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Dates

Saturday 04 June

Time

3pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$24 Adult
$19 Concession
$19 Youth U16

Dance Odyssey
mid year performance

See the talented students from Dance Odyssey in their midyear dance performance. You’ll see students aged from 3 years old to adults performing Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Acrobatics’. An entertaining show for the whole family!

Run Time - 75 Minutes No Interval | Suitable all ages  



 

 
Date

2 April – 10 July

Venue

Burrinja Gallery Upstairs

Jenny Saulwick and Community Art

Jenny, a sculptor by training, has worked for over three decades creating art with local communities. She has been an inspirational artist and artisan, a facilitator and organiser, a teacher and a visionary.

For many years Jenny has been a strong, persistent and creative campaigner in the Dandenongs. On Australia Day 2015 she was awarded Yarra Ranges Environmentalist of the Year Award.

The exhibition presents a number of projects which Jenny, now in her eighties, has been involved with, and offers insight to her creative process and work with diverse ages to create art.

Burrinja marks the sad passing of Jenifer Ann Saulwick on May 20 this year.
Jenny was not only an inspirational artist and activist within our community, but contributed greatly to the establishment of the Dandenong Ranges Community Cultural Centre - Burrinja. Jenny served on the original council committee in 1997 and was a founding member of the Association's Board in 1998, serving the cultural centre for over 10 years as a Board member until 2009 and contributing actively in many other ways to the region's artistic and cultural life. Jenny lived life to the fullest, and will be sadly missed.


Jenny Saulwick - 26.9.1934 - 20.5.2016


Image: Vicki Sullivan
Into the Night, Oil on Belgian linen, 2015


Date

30 April –  29 May 2016

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Women Painting Women

Fiona Bilbrough | Jacqui Grantford | Raelene Sharp | Sally Ryan
Vicki Sullivan | Avril Thomas | Heather Ellis


Women Painting Women is a major exhibition of portraiture in traditional oil painting and bronze sculpture. It presents award winning realist painters from Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales including Fiona Bilbrough, Jacqui Grantford, Raelene Sharp, Sally Ryan, Vicki Sullivan, Avril Thomas  and sculptor Heather Ellis.

Taking its inspiration from the Women Painting Women exhibitions in the United States, this is the first Australian instalment of the Women Painting Women phenomenon which celebrates traditional realist painting and the talent of female artists.

Featuring well known Australian women such as Nobel Prize Nominee Dr Catherine Hamlin, actors Kerri Armstrong and Jacki Weaver, opera singer Liane Keegan, and self-portraits of the artists, the exhibition highlights the power and insight of women painting women and situates the artists’ work within the broader art historical context.

Women Painting Women Public Program

Artist Talks with Raelene Sharp & Jacqui Grantford
Sat 7 May at 2pm | FREE | Book here or call 9754 8723
Painting Demonstrations with Fiona Bilbrough and Vicki Sullivan
Sun 15 May from 11am |FREE | No bookings required
Expert Casting discussion with Heather Ellis and Craig McDonald
Sun 22 May at 2pm | FREE | Book here or call 9754 8723
Artist Talk with Vicki Sullivan
Sat 28 May at 2pm | FREE | Book here or call 9754 8723


More info and full Public Program details here

 

Dates

Saturday 7 MAY (3 hours 1pm-  4pm)

Where

Burrinja Arts Workshop

Prices

$60



Mosaic 'One Off' Smash & Chat May

Do you want to get creative with crockery?

The 'one off' Mosaic Workshop continues this year...
This workshop offered in Burrinja's Art Workshop space serves as a 3 hours window of mosaicing opportunity on whatever personal project you may have currently brewing ... This session provides the opportunity to 'drop in' and get creative on any mosaic project you have started or plan to start, with a group of fellow mosaic enthusiasts.

Jessie Journoud-Ryan will be thrilled to assist and advise you with your current projects and a selection of crockery, adhesives and basic tools will be available to you. Please come also prepared with your own crockery, tools and own prepared surfaces to mosaic.

Please note that you do not need to be an expert, but this is not a comprehensive beginner's workshop, but rather, this is a drop in Mosaicing session.

Please note that an extra charge of $10 is applicable (and payable on the day) if you need to purchase a prepared (scored and primed) surface to Mosaic.
A selection of the artist's own tile and crockery collection and adhesives will be available.
Classes are limited to 6 places to ensure individual attention.
Ideal for people 18yrs old +

Book Online or via the Box Office on 9754 8723

 

Date

Thursday 26 May 2016

Time

8pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Group 6+ $28
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2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

MC Kevin Kropinyeri | Tommy Dean | Ivan Aristeguieta | Becky Lucas |
Guy Montgomery (NZ)

“Side-splitting fun, razor-sharp, high velocity wit.”

Get ready to roar the house down as the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and it’s travelling band of intrepid comedians makes tracks to tickle your cheeks at Burrinja.

Join a line-up of the finest local and international comedy talents for an evening of entertainment like no other, hand-picked to bring the biggest and best belly laughs from this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Experience the best of Australia’s largest comedy festival with 5 comedic acts performing in the one show on your doorstep - it’s silly, it’s satirical, it’s side-splitting.

Recommended ages 15+ // Run time 2 ¼ hrs (including 20 minute interval)

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Date

Sunday 29 May 2016

Time

2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Senior/Pensioner $22
Group 6+ $28
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Lux Radio Theatre presents
The Phantom of the Opera

"All my senses were enthralled experiencing radio-drama the old fashioned way -and the special effects of a bygone age"’

Revisit radio’s golden era with The Lux Radio Theatre’s rendition of The Phantom of the Opera, complete with gorgeous gowns and charming live sound effects.

Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. Let your imagination run wild as distinguished theatre and screen actors retell this timeless classic.

Before television, the entertainment highlight of the week was the Sunday night radio play. This fastidiously accurate representation recreates lovingly those days, with actors playing multiple roles, fashioning live sound effects and presenting vintage soap commercials just as they did during live audience broadcasts generations ago.

Running time 70 minutes

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Date

Winter

Venue

Burrinja Foyer

Burrinja Kids Stay and Play

Amy Laker Bruni
Rainbow Rain and Mythical Creatures


Amy Laker Bruni is a Resident Artist at Leaf Studios, Kallista and creator & designer of label Lillbeart.

Amy’ moto is, “Life is all about having FUN…”
And laughing. Dreaming. Exploring. Feeling. Creating. Experimenting. Challenging. Enjoying.

"As adults sometimes those moments are far and few between, and it is not until we have children come into our lives that we remember how to simply be and feel the purity of life again. Those fleeting moments of joy and delight or the capacity to envelope oneself in sensation allows the connection to our inner child, or for the young to express on an emotional level how visually and textually their senses are stimulated.

My leaf rainbow with rainbow rain aims for you to discover the fun of immersing yourself in a hyperreal magical place. Walk through, run through, pause in the middle, close your eyes, run your hands around, feel the ‘rain’ on your face." Amy Laker Bruni



 


Image: Louise Daniels
Unravelling 3, Hand formed aluminium wire sculpture, 32cm high, 2015


Date

4 June - 3 July

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Louise Daniels: Unravelling


Opening Celebration 2:30pm Sunday 5 June

Walker Street Gallery SHE 2015 Award winner.
This powerful charcoal drawing and aluminum sculpture series represents women dealing with the burden of change and uncertainty.

Daniel's research engages communities of women and an exploration of mental health. Her imagery represents women under stress and their different responses to severe pressure. Each is fighting strains imposed on them, with varying degrees of success.

Her work highlights the importance of resilience for individuals and families, Daniels says 'women are often a quietly binding force that holds families and communities together'.

Daniels lives in Ulverstone in north-west Tasmania. She is proud to be an Aboriginal Tasmanian with a deep history connecting her to northern Tasmania.
 
 




 

 

 

Date

4 Jun - 3 Jul

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

'ICONIC'

Betty Lawry | Kirsten Laken | Chris Lawry | Mark Noke

Opening Celebration 2pm Saturday 4 June

'Familiar, yet Fantastic,' Icon paintings, stained glass, lino cut prints, and photographic works; all inspired by the medieval era. Works by Betty Lawry, Kirsten Laken, Chris Lawry and Mark Noke.

The Icons painted by Betty Lawry are based on those images of Christian saints which are popular among Eastern Orthodox Churches. Betty's beautiful versions of this ages old art form are non traditional, in so much that they are painted on archival paper, and framed, rather than on blocks of wood as is more common.

Kirsten Laken's stained glassworks have a clear relationship to the stained glass and lead light church windows which amazed people of the medieval era. Her modern renditions of saints and monsters are created using traditional techniques that are centuries old,  and yet with a splash of colour she has bought them into the future.

Printmaker Chris Lawry is fascinated by the gargoyles which were designed as waterspouts to protect medieval and gothic stone walls. Their often monstrous forms were thought to have an ability to ward off evil spirits. She has created a series of lino cuts based on them.

In 2002, Mark Noke walked the entirety of the 'Camino de Santiago', a pilgrimage of about 1,475 kilometres, or roughly 1,000 miles. This particular pilgrimage has been walked for over a 1,000 years. The pilgrimage began in Le Puy, France and finished in Santiago de Compostella, in Spain. These photographs reflect some of his favourite parts of his long walk.






Image: Betty Lawry (detail)

Date

Sunday 5 June

Time

2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $26
Concession $22
Group 6+ $20

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Nicholas Chamber Orchestra (NCO)

Chamber Music Recital and world premiere of Peter Tahourdin Clarinet Concerto with Chamber Orchestra | with Robert Schubert - Clarinet

‘The best musicians of the NCO will come together to create a beautiful and varied program of chamber music featuring soloists from the orchestra’
– NCO Director Eric Klay

Experience the world premiere of Peter Tahourdin’s clarinet concerto performed by Robert Schubert with the Nicholas Chamber Orchestra, featuring a pristine program of the finest classical music and local soloists from the NCO.

PROGRAM
Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra by Peter Tahourdin, soloist - Robert Schubert
Brandenburg  Concerto No. 6 by J.S Bach,  soloists - Cora Teeuwen, Rosalind Burns
Serenade Opus 7 for Flute, Horn, Harp and Strings by F.S. Kelly, soloist - Mathew Barker
Symphony No. 104 in D Major  by J. Haydn


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Dates
Tuesday 7, 14 and 21 June

Time
4.10pm - 5.30pm Tuesdays

Prices
1 class $20, 3 classes $50

Kids Warming Winter art at Burrinja

June 7
Wool felt picture using soft wooltops & a needle.  The fibres are pushed into the fabric. Easy fun and subtle effects

June 14
Owl cushions Design a special owl cushion cover.  Simple sewing.  Filling completed after class. Collect June 21.

June 21
Dolls Design your own doll (pre made). Add clothes, hair, accessories. Size 35cm


Make a Wish Flag with your own message.
$24 (discount $20 by April 20)

Ages 7-12 years


For bookings contact : Bev 0449 654 343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook // www.creativerainbowsoul.com.au

Date

Friday 10 June

Time

Doors Open 7pm
Music starts at 8pm

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Admission

$22 All tickets



The Lowdown Hokum Orchestra
and Jed Rowe

Boasting of some of the finest jazz, blues and folk musicians in Australia the Lowdown Hokum Orchestra has  the musical chops and flexibility to handle a range of styles including early jazz, delta blues, calypso, gospel, R&B (the proper stuff), funk and some iconic Australian music. Sometimes these appear in the one song as in the ode to vinyl recordings, My Favourite Record, which is mostly a New Orleans jazz tune interspersed with snippets of band members’ favourite songs.

The Lowdown Hokum Orchestra is hard to categorize because the band doesn’t play favourites with any particular style. The song is king and each member of the band brings their own particular skill, expertise and musical ear to each tune which results in a unique experience for the audience – some fun, some drama and Entertainment with a capital E.


Hosts: Dave Diprose & Doc White - Burrinja Blues and Roots
Bookings available online at https://www.stickytickets.com.au/34907 
Enquiries: Doc 0417155302
Date

Saturday 11 June 2016

Time

2pm & 6:30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All $18
Family 4+ $15each
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The Little Prince
by Spare Parts Puppets

'The Little Prince leaps out from boxes and into hearts' - Australian Stage.

Let your imagination take flight with this beautiful production of The Little Prince adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. 

With its timeless message of the importance of forming friendships, The Little Prince is an adventure story that celebrates the power and strength of our imagination. Saint-Exupéry’s exquisite and mysterious tale tells the adventures of a young and very curious prince who leaves his tiny home planet and journeys across the universe. Along the way he meets a pilot crash-landed in the desert, a cunning snake, a wild fox and an oddball cast of grown-ups with some very silly ideas about the things that really matter.

Perfect for ages 4+ // Run time 50 minutes

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Term 2 Dates

Wed 13 April  - Wed 22 June
(no class 18 MAY)
Express your interest for Thurs

Time

10.00am-11.00am

Cost:

10wks $120
($12 per class)
Visit or call the
box office on 9754 8723

Venue

Black Box Studio

Rainbows and Sparkles

Have fun and get creative with your child in an engaging art group for pre-schoolers.

Join Gill Cruikshank on a Rainbows and Sparkles creative adventure singing, movement, parachute play, musical instruments and art making using a variety of media.

With a strong focus on parent/ carer participation the class invites children and adults to have fun together exploring creative activities.

Gill Cruikshank is a local creator with 10 years’ experience running this popular class and is passionate about nurturing creative expression shared between children and their families.

Limited spaces available

Priority booking for returning students until 29 March. Classes need a minimum of 7 bookings confirmed & paid for 1 week prior to commencement to go ahead. So be sure to pay early to avoid disappointment.

ANY ENQUIRIES please CONTACT the Box Office: Tue-Fri, 10:00am-4:00pm, 9754-8723 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Suitable ages: 2 – 4 with parent/carer participation

Date

Friday 17 June

Time

7:30pm

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Admission

Adult $25
Concession $22



DYLANesque

“I saw Bob Dylan in concert but I prefer the DYLANesque version” - Phil Kafcaloudes, ABC

“Fantastic…and that’s from someone who knows the words - and intonations - of every single Dylan song!” – Jill Fraser, TV Producer

Bob Dylan changed music forever when he burst onto the scene in the 60s in Greenwich Village. DYLANesque pays tribute to his extraordinary life, the times and his music, as singer Jeff Jenkins cleverly intersperses stories of key moments from Bob’s life, with a spellbinding performance of more than 30 of Dylan’s finest songs. Together with his electrifying 4-piece band they are stunning audiences with their authentic, powerful homage to one of the 20th Century’s greatest songwriters.
Date

Saturday 18 June
2.15pm
4.45pm
6.30pm

 
Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$21 Adult
$18 Concession
$18 Friends of Burrinja
$15 Youth U16

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Kallista Dance Academy


Kallista Dance Academy's Mid-Year Display gives the students from our Monbulk and Seville studios the opportunity to showcase their many talents in tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary and hip hop.
Our VCE dance students will also be performing.

We look forward to entertaining you!

Run Time - 60 Minutes No Interval | Suitable all ages
Dates

Sunday 19 June ( 3 hours 1pm - 4pm)

Where

Burrinja Arts Workshop

Prices

$60



Mosaic 'One Off' Smash & Chat June

Do you want to get creative with crockery?

The 'one off' Mosaic Workshop continues this year...
This workshop offered in Burrinja's Art Workshop space serves as a 3 hours window of mosaicing opportunity on whatever personal project you may have currently brewing ... This session provides the opportunity to 'drop in' and get creative on any mosaic project you have started or plan to start, with a group of fellow mosaic enthusiasts.

Jessie Journoud-Ryan will be thrilled to assist and advise you with your current projects and a selection of crockery, adhesives and basic tools will be available to you. Please come also prepared with your own crockery, tools and own prepared surfaces to mosaic.

Please note that you do not need to be an expert, but this is not a comprehensive beginner's workshop, but rather, this is a drop in Mosaicing session.

Please note that an extra charge of $10 is applicable (and payable on the day) if you need to purchase a prepared (scored and primed) surface to Mosaic.
A selection of the artist's own tile and crockery collection and adhesives will be available.
Classes are limited to 6 places to ensure individual attention.
Ideal for people 18yrs old +

Book Online or via the Box Office on 9754 8723

 

Dates
Beginning Friday 3 June

Time
various

Cost
Early Bird $590 (until 31 March)
$700 (waged)

$620 (unwaged)
20% deposit required
payment plans available

Express your interest

 

What Lies Beneath - Call Out

AN ART-AS-PROCESS  JOURNEY AND EXHIBITION IN ECO-PRINTING, ENGAGING SHAMANIC AND THERAPEUTIC ARTS PRACTICE
You are invited to:
- learn the art of eco-printing/botanical dyeing on watercolour paper, silk, wool and leather
- create sacred space together
- engage in group and individual practices
- co-curate a gallery space, and exhibit your journey and work
- follow threads of curiosity and the terrifyingly wonderful lure of the Unknown ...

Our explorations will culminate in a month-long group exhibition in Burrinja's main Gallery, showcasing the generative results of the eco-printing modality; an ephemeral expression of what has been learnt. Works exhibited may include: watercolour sheets, dresses, fabric pieces, installations, photography…and more…

Full description PDF

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Dates

Saturday 25th June (6hrs: 10am – 4pm)
Sunday 26th June (6hrs: 10am – 4pm)

Where

Burrinja Arts Workshop

Prices

$260



Advanced Mosaic Workshops

Do you want to get creative with crockery?

This brand NEW workshop is designed for those of you who have either completed a Beginner's workshop or who have some mosaicing experience and would like to indulge in 12hrs of tuition with artist and qualified teacher Jessie Journoud-Ryan over single weekend...

Most materials will be supplied as in previous workshops (Tools, adhesives, a selection of crockery, tiles).
But the following variations apply:

- A pre-prepared marine-ply surface (30cm X 30cm) will be provided.

- You are free to bring along your own pre-prepared surface of any dimension, should you prefer.

- This weekend DOES NOT include a grouting session.
- The workshop will effectively be booked for 12hrs in total over the weekend, so you can choose what kind of breaks you prefer at any time.

Classes are limited to 6 places to ensure individual attention.


Book Online or via the Box Office on 9754 8723

 

Date

25 June - 3 July 2016

Time

various

Venue

Burrinja Cultural Centre

Tickets

Workshops $25
Shows from $15
Festival package
Roll the Dice + 2 other shows
or workshops $52.5

Burrinja Circus Festival 2016

Do something AMAZING this winter

Jam-packed with, circus workshops, inspiring student shows and professional circus extravaganza to delight and enthrall the whole family - it’s time to save the date for the 2016 Winter school holiday highlight - the Burrinja Circus Festival!

Learn circus tricks to wow and amaze and grow your skills and confidence with Ruccis workshops including hula hoops, circus aerials, stilts, tightrope and stunt-tumbling. Be exhilarated by the best of contemporary circus with international companies performing shows for everyone from tiny tots to adults and of course the ever-impressive Ruccis student productions.

SHOWS

Trash Test Dummies | Sat 25 June, 2pm
Lets Play | Sat 25 June, 6pm, Sun 26 June at 10:30am & 6pm
*Check with Ruccis teachers for your student's performance
Roll the DICE | Sat 2 Jul, 6pm
The Fairy Show | Sun 3 Jul, 10:30am

WORKSHOPS

PRIMARY CIRCUS ALL SORTS | Mon 27 Jun 10.30am–12pm (ages 5–12)
PRIMARY AERIALS |
Mon 27 Jun 12:15–1.45pm + Tue 28 Jun 10.30am–12pm (ages 5–12)
TEEN CIRCUS ALL SORTS |
Mon 27 Jun 2:15–3.45pm (ages 13+)
TEEN AERIAL |
Tue 28 Jun 12:15pm–1.45pm (ages 13+)
ACT CREATION |
Tue 28 Jun 2:15pm–4:15pm (ages 5+)
CIRCUS TUMBLING |
Wed 29 Jun 10.30am–12pm (ages 5–13)
HUMAN PYRAMID |
Wed 29 Jun 12:15–1.45pm (ages 5+)
HAND STANDS |
Wed 29 Jun 2:15pm–3:45pm (ages 8+)
GLOBE AND TIGHTWIRE |
Wed 29 Jun 4pm–5:30pm (ages 5+)
HOOP MAKING |
Thu 30 Jun 11.30am–12.30pm (ages 5+)
EXPERIENCED AERIALS AND TUMBLING
(By invitation only) | Fri 1 Jul 11am–1pm

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Image: Tania Pendlebury



Date

Saturday 25 June 2016

Time

2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All  $18
Family 4+ $15each
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Trash Test Dummies

“Three men took to the stage with their wheelie bins, what happened next blew our minds.”★★★★★ The Funny Tonne

Tonight’s bin night! Everyone put your bins out - The Trash Test Dummies are on duty!

Roll into the Burrinja Circus Festival’s jaw dropping feature The Trash Test Dummies. This awesome trio is as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises. Join these dexterous dummies as they deliver a family sized dump truck full of hilarity.

Be prepared for a mild blowing night of delight as The Trash Test Dummies launch onto the Burrinja stage with their award winning sell-out show. These world class circus performers and their household wheelie bins take fun to new heights with riotous stunts and an astonishing display of balance, acrobatics, slapstick and juggling.

Make tonight ‘bin night’ and take a fresh look at the humble household wheelie bin.
For audiences of all ages, be prepared for a great time.

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Date

Sat 25 June 6pm
Sun 26 June 10:30am
Sun 26 June 6pm
(Please note max 4 tickets per family)

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All tickets $20
Concession $16

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Lets Play

Ruccis annual whole school production!

Get set for a fabulous evening of circus adventure as the whole Ruccis school take you on a journey through the land of games and play!
Lets Play  is the Ruccis annual whole school production, where students of all ages showcase their wide and varied array of talent. Witness all the Ruccis circus specialties as the students take you beyond your imagination deep into the land of Games.

Maximum 4 tickets per family | All ages

More Circus Festival

Date

Wednesday June 29
Thursday 30 June 2016

Time

Weds 6:30pm
Thurs 10am

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All $18
Family 4+ $15each
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A Garry Ginivan Attraction produced in association with Shows for Schools

HIPPO! HIPPO! A BIG NEW MUSICAL ADVENTURE!

Based on the books written by Hazel Edwards and illustrated by Deborah Niland.

‘My daddy says there's a hole in our roof. I know why there's a hole.  There's a hippopotamus on our roof eating cake.’

Step into the enchanting world of a little girl and her large, imaginary and loveable-pink Hippopotamus with this heart-warming tale of friendship, imagination and discovery. 

Rendered through story-telling, music, song, dance, puppetry and imagery, this classic tale one of the largest and most famous imaginary friends ever, is bursting onto the Burrinja stage in 2016!

Perfect for all ages // Running time 50 mins (no interval)

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Term 1 Dates
Wednesdays 3 Feb - 23 Mar

Play Up 4pm - 5pm
Act Up 5pm - 6pm
Advanced Troup 6pm - 7:30pm

Venue

Black Box Studio

Term Prices
$104 Play Up (8 weeks)
$104 Act Up (8 weeks)
$160 Advanced Troupe (8 weeks)
Visit or call the
Box Office on 9754 8723

Creative Movement and Drama Classes

Express your interest for later in the year!

ANY ENQUIRIES please CONTACT the Box Office: Tue-Fri, 10:00am-4:00pm, 9754-8723 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Classes are facilitated by Dee Whittington who has many years experience with children and youth of all ages in the areas of creative movement, drama and music, with fabulous outcomes for the participants including an end of year showcase.

Play Up at Burrinja (Ages 5-6 years)
The emphasis for this age group is on creative play and improvisation. Classes are designed to stimulate the imagination of young children, through participation in various drama, music and movement activities.
When: Wednesday 4-5pm.

Act Up at Burrinja (Ages 7-9 years) 
These fun filled classes are designed to encourage children to become confident in presenting their own ideas and to work together in a group. This is achieved through movement, poetry, songs, scripts and theatre games; providing safe, supported performance opportunities.
When: Wednesday 5-6pm.

Advance Troupe (By invitation only) 
This class is for students showing the commitment to work within certain guidelines enabling them to extend their drama experience and skills.  It will be a class requiring focus and dedication and within these guidelines each student should have a fully rounded drama experience, still full of creativity and enjoyment but supported by focused behaviour and extended by more advanced scripts, monologues & movement. 
When: Wednesdays 6:30-8.00pm

Further inquiries contact the box office on 9754 8723 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date

Sundays in 2016

Time

All performances at 2pm

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Tickets

Adult $26
Concession $22

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Classical Tracks 2016


In partnership with Melbourne Recital Centre, Yarra Ranges and Burrinja are proud to present our Classical Tracks Program for 2016.

Inventi Ensemble at Burrinja 10 April

Latitude 37 at The Memo 8 May

Flinders Quartet at Arts Centre, Warburton 29 May

Nicholas Chamber Orchestra at Burrinja 5 June

Alice Giles at Montrose Town Centre 19 June

Melba Opera Trust at The Memo 3 July

Simon Tedeschi at Montrose Town Centre 17 July

Melb Guitar Quartet at Arts Centre Warburton 31 July

Nicholas Chamber Orchestra & Singularity at Burrinja 14 August

Arcadia Wind Quintet at The Memo 28 August


Full Classical Tracks program details here

Date

Sat 2 Jul 6pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All tickets $20
Concession $16

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Roll the DICE

Ruccis student Cabaret - designed, produced and presented by the amazing Ruccis students!

You are invited to be wowed by the extraordinary talent of the Ruccis students! See what they have been creating as independent artists throughout 2016 in this new student directed and performed circus show. In this collection of solo and small group acts experience a range of circus disciplines performed by students of all ages, including professional guest artists Sam Whelan, Liam Dejong and Maddy Burleigh.

All ages

More Circus Festival

Date

Sun 3 July

Time

11.30am

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All tickets $15

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The Fairy Show

Join Fairy Smart and Fairy Snoozy on a mad-cap circus journey with magical songs, hilarious comedy and amazing acrobatics. You are invited to take part in their adventure to find fairy dust that the naughty gnomes have stolen. Clues have been left, riddles must be solved and fun is had by everyone before anyone gets to make a fairy wish.

Run time 45mins | Ages 2-6

More Circus Festival

Date

7 July – 7 August

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

What Lies Beneath

“There is no dead matter, lifelessness is only a disguise behind which hides unknown forms of life” - Bruno Schultz

Eco-printing engages the pigments in leaves, natural fibres, metal and heat to create prints and imagery that cannot be orchestrated or controlled – as Rebecca Funk describes: 'this is a dance with Nature herself where we follow Her lead…'

Emerging from a series of workshops lead by local artist Jacqui Grace and soul crafter Rebecca Funk, the cohort of makers will exhibit new eco-printing based work developed from an exploration of creative process where artist, matter and cosmos are co-constructors of meaning, beauty, sacredness, art and chaos.

Dynamics between structure and emergence, individual work and collaboration, the stagnant and the ephemeral, process and outcome culminate in an exhibition which will showcase the generative process of eco-printing as we explore what lies beneath the leaf, and these constructs.

Call for participants: your are invited to

- learn the art of eco-printing/botanical dyeing on watercolour paper, silk, wool & leather
- create sacred space together
- engage in group and individual practices
- co-curate a gallery space, and exhibit your journey and work
- follow threads of curiosity and the terrifyingly wonderful lure of the Unknown

Exhibition Opening Celebration Thursday 7 July

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Date

Thursday 14 July

Time

8pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

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Concession $32
Group 6+ $28
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Educating Rita
a comedy classic by Willy Russell


“Simply a marvellous play, painfully funny and passionately serious: a hilarious social documentary; a fairy tale with a quizzical, half-happy ending.” The Sunday Times

Take note - a warm and entertaining comedy about the great many kinds of knowledge and intelligence. An instant hit on Broadway, Educating Rita has been delighting audiences for over 30 years.

Join Frank and Rita on their quest for culture and two very different journeys of self-discovery in this modern day Pygmalion or My Fair Lady.

Recommended ages 15 years+ // Running time 2 hours 15 min (including interval)

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Dates

Saturday 16 July (1pm - 4pm)

Where

Burrinja Arts Workshop

Prices

$60



Mosaic 'One Off' Smash & Chat July

Do you want to get creative with crockery?

The 'one off' Mosaic Workshop continues this year...
This workshop offered in Burrinja's Art Workshop space serves as a 3 hours window of mosaicing opportunity on whatever personal project you may have currently brewing ... This session provides the opportunity to 'drop in' and get creative on any mosaic project you have started or plan to start, with a group of fellow mosaic enthusiasts.

Jessie Journoud-Ryan will be thrilled to assist and advise you with your current projects and a selection of crockery, adhesives and basic tools will be available to you. Please come also prepared with your own crockery, tools and own prepared surfaces to mosaic.

Please note that you do not need to be an expert, but this is not a comprehensive beginner's workshop, but rather, this is a drop in Mosaicing session.

Please note that an extra charge of $10 is applicable (and payable on the day) if you need to purchase a prepared (scored and primed) surface to Mosaic.
A selection of the artist's own tile and crockery collection and adhesives will be available.
Classes are limited to 6 places to ensure individual attention.
Ideal for people 18yrs old +

Book Online or via the Box Office on 9754 8723

 

Dates

Sunday 17th of JULY (2hrs: 1pm – 3pm)
Saturday 23rd of JULY (3hrs: 12pm – 3pm)
Sunday 24th of JULY (3hrs: 12pm – 3pm)
Sunday 31st of JULY (3hrs: 12pm – 3pm)

Where

Burrinja Arts Workshop

Prices

$260



July Mosaic Workshops

Do you want to get creative with crockery?

This workshop of 4 classes will walk you through the creation process step-by-step to create your own small mosaic art piece.

If you are a Beginner wanting to learn the basic skills in order to apply them to larger Mosaic projects in the future, this is the class for you... If you have dabbled in Mosaics before, this may be a refresher opportunity and a means of further experimenting with the medium in order to inspire you for more ambitious pieces in the future.

Classes limited to 6 students are run by Studio artist and qualified teacher Jessie Journoud-Ryan.
Most materials and tools used on site are provided, but you will need to provide your own crockery, protective gloves for grouting, an old towel and a hammer.

The Mosaic workshop at Burrinja in Upwey, comprises of a total of 11hrs of tutored classes.

Most materials are supplied, including a selection of the artist's own tile and crockery collection and a descriptive easy to follow 10 step guide to creating your own mosaic artwork.
On completion of the workshop you will have a completed and grouted mosaic, ready to hang up at home.

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Date

Sunday 14 August

Time

2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $26
Concession $22
Group 6+ $20
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Mozart’s Requiem

Nicholas Chamber Orchestra (NCO) with local choir Singularity

“Making classical music accessible and available to all is something I feel passionate about” – NCO Music Director Eric Klay

This winter unfurl with the classical music sensation of the Dandenong Ranges own Nicholas Chamber Orchestra performing Mozart’s breathtaking Requiem.

Program:
Songs from Paradise Road  (Singularily, director Cecily Woodberry)
Weber Basoon Concerto (Julie Holmes solo)
Interval
Mozart Requiem (Nicholas Chamber Orchestra and Singularity)

90 minutes (plus 20 min interval)


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Date

Friday 2 September 2016

Time

8pm

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Tickets

$10 All tickets (FILM only)
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$40 Adult

$36 Concession

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Paul Cox’s Award Winning film

Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gough

''How lovely yellow is!'' Vincent Van Gogh

Dive into the illuminating pallet of Paul Cox’s award winning documentary on the life of one of the 19th century’s most important and inspired visionaries Vincent Van Gogh. Drawn from his letters to his brother Theo from 1872 until his tragic death, the film offers first hand insight into the man, his motivations and his unique humanity.

VINCENT: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF VINCENT VAN GOGH, directed, photographed, written and edited by Paul Cox; based on letters of Vincent van Gogh; music by Vivaldi, Rossini and Norman Kaye; produced by Tony Llewellyn-Jones for Illumination Films.

Q&A with Paul Cox after the screening TBC

1987 / 95 min / 35 mm / Documentary

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Date

Saturday 3 September

Time

8pm

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Admission

$22 All tix

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TAPESTRY

Gabrielle Parbo sings Carole King plus Carly Simon, Rickie Lee Jones and Joni Mitchell


Be swept back to the psychedelic 70's with the hit songs of four of the most influential female singer-songwriters of the era.

The TAPESTRY show weaves together the songs and stories of Carole King, Carly Simon, Rickie Lee Jones and Joni Mitchell; amazing women whose lives were connected by more than just music. Feel the earth move with the hits that captured the essence of an explosive and important era of change, performed by a three piece band featuring the Brilliant GABRIELLE PARBO.

The TAPESTRY Band - We lived it, loved it, and now delight in celebrating the lives and achievements of these powerful and honest female artists! Find out the secrets and relive the memories of a magical time.

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Date

Saturday 10 September 2016

Time

7pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
18 &under $18
Group 6+ $28
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VINCENT, by LissaJane Dance

A moving piece of blended theatrics, dance, story telling and technical brilliance.

“Vincent is a show I hope can touch as many people as the paintings have.”

- Melissa Lanham, Artistic Director & Choreographer

Be the first to experience this brand new dance/theatre work based on the life and artistic genius of one of the world’s most famous and inspired visionaries: Vincent Van Gogh. Captivating choreography meets story telling through dialogue to bring us this tragic but ultimately triumphant tale.

VINCENT explores the life, loss and love of Vincent Van Gogh and the mental illness that plagued the man that would become one of the most revered artists in history.

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Image: Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Bush Yam Dreaming, Acrylic on canvas 183 x 152, 1995 (detail)


Date

16 September – 27 November

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Masters of Aboriginal Contemporary Art

Emily Kame Kngwarreye


A survey exhibition of one of the Western Desert art movement’s most important artists Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

Credited with taking Australian indigenous art to the world ‘Emily’ is one of our most iconic and collectable painters. An Anmatyerre elder, keeper of the Alhalkere Women's Dreaming stories, she was in in her 70’s before she began capturing this deeply significant cultural heritage on canvas.

This exhibition is part of Burrinja's Masters of Aboriginal Contemporary Art series which presents an intriguing portrait of Australia’s most revered Aboriginal and contemporary artists.

“Kngwarreye's prominence is no overnight sensation; it finds its roots in a lifetime of ritual and artistic activity. Her energetic paintings are a response to the land of her birth, Alhalkere, north of Alice Springs …  the contours of the landscape, the cycles of seasons, the parched land, the flow of flooding waters and sweeping rains, the patterns of seeds and the shape of plants, and the spiritual forces which imbue the country. Kngwarreye's vision of the land is unique; her paintings challenge the way we look at art by Aboriginal Australians” Wally Caruana, National Gallery of Australia

‘Few artists have painted the country like she has, with an ability to penetrate its very soul'. -Margo Neale, curator of her 1998 retrospective exhibition







 

Dates

Sat 17 September

Time

10.30am – 3.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

FREE

Dandenong Ranges Music Council presents

Party with Attitude Festival at Burrinja
Save the date!


A festival of singing, drumming, band, dance and country music workshops for all ages and abilities

For more information visit www.drmc.org.au or 9754 6566




Dates

Sunday 10 July 

Time

2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$25 Adult
$15 Concession
Free Youth U16



Yarra Valley Singers

Murmuring Waters

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon musical treat provided by the Yarra Valley Singers.

Yarra Valley Singers are delighted to be returning to Burrinja, following their successful Annual Concert last year. This year’s Annual Concert has a ‘watery’ theme, so be prepared to don wellington boots, ponchos and rain hats! Seriously though, the title of this presentation is ‘Murmuring Waters’ and will feature music by Montiverdi, Rossini, Charles Villiers Stanford and Arthur Sullivan with a few others. The wordsmiths that feature include Robert Burns, Mary E. Coleridge, W.S. Gilbert and Gerald Manley Hopkins.

120mins (no interval)




Date

Saturday 24 September

Time

8pm

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Tickets

Adult $25
Concession $22

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Hot August Night & Me - Dominic Finley

Neil Diamond - intimate and acoustic

Starring Dominic Finley (with Pete Ryan on Piano)

Neil Diamond’s Hot August Night album IN ITS ENTIRETY, with interesting stories about how the songs were created, and of Diamond’s dark journey from being a struggling Brooklyn poet, to becoming one of the worlds most loved performers.

Performer, Dominic Finley is a former member of 80’s chart toppers Cutting Crew, and has a background worlds apart from Diamond’s New York upbringing in the ‘Tin Pan Alley’ days of Broadway... Finley’s is the world of cobbled streets, terrace houses, and a show business grounding won out of the gritty working men’s clubs in Lancashire, in the North of England. The show sees Finley carefully weave his personal story, with the legacy of Neil Diamond. Hear stunning acoustic renditions of Diamond’s hits - stripped to bare bones.

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Date

Friday 7 October 2016

Time

8pm

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Tickets

All Tickets $28
Group 6+ $25

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Bucket's List: Melbourne Fringe on Tour

‘quirky, hilarious and heartwarming... Bucket’s List is a true gem of a show and should not be missed.’  Beat Magazine
 
Experience the inner city’s Melbourne Fringe on tour in the Hills – with this dark comedy about love and buckets by award winning Belgrave writer Sarah Collins.

Bucket (Justin Kennedy) loved his work at the bucket factory for 19 years and 364 days and was happy to stay for the next 20 years, but bucket peak has been reached. He finds a new job as a wedding DJ, and realises that he’s never had his own wedding dance and, with the help of his neighbours and a sexed-up and cynical possum, he goes looking for love.

Stay tuned for comedy workshops with Sarah Collins and Justin Kennedy

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Date

Thursday 27 October 2016

Time

8pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
18 &under $18
Group 6+ $28

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Boredom Protection Policy
by Rod Quantock OAM

“Once again, Quantock delivers telling blows to the right with disarming humour, cunningly disguised intelligence and idiosyncratic charm.” The Age, Helen Thomson

The Hills favourite leftie activist Rod Quantock returns to Burrinja with this second installment of Bordom Protection Policy. Get ready to examine the world through the dark comedic lens of one of Australia’s “National Treasures”.


Laying out climate change, refugee resettlement and reconciliation on the table Boredom Protection Policy is a solo show about contemporary politics and society from Australia’s longest serving comedian Rod Quantock.

 

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Date

Sunday 23 October

Time

4pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Group 6+ $28

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Always... Patsy Cline, by Ted Swindley
Starring Courtney Conway

“Hear the memorable songs and… Discover a heartfelt story that will lift your spirits.”  -Chicago Critic

Take a two-step back to that legendary 1960s Nashville sound with country music pioneer Patsy Cline, starring award winning performers Courtney Conway and Mandi Lodge.

Complete with down home country humour, true emotion and even some audience participation, Always Patsy Cline was an immediate Broadway success and is a must-see musical sensation. Get ready to be swept up in Cline’s magnetic world through 27 of her most unforgettable hits including Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight.

Running time 2 hours (including 20 min interval)
Date

Saturday 5 November 2016

Time

2pm
6:30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $18
Family 4+ $15each
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The Gizmo,

Written by Verity Laughton, Adapted from the novel by Paul Jennings

Published by Penguin Australia. // An NCM production.

"Something is in my pocket. Something made of steel. It is the Gizmo. It is back in my pocket even though I just threw it away. What is going on here? Am I going nuts? Or what?"

A hilarious, fun filled adventure that will have the whole family in stitches.

Whilst at the local fair, Stephen is baited by his hero Floggitt into stealing. He steals the whirling, twirling illuminating Gizmo, that sends him on a wild adventure. Finding it impossible to just simply get rid of the Gizmo by returning, burying or throwing on to a passing coal train, the Gizmo starts to exact it's revenge by placing Stephen in several extra-ordinary situations!

Join Stephen and Floggitt on this hilarious and playful journey of self discovery through music, puppetry, physical storytelling and visual effects.

Recommended ages 6+

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Date

Saturday 12 November 2016

Time

2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Group 6+ $28
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My Latin Heart

José Carbó & the Grigoryan Brothers 

“The three of us have a great simpatico. Sitting down together in front of an audience to perform these songs that we all love is going to be extremely satisfying.” - José Carbó

A celebration of Latin passion and beautiful music

Join us for an afternoon of sumptuous song, stunning strings and tantalising tango, with internationally acclaimed baritone José Carbó and brilliant classical guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan presenting My Latin Heart.

Reaching number one on the Limelight Classical Music Charts in 2013, My Latin Heart was also nominated for Classical Record of the Year at the ARIA Awards.
 
Running time 90 Minutes (plus 20 minute interval)

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Date

Annual

Venue

Burrinja Cultural Centre
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ANNOUNCING THE NEW
Friends of Burrinja
Memberships (formerly Jarmbi membership)

Show your support for Burrinja, Arts and Culture in the Dandenong Ranges and join our Friends of Burrinja membership program.

Your annual Friends of Burrinja membership fee of $40 supports our arts programming and the many local community projects we assist in the hills. The new Friends of Burrinja membership entitles you to:
  • One FREE theatre ticket each year – on us
  • Special Member discount of off all Burrinja Theatre shows and in the gallery shop
  • Exclusive invitations to join us for special exhibition openings, talks and events
  • Regular updates, behind the scenes insight and mailed out copies of new Burrinja Season and Culture Tracks Programs
  • Members pre -season launch and priority booking for new season shows
  • Burrinja gallery is now free for all patrons so enjoy our wonderful exhibitions
Become a Friend of Burrinja today and begin receiving your great new Friends of Burrinja benefits as well as showing your support with our 'I Support Art in the Hills' bumper stickers.

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Date

More info and 2016 dates
coming soon!

Time

Music from 7:30pm

Venue

Café Burrinja

Admission

$15/$12
MPA Members $10

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Mountain Pickers Association

Stay tuned for more info and 2016 dates - coming soon!Victorian audiences and pickers have an opportunity to partake in a regular musical event at Burrinja.
The structure of the evening is a blackboard concert with a paid feature band on the night.
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Jim on 97047573 to book a spot on the blackboard concert.

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