Ron McBurnie
Bridge Prints

 

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"I made the "Bridge series" of etchings not long after I moved to Townsville. The original idea for the prints grew out of my association with the Andy and Daisy from Murray Upper aboriginal community and some local indigenous people who often congregated near a dissused bridge close to the middle of Townsville. In the etching I created a simple narrative about the strange dreamings of a child born under the shaddow of the bridge.
During this period I was trying to create new narratives in my work that would bring together new friendships and experiences from different cultures and time periods. The work draws upon diverse influences such as the prints of George Baldessin, black and white cricket photography ,the Mayan codex and hot summer nights in in Townsville". - Ron McBurnie
Ned

Ned

Date: 1981
Medium: Hard-ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 19 x 26cm
Edition: 10

 
Touching fire

Touching fire

Date: 1981
Medium: Hard-ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 10.3x12.7
Edition:10

     
Gap between the worlds

Gap between the worlds

Date: 1981
Medium: Hard-ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 10 x 13cm
Edition: 10

 
Bridge weight

Bridge weight

Date: 1981
Medium: Hard-ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 10.5 x1 3cm
Edition: 10

     
Night movements

Night movements

Date: 1981
Medium: Hard-ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 10.5 x 13cm
Edition: 10

 

Ten dead kaidacha men

Date: 1981
Medium: Hard-ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 12 x 14.5cm
Edition: 10

     
The boy who sang to the mountains

The boy who sang to the mountains

Date: 1981
Medium: Hard-ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 23.5 x 26.5cm
Edition: 10

 
Wallaman falls

Wallaman falls

Date: 1981
Medium: Hard-ground etching
Plate size: 11 x 13cm
Edition: 10

     
The making of angels

The making of angels

Date: 1981
Medium: Hard-ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 10.5 x 13cm
Edition: 10

 
The wedding

The wedding

Date: 1981
Medium: Hard-ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 10.5 x 13cm
Edition: 10

     
Bridge day

Bridge day

Date: 1981
Medium: Hard-ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 90 x 60.5cm
Edition: 10

Bridge night

Date: 1981 - 1991
Medium: Hard-ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 90 x 60.5cm
Edition: 10

     
Ron McBurnie The Father Played

The father played

Date: 1982
Medium: Five colour lithograph
Plate size: 44.5 x 32cm
Edition: 10

Townsville, by night the white and protected (triptych)

Townsville, by night the white and protected (triptych)

Date: 1981
Medium: Hard-ground etching and aquatint
Plate size: 10 x 22cm
Edition: 10

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