Metal as Anything: Ron McBurnie

Metal As Anything: Ron McBurnie

This exhibition closed on 25 Nov 2012.

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, cats jumping into paintings, and eccentric cane toad shooters feature in the carnival of quirky characters and landscapes by one of Australia’s leading contemporary printmakers.

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Closed 25 November 2012
Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery | level 4 | State Library of Queensland

Program of events

White gloves tours (Free, bookings required)

Workshops with Ron McBurnie

Talks with Ron McBurnie (Free, bookings required)

Learning notes

Educators, parents, carers and students can download the Metal As Anything education brochure and activity sheets.

Education brochure

More information


Metal As Anything: Ron McBurnie is a travelling exhibition developed by Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and toured by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland. This touring project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

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