Feb. 23, 2023

375: Rone - Time (Flinders Street Station, Melbourne Australia) (review)

Theatre First Episode 375 Stream podcast episodes on demand from http://www.biteszhq.com (mobile friendly). Rone - Time – (Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, Australia) Geelong-born, Melbourne-raised former street artist Rhone, birth name Tyrone...

Theatre First Episode 375 Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.biteszhq.com (mobile friendly). Rone - Time – (Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, Australia) Geelong-born, Melbourne-raised former street artist Rhone, birth name Tyrone Wright, has crafted a remarkable time capsule, three years in the making. It's set in the long-abandoned third floor wing of iconic heritage-listed Flinders Street station. Time is a nostalgic love letter to mid-19th century working class life in one of the world's great cities. For more details visit https://rone.art/ For more Theatre reviews from Alex, visit https://www.bitesz.com/show/theatre-first/ Subscribe, rate and review Theatre First at all good podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, CastBox.FM, Podbean, Spreaker etc. If you're enjoying Theatre First podcast, please share and tell your friends. Your support would be appreciated...thank you. Theatre First RSS feed: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4988589/episodes/feed For more podcasts visit our HQ at https://biteszhq.com #podcast #theatre #stage #reviews #melbourne #australia #review #rone #ronetime



[0:00] Geelong-born, Melbourne-raised former street artist Rhone, birth name Tyrone Wright, has crafted a remarkable time capsule, three years in the making.
Okay, ready? Five seconds before the performance. Ready everybody!
Welcome to Theatre First with Alex First. It's set in the long-abandoned third floor wing.
Of iconic heritage-listed Flinders Street station.

[0:24] Time is a nostalgic love letter to mid-19th century working class life in one of the world's great cities. It's an ode to faded yet enduring beauty, capturing the spirit of Melbourne's industrious past. It's inspired by an era when European migrants powered the city's booming manufacturing industries. There are a dozen multi-sensory installations in separate rooms, each adorned with Rhone's signature murals that feature his, beautiful muse modeled Theresa Oman. They were applied on a rice paper because he, was understandably not allowed to paint directly onto the interior walls of the building. When the exhibition closes they can then be peeled off without causing any damage. The works contain fine detail of a period of Melbourne's history long lost to progress. They combine visualisations with classical music, composed by sound engineer Nick Batterham. Using photo references from across the decades, Rowan pieced together a vision for each of the rooms. Among.

[1:26] Them are a glorious floor-to-ceiling library with not one but two tight steel spiral staircases. Fourteen old-style manual typewriters appear on metal tables alongside weathered chairs. Sewing machines and benches proliferate.
Next to a custom-built cutting table. A classroom, wooden chairs, a blackboard and book strewn about sit next to a small artist studio. There's a pharmacy, old bottles, signs and bric-a-brac all carefully sourced or created anew to, look old. A mail sorting station is adjacent to a phone switchboard of yesteryear and the piece de resistance is a 12 meter long glass house overrun by creepers, the highlight of which is another large striking mural of Teresa Oman.

[2:16] Old newspapers adorn the windows of the lengthy corridor that leads from one room to the next.
All appears dusty with cobwebs in abundance. Those responsible for this colossus of an exhibition include set builder director Callum Preston, set decorator Carly Spooner, and a team of more than 120 Victorian creatives and professionals. But wait, there's more.

[2:39] Time continues beyond the third floor space. A few doors down at ground level is a free news agency installation which features historic papers and a magazine wall.

[2:51] Rowan's time is mighty special and transformative. In my case, not only do I greatly admire the work, but it caused me to reflect on the professions of my mother and father who have since passed on.
Both came by ship from Europe in the early 1950s and landed jobs in a matter of days.
My dad worked for a fencing company, Cyclone, before studying at night school to become an accountant. Mum was a Comptometrist, a profession that's no longer. A Comptometer.
Was the forerunner to the adding machine which in turn became a calculator. I dare say everyone who chooses to see this exhibition will become lost in their own thoughts and that's just as it should be. Rowan's time is a work of bold creativity and dedication, just like the workers who helped make this city what, it is today. An hour is all you need to see it all but you better get in quickly because tickets are selling fast, many days are already sold out and the.
Exhibition closes on April the 23rd 2023. To book and to get more information go.
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