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The Pillars Project – Adnate

Queensland Rail’s ‘Pillars Project‘ is quickly becoming an iconic landmark for Brisbane City and is now existing as arguably the most important street art project the city has seen to date.

Adnate recently contributed this stunning mural with the intentions of engaging his audience of the highly populated urban area in a visual dialogue with Australia’s true ‘First People’. The desire behind painting an indigenous portrait is to connect with each individual viewer on a deeper level, even if it’s just for a moment, to provoke emotion, thought, conversation, and bring about awareness of the issues facing Aboriginal people today.

This area of South Brisbane is traditional known as being a ‘Meeting Point’ and a ‘Place of Pathways’ for indigenous Australians for thousands of years and this piece by Adnate has paid homage to this- bringing considerable positive attention to the area as well as the Aboriginal community through the use of street art.

This unique pillar sits a short walk away from Queensland Rail’s existing pillars, linking a trail of historical significance and visual beauty. The pillar is the last before the Rail Bridge launches over the Brisbane River exposing it to river traffic, Coronation Drive and one of the busiest walk and cycle ways in Brisbane.

For more info on the Pillars Project, you can visit their website which is linked above, or even better head there in person if you’re in the local area of Brisbane. Thanks to Jade Hood for the images.


Fitzroy Faces Featuring – Adnate, Rone, Sofles, Heesco, Cam Scale, Dvate and Jason Parker

JuddyRoller partnered with Council in sourcing seven leading Australian and world renowned Artists – Rone, Adnate, Sofles, Dvate, Heesco, Cam Scale and Jason Parker. Each artist was given artistic licence to paint a dedicated section of the wall, to create Yarra’s largest mural, the only limitation being that their artworks be portrait based and reflect the ‘Faces of the Community’.

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Adnate paints new mural installation for Strawberry Fields – Part 1

Adnate has not only been an amazing beacon for the Melbourne street art and graffiti scene for over a decade, he’s also been a massive influence and supporter of Juddy Roller from the get go. He’s one of the most humble and talented artists we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. It’s been an honour to watch his work go from strength to strength over the last few years. Wether it’s an 11 story mural in Johannesburg, South Africa, or another sold out exhibition at Metro Gallery in his home town of Melbourne, he is constantly pushing himself to create emotive new works that test his skills and abilities.

The work below is a new installation for Strawberry Fields Festival. We are really impressed with the generosity of the event organisers. Not only have they shown their support for the arts by commissioning such a large scale piece for the event, they are also going above and beyond the call of duty by donating the work to a local school once the event has come to an end.

The images below show the first half of the installation. Stayed tuned to see the other half come to life over the next few days!














Adnate “Could We” Prints

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 to join them on their journey. Adnate spent 5 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 2 murals on buildings within the community. These photos have become the insprtion to some of the most important work of his career to date. They have been featured in masive murals in countries all over the world. Adnatehopes that this series is able to raise awareness of the Indigenous Australians and their struggle to survive in the modern world.

Adnate has yet been able to give back directly to the community of Nitjpurru and in the indigenous cultural spirit of sharing wealth within their communities, proceeds from the sale of this highly collectable 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. The print has been 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.

Juddy Roller was honoured to facilitate the production and distribution of Adnate’s prints which sold out in just over 24 hours.


Adnate – Benalla Art Gallery Acquisition

Well done to Adnate! His first acquisition into a public art collection and his biggest commission to date. Thanks to Bryony and the team at the Benalla Art Gallery for their amazing decision to acquire the work, cementing Adnate’s position as one of Australia’s most important contemporary street artists.

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Collingwood Power Station

With the support of CitiPower Powercor, The Neighbourhood Justice Centre and City of Yarra, Juddy Roller transformed the Collingwood power substation at the corner of Easey Street and Wellington Street into one of Melbourne’s most iconic pieces of public art.

The graffiti treatment was a collaboration between some of the most sought after and influential contemporary street artists including Rone, Adnate, Mayo, Guido Van Helton and Askew. The monochromatic artwork was carefully curated, balancing community aesthetic and implementing subtle graffiti deterring features. Background and portraits by Askew, script by Mayo and photo realistic portraits by Rone, Guido and Adnate.

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Easey Livin’


Juddy Roller presents Easey Livin’ over the Easter long weekend April 6.

The free community event features a killer lineup of live painting by Guido van Helton, Adnate, Rone, Mayo and Fintan McGee. Proudly supported by ITN Architects and sponsored by CitiPower and Neighbourhood Justice Centre.