Fresh Face of East Perth

17th August 2018

Hibernian Place is a brand new space, home to the newly built five-star Westin Perth, and several soon-to-be favorite destinations: Garum restaurant, Bodhi J Wellness Spa, Offshoot coffee roastery, Arthur & Co., Huxtaburger, rooftop bar Hadiqa, and Uber’s Perth headquarters.

Also new to the space is a large art installation by famous street artist, Rone. This haunting mural of a lovely woman’s face is beautifully lit, riveting and entrancing to passersby.

Lighting featured in this project: ERCO Kona, made for illuminating large buildings, objects or…well…beautiful, haunting faces painted on the side of a building.

More about the artist:
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, as a member of the Everfresh crew, 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 acquisitioned 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 and in London, White Walls in San Francisco, Urban Nation in Berlin, and Opera Gallery in New York.

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LOA Brands used
Soraa (With Harvard and TCI drivers)
Artefact Industries - Garum

Companies that LOA collaborated with
BGC/BPI Developments
Bar Studio -  Designer
Electrolight - Lighting Designer
Melchor - Electrical Contractor

Photography - Matt Devlin
Artist - R-O-N-E

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