Wednesday, 5 August 2015
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Robina Town Centre transformed into canvas by internationally renowned artist
Robina Town Centre invites the Gold Coast community to experience an installation by one of the world’s greatest street artists – RONE
Robina Town Centre is pleased to present to the Gold Coast community a unique art installation created by iconic Australian and internationally renowned street artist, RONE.
The mural spans a massive 90 metres wide and 8 metres high.
Known for his unique, stylised images of his female ‘muse’, RONE began his career during the burgeoning Melbourne street art scene in the 2000s, and is now represented by galleries in London, Berlin and New York.
Inspired by the Gold Coast community, RONE'S original mural features fresh produce and large washes of vibrant, electric colours including aqua and coral.
“This mural is more energised and upbeat than some of my previous work in order to truly reflect the spirit of the Gold Coast community,” said RONE.
“The colours are bright, vibrant and impulsive, representing the bold and colourful characters who live in the area, while the fresh botanicals, marked by the cherries and bananas, reflect local provenance.”
Robina Town Centre manager, Glen McAnulty, said the installation was a unique way the centre could use the space to benefit and inspire the local community.
“Robina Town Centre is more than just a place to shop – it’s a place where the community can come to experience everything from art and food, to fashion and culture,” said Mr McAnulty.
“RONE is one of the world’s most influential street artists, and we’re thrilled to provide the Gold Coast access to such fantastic art.
“The installation is a subtle hint to the work that’s going on behind the scenes at Robina Town Centre – whilst we can’t yet reveal exactly what is being built behind the mural, we can say it is going to be a revolutionary culinary treat for locals and tourists alike.”
The installation is located opposite Woolworths in the Food Markets.
For more information on Robina Town Centre, please visit http://www.robinatowncentre.com.au/.
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Finding the friction point between beauty and decay is a thread that runs through much of RONE’S work. As a street artist best known for his haunting, stylised images of women’s faces, he understands better than most that beauty can be fleeting. Seeing his artworks gradually worn away by natural and human elements has taught him to appreciate the unexpected beauty of an image as it begins to blend back into its more prosaic surroundings.
RONE has gone from spearheading Melbourne’s fledgling street art movement in the early 2000s, to being a celebrated fixture on the international street art scene. An inveterate traveller, his distinctive female muses have followed him around the world, and can be found – in various states of decay – peering out from beneath overpasses and emblazoned on walls everywhere from New York, Paris, Tokyo and London to Christchurch, Santo Domingo and Port Villa.
These days RONE’S work is found as often in galleries as it is on the streets. His work has been aquisitioned by the National Gallery of Australia, commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria to work with Jean Paul Gaultier and shown by galleries including Stolen Space in London, White Walls in San Francisco, Urban Nation in Berlin and Allouche Gallery in New York.