Rone in Geelong
The art of Tyrone Wright, better known by his artistic alias Rone, has found its way into galleries around the world, the streets of Melbourne, and even a lavish but dilapidated mansion in the Dandenong Ranges. Now it’s coming home to his birthplace.
Rone in Geelong is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work, spanning early stencils and photographs of his street murals, which have transformed abandoned spaces across the globe. There’ll also be a 3D recreation of one such space, commissioned for the exhibition by Geelong Gallery.
There will be a new piece, too. A collaboration with interior stylist Carly Spooner, the large-scale work takes over and responds to one of the gallery’s most significant rooms and its collection, with themes of passing grandeur and the inevitable decay of neglected spaces. The altered Douglass Gallery will feature one of Rone’s signature painted murals, accompanied by haunting new music from composer Nick Batterham.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Geelong Gallery.