Rone is one in all Australia’s most completed trendy painters. Initially a part of Melbourne’s early 2000s fledgling avenue artwork motion, the artist is now a fixture on the worldwide avenue artwork scene, famend for his large-scale wall work and immersive installations exploring magnificence and decay.
A retrospective of Rone’s work up to now has been lengthy overdue, and who higher to host this however Geelong Gallery, situated within the city the place the artist was born and raised.
Opening this weekend, Rone in Geelong incorporates a new site-specific set up incorporating his signature painted murals, impressed by the structure of the constructing. The whole set up and has been developed in partnership together with his common collaborator inside stylist Carly Spooner, and composer Nick Batterham.
This mission additionally sees Rone’s reengagement with artworks he visited in his youth, such because the gallery’s iconic A bush burial by Frederick McCubbin (1890).
‘Working in my residence city is particular. I needed to go away to come back again, however Geelong Gallery has given me the popularity to additional my profession – my first institutional solo exhibition. Geelong has accomplished that for me,’ Rone says. ‘My present is an ode to deserted areas and a reminder to worth the unique treasures they as soon as have been.’
A complete survey of Rone’s profession up to now may even be on present within the exhibition, charting the artist’s follow from early stencil works and avenue artwork, to images (together with an unique 3D recreation) of main installations such because the sell-out 2019 occasion ‘Empire’ at Burnham Beeches.
By means of the help of the Victorian authorities, Geelong Gallery will lengthen its opening hours throughout ‘Rone in Geelong’ from 10am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.
‘Rone in Geelong’ at Geelong Gallery
Saturday February 27-Sunday Might 16 2021
Monday-Saturday, 10am-7pm & Sunday 10am-5pm
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