The world's most accessible genre of contemporary art, street-art, encapsulates its own unique expression of art throughout cities. Mural works are intended for an audience who stumbles across the works when moving through spaces, more often than not, cities.
Rone’s evolving practice in art installations continues to be accessible to all by offering visitors to Melbourne an introduction to his work outside of the exhibition.
THE NEWSAGENCY was located in an empty store on Flinders Street, directly opposite Degraves Street.
Dilapidated, boarded up, with its only occupants hungry termites. The facade of a retail space awaited its next inhabitant.
An introduction to what one might expect at Rone’s latest exhibition, TIME, re-imagined as it may once have been, The Newsagency - complete with hand painted signs, strewn papers and the news of the day - falls backdrop for Rone’s mural works, and an encapsulating installation piece.
Within the shared space, MIXED BUSINESS STORE was built to showcase my work to a new audience and share a space with my friends that presented a true reflection of the inner circles of Melbourne. The store showcased Melbourne’s underground creative network in a specially curated store, focussing on contemporary art, product and makers, and celebrates the breadth of talent within our city.
Featuring a range of objects, keepsakes and gadgets in a specially curated offering this space is one which celebrates our collective relationships and also strengthens visitors' knowledge of Melbourne’s artistic community, in one location. Artists included Callum Preston, Carla McRae, David Booth (Ghost Patrol), Lucy Lucy, Mysterious Al, Stephen Baker and local makers Emeldo Design, Kate Bowman, Kinya Lerrk, Matts Hot Shop Nate Gamble, and more.
TABLEAU OF WITHOUT DARKNESS THERE IS NO LIGHT
The nature of the works disappearing, or being visible for a fleeting time, is a centre of Rone’s work.
The world's most accessible genre of contemporary art, street-art, encapsulates its own unique expression of art throughout cities - intended for an audience to stumble across when moving through spaces, more often than not, cities.
To stay true to his humble beginnings, ensuring art continues to be accessible to all, RONE offers an introduction to his installation work as a tableau of Without Darkness There is No Light from his 2021 Exhibition, Rone in Geelong at the Arts Centre Melbourne.
This work is a reflection of a work from our past, but also connects you to the future of his exploration and his art as an installation. The nature of the works disappearing, or being visible for a fleeting time, is a centre of Rone’s work - as such this installation.