Rain clouds over Kinchant Dam

McBurnie, Ron
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Rain clouds over Kinchant Dam
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image: 46 x 62 cm; sheet: 55.5 x 76 cm
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This large scale drawing by Ron McBurnie was created on site at Kinchant Dam, a well loved boating and fishing spot west of Mackay. In his artist talk, McBurnie said he took great pleasure in drawing the dramatic “crazy clouds” floating over the body of water during his visit.
Ron McBurnie is a practising artist based in Townsville, drawing his inspiration from early traditions of British and European printmaking and painting. After studying painting and printmaking at Queensland college of Art (1975-1978) and gaining a Graduate Diploma in Teaching from Kelvin Grove Teachers College Brisbane, Ron moved to Townsville where he lectured at Queensland College of TAFE (1980-85) and James Cook University from 1986- 2010. He completed a Master of Fine Creative Art in 2000. McBurnie 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), University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba and Somerville House Brisbane. He has had more than 30 solo shows (some as touring exhibitions) and over 100 group exhibitions. He has received numerous awards and grants including the Fremantle print prize in 1988 and the Australia Council overseas studio grant at the Cite' International des Artes Paris in 1991. His work is featured in many Australian regional gallery collections, most major Australian state galleries and the National Gallery of Australia.

Artspace Mackay 2021
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Mackay Regional Council Art Collection, purchased 2021.
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