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Artist Covers Soon-To-Be-Demolished House In Murals To Let It Shine For The Last Time
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Artist Covers Soon-To-Be-Demolished House In Murals To Let It Shine For The Last Time

Nobody stays young and handsome forever, that’s a fact of life. Melbourne street artist Rone, whose full name is Tyrone Wright, recently finished a new project that he called “The Omega Project”.  He continues his longstanding interest in the concept of creating something beautiful within the context of decay and decline.

He has painted portraits of beautiful women in the soon-to-be-demolished house in Melbourne, which is the last remaining home on a development site.  Rone turned the house into an exhibition that was open for only a few weeks to give people a chance to see it for the last time. He’s trying to remind people that beauty is fleeting.

More info: r-o-n-e.com | Instagram

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Aušrinė Kuzaitė
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

by the way, it feels like people who used to live in this house did not plane moving out, it gives a vibe that people just did not get home one day, or something, pictures and all belongings are still in place

Kelly Tang
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All of the furnishing and photos and others are staged as part of the installation. Had a chance to speak with the lady who furnished it when I went to see the house :) The owner have passed away I think.

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Aessidhe Eclipse
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish someone saved all the belongings and furniture from that house before demolishing, would be shame to just destroy them :(

John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Apparently in Australia, safely moving old homes is not an established profession. This should be an easy thing to accomplish, with the right equipment and permits. This is common in the US and well forth the effort.

Aunt Messy
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There are some buildings that are not worth moving. This is probably one of them. Stick houses do not fare well when they're moved, and this one is less stable looking than some. Wood decays, and buildings have a definite life span, particularly when they're 100% wood construction. If it were brick or stone, you might (might!) have a point. For this one? Not so much.

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Aušrinė Kuzaitė
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

by the way, it feels like people who used to live in this house did not plane moving out, it gives a vibe that people just did not get home one day, or something, pictures and all belongings are still in place

Kelly Tang
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All of the furnishing and photos and others are staged as part of the installation. Had a chance to speak with the lady who furnished it when I went to see the house :) The owner have passed away I think.

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Aessidhe Eclipse
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish someone saved all the belongings and furniture from that house before demolishing, would be shame to just destroy them :(

John L
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Apparently in Australia, safely moving old homes is not an established profession. This should be an easy thing to accomplish, with the right equipment and permits. This is common in the US and well forth the effort.

Aunt Messy
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There are some buildings that are not worth moving. This is probably one of them. Stick houses do not fare well when they're moved, and this one is less stable looking than some. Wood decays, and buildings have a definite life span, particularly when they're 100% wood construction. If it were brick or stone, you might (might!) have a point. For this one? Not so much.

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