Colour Doesn’t Matter speaks from the heart of many, including Artist Megan Adams, and AFL footy legend, Adam Goodes.
Artist Megan Adams couldn’t believe her luck when she bumped into her desired subject in the street last year in July, that person was AFL star Adam Goodes.
Megan indented to paint the AFL legend for this years Archibald prize, with a view to donate 100% of the profits to the GO Foundation.
GO Foundation was founded by Adam Goodes, Michael O’Loughlin and James Gallichan in 2009 to build a brighter future for Indigenous Australians.
With great intentions and of course a liking to her work, Goodes accepted the offer and had Megan paint his portrait.
Megan said “I asked Adam if I could paint him and he really took the time to look through my website and my previous works. He was very impressed by my portrait of Wayne Bennett in particular.”
The portrait is a multitude of colours and titled Colour Doesn’t Matter, implying race and colour.
Megan explains the concept is one that hits close to home, “A close friend of mine has an indigenous son and he has been subject to racial slurs and bullying because of the colour of his skin.”
With a heartbreaking story behind the concept, Adam Goodes was the perfect person for the job after being subject to racial abuse himself.
“I’m so passionate about putting a stop to racism here in Australia and I wanted the portrait to reflect that. The colour of your skin does not matter.”
The Adam Goodes artwork will be sold on Megan’s website for $5,000 and 100% of the proceeds will go to the GO Foundation.
If you are interested in purchasing the ‘Colour Doesn’t Matter’ artwork or to view any of Megan’s other work visit her site here.
For more information about GO Foundation visit the website here.