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Rone’s Haunting Multisensory Exhibit Is Coming To AGWA—With An Exclusive Perth Installation

By Maddie Wallman

For the first time in over 20 years, the historic Centenary Galleries within The Art Gallery of Western Australia will be fully open to the public with TIME • RONE—a profoundly moving multi-sensory exhibition by award-winning artist Rone. 

Hot on the heels of his sold-out Melbourne show that saw more than 100,000 punters walk through the doors of the once-abandoned Flinders Street Station ballroom, it’s now Perth’s turn to be immersed in Rone’s boundary-pushing art.

Person standing in front of art.

But this is like no gallery you’ve ever visited. Across 12 rooms over two floors, the multi-sensory installations (including one created exclusively for the Perth pop-up) will feature Rone’s haunting large-scale murals, evocative lighting and fixtures, transforming the forgotten spaces of the AGWA into extraordinary time-capsules of mid-century Australia. 

Working closely with long-term collaborator Carly Spooner on the styling and composer Nick Batterham on the soundscape, each room captures a moment frozen in time. Stationery scattered, books strewn, peeling paint and deliberately placed cobwebs ask the viewers to embrace impermanence in life and find beauty in decay. 

There’ll also be a pop-up Rone store, immersive dinners and a Rone-inspired bar to debrief on the experience over a tipple or two.

After months of fastidious preparation and curation, TIME opens on Monday, 1 July running until Monday, 30 September and tickets are on sale now. This immersive exhibit won’t be around for long, and if Melbourne’s sold-out season is anything to go by, you’re not going to want to miss this one. Secure your tickets here.

The Details

When: 1 July-30 September 2024
Where: The Art Gallery of Western Australia’s Centenary Galleries 
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Image credit: © RONE 2024.

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