A hotel named after a former graffiti artist

@JudyEv (325204)
Rockingham, Australia
April 2, 2024 3:51am CST
I put up a photo of a gigantic mural in Perth, capital of Western Australia. I discovered it was painted by the same guy that did another wonderful mural near our son’s house in Collingwood, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. His name is Matt Last but he now trades as Matt Adnate or simply Adnate. He began as a graffiti artist but now receives commissions from all over the world. He feels a connection towards indigenous people of whatever land, and has travelled to many countries painting murals, feeling particularly drawn to the first nation peoples of each country, and their feelings of displacement. For the Collingwood and Perth murals, Adnate choose to portray individuals who are from the immediate area. The photo is of the Collingwood mural. Some of you would have seen it before. The Perth mural is on a hotel which has been named The Adnate. That seems quite a big compliment to the artist. I’m reusing the same photo of a mural as I did a day or two ago but it’s worth a second viewing.
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@BarBaraPrz (45430)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Apr
The word adnate means joined by having grown together.
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@BarBaraPrz (45430)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
3 Apr
@JudyEv Probably why he chose it.
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@JudyEv (325204)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Apr
Thanks for that. I didn't know that. Very fitting really for what he does.
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@LadyDuck (457307)
• Switzerland
2 Apr
I agree that the photo is worth a second viewing. I have just searched the name of the artists and I can see so many beautiful artworks that he did.
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@JudyEv (325204)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Apr
Apparently he has paintings in many prestigious places now.
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@LadyDuck (457307)
• Switzerland
3 Apr
@JudyEv This is what I noticed.
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@wolfgirl569 (94674)
• Marion, Ohio
2 Apr
He does an amazing job
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@JudyEv (325204)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Apr
I think so too and it's good to know he's now well known as he is certainly very talented.
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@RasmaSandra (73133)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
2 Apr
He is a very talented artist, Good for him getting a hotel named after him,
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@JudyEv (325204)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Apr
He has really found his niche in the art world.
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@just4him (305317)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Apr
That is a compliment to the artist to have the hotel named for him and the mural he did.
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@just4him (305317)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Apr
@JudyEv I'm sure there aren't.
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@JudyEv (325204)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Apr
I don't think too many have a hotel named after them even if it is a name he's adopted.
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@JESSY3236 (18888)
• United States
2 Apr
He's very talented. That mural is beautiful.
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@JudyEv (325204)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Apr
He has done some other which are just as impressive. Good for him.
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@AmbiePam (85230)
• United States
2 Apr
He has a real calling, doesn’t he.
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@JudyEv (325204)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Apr
I totally agree and now he is making the most of it which is great.
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@RebeccasFarm (86431)
• United States
3 Apr
Now that is good I really think he deserves it being named after him too.
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@JudyEv (325204)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Apr
I don't think it would happen too often. I've heard it said that you should never name a building/bridge/river etc after a living person in case they then turn around and do something really bad.
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@jstory07 (134217)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Apr
He does a good job of painting.
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@JudyEv (325204)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Apr
He would have had to work from a cherry-picker to paint these.
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@Dena91 (15847)
• United States
2 Apr
He is incredibly gifted as an artist. I think it is a great thing to pay respect to the indigenous people.
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@JudyEv (325204)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Apr
I think so too. So many countries have been over-run by 'colonists'.
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@LindaOHio (155391)
• United States
2 Apr
The murals are amazing. Thank you for the back story. Have a good day.
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@JudyEv (325204)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Apr
The murals were one thing but I was surprised to learn about his other works.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
2 Apr
It's a beautiful painting. I'm glad to learn about Matt. He is an inspiration and his work is excellent.
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@JudyEv (325204)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Apr
I think so too. It's nice to see him doing so well.
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@Beestring (13280)
• Hong Kong
2 Apr
Adnate is a very talented artist.
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@JudyEv (325204)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Apr
He is indeed and now his talent is being recognised all over the world.
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@grenery8 (1566)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
4 Apr
very nice work he is doing
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@JudyEv (325204)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Apr
It's really lovely, isn't it? Imagine having your face on the side of a building.
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@grenery8 (1566)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
5 Apr
@JudyEv artists and their skillful eye
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