Burrinja presents


Sat 11 May - Sun 21 July | Burrinja Gallery


Image credit: Rona Green, Lucky LeVon, 2022, hand coloured, linocut, 57 x 76 cm (detail)


Galleries 01 & 02

Not Your Kitchen Lino

Burrinja Gallery presents a showcase of contemporary print-making with a special focus on lino print applications.

Featured are limited edition prints, artists books, scrolls and sculptures. The artists are:

Chris Lawry (Dandenong Ranges) • David Frazer (Goldfields) • Elizabeth Banfield (Dandenong Ranges) • Gwen Scott (Mornington Peninsula) • Jan Liesfield (Yarra Valley) • Karen Neal (Metropolitan) • Kat Parker (Goulburn region) • Kylie Watson (Dandenong Ranges) • Bronwyn Rees (Metropolitan) • Carolyn Vickers (Goldfields) • Peter Ward (Bellarine) • Rona Green (Dandenong Ranges)



Gallery 03

The Captain's Catch | Rew Hanks

In a series of intriguing, complex and detailed compositions, renowned Sydney-based printmaker and teacher Rew Hanks delivers a satirical take on colonial characters such as Captain James Cook, botanist Joseph Banks, explorer Major Thomas Mitchell, French emperor Napoleon and his wife Josephine.


Please join us for the Exhibition Launch: 2pm Sunday 12 May – everyone welcome.

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Image credit: Rew Hanks, Fish between the flags, 2023, hand coloured linocut, edition of 8 + 2AP, 75 x 106 cm.


Burrinja presents

Public Programming ~ LINO 2024

Sat 18 May & Sat 13 July | Burrinja


Image credit: Chris Lawry, photo by Cathy Ronalds, 2023


Chris Lawry Hand Printing Demonstration

Sat 18 May, 2-3 pm | Burrinja Gallery Air-lock

Chris Lawry delivers an introduction to lino printing techniques, tools required, paper and editioning, and provides a hand print demo.

Everything you need to know to start your own lino print.


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Introduction to Linocut Printmaking with Rona Green

Sat 13 July 10am – 4pm | Arts Workshop

During this one-day workshop run by Rona Green, you will be shown step-by-step all you need to know about the fundamentals of linocut printmaking. This includes preparation and testing, how to cut a linoleum block and how to print a linocut by hand (onto rice paper using a baren). Gain solid knowledge about materials, tools and techniques through the creation your own special set of linocut prints.

This comprehensive workshop is suitable for absolute beginners or those wanting to refine basic skills, ages 16 and up.

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Image credit: Abdesslam Sakini, acrylic on canvas, circa 2022, 300 x 300mm

aerie creative ecology presents

A Moroccan Modernist Retrospective | Abdesslam Sakini

Sat 25 May - Sun 7 Jul | aerie gallery

Abdesslam Sakini (born 1st Jan 1943) is a Moroccan Artist who was part of the Casablanca Art School during the period it revolutionised modern art in post-colonial Morocco. Sakini’s influences are evident in his paintings. Earlier works reference his teachers and colleagues at the Casablanca School of Art such as Mohamed Melehi and Mohammed Chabâa. Bold use of geometric shapes and abstract patterns create striking compositions on the canvas. Hard edged, architectural forms sit within symmetrical layouts. More recent works take on a less rigid aesthetic inspired by many years in the Australian landscape. These paintings feature flora and fauna recreated with an abstract colour palette that evokes the extremes of the Australian environment.

Please join us for the Exhibition Launch: 2pm Saturday 25 May – everyone welcome

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As part of the exhibition opening there will be a screening of the short film Si Moh - The Unlucky Man (French: Si Moh - Pas de Chance) | Directed by Moumen Smihi, starring Abdesslam Sakini.

Made in France in 1971, Si Moh is an investigation of the life of migrant workers in France. Connected back to the Maghreb by postcards and to his fellow migrants by shared experiences of alienation, the character Simoh negotiates the industrialized suburbs of Paris as the subject of Moumen Smihi’s intimate camera.

Sat 25 @ 2.45pm | Lyre Room

RSVP to the opening to attend the screening as well

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burrinja presents

Where Artists Meet (W.A.M.)

Thu 30 May @ 7.00pm | Fat Goat

Here’s your chance to get out, have some fun and talk shop with other local artists and have a cheeky drink.

These regular gatherings propose space for connecting and developing conversation between local creatives. WAM provides a fun and friendly environment to talk shop with other artists, share tips, discuss creative practice, projects and local arts and culture. With the Dandenong Ranges rich and abundant cultural landscape Burrinja’s WAM events are a great opportunity to develop new creative networks, find out about potential opportunities and connect with your local arts community.

Join us on the last Thursday of every month @ 7pm at the Fat Goat (2 Morris Road, Upwey)

Put W.A.M. in your calendar!
Upcoming dates: 27 June, 25 July, 29 August, 26 September, 31 October, 28 November


Image credit: Featured : Sandy Daly | Photograph : Pier Carthew

burrinja & the rabble presents


Are you interested in writing, performing? Do you have strong opinions that need to be heard? Do you want to connect with others in your community? Are you a woman over the age of 65 and living in the Yarra Ranges? We want to hear from you!

Performance company; THE RABBLE are looking for women over the age of 65 who live in the Yarra Ranges area to participate in a creative workshop that investigates the experience of aging. This one day creative workshop will involve writing, performing and a filmed interview about your life. We are excited to hear from people with a range of experiences and backgrounds. No performance or writing experience necessary. THE RABBLE have been making work for over 20 years. We make theatre, performance, visual art & video art. If you’re interested in more information please fill out this very simple form, and we’ll be in touch, or contact Cassandra Fumi on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We can't wait to meet you!



Wed 5 June @ 10.30am - 3.30pm | Lyre Room


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Image: previous presentation of Bell Curve, supplied by Speak Percussion

burrinja + Speak Percussion present


Are you an experienced musician or a music enthusiast? Are you between the ages of 12 and 25? Keen to try your hand at bell ringing? We want to hear from you!

Be a part of a local, high quality art music event, presenting contemporary music composed by an award winning composer.

Bell Curve is a contemporary spatial performance work for twelve independent bell ringers composed by Eugene Ughetti and performed with the Federation Bells.

Bell Curve is a site-specific work that will be unique to Burrinja. The presentation will occur in unconventional locations in venue (foyer, gallery, etc.) or even multiple locations. The presentation of Bell Curve will be part of our Art After Dark program alongside other programmed events such as exhibition openings, artist talks, children’s activities, gallery tours, workshops, etc.

If you’re interested, please fill out the Expression of Interest form below:

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We can't wait to meet you!

Dates of commitment are:
Wed 10 July - Sat 13 July

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