Burnham Beeches mansion in Sherbrooke hasn’t been open to the public in more than 20 years. Located just an hour out of Melbourne, the art-deco residence was built in 1933 as a home for industrialist Alfred Nicholas and his family, but later went on to be a research centre, a children’s hospital and a luxury hotel.
Since then, the majestic structure has stood silent and empty, slowly falling into disrepair, until Melbourne street artist Tyrone Wright – known as Rone – transformed it into a fully-immersive public art installation that will blow your mind.
Famous for painting murals of women’s faces on buildings tagged for demolition, Tyrone Wright has been given free reign to transform the inside of the mansion into a series of haunting rooms and scenes that boggle the mind.
The art installation is called ‘Empire’ and it’s showing at Burnham Beeches mansion from March 6 to April 22, 2019. Entry tickets start at just $10 for children under 15, $13 for concession and $15 for adults. For those looking for a more eerie experience, there are night-time sessions available that include access to a bar within the property.
The awe-inspiring sets created by Tyrone include sculptures, cinematic lighting, murals, scent design, augmented reality and a thrilling soundtrack. Check out all the pictures below.
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