No stranger to the dilapidated dreamscape, acclaimed street-artist Rone is collaborating with Vue Group as part of his biggest scale project to date. Drawing inspiration from street art and graffiti, Rone focuses on creating ethereal and haunting images of female muses, often set amongst industrial locations or the harsh brutality of the natural world. A prolific creator, Rone has collaborated and exhibited with the likes of the National Gallery of Victoria, Urban Nation in Berlin and Stolen Space in London. The work EMPIRE is interwoven with the faded glamour of the Burnham Beeches Mansion, with portraits of the actress Lily Sullivan adorning the walls in flooded libraries, lilac bedrooms with peeling wallpaper and dilapidated grand ballrooms. The stunning 1933 mansion has hosted a children's hospital, a luxury hotel and a country club, before being acquired by Vue Group in 2010. EMPIRE has been crafted down to the most minute detailing: man-made dust and spiderwebs accompany customised sound and scent-scapes, creating a truly olfactory experience. The Rone x EMPIRE dinner is an exclusive one night only event hosted by Vue Group, featuring a bespoke four-course menu and wine pairing provided by the Piggery Burnham Beeches. This surreal and sensory experience gives patrons the opportunity to meet the artist himself, who will take them on a personal walkthrough of the exhibition. The exclusive menu designed by Vue Group’s executive chef, Justin James, just for this occasion features delights such as house-cured ocean trout with beetroot and rustic chocolate tart. This immersive and haunting experience is a one of a kind opportunity to experience the culinary sensations of Vue Group whilst simultaneously experiencing the fleeting and interactive beauty of Rone's own Empire. Book your dinner now.
Anna Herten says...
My sister and I want nothing more than to participate in the evening dinner but tickets are impossible to get. Will there be more for those of us who have missed out? Very sad indeed. Anna.
March 25, 2019