EMPIRE Rone


Left vacant for more than 20 years, a sprawling 1930's mansion lies empty, in a state of ruin.

The largest and most ambitious project yet: EMPIRE, is set amongst the decaying glory of a once-magnificent manor Burnham Beeches, in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges.

Part exhibition, part installation, part VR and AR experience, EMPIRE combines art, vision, sound, light, botanical design and scent to take audiences on a hauntingly immersive multi-sensory journey into a reimagined past of a faded icon.

The Burnham project reimagines the spirit of one of Victoria’s landmark mansions, not accessed since the 1980s. Through this, viewers are invited to consider what remains - the unseen cultural, social, artistic and spiritual heritage which produces intangible meaning.

Burnham Beeches is located at 1 Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke, approximately 50 minutes from the CBD in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges. The Burnham Beeches Estate is also home to the stunning and highly regarded Alfred Nicholas Gardens, which are known for their picturesque waterfalls, water features and its iconic ornamental lake and boathouse.