Lives and works in Melbourne

Artist's CV

With about half his work done on public walls and half on canvases, Adnate nowadays sees himself as not just a street artist or graffiti artist—simply, an artist.

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. A concomitant of this acknowledgment of indebtedness is Adnate’s working with a cultural advisor, ensuring he is conscious of 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; through generations the young Indigenous eye has adapted the ‘wrinkle’ to successfully manage the harsh light of the Australian desert.

\ Artworks

All that you need

2017 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 167x137cm


Depth of Knowledge

2017 \ Spray paint and acrylic on Saunders Waterford 300 gsm paper \ 116x73cm

Every Age

2015 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 122x183cm


Far Nearer III

2015 \ Spray paint and Acrylic on Linen \ 178x137cm


For Today

2017 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 152x168cm


In Time

2015 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 122cm x 183cm


My Life

2017 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 122x198cm


You were waiting

2015 \ Spray paint and acrylic on linen \ 91x157cm


\ News


Street Portraits Celebrate Sydney's Inspiring Locals

28 June 2016

Four of Australia’s most celebrated street artists have been commissioned by ANZ to bring to life local identities who have left a positive mark on their community. E.L.K, Adnate, Stormie Mills, and Kaff-eine are painting large scale wall portraits of Father Dave Smith, Jenny Munro, Nathan Hindmarsh and Katherine Hudson at key locations around Sydney.

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\ Exhibitions featuring Adnate


Tomorrow's Past

25 May — 9 June 2017

Brave New World

Group Exhibition

18 August — 28 August 2015


Into the Sun

21 May — 2 June 2015

Contact Us

to find out more about Adnate.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm Closed Public Holidays (and Easter Saturday)