Accor has announced its new Art Series hotel in Perth will be named after Matt Adnate, one of Australia’s most influential spray paint artists.
The Adnate, Perth will be home to one of the world’s tallest murals, with Adnate creating a 27-storey ‘Mega Mural’ on the west-facing side of the hotel featuring faces which represent the cultural history and community of Perth.
He is also collaborating with a local Indigenous artist on the ‘Laneway Mural’, which spans more than 50-metres long, while Adnate’s interior ‘Staircase Mural’ will completely transform the hotel both inside and out.
“I see this hotel as a beautiful canvas to tell a story about Perth’s cultural and community connection through portraiture and traditional elements,” Adnate said.
“My Mega Mural will feature three large-scale portraits. It will represent 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.
“I’ve always held a personal connection towards the First Nation people I paint. Whether it be a connection to country or a strong emphasis on spirituality, I believe we have a lot to learn from these people.”
Two original canvases and up to 650 reproductions of 30 of Adnate’s most recognised works from around the world will adorn the walls and halls of the 250-room hotel development by George Atzemis.
“To have an Art Series hotel dedicated to showcasing my work is an honour,” he said. “In more ways than one, this collaboration with Art Series is a high point in my career and I cannot wait for the doors to open in October.”
Accor chief operating officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said The Adnate’s Mega Mural will face the city centre for all to enjoy.
“Matt is a next generation artist who reflects the expansive view on Australian art,” McGrath said. “His unique artistic style and experience with painting large-scale murals in main cities around Australia and the world made him the ideal namesake artist for the scale and design of our newest Art Series hotel in Perth.”
The Adnate will also offer a new international food and beverage destination centred around the hotel’s pool area on level one and a function room.