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Art at Burrinja
Dates

Sept 3 - Sept 27

Venue

Growing Pains Initiative
Burrinja Level 1

Emma Koumourou: Reverie

Growing Pains Initiative

Join Growing Pains at the opening of "Reverie", the first solo exhibition by Emma Koumourou.

Emma Koumourou’s work explores the intricacies and complexities of human nature, exploring what hides in the subliminal, representing the constraints of time or the loss of self. Many of her pieces reveal the intensity one may feel whilst adapting to, or adopting the imprints society forces onto us, both in a physical and psychological sense, while others take on a more nostalgic, dreamy disposition.

“Reverie” opens Sunday 3 September with refreshments and opening remarks by Growing Pains Initiative’s Britt Westaway, and artist Emma Koumourou.
Exhibition catalogues will be available for purchase for $15 on the day.

More Growing Pains Initiative

This project is supported by Burrinja and Yarra Ranges Council.

Image: Emma Koumourou

 

Date

9 SEPT – 5 NOV

Tickets

Adult $10
Concession $7
Burrinja Members $5
Catalogue $5
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Exhibition opening celebration with official opening address by Aunty Janet Turpie-Johnstone. Sun 10 Sept, 4:30pm | FREE
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Mid Week Special (Wednesdays)- Exhibition entry + scone and tea $12 (half price)
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Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Frank Hodgkinson: Sense of Place

Frank Hodgkinson (1919-2001) was one of Australia’s foremost abstract painters and artists. He was drawn to the Australian landscape in general and Aboriginal culture in particular in all its manifestations.

His curiosity with Aboriginal art and culture called him to the Top End for long periods of time throughout since the 1980s. Arnhemland especially made a deep impression on him, and he returned several times to this spirited country.

Hodgkinson subsequently authored ‘Kakadu and the Arnhem Landers’, one of three diaries (‘Paris Sketchbook’ and ‘Sepik Diary’ being the others) in which he illustrated his hand written text with detailed sketches and washes.

Sense of Place will present original sketches and excerpt of this diary together with a selection of larger paintings, which show the artist as an observer exploring the spiritual connections to country and people as Hodgkinson poses on the most central of human questions: Where do we come from?

“Frank Hodgkinson is a prodigy. He is a man so various that he hardly gives you time to focus on any single one talent. He is a painter, a sculptor, an architect, a designer of habitats and ambiences. His creative energy is enormous. His curiosity is at once that of a child and a mature philosopher trying to make sense of the cosmos over which he has ranged with hunger and delight”  -  Morris West.   








Image: Frank Hodgkinson
She Sang Him a Crocodile, Oil on Canvas, 183 x 198 cm, 1989




Date

AUG, SEPT & NOV

Venue

Burrinja Foyer

DISCO INFLATO Silent Disco

Burrinja Kids Stay and Play free family activity by local artist Julie Konda

Disco Inflato invites you to tune out of the world for a short time. Grab a set of headphones, get comfy in a disco chair and enjoy listening to some fun, family friendly pop music and classic tracks.  It’s your very own private disco - in between your ears!  Of course, sitting can be tricky when listening to catchy, toe tapping pop tunes - so feel free to get up and dance too!


More about Burrinja Kids - Stay and Play

 

Dates

Info session: Thurs 21 Sept, 6pm
Applications close: Sun 8 Oct

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

RSVP

Please RSVP before 20 September to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2018 Open Studios information session

Join us for a special artists information session. Learn about new developments in the program, get tips on the application, connect with other potential participants and discuss all your 2018 Open Studios questions with our Open Studios coordinator.

This is a great opportunity for new and past participants to find out more, plan and get a taste of the 15th annual Dandenong Ranges Open Studios program.

Please RSVP before 20 September to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

After the meeting join us for WAM (Where artists meet) - our first local artists event.

IMPORTANT DATES
Application information session: Thurs 21 Sept, 6pm to 7pm
Applications close: Sun 8 Oct 2017
OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND Sat & Sun 5 & 6 May 2018, Studios open 10am and 5pm
GROUP EXHIBITION AT BURRINJA GALLERY 30 March to 6 May 2018
Exhibition opening and event launch event: 29 March 2018, 7pm - Burrinja Gallery

Artist Application form HERE
Online Application form HERE

Full details  at
HERE

 

Dates

Thurs 21 Sept, 7pm - 9pm

Venue

The Skylark Room

RSVP Essential

FREE - RSVP below

Cost

FREE
Skylark Sangria special $5

WAM (Where artists meet)

Burrinja invites you to our first local Artist Event.

Offered as Bi monthly events throughout the year, 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.

As well as connecting with other local practitioners over a drink, each session will touch on a different arts issue or skill. This first session will consider 'Values' and include a fun activity on considering your artistic values – lead by hillsceneLIVE co-directors Justine Walsh and Toni Main. This short and easy activity is great for distilling your values as an artist and solidifying some foundations on why we make art. It offers a fun approach to addressing one of the big questions in the lives of all creatives "what are the core values of your practice?’

Before WAM join us for the 2018 Dandenong Ranges Open Studios Information Session - in the Black Box at 6pm.

 

Date

FRI 22 SEP

Time

10AM - 12PM

Venue

Burrinja Black Box &
The Arties Sensory Garden

 

Arties Sensory Garden Launch

Celebrating the first year of The Arties Sensory Garden at Burrinja.

All are invited to join The Arties Art Therapy group for this special event showcasing the creative outcomes of their year long focus on the garden and Mother Earth.

Over the past year this group of passionate creatives have been making work about, from and for the garden.  Enjoy a slideshow, participatory dance activities, a special morning tea and intimate sensory garden art tours with The Arties and garden visionary Kate Schumann.

Join us in celebrating the creative expressions of The Arties and a wonderful community garden project with this special Spring event.

Please RSVP before Friday 15 Sept on 9754 8723

Experience the Sensory Garden at other times by arrangement with Burrinja staff on 9754 8723 or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 




Date

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Due Friday 29 September

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

ART PRIZES

$7,500 Acquisitive Award
$1,000 Young Artist Award (artist under 26)
$500 People’s Choice Award

APPLY NOW
Terms and Conditions

$30 application fee can be paid HERE

Burrinja Climate Change Biennale
$9,000 Acquisitive Art Award- CALL OUT


Expressions of interest are now open to emerging and established artists of all disciplines to be part of the second Burrinja Climate Change Biennale.

Global in nature, national in scope and local in action, the Burrinja Climate Change Biennale provides a platform of events addressing one of the most pressing topics of our time.

At the centre of the Burrinja Climate Change Biennale is its Award Exhibition, which provides a space for artists to engage creatively and imaginatively with aspects of climate change. The exhibition invites and encourages the collaboration of science and arts, of critical thought and creative practise.

The award exhibition will be on display at Burrinja Gallery from 11 November 2017 to 11 February 2018. Three awards will be offered:

$7,500 Acquisitive Award
$1,000 Young Artist Award (artist under 26)
$500 People’s Choice Award

Award open nationally

Submission deadline 4pm Friday, 29 September


MORE INFO HERE



2015 BCCB winner Joy Serwylo,
'At this point of time, it appears that we have not yet established a plan "B" '
mixed media, 2015



Dates

30 SEPT - 22 OCT

Venue

Growing Pains Initiative
Burrinja Level 1

Paste

Growing Pains Initiative

Reuse, recycle, cut and paste. We're celebrating the wonderful world of collage, whether it be digital or traditional... abstract or type based. 'Paste' will showcase works that get you thinking outside the box and ripped off the page.
Featuring the work of-
Candice Cooke
Georgia Steele
Paul Prato
Sam Nelson

Opening 30th September 1-3pm drinks and nibble provided for gold coin.
Catalogues can be purchased on the day.

More Growing Pains Initiative

This project is supported by Burrinja and Yarra Ranges Council.

Image: Candice Cooke 'Toilet Mixer'

 

Dates

Info session: Thurs 21 Sept, 6pm
Applications close: Sun 8 Oct

Be part of the 2018 Dandenong Ranges Open Studios

Now celebrating its 15th year, Dandenong Ranges Open Studios is an annual weekend program that invites visitors from the region and afar to meet, greet, witness and learn from artists working in their private studios.  It is in these curious and inspirations environments that the artist’s creative practice truly comes to life.

In 2018 we welcome an incredible suite of individual artists, an excellent array of emerging artists and the choicest of collective studios.  This year’s program highlights the true depth and breadth of creative practice in the hills – a testament to our history as a creatively vibrant and rich community.

Be ready to explore, enjoy and be inspired!

Application information session: Thurs 21 Sept, 6pm to 7pm (The Skylark is open for those who would like to meet up socially afterwards)

Applications close: Sun 8 Oct 2017

2018 Dates announced!
OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND Sat & Sun 5 & 6 May 2018

Visit studios between 10am and 5pm
GROUP EXHIBITION AT BURRINJA GALLERY 30 March to 6 May 2018
Exhibition opening and event launch event: 29 March 2018, 7pm - Burrinja Gallery

Artist Application form HERE
Online Application form HERE

Full details  at
openstudios.org.au

 

Dates

Registration closed 27 Aug
Deliver artwork Sept 29 - Oct 8
Launch event 11am Sat 14 Oct
Exhibition Oct 15 – Nov 14
Artwork collection Nov 16  – 19

Venue

Upwey Main Street

Registration

Adult $10 (includes board)
14 & Under $5 (includes board)

Terms and Conditions

REGISTER HERE

The Upwey Archies

Bringing together the creative voices and vision of our community, this project is a celebration of the people of Upwey.

The Upwey Township Group, in partnership with Burrinja, are thrilled to present The Upwey Archies 2017. Sponsored by the Belgrave Book Barn.

The Upwey Archies is an exhibition of portraits featured in the windows of Upwey Traders in November. This exhibition is open to everyone to take part in. There is participation fee of $10, or $5 for 14yrs & under, which includes a 20” x 16” (500 x 400mm) canvas board upon which the portrait must be created.

How it works…
1.    Head to Burrinja between August 11 - 20 to pay the participation fee, collect a canvas and application form. Burrinja is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 4pm.
2.    Create a portrait on the canvas provided.
3.    Drop off your completed entry form and finished artwork at Burrinja between September 29 - October 8.
4.    Attend the launch and award presentation ceremony, 11am Saturday 14 Oct at the Upwey Village Green (near the Pirate Ship).
5.    Bring your friends and family to Upwey to see your artwork on display from October 15 – November 14
6.    Collect your artwork from Burrinja between November 16  – 19. (No responsibility will be taken for works not collected by this date)

For more information email Toni at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Burrinja on 9754 8723

 


2016 artwork highlights

Date

Exhibition 11 NOV 2017  – 11 FEB 2018

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

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Burrinja Climate Change Biennale
$9000 Acquisitive Art Award   

I've never seen vulnerability depicted so well. Without an expression or words… The message comes through so clearly!” -  Melissa Wells (Biennale Patron)

Be moved by the artwork and be part of the conversation with the second Burrinja Climate Change Biennale.

Committed to artwork engaging the challenges of climate change, the second Burrinja Climate Change Biennale invites artists of diverse disciplines from all over Australia to submit artwork for this important exhibition and major acquisitive art award.

Audiences are invited to be part of the conversation with ongoing interactive social media and art-making activities in the gallery. A focus of the biennale is tracking critical discussion and cultural conversation around the issues of climate change today and into our future. By revisiting the theme via a biennial acquisitive award exhibition, Burrinja is building a valuable historic archive of artists’ reflections on the shifting cultural responses to climate change. #BurrinjaClimateChangeBiennale

Official Opening & Award Ceremony - Sunday 12 November, 2 pm

Climate Change Biennale Day of Action - Saturday, 11 November, 10 am - 3pm
Included in a broad range of public programs showcasing projects, programs and products, and fostering the exchange of ideas in the community in positive action.







2015 BCCB winner Joy Serwylo,
'At this point of time, it appears that we have not yet established a plan "B" '
mixed media, 2015



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