A rakes progress, still searching for a gallery, Fortitude Valley, 9pm Fridayby Ron McBurnie
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About the artist
Ron McBurnie: Biography
Ron McBurnie is a practicing artist and lecturer who lives in Townsville.
After completing his undergraduate Diploma at Queensland College of Art in 1978 and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching in 1979, Ron was a full time lecturer at Townsville College of TAFE 1980-85 and James Cook University from 1986- 2010. He completed a Master of Fine Creative Art in 2000. He is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Creative Arts, James Cook University, Townsville.
Although his work relates strongly to the tropical environment of North Queensland where he lives, it also draws its inspiration from an earlier tradition of British and European printmaking and painting.
Ron has an extensive exhibiting history with more than 30 solo and touring exhibitions and over 100 group exhibitions. He has received numerous awards and grants including the Fremantle print prize, and of the Australia Council overseas studio grant at the Cite’ International des Artes Paris.
Ron has travelled extensively and has been Artist-in-residence at Alayrac France (2009) (2011) (2013) Carleton College Minnesota (2006), Frans Masereel, Centrum Belgium (2004),(2011), ANU Canberra (2001-02-04-07-10-14) as well as the National Art School Sydney (2010-2011).
Ron’s work is represented in many Australian regional gallery collections, most major Australian State galleries and the National Gallery of Australia.