Goulburn streets near the Chinese Gardens in Sydney is a 10 storey high portrait of Aboriginal elder Jenny Munro commissioned by the ANZ bank.
Painted by Matt Adnate, who is known for his murals of Indigenous children, it took 5 days to paint this mural. The artist says he spends a lot of time painting the eyes, with a lot of detail and power to enable them to communicate.
Jenny Munro, is the founder of the Redfern Aboriginal tent embassy who has been fighting for Aboriginal housing rights for over 40 years.





Jenny Munro with artist Matt Adnate in front his mural in Sydney CBD
Photo from the net - the artist Matt Adnate with the subject Jenny Munro

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61 comments:

  1. As Canadians and Australians we probably have many things in common. One of them is that we have not treated our First Nations people well.

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    1. Thanks for your visit David. I have to agree, many things were done pretty badly!

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  2. Esse tromp l’oeil está muito bem concebido.
    Parece que aí, tal como aqui, o povo aborígene continua a lutar pelos seus direitos.

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    1. Obrigada Catarina. E verdade, sempre a lutar.

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    1. Obrigada Francisco. Uma boa semana para si.

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  4. An impressive mural, and great to see artist and subject together. She must feel honoured

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    1. Thanks Debbie, I'm sure it's a great honour to have your face on the big screen and I'm sure it would bring more attention to her cause.

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  5. This one is quite amazing. I've photographed it for my blog too.

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    1. Thanks Jim. Sorry, bound to repeat a few on my travels.

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  6. A street art a ser reconhecida e aplicada em espaços nobres.
    Acredite que me deixa muito feliz.
    Bjs, boa semana

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    1. Obrigada Pedro, uma boa semana para si tambem.

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  7. Dearest Sami,
    This is done with incredible precision and SO realistic! The eyes are done in the way he intended to.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Thanks Mariette, I wish I had taken a close up of the eyes, but they do look great.

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  8. Very, very life-like, amazing, like a photograph, actually!
    With that serious look she´s quite a reminder of the past.

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    1. Thanks Iris, hope she brings some supporters to her cause.

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  9. It could have been a boring portrait picture but the 'framing' makes it much more appealing. It must have been a very ugly and bare wall before it was painted.

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    1. I agree Andrew, I think those bright splashes of colour around the face make all the difference and bring the portrait to life.

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  10. I admire the artist for this huge mural.

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    1. Thanks for your visit Traudel.

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  11. Great portrait as mural. I like it.

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  12. Wonderful!
    Have a great week!

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  13. This was so impressive, it could have been a photograph. Wonderful art and fabulous artist. I bet you were thrilled when you found this. Looks like your Monday Murals are doing well, too.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. I'm having fun looking for murals and having other bloggers participating.

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  14. You just reminded me I never posted a mural on the side of our hotel in Berlin!

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    1. A good reminder then Jackie, looking forward to it.

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  15. Oh wow this is fantastic Sami, such a strong image! Can't believe it only took five days. He does do eyes so realistically, there's a lot of experience and wisdom in those eyes!

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    1. I don't know how these artists paint so quickly!
      The eyes are very well done.

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  16. its a huge mural. I like it very much. Thzank you for all these explanations

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  17. This is so impressive, Sami.

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  18. It is wonderful, Sami! He is a real talent!

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    1. I agree, a very talented artist Pat.

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  19. Que interessante homenagem! Sensibilizou-me a atenção ao indígena que na verdade é o Senhor dono do solo pátrio. Aqui do lado de minha casa existe um novo hotel também. Não sabia que ele pertence a grande rede hoteleira. Deve ser francês, mas com nome português? Será brasileiro? Vou procurar saber. Grande abraço. Laerte.

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    1. Obrigada pela visita Laerte.
      Acabei de procurar, o Novotel e uma rede com cerca de 400 hoteis e os headquarter sao em Franca.

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  20. Wow!
    This is so good.
    Thanks for the additional information too.

    All the best Jan

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  21. That's massive and really powerful.

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    1. Thanks Jeanie, massive indeed!

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  22. Very beautiful. Love them all. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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  23. Wow, beautifully done and a great story.

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  24. Fantástico Sami. Desejo-lhe uma boa semana.

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    1. Obrigada Sandra. Boa semana para si tambem.

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