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4 July – 20 September


Burrinja Gallery

Black Art White Walls: The Adrian and Anne Newstead Collection

The exhibition includes 60 works from the personal collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art of Adrian and Anne Newstead. Adrian Newstead, a prominent dealer, expert, activist and writer, has been involved in Indigenous art movement for over 30 years.

It contains many rare and previously unseen works by some of its most influential artists, tracing the breadth of the movement from early the bark painters, to Western Desert masters, to the politically charged works of contemporary urban artists.

Public program

Black Art White Walls Guided Tours
Thursdays at 11 am
Bookings recommended

Author’s Talk – Saturday 1 August 12 noon
with Mick Woiwod

Collector Talk Saturday 1 August at 1pm
with Adrian Newstead


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Black Art White Walls


1 August – 20 September 2015


Burrinja Gallery

Points of Focus:
Historic photographs from the Pacific

Historic photographs from the Pacific are the result of complex cross-cultural encounters; their stories are many and varied and unfold as we learn more about them.

Curated by University of Sydney, Macleay Museum’s Rebecca Conway, the exhibition explores how photographs shape our understanding of the past by examining aspects of Pacific history through the lenses of colonial government, missionary, scientific and commercial photographers.

Curator Talk Sunday 16 August at 2pm
With exhibition Curator
Rebecca Conway, the University of Sydney, Macleay Museum

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‘Near the camp, Laloki River’, 1885 Central Province, Papua New Guinea Photo: J W Lindt Courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney (HP90.28.2314)



21 August- 20 September


Jarmbi Gallery

Mater Christi 2015 Art Show

The exhibition features over 30 exemplary artworks created by students in Years 7-12 during Semester 1, 2015.  It is a wonderful opportunity to see a variety of skills and techniques including sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, digital media and more.

Please take the opportunity to view this outstanding exhibition of student work and support the creativity of our Visual Arts students.  Visitors can also collect a beautiful catalogue as a memento. Congratulations to the students whose work is featured in the exhibition.

Claudia Dabb, Jordyn Yeoman, Milly Bradley, Amelyn Gilbert, Lucinda Williams, Savanna Germano, Miranda Cook, Amy Sondhu, Carly Miller, Erin Dekker, Amber Wallace, Jasmyne Russell, Rey Logan, Hayley Curtis, Bryn Mahon, Iris de Wit, Molly O’Bryan, Dana Trott, Tahlia Merrett, Renee Riotto, Kodie Williams, Sharanya Srinivas, Renay Hrubos, Mikayla Van Loon, Saran Kim, Abbie Stiff, Abby Lancaster, Claire Gibson, Ella Stoeckli

The artworks in this exhibition are a small sample of the creativity that will be on display at the Mater Christi Arts and Technology Festival, opening Friday 6 November.




3 October – 31 January


Burrinja Gallery

Burrinja Climate Change Biennale
ART PRIZE – $3,000

Deadline extended - entries close 17 August 2015

Burrinja invites you to enter the Burrinja Climate Change Biennale acquisitive art prize.
We encourage works that respond to themes of climate change both locally – in the Dandenong Ranges – and globally. Works may be across any visual arts medium.

The Biennale strives to elicit authentic, non-directed audience responses to art works and the ways in which they provoke responses and contribute to the critical debate and cultural conversations surrounding climate change.

The Biennale is an immersive and experiential exhibition incorporating direct and online audience responses and incorporating ongoing responsive art-making activities together with the exhibition.

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