The artwork, painted on the corner of Foveaux and Crown streets, was commissioned by the building’s owner and depicts a candid portrait of the former Sydney Swans star.
A three-storey mural has been painted of Indigenous AFL legend Adam Goodes on the side of a building in the Sydney CBD.
The artwork, painted on the corner of Foveaux and Crown streets, was commissioned by the building's owner and depicts a candid portrait of the former Sydney Swans star.
The stunning painting was created by artists Hamish McBride,Laura Paige, Megan Hales, Jacqueline Butterworth and Kailin Hegel .
Goodes, a two-time Brownlow medallist and Australian of the Year recipient, retired from AFL in 2015 after he received repeated racial abuse and booing by fans due to his speaking out against racism in the game.
The AFL apologised to Goodes in 2019 for not acting on the abuse he received from fans of the game.
The mural's painting comes amid a wave of protests and awareness around Indigenous affairs in Australia following the death of African American man George Floyd in the United States.
It also follows a powerful and confronting monologue given by actor Meyne Wyatt this week that referenced Goodes' public struggles and racism in the AFL.
"You can't stand up, you have to sit down. Ask the brother-boy Adam Goodes," Wyatt said on Monday.
"No-one booed him the way they booed him until he stood up and said something about race.
"The second he stood up, everybody came out of the woodworks to give him s---.
"And he's supposed to sit there and take it? I'll tell you right now, Adam Goodes has taken it, his whole life he's taken it."
The artists who created the mural are Hamish McBride, Laura Paige, Megan Hales, Jacqueline Butterworth and Kailin Hegel.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/adam-goodes-mural-surry-hills-sydney-building-indigenous-australians-afl-artwork/60798425-613a-423f-b92b-ac91c0bcee94