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Celebrating Townsville Exhibition - The Artists

Educational resources regarding the artists participating in JCU Library's "Celebrating Townsville" exhibition for the T150 project

Ron McBurnie

Ron McBurnie, by Michael Marzik

Michael MARZIK
b.1961 Switzerland
Ron McBurnie 2016
Giclée digital print on Archival
Hahnemuhle PhotoRag 308gsm
49 x 64 cm
Edition 1/5
James Cook University Art Collection

Ronald John McBurnie
b. 7 July 1957, Brisbane.


Printmaker, painter, and JCU creative arts lecturer Ron McBurnie’s prolific artistic career began in Brisbane after completing a three-year course in painting and printmaking in 1978. In 1982 he started as a full-time visual arts lecturer at Townsville TAFE and, from 1986, lectured in creative arts at JCU. He is also experienced in publishing, having been co-director of Lyrebird Press and current director of Monsoon Publishing. With his works represented in the National Gallery, State Galleries, and numerous public, private and corporate collections, Ron enjoys a national reputation in the fields of printmaking and book arts. Over almost four decades, Ron has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, been the recipient of dozens of awards, grants and commissions, published several artist’s books, and accepted many invitations for guest speaker, guest lecturer, summer schools, and artist in residence.

Ron McBurnie's website:


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