Rone comes home to Geelong.
We’ve been on the hunt for the best places to sip some delicious while providing unique experiences around the region, so when we heard that globally-renowned artist RONE was in the midst of preparing a mural at award-winning winery Provenance Wines, we knew we needed to know more.
In a special collaboration, the Fyansford winery has partnered with internationally-certified art studio Bells Fine Art to bring RONE (the artistic alias of Tyrone Wright) home to Geelong, with the artist delivering an incredible, 25-square metre permanent mural at their cellar door, which is located in a heritage-listed building in the iconic Paper Mills precinct.
Rone teaming up with Bells Fine Art and Provenance Wines is a major coup for the region, highlighting the talent of an artist who has built an exceptional reputation worldwide for large-scale wall paintings and immersive installations that explore concepts of beauty and decay.
“RONE originally hails from Geelong and is well-known in the region for the mural he painted on three silos overlooking Fyansford, which were sadly demolished earlier this year to make way for a new housing estate – to a significant community outcry,” says Provenance Wines co-owner Sam Vogel.
“We are beyond thrilled to play a part in bringing RONE back to Geelong. He will be painting a permanent mural right here in our cellar door which is really special considering his work is usually dismantled or destroyed once finished. We have always had a great appreciation for the arts which have suffered greatly during the pandemic, so to be able to provide this for the Geelong community is something we are really proud of.”
As the region continues to open up ahead of the summer season, this collaboration adds to the list of amazing experiences to enjoy in regional Victoria, offering tourists and locals alike an incredibly unique backdrop as they enjoy award-winning wines and an elevated dining experience in a prominent location with historical relevance.
“RONE’s artwork is perfectly suited to the architecture of this 140-year-old building, the six-metre pitch in the cedar-lined ceiling created the perfect canvas for his expansive work,” says Belinda White, Studio Director of Bells Fine Art.
“His delicate and sensitive interpretation of female muses drew us to his style, his ability to draw the viewer in and create a sense of peace and contentment after a year of confusion and uncertainty, was a major driver.
“This muse depicts everything we have been missing this year, and leaves us with a sense of strength and resilience.”
RONE is set to complete the mural on 17 December, with some lucky patrons able to get an early glimpse of him painting the mural over the coming week.
Bookings are currently available from Thursday 17 December with visitors set to be treated to an impressive transformation of the space. Visit the website or contact the cellar door on 03 5222 3422.
Big fan of Rone? The street artist is also hosting his first survey exhibition and a unique and immersive experience in Geelong next year.