Metal as Anything:
Phillip Bacon Heritage Gallery
Level 4 SLQ
Sept 22- Nov 25
Here's an invitation to come up and see some etchings that should not be turned down, for these delightful intricate artworks that capture the foibles of suburban existence are the work of esteemed Townsville artist Ron McBurnie.
On show are the highlights of a thirty year career inspired by the weird and wonderful in the everyday, from toad shooting, ducks in box kites, and washing the dog to the demolition of iconic buildings. And while the images depicted are quintessentially Queensland, they take on a poignant universality thanks to Ron's ability to tell a story interwoven with history and mythology.
Top: Ron McBurnie Washing the dog 2000. Hard ground etching, roulette and aquatint 17 x 12cm, edition of 20. Photo: Michael Marzik
Bottom: 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.