Metal As Anything: Ron McBurnie

Ron McBurnie A lady of elephants 1988 from the Suburban series hard ground etching and aquatint, 20 x 31cm, edition of 20. Photo: Michael Marzik

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Metal As Anything showcases 30 years of intricate and endearing etchings by Townsville artist Ron McBurnie. Drawing inspiration from his daily life, McBurnie’s work captures the weird and wonderful moments that illuminate the everyday suburban existence.

Misbehaving dogs, ducks in box kites and eccentric toad shooters feature amid a carnival of quirky characters and landscapes by one of Australia's leading contemporary printmakers.

A travelling exhibition developed by Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and toured by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland. Supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy.

Open daily 10am-5pm, 22 Sep - 25 Nov
Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, level 4 | Free entry

Venue:
Philip Bacon Gallery, level 4, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
Cost:
Free
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Program of events

Ron McBurnie White dreaming with a black conscience 1989 from A Rake’s Progress series hard ground etching and aquatint 74 x 50.1cm, edition of 30. City of Townsville Art Collection. Photo: Michael Marzik

Ron McBurnie artist talk

Philip Bacon Gallery, level 4, State Library
Starts 21st Oct 2012, 11am - 9:59am

Meet artist Ron McBurnie for an insight into the history and development of his works.
Sandi Rigby Croajingolong Wahroonga, NSW, 2003 Australian Library of Art, SLQ

White gloves tour: Etchings

Fox Family White Gloves Room, level 4, State Library
Starts 6th Oct 2012, 2pm - 3pm

Don the white gloves and explore examples of etching from SLQ’s Australian Library of Art and John Oxley Library.
Ron McBurnie Washing the dog 2000. Hard ground etching, roulette and aquatint 17 x 12cm, edition of 20. Photo: Michael Marzik

White gloves tour: Tails from the Artists’ Books Collection

Fox Family White Gloves Room, level 4, State Library
Starts 3rd Nov 2012, 2pm - 3pm

Enjoy the many ways that animal stories and lives have been interpreted in artists’ books.
Ron mcBurnie, Tobias and the Angel. 2008-2009. Hard Ground etching, 59x89.5cm, edition of 30. Photography Michael Marzik.

A process and evolution of etchings and prints

SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2
Starts 21st Oct 2012, 2pm - 3pm

Ron McBurnie discusses the process and evolution of his prints and the artists who have influenced the development of his etchings.
Ron McBurnie Washing the dog 2000. Hard ground etching, roulette and aquatint 17 x 12cm, edition of 20. Photo: Michael Marzik

Drawing and watercolour workshop with Ron McBurnie

Bank of Queensland Heritage Collections Learning Room, level 4, State Library
Starts 20th Oct 2012, 10am - 4pm

Learn from Ron McBurnie at a full day drawing and watercolour workshop.
Ron McBurnie Dead Drive-in 1988 from the Suburban series. Hard ground etching and aquatint, 27.6 X 35.6cm, edition of 30. City of Townsville Art Collection. Photo: Michael Marzik

Workshop with Ron McBurnie: Printmaking without acids

The Studio, level 1, State Library
Starts 18th Nov 2012, 10am - 4pm

Learn how to prepare copper plates without the use of acids.
Ron McBurnie Chip with two ducks in a box-kite 1983. Hard and soft ground etching, aquatint and roulette, 42.5 x 23 cm, edition of 10. Photo: Michael Marzik

Workshop with Ron McBurnie: Beginners etching

The Studio, level 1, State Library
Starts 17th Nov 2012, 10am - 4pm

An introduction into the use of basic line etching using hard ground on copper plates.
Ron McBurnie Washing the dog 2000. Hard ground etching, roulette and aquatint 17 x 12cm, edition of 20. Photo: Michael Marzik

Metal As Anything: Ron McBurnie

Philip Bacon Gallery, level 4, State Library
Starts 22nd Sep 2012 10:00am-5:00pm, then Every day, until 25th Nov 2012

Showcasing 30 years of intricate and endearing etchings by one of Australia’s leading printmakers.

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