VCE Art Students Visit Rone’s Omega Project

“The concept of creating something beautiful within the context of decay and decline is central to the experience of any street artist … As is the idea that whatever you create might be gone the next day.” – Rone

VCE Art students visited street artist Rone’s latest artwork, The Omega Project, late last week. Rone is a Melbourne based and internationally renowned artist, known for his large-scale portraits. Rone has totally transformed a quaint abandoned house in Melbourne into a temporary exhibition which was only open for viewing for seven days before being demolished.

With all of its neighbouring homes long since bulldozed, the weatherboard cottage is one of the last buildings standing in the middle of an extensive residential building site in Melbourne’s inner north.

The students were mesmerized by the impact and scale of the work as they were given the chance to wander by themselves through the rooms. Rone personally spent time with the students to answer their many questions in great detail about his motivation, techniques and artistic practice.

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