Inspiring Locals - Street Art Project

The Novotel Sydney Rockford Darling Harbour is excited to be a part of ANZ's 'Inspiring Locals' initiative, which aims to improve understanding, financial capability, and inclusion of Aboriginal Australians.

Australian artist, Adnate, had been commissioned to paint a ten storey tall mural of Aboriginal activist Jenny Munro, on the Novotel Rockford’s main wall, facing Harbour St. This is part of a series of portraits that will appear across Sydney in the run up to this year’s Archibald Prize. 

It is a truly exciting development in Darling Harbour as Jenny Munro is a true leader for her people, having achieved significant breakthroughs in her fight for aboriginal rights.

The painting of the 10-storey mural will commence late June and is set for completion at the end of July. So keep an eye out for its development!

Jenny Munro

Founder of the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Wiradjuri elder Jenny Munro has been fighting for Aboriginal housing rights for more than four decades.

In 2014 Jenny Munro began the Redfern Tent Embassy to protest the establishment of a commercial precinct on the area known as ‘The Block’ in Redfern, Sydney. After more than 400 days of occupation, the Redfern Tent Embassy declared a victory, with $5 million committed by the Australian Government to guarantee the construction of low cost housing for poor Aboriginal people.

Jenny Munro continues to fight for Aboriginal rights and sovereignty, motivated by what she sees as a system that continues to oppress Aboriginal Australians. 

Adnate

Matt Adnate is one of street art's most influential big wall painters. His works portraying indigenous children have captivated viewers around the world. Adnate strongly believes in giving back to the communities to which his subjects belong.

Beyond deepening his own understanding of Aboriginal culture, Adnate hopes that his art might trigger greater public engagement with indigenous issues. 

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