The Green Room (Omega Project)
Rone (Tyrone Wright)
born Geelong 1980; lives and works in Melbourne
The Green Room (Omega Project) 2017
archival pigment print on 310 gsm Canson Baryta; A/P
Collection of the artist
The Omega Project was staged in an abandoned Federation-era weatherboard cottage neighbouring the decommissioned Alphington Paper Mill (the site of the Alpha Project). While the darkened palette of Alpha reflected the industrial history of the Mill, in the weatherboard house and in his first collaboration with long-time friend interior stylist Carly Spooner, Rone introduced softer, more ‘domestic’ colours and a range of homely furnishings and fittings that heightened a feeling of nostalgia. These two photographs of a bedroom and an informal dining room are reconfigured to recall 1950s suburbia: the portrait of a young woman recurs, her face appearing on damaged walls, above rubble-strewn floors and beneath mildewed ceilings.