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If you have watched it going up, then you might not have realised, but you are bending your neck to see the tallest mural in the Southern Hemisphere. The Adnate, Perth's hip new hotel is about to reach a city-high milestone in its development with its 25-storey 'Mega Mural'.
The imposing mural was spray-painted by Matt Adnate. He is the hotel's namesake artist, as well as being a big-wall painter. The coup for Perth is that this will be one of the world's tallest murals.
Adnate's works have already been seen on grain solos and a 20-storey housing complex in Melbourne's Collingwood.
Artist Matt Adnate - Photo Adnate Website
His Mega Mural at The Adnate far eclipses his work in Collingwood. In fact, it is the tallest mural in the Southern Hemisphere when it is unveiled. Beyond earning Adnate a place in the record books, the real purpose of this sky-high external mural is to highlight Perth's cultural history and community.
The Mega Mural, took Matt one month to finish. It is his biggest yet and features three large-scale portraits - including the face of a Noongar man, an Indian woman and a Mediterranean woman – all created solely with spray paint. "Each face tells a different history and background. It depicts the past through the cultural representation in the subject's dressing elements, the present with contemporary faces, and the future as the subjects are the youth of today," said Adnate.
Adnate will also be collaborating with a local Indigenous artist on a 50-metre-long exterior laneway mural and, inside the hotel, and a mural above the hotel's main staircase. Two original canvases and up to 650 reproductions of 30 of Matt's most recognised works from around the world will feature on the walls and halls of this new development.
Photo Adnate Website
The new hotel will add 250 guest rooms to Perth's hotel capacity. It will also have a gymnasium, function room, centrepiece pool area and a chic new state-first food and beverage destination, serving Mediterranean cuisine and the city's best cocktails.
Scheduled to open its doors to guests in October, The Adnate will be the first Art Series hotel dedicated to street art and heralds the arrival of the Art Series brand in Western Australia – Australia's only boutique hotel brand creating art-inspired experiences for guests.
The Adnate is destined to become an iconic landmark in Perth's CBD. Although you won't need to book a stay to enjoy Matt's murals as the soaring Mega Mural takes up the entire east-facing side of the hotel and faces the city for all to enjoy.
Signature art experiences at The Adnate will include the brand's famous art tours, in-room art channels and art libraries. Branded courtesy cars and Lekker bicycles will be available to explore Perth.
Pool Adnate - photo Adnate website
To celebrate the completion of Matt's Mega Mural, Art Series has released an opening special rate for The Adnate, from $179* per night. To book, click here.