Rone remembers visiting Geelong Gallery in his childhood, and gravitating towards works like A bush burial by Frederick McCubbin (1890). Rone describes the painting as ‘beautiful but tragic … the more you look at it the more you see, and the more the story draws you in’. For this project, Rone has looked at paintings, watercolours and ceramics in the Gallery’s collection, and he made copies of some of them to include in his installation.
Be an art detective
Can you see how Rone has reproduced works from the Gallery’s collection in his installation (next door gallery)? How do they compare to the original works (some of which you’ll see in this room)? How do you think he created these effects?