Matt Last (Adnate) is one of street art's most influential big wall painters. His monumental works portraying Indigenous children have captivated viewers around the world.
Regularly commissioned by the City of Melbourne, Adnate strongly believes in giving back to the communities to which his subjects belong. He has always held a connection towards indigenous people and their native land, particularly
Indigenous Australians. He works with a cultural advisor, ensuring the sensibilities underpinning his art.
Beyond the clear narrative, his style (technically based on the Italian Renaissance painting technique chiaroscuro, utilising acrylic and spray paint) creates a metasense of space and place—the harsh yet warm Australian desert. Adnate replicates the Australian landscape in the old eyes of the young child.