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Date

August - October 2016

Venue

Burrinja Foyer

Burrinja Kids Stay and Play

Created by Tamara McLeish of ArtTreeCreations

We all love colour & our 3 beautiful animal friends need your help. During the cold winter season they have all lost thier colour, spring is coming & they want to get their colourful bodies back. Colour makes us happy, it can influence our day & can make us creative.

Choose a feather or a scale from the picture (they are attached with velcro) make it as colourful as possible & add a little design to personalise it. Pop it back onto the picture then invite your friends to help out with the rest.

 

Registrations open

1-10 September

Due by

5pm Sat 10 September

Artboard Pick-up

Burrinja Cultural Centre

Cost per Entry

$10 Artwork Registration
$6 U14yrs Artwork Registration
[Fee includes art board]


Or phone 9754 8723

The Upwey Township Group presents

The Upwey Archies

Community Portrait Project 2016

The Upwey Township Group, in partnership with Burrinja, are thrilled to announce The Upwey Archies.
Sponsored by the Belgrave Book Barn.

Inspired by the Archibald Prize and ‘Not The Archies’, the Upwey Archies is a community portrait project, and we are now accepting submissions!

Grab your art equipment - pencils, paints, collage, mixed media - and celebrate the people of Upwey important to you!
This is your chance to create an original artwork celebrating someone special to you, and be in the running for three mystery prizes.

How it works:
• Head to Burrinja between September 1-10, pay your entry fee and collect an art board (included in your fee)
• Return your Archie entry to Burrinja between October 1-8
• Come and see your work publicly displayed throughout Upwey between Oct 14 – Nov 15
• Exhibition launch and winners announced 11am Saturday 15 Oct at The Pirate Ship, Main Street Upwey
• Collect your de-installed artwork between Nov 16-19

For more information phone Burrinja on 9754 8723

 





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

Understanding Emily – from a state of ignorance.
Blog by Paul O'Halloran

 

Dates

Thursday 29 September

Time

10:30am

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

FREE

'My Neighbour is a Fairy' story time at Burrinja


Written by Jody Stokes and Illustrated by Margaret Krajnc

'My Neighbour is a Fairy' is gentle and fun story about autism, encouraging children to be inclusive of people who see the world in ‘different ways’.

When Tom moves next door, Meg is excited to have a new neighbour. But she soon realises that Tom is different to the other kids she knows. He doesn’t talk in recognisable words and sees him doing the same things over and over again. Meg decides that Tom must be a fairy.

Join us for an inclusive story time with illustrator Margaret Krajnc

Any fairies welcome.

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Comedy & Script Development Workshop

Sunday October 2, 2.00pm to 4.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Tickets

Workshop Only $25

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Workshop & Performance Adult $44
F/T Student Workshop and Show $35

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Comedy & Script Development Workshop

with Justin Kennedy & Sarah Collins

We have both the writer and actor of the award-winning, international fringe sensation Buckets List coming together to bring you a workshop that covers everything you need to know about comedy, devising shows and developing scripts – all in the one action-packed 2.5 hour workshop!

Bucket's List is a storytelling show, told through the mediums of narration, physical comedy, live music and puppetry – and this workshop brings all of these experiences together.

Comedy Class – with Justin Kennedy

Justin is a stand up, actor, and head writer for Channel 10's The Project. He has written for Letters and Numbers and Rove and has been a regular on the Comedy Channel for years.

From Idea to Script to Show – with Sarah Collins

Sarah is an award winning Australian writer and performer known for her comedic storytelling shows.

Full workshop details

 

 

Dates

Applications due 2 October

ARTIST CALL OUT

Be part of the 2017 Dandenong Ranges Open Studios

Artists, Makers, Creators and Dreamers - we want to hear from you!
Dandenong Ranges Open Studios is the biggest creative 'Open Door' of the region

With almost 7000 studio visits in 2016, Creative Culture Vultures from local haunts and further afield ascend into the hills to meet the creative folk that make this region so creatively vibrant.
And right now, until the end of September, is your chance to take part.

IMPORTANT DATES
OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND Sat & Sun 29 + 30 April, 10am and 5pm
GROUP EXHIBITION AT BURRINJA GALLERY Saturday 1 April - Sunday 14 May
Exhibition opening and event launch event: Friday, 31st March @ 7pm

Full details and applications at openstudios.org.au

 

Dates

Sun 02 October

Time

1.00pm – 4.45pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$22 Adult
$17.50pp / $70 Family of 4 [max 2 adults]
$15 Youth U16

Boronia Calisthenics Annual Showcase

Boronia Calisthenics College has been around for more than 50 years. Our annual showcase will present performances from our youngest 3 year old to our lovely Seniors, highlighting their many items they have learnt throughout the year.

Run Time - 225 Minutes including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages   

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Dates

Tuesday 4 Oct - 6 Dec (8 weeks)

(NOTE: no class on Melb Cup day 1st Nov or 22nd Nov)

Times

4pm - 5:30pm

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Price

$144

Bookings via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DANCE RAPA

One of Melbourne’s most sort after contemporary dance instructors, Anton Cleaver-Wilkinson brings contemporary dance to the Hills like never before. These classes are more than learning steps, students learn how to choreograph from their own rich imagination, with an opportunity to create their own dance piece - at all levels.
DANCE RAPA does not engage in competitive dance practices such as Eisteddfods or dance examinations.
DANCE RAPA encourages personal expression through movement.
DANCE RAPA is where young people can create and choreograph their own dance works.

Ranges Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) is a NOT FOR PROFIT academy for the creative enrichment and development of young people from ages 6 to 18.
As a not-for-profit the Academy is governed by a board of directors, with all of RAPA’s creative programs designed and delivered by industry professionals with
extensive experience in various fields of the arts, and with a passion for making a difference in young people’s lives.

RAPA is a warm, friendly and safe environment. An academy for the arts that develops confidence, personal motivation and self-worth. A place of encouragement where young
people can express their own rich fertile imaginations.


More info about ranges Academy at http://rangesacademy.org.au

 

 

Term 4 Dates
Wednesdays
5 Oct - 30 Nov

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

Venue

Black Box Studio

Cost
Play Up $117 (9wks)
Act Up $117 (9wks)
Advanced Troupe $180 (9wks)
Visit or call the
Box Office on 9754 8723



Creative Movement and Drama Classes


PLAY UP: Grades Prep – 2 or Ages 5 – 7/8 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.

ACT UP: Grade 3 – 4 or Ages 8 – 9/10 years
These 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.

ADVANCED 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.

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.

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.

Term 4 Dates

Wed 5 Oct - 14 Dec (no class 2 Nov)
Thurs 6 Oct - 8 Dec

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

Please note there will a PRIORITY SALE for returning students in term 2. General bookings open on Tuesday 28 June at 10am. 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

Show

Friday 7 October 2016
Doors open 7:30pm
Shows start 8pm

Comedy & Script Development Workshop

Sunday October 2, 2.00pm to 4.30pm

Show & Workshop Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Tickets

Adult $28
Student (F/T) $18
Group 6+ $25

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Workshop Only $25

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Workshop & Performance Adult $44
F/T Student Workshop and Show $35

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Bucket's List: Melbourne Fringe on Tour

With support by Michael Connell

"Bucket’s List is a gorgeous and heartbreaking story about love, buckets, possums and weddings." Beat Magazine

A 5 star smash hit at the 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival and winner of the Tiki Tour Ready Award, comedian and character actor Justin Kennedy stars in this heartbreakingly hilarious story about love…and buckets.  The fourth show by acclaimed writer Sarah Collins (CHOIR GIRL, Donna + Damo) Bucket’s List features a live score, lively possum, and life-sized bucket dream-girl. 

Michael Connell

Hailing from the Hills, Michael Connell is a comedian who mixes big ideas with big laughs before throwing in a few surprises. He's performed on Australia's Got Talent, Rove, and other TV shows, entertained at corporate events, spoken at universities and high schools, and regularly works at all of Australia's best comedy clubs.

Comedy & Script Development Workshop with Justin Kennedy & Sarah Collins

Ideally for ages 16 and up We have both the writer and actor of the award-winning, international fringe sensation Buckets List coming together to bring you a workshop that covers everything you need to know about comedy, devising shows and developing scripts – all in the one action-packed 2.5 hour workshop!

More Info

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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Dates

Term 4
Tues 6 weeks starting Oct 11
Thurs starting 6 weeks starting Oct 13

Time

Tuesdays 4.10pm - 5.30pm
Thursdays 4.10pm - 5.30pm

Prices

$90 including materials
*try 1st lesson, $15

Every Child’s an Artist

Week 1    Insect Machine Drawings. Half insects, half machines.        
Week 2   
Screen Print  Make snowflake designs and patterns
Week 3   
Self Portrait Drawing. Add to your 2017 Calendar template (included)
Week 4   
Creative and unusual pop up cards, with special effects
Week 5   
Decorate 3D Cardboard Christmas Trees
Week 6   
Create Christmas Characters, Santas, Elves, Angels 3D figures

Empowering your child to tap into their inner creativity 


Ages 6-12 years

Inquiries : 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

Dates

Thursday 13 October

Times

7pm- 9pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$20 Adult
$16 Youth U16

 

Upwey Primary School presents:

Once Upon Time

Once upon a time, in Nursery Town, Mother Goose had gone on a holiday to visit the man on the moon. Mayor Humpty Dumpty takes the opportunity to ‘re-structure’ Nursery Town and make it more efficient, with some unfortunate results. To make things worse, Captain Boredom has escaped and reunited with his zombie army to take over Nursery Town, while the towns folk are turning to cardboard? Can Mother Goose regain order to help save Nursery Town?

Run Time - 120mins (includes 20min Interval) | Suitable all ages

 
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Dates

Sunday 16 Oct

Time

1pm - 4:30pm

Where

Burrinja Black Box

Prices

Full $100
Concession $80

Spirit Guide Drawing Workshop

Our Spirit Guide Drawing Workshop is lots of fun, no drawing experience needed, we use meditation to connect with our angels or guides & select a colour combination from an aura soma colour chart then I guide you step by step to draw a face you will be amazed at the creation of your picture & you will receive healing through the application of the colours you have chosen.

Come & enjoy this wonderful workshop, bring a group of friends or meet up with like minded people & lets have fun.

All materials provided plus afternoon tea, your facilitator is Carol McConnell, meditation, spiritual teacher & healer.

Please book asap ph 59662330 mob 0466948753 looking forward to meeting you at Burrinja for an afternoon of fun & creativity.

Suitable for ages 14 - 80.

 

Dates

Fri 21 October

Time

7.00pm – 10.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$28 Adult
$23 Concession [Seniors/Pension]
$10 Youth U16

Fernleigh Calisthenics Club

30th Annual Display

Tickets on sale 10am Tuesday 4 October

Please come and support our wonderful club, as we showcase the talents of our 2016 pupils. This as an extra special year as Fernleigh Calisthenics Club located locally in Boronia celebrate their 30th year. Our gorgeous girls, aged 2years - 40+years, will show off their hard work, dedication and amazing items - Don't miss out on a fun entertaining night out.

Run Time - 150 Minutes including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages   

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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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Dates

SAT 12 NOV
SUN 13 NOV

Times

10am - 4pm

Where

Burrinja Arts Workshop

Prices

$260 (both days)
$150 single day)

Bookings 9754 8723

Weekend Mosaic Workshops - November

Do you want to get creative with crockery?

Back due to popular demand… with a few variations!

This brand NEW workshop is designed for those of you who would like to indulge in 12hrs or 6hrs of tuition with Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan over single weekend...
Beginners are welcome too (2 days recommended)!
Students may also book for a single day only.

Classes are run by professional artist and qualified teacher Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan.
Main materials will be supplied (Tools, adhesives, a selection of crockery, tiles).
Workshop Variations & Specifications:
- A pre-prepared marine-ply surface (30cm X 30cm) will
be provided (and optional).
- You are free to bring along your own pre-prepared surface of any dimension.
- Possibility of a grouting session for works completed prior to the actual weekend.
- 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.

Program each day:
- 2hrs in the morning (10am-12pm).
- 1hr window for lunch (Optional).
- 3hrs in the afternoon (1pm-4pm)

To book, visit or contact the Box Office on 9754 8723

 

Date

Saturday 12 November 2016

Time

2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Group 6+ $28
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The Grigoryan Brothers & José Carbó

My Latin Heart

“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)

More Info


Dates

SAT 10 DEC
SUN 11 DEC
(10am - 4pm)
12hrs (including breaks)
Suitable 18+

Where

Arts Workshop

Prices

$260 Full weekend [12hrs]
$150 Single day [6hrs]

Bookings: 03-9754-8723

Weekend Mosaic Workshop December

Facilitator: Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan

Do you want to get creative with crockery?

Back due to popular demand… with a few variations!
This brand NEW workshop is designed for those of you who would like to indulge in 12hrs or 6hrs of tuition with Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan over single weekend...

Beginners are welcome too!
Students may also book for a single day only.

Classes are run by professional artist and qualified teacher Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan.
Main materials will be supplied (Tools, adhesives, a selection of crockery, tiles).

Workshop Variations & Specifications:
- A pre-prepared marine-ply surface (30cm X 30cm) will be provided (and optional).
- You are free to bring along your own pre-prepared surface of any dimension.
- Possibility of a grouting session for works completed prior to the actual weekend.
- 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.

The Weekend Mosaic workshop at Burrinja in Upwey, comprising of a total of 12hrs of tutored classes will cost $260 per student or $150 for a single day (6hrs). Classes are limited to 6 places to ensure individual attention.

Book via the Box Office on 9754 8723




Date

10 Dec - 12 Feb

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Wominjeka: A New Beginning

Wominjeka: A New Beginning celebrates 30 years of the Koorie Heritage Trust. This project highlights cultural continuities alongside new modes of creative practice in the work of five cross-generational early career artists; Georgia MacGuire, Aunty Marlene Gilson, Mitch Mahoney, Josh Muir and Raymond Young.

Each of the participating artists has developed new work in dialogue with the Trust’s significant collections of objects, artworks, archives and oral histories – each identifying objects and artifacts that share or spark a connection with their own artistic practice, personal or cultural enquiry. Over a three-month period the artists worked alongside senior mentors; Maree Clarke, Lee Darroch, Ray Thomas and Peter Waples-Crowe to explore the Trust’s Collections and to develop new works in dialogue with the past.

The exhibition presents this new work alongside the objects of inspiration from the Trust’s collection. Exhibited works utilise a broad array of media, materials and techniques including; painting, animal skin cloaks and textiles, bark and feather flowers, clay shields and digital prints.

Exhibition coordinator: Jan Duffy,  Koorie Heritage Trust






Image: Aunty Marlene Gilson
(Wathaurung / Wadawurrung) (detail)
Marngrook Football, 2015
acrylic on canvas
Courtesy of the artist


Date

Annual

Venue

Burrinja Cultural Centre
Galleries
Theatre
Shop
Cafe
Community

Tickets

$40

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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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