More than 500 hand sourced props and furniture.
One year in the making.
From the moment you enter Empire, you are transported into a world of wonder and decay. As if abandoned on the eve of some monumental event, the home has been left for nature and art to reclaim.
Empire at Burnham Beeches is art that you move through – with sights, sounds and scents all part of the immersive experience. From libraries filled with water, to upturned chairs at an abandoned dining table laden with art deco crockery, from the faded silk duvet and frayed carpets of ‘Her Bedroom’ (Princess Diana is reputed to have stayed in this very room on a visit to Australia) to discarded champagne glass towers. From vines and branches reclaiming the walls and walkways, to rooms filled with autumn leaves, settling dust and etheric cobwebs – a visit to this stunning exhibition will leave you breathless and amazed.
Empire is Australia’s internationally renowned artist Rone’s most ambitious takeover yet. Set amongst the decaying glory of art deco mansion, Burnham Beeches in Victoria’s stunning Yarra Ranges, it is a multi-sensory experience — part exhibition, part installation, part Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality experience that combines art, vision, sound, light, botanical design and scent. Empire is unlike any other exhibition seen in Australia to date.
This exhibition will be installed for six weeks only before disappearing forever, and is simply not to be missed. Its immersive quality, sense of scale, elaborate detail and story is beyond comprehension. Tickets are available now.
We are super fortunate to be able to experience this artist and his work right here in the Dandenong Ranges at the iconic Burnham Beeches. You may be familiar with Rone’s work as a street artist in Melbourne, or on the Silo Art Projects in country Victoria, but his work is recognised and applauded worldwide.
Visit this exhibition and make a treat of the experience with an overnight stay in the Dandenong Ranges (mid-week in autumn is as good as it gets!). Take up a special deal with accommodation, food and other experiences just a click away on our website.
When: 6 March until 22 April 2019 – select time slots on booking
Where: Burnham Beeches, 1 Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke
Cost: Day sessions $15 plus booking fee, Evening sessions $25 plus booking fee (concessions apply)
Bookings: Essential – via the website link
Pre-bookings are required for entry and tickets are limited so act fast to secure your entry.
Parking available onsite but we suggest public transport where possible.
Or catch our shuttle bus - more info here.
Photos: Suzanne Phoenix