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'In bed' by Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck, in Bed

Ron Mueck | England b. 1958 | In bed (detail) 2005 | Mixed media | Purchased 2008. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Photograph: N. Harth

In bed by Ron Mueck 2005, from the Queensland Art Gallery’s collection, will commence a tour of Queensland in September 2011, providing regional audiences with an opportunity to view this popular sculpture.

The Australian-born, London-based sculptor creates figures in both emotional and physical states of exposure, suspended in self-consciousness, introspection or deep contemplation. Widely acclaimed and astounding in their realism, Ron Mueck's works are some of the most evocative sculptures of out time.

The accompanying publication will be available from the Gallery Store and online.

View the installation of In bed 2005 on YouTube and Flickr


Download the Ron Mueck Exhibition room brochure.

An education resource is available for primary and secondary students to learn about and engage with Ron Mueck's artwork. The resource includes in-gallery questions, classroom activities and accompanying curriculum checklist.

Queensland tour venues and dates

Ipswich Art Gallery
10 September – 13 November 2011

Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa
19 November 2011 – 8 January 2012

KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns
14 January – 25 March 2012

Artspace Mackay
31 March – 20 May 2012

For further inquiries, contact the Regional Services Project Officer.
Tel: +61 (0)7 3840 7198
Fax: +61 (0)7 3840 7257