Cairns Regional Gallery's travelling exhibition The Artist's Studio features large-scale etchings by Townsville artist, Ron McBurnie.
Over the past decade McBurnie studied the habits and sanctums of 26 renowned Australian artists and made detailed copper and zinc plate etchings of the artists at work.
Co-curated by Ron McBurnie and Michael Marzik for the Cairns Regional Gallery, this exhibition shows the work of 27 contemporary Australian artists complemented by large scale etchings of the artists in their studios by Ron McBurnie.
For McBurnie, the project provided the rare experience of working with artists in their own studios, often inaccessible and private spaces. Each artist was invited by McBurnie to add their own elements to the plate prior to printing.
The exhibition has been supported by McDonnells Solicitors, the Gordon Darling Foundation, and the Regional Arts Development Fund of Arts Queensland.
Tour Dates 2003
Cairns Regional Gallery: 6 June - 3 Aug
Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery: 25 Aug- 19 Oct
QUT Art Museum: 21 Nov - 15 Feb
Tour Dates 2004
Artspace Mackay: 18 Mar - 16 May
Mornington Regional Gallery: 1 Jun - 4 July
Bathurst Regional Gallery: 3 July - 29 Aug
Manly Art Gallery & Museum: 10 Sept - 10 Oct
Tour Dates 2005
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery: 4 Dec - 3 Feb
Drill Hall, ANU: 7 April - 8 May
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery: 13 May - 19 June
Tamworth City Gallery: 25 June - 31 July