Empire by Rone
Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend ‘Empire’ the latest exhibition by the incredibly talented Australian street artist Rone. This exhibition, that is set in the haunted remains of a disused and rundown 1930’s mansion in the Dandenong Ranges, is truly something else. Think along the lines of abandoned beauty and exhausted greed, coupled with a seasonal take over by nature, and you’ll be in the ballpark.
As you wander from room to room Empire draws many questions to your mind about the motifs, connections to the building and its history, and to the importances of each individual item throughout the mansion. Most of these questions I did find answers for, but I don’t want to ruin the experience for others by publishing them here. This is also the reason I am only sharing a couple of photos.