Streetwise mentor visits

March 02, 2018

Wilmot Rd Primary School Year 5 and 6 students were entertained by street artist, Matt Adnate on Wednesday.

Street artist Matt Adnate visited Wilmot Rd Primary School on Wednesday.

Mr Adnate painted the latest stage of the Aboriginal Street Art Project in the Goulburn Valley Water laneway.

Speaking to about 80 Year 5 and 6 students, Mr Adnate described his journey from painting graffiti style lettering on the back fences of anyone who would let him, through to learning how to paint the large-scale portraits that cover walls across the world.

He shared his inspirations and influences including fellow street artists and how he even draws on styles from renaissance painters.

He stressed the need for aspiring artists to practise their craft and dedicate themselves to the art in order to make a career of painting.

Year 5 and 6 co-ordinator Natalie Price said the students really benefited from Mr Adnate’s visit and were inspired by his story of practising and persevering with his art.

‘‘They were amazed by the works that he had created and inspired that he was living out his dream,’’ Ms Price said.

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