EXHIBITION RECEPTION 6PM WEDNESDAY 09 MAY
To be opened by Alison Alder,
Artistic Director/CEO, Megalo Print Studio & Gallery
Metal As Anything, presents a 30 year retrospective exhibition of etchings by nationally recognised Townsville-based printmaker Ron McBurnie. This exhibition is a place where misbehaving dogs, ducks in box kites, jumping cats and eccentric cane toad shooters feature in the carnival of characters and landscapes that the artist has created.
Metal As Anything has been curated by Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville. Gallery Director, Frances Thomson, comments:
“McBurnie has developed a distinctive style that has earned him national recognition as a printmaker. Through the works included here McBurnie demonstrates his proficiency in etching. We are proud to tour the works of this prominent Townsville-based artist to a broader public”.
The exhibition is complemented by an extensive catalogue of essays, images and anecdotes from the artist to provide visitors with wonderful insights into McBurnie’s work. Contributing writer, Professor Sasha Grishin, ANU, observes:
“Although one is seduced by the whimsicality of his vernacular humour and his ability to spot the uncelebrated heroes of Australian suburbia, yet his art engages with a broader humanist agenda and a broader historical tradition.”
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