Image credit: Eleanor Louise Butt, The folded winds, 2022, oil on cotton, 160 x 200 cm


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All That Which Sings | Eleanor Louise Butt

7 Oct - 19 Nov | Burrinja Gallery

‘As the image pulls me deep inside of it, a special kind of silence descends, trapping me in its dark spaces and channels of light; releasing its secrets as it carries me across surfaces and down through layers. And then that eternal struggle, as I try to pull back from its hold (its trance-inducing revelry, its devilry).’ Dr Jan Bryant, 2022

About the Artist

Eleanor Louise Butt is a Kallista-based contemporary artist whose practice is grounded in studio experimentation. Taking painting as her primary medium, she employs colour, texture, line, and form as strategies for charging surfaces with gestural energy. Expanding these techniques into bronze sculpture and drawing, Eleanor’s work adopts the potentialities of paint to create visual dialogues across a range of media, where action, experience, perception, memory, and art historical references are interwoven and folded back into one another.

Eleanor has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney and the UK since 2014, and has been included in group exhibitions in Melbourne, Denmark, Geelong, and Sydney since 2009. She has an Honours degree from the Victorian College of the Arts (2013).

Eleanor was the 2019 recipient of a tenancy at Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Cornwall, UK - the first female Australian artist in the studios’ 140-year history. She was awarded the George Hicks Award (2012) and has been a finalist in the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize (2023), Muswellbrook Art Prize (2023), Waverley Art Prize (2023), Omnia Art Prize (2023), Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize (2016) and the M Collection Art Award (2016).

Eleanor Louise Butt is represented by Nicholas Thompson Gallery.

Join us for the opening Sun 8 Oct @ 2pm ~ RSVP here



Image credit: Bluzal Field, Archiving the Future, 2023, Digital Collage


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An exhibition, installation and public program in celebration of Burrinja's 25th year birthday

03 Dec – Late Feb, 2023 | Burrinja, Foyer & AERIE Galleries

Looking back whilst also walking forward: this special project brings together a suite of objects and artefacts found in the depths of the Burrinja archive – from the mundane to the dazzling, the everyday to the extraordinary. What stories of people and place are hidden within the objects that we keep?

These objects are brought together for this special exhibition that reflects on 25 years of community leadership through the arts. Simultaneously, Archiving The Future will commission a new installation in our aerie gallery, a piece of speculative art that proposes a future as yet unknown to us.

Keep your eyes peeled for a calendar full of activity and activation over summer, and join us in archiving the future. If that’s even possible.