Three years ago we visited the dilapidated Burnham Beeches mansion in the Dandenong ranges to view Rone’s amazing exhibition ‘Empire’ His latest work, equally amazing, takes over the third floor wing in the iconic heritage-listed 1910 Flinders Street Station building. In this exhibition his signature mural portraits remain … Lily Sullivan featured in ‘Empire’ and longtime muse, Teresa Oman adds another dimension to this immersive experience that takes us back in time!
28 October 22 – 23 April 23
TIME • RONE
Flinders St Station
Set in the long-abandoned third-floor wing of Flinders Street Station, Time is a nostalgic love letter to mid-century Melbourne and a tribute to one of the city’s great icons.
Created and developed across the past three years, this truly exceptional site-specific experience is Rone’s most ambitious project to date. Profoundly atmospheric, Time captures both the grand scale and character of the site and the minute detail of a period of Melbourne’s history long lost to progress.
A fictional history that transports audiences to post-WWII Melbourne, Time is inspired by an era when European migrants powered the city’s booming manufacturing industries. A vignette of mid-century working-class life and an ode to the faded yet enduring beauty of this forgotten place, Time captures the spirit of the city’s industrious past while offering glimpses of the station’s role as a once-glorious hub of work, learning and social life.
Twelve installations, each room adorned with Rone’s haunting signature murals, the artist and his team have created an immersive, multisensory installation that audiences will remember for time to come. (Taken from Rone Website)