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26 September - 22 November


Jarmbi Gallery Downstairs

Jasmine Targett,  Bethany Wheeler and Alanna Lorenzon: Return to Nature

We go back to nature to pause and reflect, to seek insight into the nature of the universe and gain an expanded awareness of ourselves. Climate change is changing all of that. We walk outside and notice that the air is warmer, the earth is dryer; storms cause more chaos and disaster and we are left wondering are we responsible?

There is an ever-increasing gap between the action of countries and what science tells us. In December 2015 world leaders in science, politics, business and environment will meet at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21 in Paris, in an attempt to secure a legally binding global climate agreement to curb carbon emissions and ensure that the global temperature rise will stay below 2 °C.

The works presented by Jasmine Targett, Bethany Wheeler and Alanna Lorenzon address how artists study, map, research and make sense of significant changes in the environment both past and present. The works signal a ‘return to nature’, a period of contemplation in which we look to nature to gain insight and understanding into how we can live in a more healthy and collaborative way with our environment as individuals, as a community and as a species globally.

Opening Celebration Sunday 11 October at 11:30am



Image: Bethany Wheeler

Image: Jasmine Targett

Image: Allana Lorenzon


From 3 October 2015


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Burrinja Kids Stay and Play - Claire James

From October we have two wonderful activities that children of all ages can participate in.

The 'Nature Treasure Hunt' encourages children (and adults) to look a little closer and to take a little more time to explore the garden's at Burrinja. They can head out into the grounds armed with a clipboard, magnifying glass, treasure sheet and pencil ready to explore and discover some of the little 'treasures' that can be found in almost any garden. Children will be engaging with the natural environment whilst looking for busy ants, lichen, soft mosses and fallen feathers, coloured leaves and smooth stones.

Inside the gallery children will have the opportunity to make their own 'Fallen Leaf Mobile' out of a lovely collection of leaves and twigs and brown twine. Leaves can be decorated and brightened up using oil pastels before construction begins. Parents are encouraged to support younger children create their mobile.

More about Burrinja Kids - Stay and Play



3 October – 31 January


Burrinja Gallery

Burrinja Climate Change Biennale

Joy Serwylo announced winner of the 2015 Biennale art prize

Burrinja is thrilled to annouce Joy Serwylo's mixed media work 'At this point of time, it appears that we have not yet established a plan "B"', winner of the 2015 Burrinja Climate Change Biennale $3000 Acquisitive Award

The inaugural 2015 Burrinja Biennale shortlist exhibition includes 20 artists from across Australia. The exhibition will be immersive and experiential, featuring contributions from small works on paper to large scale projection and performance. Through the exhibition Burrinja invites direct and online audience responses through ongoing interactive social media and on site art-making activities.

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Joy Serwylo, 2015


29 October - 29 November


Jarmbi Gallery Upstairs

Burrinja Arties:
Whisper and a Flutter

A Whisper and Flutter: When a butterfly flaps its wings at Burrinja in Upwey -what happens in the rest of the world?

The Arties is a group of adults of all abilities that meet weekly for an art program with creative arts therapist Lynette Forrest and her amazing band of volunteers’.
Over the past year their creative research and development has taken them through a variety of different expressive mediums including dance, movement, music, song, film, myth drama and personal narrative. This exhibition looks at climate change, with a focus on how pesticides affect butterflies, moths, bees, dragonflies, and our endangered local lyrebirds helmeted honey eaters who eat these whispering and fluttering insects.

In the exhibition discover Zen tangling, lino cuts, steam punk inspired junk sculpture and collage all created from re purposed and up cycled materials.

Official opening with the Arties Exhibition and Silent Auction of Selected works
Friday 6th November 10.30 am - 11.30 am

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