burrinja presents

Where Artists Meet (W.A.M.)

Thu 29 September @ 7.00pm | Burrinja 

WAM is Back!

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)


Upwey Community Group & Burrinja Presents

The Upwey Archies 2022 

On display from Oct 13 to Nov 10 | Upwey Main Street

Grab your art equipment – pencils, paints, collage, mixed media – and celebrate the people of Upwey important to you!

Bringing together the creative voices and vision of our community, this project is a celebration of the people of Upwey. Inspired by the Archibald Prize and ‘Not The Archies’, the Upwey Archies is a community portrait project.
Cost per entry: $12, or $8 for 14yrs & under.


Pay your registration fee, then head to Burrinja between August 10th – 20th (opening hours are 10am - 4pm | Wed - Sat),  collect an art board (included in your fee). 

How it works once you have your canvas board/s...

1. Create a portrait of a person that is important to you on the canvas provided.

2. Complete your Artwork Description online HERE

3. Complete the information on the back of your canvas.

4. Return your Archies entry (we will not accept wet or damp artwork) to Upwey Township Hall (opposite skate park) during these dates & times

• 4.30 – 6.00pm | 6th October

• 4.30 – 6.00pm | 7th October

• 10.30 – 12.00pm | 8th October

5. Enjoy seeing your work publicly displayed throughout Upwey between Oct 13th – Nov 10th


Attend the award presentation ceremony, 7pm Friday November 11, at the Upwey Township Hall. 


download entry information pdf

online art work description form

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