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Experience Mid-Century Melbourne At RONE: TIME

Melbourne street artist RONE has taken over the Flinders Street Station Ballroom and the entire third level of the iconic Melbourne station to transform the space into a love letter to mid-century Melbourne.

If you haven’t visited this amazing RONE exhibition then ticket sales are on track to be sold out very soon. If you are still thinking of visiting or wanting to return for another look, book now to avoid disappointment. The exhibition will not be extended and must close on Sunday 23 April 2023.

Here’s what you can expect on your visit.

Rone Exhibition – TIME

TIME, is an immersive, multisensory exhibit that is set in the long-abandoned third-floor wing of Flinders Street Station, including the Flinders Street Ballroom. It spans through eleven distinctly different themed rooms on the station’s third floor with a total of twelve installations. 

Upon entering the site-specific experience, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported back to post-WWII Melbourne.

Admire the preserved period pieces, recreated period objects, set design, lighting and hear the enchanting soundscapes. 

You’ll even be able to see vintage typewriters, an old public library of mid-1900s Melbourne and other antiques that really solidify this ode to Melbourne.

All of these elements, mixed in with the historic architectural features of the iconic Melbourne station, create a hauntingly reflection of Melbourne’s dynamic past. At times I am unexpectedly moved by the beauty of the space. 

Each installation also features RONE’s signature female murals.

We spend about an hour exploring the whole exhibition. The spaces reward quiet, slow contemplation, so that you have enough time to discover small moments of wonder hidden within the shelves or tiny in-jokes in the displays. 

Pay close attention, let the other people around you wander past, and breathe in the atmosphere. 

Being a book-lover my favourite room is the library. Take a close look at the books on the shelves…

The large-scale exhibition took RONE, along with a team of over 120 people and long-time contributors such as Carly Spooner, Callum Preston and Nick Batterham, a total of three years to bring to life.

TIME exhibit is open until 23 April 2023 and welcomes 50 visitors at a time. Running times are from 10 am – 6 pm every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday and 10 am – 9 pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 

Tickets are selling out fast, so it would be best to book your tickets for TIME as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

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