QAC is part of the Big Connect proudly funded by Vic Health



Burrinja & Vic Health presents

Queer New Worlds + Q & A  

Friday July 22 @ 7pm |  Burrinja Theatre

Sarah Ward and Bec Matthews are partners in art and life, together they run the independent arts company Fat Fruit. Their shows celebrate gender diversity, encourage free-thinking, and nourish community. Their award-winning shows include Fu*k Fabulous and more recently Fart Fabulous, The Legend Of Queen Kong and The Rainbow Tree. These shows are queer and body-positive performances created collaboratively with LGBTIQA+ artists, feminists, and culturally diverse artists from varied art forms and perspectives. 

Join Sarah and Bec as they perform an intimate selection of songs from their back catalogue of work, talk about their process and participate in a relaxed Q & A over canapes and refreshments.

Hosted by the Queer Art Collective (QAC) at Burrinja and respectfully acknowledging the diverse lived experiences of LGBTQI+ and BIPOC communities, this event is specifically designed as a fun, safe and inclusive space for Queer identifying people and their families who may or may not also be Queer. Acknowledging the huge importance of intergenerational social connection, this is an event for ages 15+. And it’s FREE.

Suitable for ages 15+

 Tickets ~ Free

Find out more about the Queer Art Collective

Image credit: Wendy Jordan Pelz, Coming Home, 90 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2021

aerie creative ecology presents

Coming Home | Wendy Jordan Pelz

18 June – 30 July | aerie gallery

An exhibition of new paintings exploring  the inner landscape and creating from a place of stillness and awareness. These works investigate the idea that there is a higher order and purpose to life through synchronicity and connection to the natural world.

The creative process is embodied as a vehicle for  intuition, spiritual experience and transformation.


Image credit: Aunty Janet Turpie-Johnston, Marvellous Melbourne- The Liveable City, 2022 | Katie Roberts, Stolen Land, 2022

burrinja presents

YARRA / BIRRARUNG ~ Spirit in the City of Melbourne

Jun 24 - Jul 23 | Burrinja Gallery

Aunty Janet Turpie-Johnstone, a salt-water woman from Portland and Katie Roberts a non-Indigenous artist, have both been making work about the Yarra/Birrarung for many years; Aunty Janet Turpie-Johnstone through her PhD research and Katie Roberts for over the last fifteen years of her artistic practice.

This exhibition presents their two parallel artistic endeavours to listen to the land and the river. These paintings and works on paper convey the layered historical and contemporary stories of on Wurundjeri land and Melbourne/Narrm. Both artists work to acknowledge and expose the impacts THAT colonisation imposed. This cross-cultural conversation IS  about place and is centred on EXPOSING the ongoing environmental trauma. This is the colonial legacy that we are all participating in. But, and above, all we acknowledge the enduring and powerful spirit of place.

Public Program:

~ Join artist Katie Roberts on Thursday 7 & 21 July @ 2pm for an arts demo: 'Art in the Garden' outside the Cafe (weather permitting)

Art in the Garden
Gather in the garden at Burrinja to meet artist Katie Roberts and see her artistic process live as she engages with nature, makes art and shares her unique approach to making art about the land. Katie uses traditional and unconventional materials and methods such as: ink, pencil, pastel, earth, sap and rainwater. You will have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions.  

~ Join us for an Artist Talk with Katie Roberts on Saturday 16 July @ 2pm

Katie Roberts has been making art about the Yarra/Birrarung for over 15 years. This Floor Talk gives you the opportunity to meet the artist and hear her speak about this latest chapter in her ongoing body of work, as she guides you around her work in the exhibition Yarra / Birrarung.



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