Event held on December 07

Jonathan McBurnie: Birdland

Provided by: Artspace Mackay

Event runs from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until 16/01/2022
To Be Held At

Artspace Mackay

Address: Gordon Street, Mackay QLD 4740

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About the Event


North Queensland artist Jonathan McBurnie draws upon the aesthetics of professional wrestling, a performative genre he describes as a fascinating paradox: “on one level it’s a fiction with planned storylines and predetermined victories and losses; and on another level it’s all too real with a high physical toll, frequent injuries and subsequent self-medication.” The exhibition of new drawings on a large, immersive scale are inspired by parallels between professional wrestling and McBurnie’s personal experience of continuing his creative practice amid illness and the impact of an ongoing recovery.