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Dates

Fridays
Term 3
28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 25 Aug, 8 Sept, 22 Sept


Term 4 info available soon

Times

4pm - 5:30pm

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Price

TBC
Family discounts available

Bookings via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RAPA Drama & Voice

with Rainsford & Mary Salem ( for ages 8- 11)

Ranges Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) is a NOT FOR PROFIT academy for the creative enrichment and development of young people.

Contact RAPA for this and all our other arts streams on offer.

More info about ranges Academy at rangesacademy.org.au

 

 

 

Dates

Term 4
Tuesday groups - 17th Oct - 19th Dec
Friday groups - 13 Oct - 15th Dec

Time

9:30am - 10:15am
10:30am - 11:15am

Prices

Tuesday groups - 9 classes $126
Friday groups - 10 classes $140
Siblings $8 per class if over 8 months. Siblings under 8 months FREE.
Original CD included

Where

Burrinja Black Box

RockaBilbies

RockaBilbies is an original music class for little rockers.

We jam, play drums, dance, sing and act to original songs. We use percussion, ribbons, scarves, puppets, and a parachute to learn about the musical elements - beat, pitch, tempo and dynamics. Kristy plays the guitar and sings songs about letters, numbers, animals, songs for early learning development and songs just for fun.

Kristy is a musician/songwriter and an experienced primary school teacher, having taught as a classroom teacher and a music and drama specialist.

The classes are mixed-age for families, thus catering for different abilities and providing an opportunity for younger children to learn from the older ones. Classes are approximately 45 minutes long and include varied and short activities to keep the little ones entertained. A friendly and relaxed atmosphere, allowing children to participate at their own level and in their own time.

At RockaBilbies we have a lot of fun, build confidence, spark creativity and develop an ongoing love for music. Original and engaging songs create a unique environment that can be enjoyed by the parent or carer just as much as the child.
 
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers with parent/carer participation.

Bookings via Kristy: 0415 288 811 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Term 3, 2017
Wednesdays
11 Oct - 13 Dec (no class on Oct 18)

Play Up 4pm - 5pm
Act Up 5pm - 6pm
Advanced Troupe 6pm - 8pm

Term 4 info available soon

Venue

Black Box Studio

Cost
Play Up $117
Act Up $117
Advanced Troupe $180 (invitation only)
Booking via the Box Office on 9754 8723



Creative Movement and Drama Classes

PLAY UP: Grades Prep – 2 or Ages 5 – 7/8 years
The emphasis for this age group is on creative play and improvisation. Classes are designed to stimulate the imagination of young children, through participation in various drama, music and movement activities.

ACT UP: Grade 3 – 4 or Ages 8 – 9/10 years
These classes are designed to encourage children to become confident in presenting their own ideas and to work together in a group. This is achieved through movement, poetry, songs, scripts and theatre games; providing safe, supported performance opportunities.

ADVANCED TROUPE: By invitation only
This class is for students showing the commitment to work within certain guidelines enabling them to extend their drama experience and skills.  It will be a class requiring focus and dedication and within these guidelines each student should have a fully rounded drama experience, still full of creativity and enjoyment but supported by focused behaviour and extended by more advanced scripts, monologues & movement.

Classes are facilitated by Dee Whittington who has many years’ experience with children and youth of all ages in the areas of creative movement, drama and music, with fabulous outcomes for the participants.

Further inquiries contact the box office on 9754 8723 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates

OCTOBER WORKSHOP
Sat 14th & Sun 15th October

NOVEMBER WORKSHOP 1
Sat 4th & Sun 5th November

NOVEMBER WORKSHOP 2
Sat 25th & Sun 26th November

Times

10am - 4pm each day

Where

Burrinja Arts Workshop

Prices

$260 (both days)
$150 (single day)

Weekend Mosaic Workshops

Do you want to get creative with crockery?

This workshop is designed for those of you who would like to indulge in 12hrs or 6hrs of tuition with Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan over a single weekend...
Beginners are welcome too (2 days recommended)!
Students may also book for a single day only.

Classes are run by professional artist and qualified teacher Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan.
Main materials will be supplied (Tools, adhesives, a selection of crockery...).

Workshop Specifications:
- A pre-prepared marine-ply surface will be provided (and optional).
- You are free to bring along your own pre-prepared surface of any dimension.
- Possibility of a grouting session for works completed prior to the actual weekend.
- The workshop will effectively be booked for 12hrs in total over the weekend, so you can choose what kind of breaks you prefer at any time.

Program each day:
- 2hrs in the morning (10am-12pm).
- 1hr window for lunch (Optional).
- 3hrs in the afternoon (1pm-4pm)

Please note that a No Refund ticketing policy applies to late cancellations (within 7 days of the scheduled workshop).
Ideal ages 18+

 

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

 

Dates

Sept holidays

Time

Various

Prices

Classes $22

Creative Rainbow Soul September Holiday Program

Wed 27th Sept 10.30am-12pm    Animal Monoprints, different ways of printing
Wed 27th Sept 1.15-2.45pm  
Tie Dye, Fun Dye BYO t.shirt, bag to dye provided. Parents welcome $25ea or $22 by Sept 23
Thurs 28th Sept 10.30am-12pm
Owls Paintings on canvas boards. Realistic or abstract pattern
Thurs 28th Sept 1.15-2.45pm
Decorated Plastic Planter (recycled bottle), Windmill and Scarecrow
Wed 4th Oct 10.30am-12pm
Pop up Puppet in a cone using fabric, materials and construction
Wed 4th Oct 1.15pm-2.45pm
Woolly Creations. God’s eyes, wool twists, pom poms
Thurs  5th Oct 10.30am-12pm
Watercolour Flowers  Painting from a vase of flowers with different effects
Thurs 5th Oct 1.15-2.45pm 
Tie Dye, Fun Dye BYO t.shirt, bag to dye prov. Parents welcome $25ea or $22 by Sept 23

Empowering your child to tap into their inner creativity 


Ages 6-12 years

Bookings: Bev 0449 654 343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook // www.creativerainbowsoul.com.au

Date

9 SEPT – 5 NOV

Tickets

Adult $10
Concession $7
Burrinja Members $5
Catalogue $5
book tickets

Exhibition opening celebration with official opening address by Aunty Janet Turpie-Johnstone. Sun 10 Sept, 4:30pm | FREE
book tickets

Mid Week Special (Wednesdays)- Exhibition entry + scone and tea $12 (half price)
book tickets

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

Tues 12 September    7.00pm
Wed 13 September    7.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$24    Adult
$17    Concession
$17    Youth U16

Ferny Creek Primary School presents:

TIME WARPED THE MUSICAL

Great plot, great characters, great music, great show!

Ferny Creek Primary School is performing the musical Time Warped. We take a journey from the present time to a future of interplanetary conflict. It all begins with our central character, Nits, a biologist specialising in parasites, smashes an ancient Egyptian relic in the university history department. To help make good, he reveals a secret time machine in the physics lab, which he plans to use to go back in time to replace the lost antiquity. Things start to go amiss when the time machine takes the salvage party to the future, instead of the past, to a future racked by interplanetary conflict. All the travellers are arrested, except Nits who undertakes a series of hilarious and ridiculous plots to save those in custody. How is Nits to know that he is the only one of three charlatans to impersonate the kidnapped Prince Bentley. The results will keep a smile on your face all the way home.

Written by John Mawson and Rob Smith. Music by Ros Jennings

Reviews:
‘Undoubtedly the best musical of 2017’ – Ferny Creek PS newsletter
‘Best musical the school has ever done’ – Grade 5/6 writing class
‘A wonderful cast brilliantly supported by amazing staff’ – Staff Meeting minutes


Run Time - 135 Minutes including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages 

 
 
Dates

Thurs 14 September    7.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$28    Adult
$12    Youth U16

Carrington Primary School presents:

THE GREAT CARRINGTON MYSTERY

A dark shadow had crept over Carrington Primary School, as one of the greatest crimes in the history of the world has just been committed. The Carrington community is shocked; students and teachers are at a loss to explain what happened while reports out the incident are flooding the news… one of the biggest raffle prizes… EVER!!!... has gone missing.

Was it stolen?
Can the police solve this terrible crime?
Is there a new type of Super Hero about to emerge and save the school from a criminal mastermind?
Who will solve…. The Great Carrington Mystery!


Run Time - 150 Minutes including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages 

 
 
Dates

Fri 15 September    1.00pm
Fri 15 September    7.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$22.50    Adult
$10    Youth U16



St Thomas More Primary School presents:

WONDER IN ALICELAND

Since 1865, when it was first published, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has enchanted young and old, in books, on films and cartoons and in many kids’ stage musical adaptations. This latest excellent version adapted by Jo Denver with music by Don Woodward is thoroughly entertaining. The songs are fun, tuneful and memorable and the script is fast-paced, funny and wholesome; this Alice is above all entertaining!


Run Time - 125 Minutes including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages 

 
 
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'

 

Date

Sunday 1 October    1.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$25    Adult
$15    Youth U16

Boronia Calisthenics College presents:

BORONIA CALISTHENICS 2017 SHOWCASE

Boronia Calisthenics College Annual Showcase will delight our audience with creative and awe inspiring routines performed by our youngest pupils, 3 years of age through to our lovely Seniors.

A showcase not to be missed!


Run Time - 120 Minutes including 30min Interval | Suitable all ages 

 
 
Date

WED 4 OCT
5pm - 7:30pm

Venue

Burrinja Cultural Centre

Tickets

FREE

Time of Your Life FREE Expo

Calling all baby boomers, young at heart elders and wise community members.
Come and explore and celebrate retirement and beyond, having the time of your life.
•    Music & performance
•    Stalls & information
•    Fun & networking


More Info

 

 



Date

WEDS 4 OCT
7:30PM - 9PM   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Entry: $12
Book online at HERE

Deborah Conway at Time of Your Life

Including stories and songs born of the wisdom of years and maturity of a life well lived. Share in the joy of an authentic, feisty and unconventional life, a showcase of music and stories about having the “time of your life” as a 50, 60 or 70+ year old.

More Info

 

 



Date

THURS 5 OCT
Dinner: 6pm         
Performance : 7.30pm

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

Entry: $5
Phone to book: 8288 2772

To the ends of the Verse

at The Skylark Room


Poetry, storytelling, improvisation, rants, dreams, laughter. Guaranteed to be moving, inspiring and thought-provoking, To the Ends of the 'Verse is your local spoken word open mic night with a long history of supporting expression without judgement - just appreciation and respect.

From humble beginnings at the inaugural End of the Line Festival in 2012, the 'Verse now runs monthly in the Dandenong Ranges at The Skylark Room, and in Northcote at Open Studio.
 

More Skylark Room

 

 



Date

FRI 6 OCT 10:30AM & 12:30PM   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All $18
Group 4+ $15ea
book tickets

Ticket packages
3 -family shows $42
 

Grug and the Rainbow

Based on Ted Prior’s iconic story book character

Discover and delight with Grug on his search for the rainbow, with this charming new puppetry piece.

Beginning life as the grassy top of a Burrawang tree, Grug has captivated the hearts and imaginations of Australian children for nearly 40 years. Fascinated by the world around him and never short of an adventure, he’s now back by popular demand.

Embarking on his own epic journey to find a rainbow, it always seems just beyond his grasp. But Grug is full of determination and his quests are always full of surprises.

Running time 35 minutes | no interval | Recommended ages 1-5


More info

 

 



Date

Sat 6 OCT
Dinner: 6pm     
Performance : 8.30pm 

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

Entry: $20
Book online at theskylarkroom.com

Benny Walker Wine, Woman & Soul EP Tour
at The Skylark Room

Yorta Yorta singer/songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal.

His love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for people, the land, summer vibes and deep grooves that reach the soul. Capturing hearts with darker tracks reflecting a shadowy side such as those on album Through the Forest through to upbeat songs such as Summer Sun Benny’s killer voice and songwriting talents have impressed audiences far & wide.

Nominated for 4 NIMA awards in 2016for Oh No You Don’t a song that shot to No.1 on the AMRAP chart was soon followed by another No.1 with the heart wrenching single SAVE. Both songs were the beginnings of a new direction for Benny and were produced by [ARIA Award winning] Jan Skubiszewski .

2016 closed on a winning streak when Benny took home the gong for Best Aboriginal Act at The Age Music Victoria Music Awards 2016 last November.

More Skylark Room

 

 



Date

SAT 7 OCT

TIme

10AM - 3PM

Venue

Burrinja Cultural Centre

Tickets

FREE

Mayors Big Day Out

Mayor, Cr Noel Cliff is inviting the community to a free event.There will be art, activities, entertainment and a community expo, showcasing the best of the Yarra Ranges and giving residents a chance to learn more about the area.

The gallery will be open with artwork on display, performances will be held in the main theatre, and everything at the event will be accessible, enjoyable and interactive for people of all ages and abilities.

Children will be well-catered for, with a magician, children’s workshops and drumming activities available on the day, while adults can visit the community expo to learn more about community groups that call the Yarra Ranges home.

The shire will be on show throughout the day, with various teams from Council present to explain their roles and what they do to make the community a better place to live, work and play in.

Upwey CFA running a community sausage sizzle for a gold coin donation.

This will be a show day for the community where they can enjoy free events and activities, while learning more about the Yarra Ranges, Council’s role within the community.

 

 

Date

SUN 8 OCT
Open: 10am    
Performance : 12pm 

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

Entry: FREE     
Phone to book: 8288 2772

The Skylarks
at The Skylark Room

The Skylark Room House Band - "The Skylarks" continues their free Sunday performances!

If you haven't seen them before, they are a 9 piece band led by Hill's vocalists Kathleen Snowball and Neesy Smith. They'll be rippin' up a variety of Jazz, Soul, Reggae and Blues. Did we mention they have their own horn section?

Come down to The Skylark Room, hang out, consume a mourish Skylark lunch and top it off with your favourite drink. Don't forget to book a table because entry on Sunday Afternoons FREE! You can book now on 8288 2772.

Doors open at 10am, and music starts at 12pm.

Hope to see you there!


More Skylark Room

 

 



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

 

Term 4, 2017

Wednesdays
11 Oct - 20 Dec

Time

10.00am-11.00am

Cost:

10 wks: $120
($12 per class)

Non package
BOOKING ESSENTIAL 1 WEEK ADVANCE
Book via the box office on 9754 8723

Venue

Black Box Theatre

Rainbows and Sparkles

Have fun and get creative with your child in an engaging art group for pre-schoolers.

Join Gill Cruikshank on a Rainbows and Sparkles creative adventure singing, movement, parachute play, musical instruments and art making using a variety of media.

With a strong focus on parent/ carer participation the class invites children and adults to have fun together exploring creative activities.

Gill Cruikshank is a local creator with 10 years’ experience running this popular class and is passionate about nurturing creative expression shared between children and their families.

Limited spaces available | 60 mins | Suitable ages: 2 – 4 with parent/carer participation

PERFORMANCES

Thu 12 Oct 7.30pm
Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey


Sat 14 Oct 7.30pm
The Memo, Healesville
BOOK HERE

Sat 28 Oct 7.30pm
Arts Centre, Warburton
BOOK HERE

TICKETS

Adult $28
Concession $24
26 years and under $18

GET MORE INVOLVED with KAGE

Masterclass with Gerard Van Dyck of KAGE | Sun 24 Sep 2.30pm - Montrose Town Centre - FREE


Creative Development Open Rehearsal with KAGE |
Sun 8 Oct 3.00pm - Burrinja, Upwey - FREE


In Conversation with KAGE |
Sun 8 Oct 4.30pm - Burrinja, Upwey - FREE


TONIC
by KAGE Dance Theatre

Multi-award winning dance company KAGE is coming to the Yarra Ranges to create an exciting new work for our region in 2017.

Expect… the Unexpected

Join us to experience, explore and enjoy a new contemporary dance performance that will take you on an exhilarating journey. 

KAGE- Kate Denborough and Gerard Van Dyck – have been rethinking dance for 20 years, and now it is the Yarra Ranges’ chance to be a part of their unique performances.

Kate and Gerard specialise in collaborating with extraordinary artists and communities to find original ways to present dance in new contexts, creating exquisite performances which harness the dramatic potential of dance and extreme physicality with irreverence and humour.

TONIC is a new work conceived in the form of a visual story. Through the use of choreography and soundscape, Kate and Gerard will create and perform a duet which chronicles the relationship that humans and animals have to their sense of home. Inspired by the preservation of ecosystems within the Yarra Ranges, TONIC explores the implicit relationship we all have to the health of our environment.

With a loyal supporter base across Melbourne and Internationally, Kate and Gerard have earned the admiration of their peers and audiences – KAGE are an original voice in live physical performance, telling stories that resonate with broad audiences. 

50 mins |no interval

More Info

 

 



Date

Fri 13 OCT
Dinner: 6pm     
Performance : 8.30pm 

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

Entry: $10
Book online at theskylarkroom.com

Eddie Cole Album Launch + John Duke
at The Skylark Room

Eddie Cole is coming to The Skylark Room on Friday the 13th of October to launch his latest EP: 'Introducing The Eddie Cole Songbook'. With an extensive back catalogue which features an ABC Radio National album of the week, songs played on Triple J, PBS and Triple R and others used in soundtracks and videos, he is putting out the welcome mat to his House of Song and inviting fans, friends and curious hills folk to come inside and explore!

More Skylark Room

 

 



Dates

Sat 14 Oct, 4:30pm

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Admission

$18    All
$16    Groups 4+

The Storey Players present:

Burke and Wills Grand Adventure

"The use of lyrical text, humorous exposition, visual set pieces, and poignant sound choice left me engrossed, joyful, dismayed and even a little tearful."

After four months on tour in Outback Australia, The Storey Players are back home in The Hills and proud to present the untold story of the Race-to-the-Gulf.

A bored teenager struggles with her history homework until she gets caught up in this incredible tale of hardship, bravery and near-misses.

Using a mix of storytelling and theatre, you will re-live every moment of this epic expedition from its ambitious beginning to its tragic end at Cooper Creek as the Ghost of John King tells his amazing story.

“An amazing performance of their own take on the Burke and Wills expedition”
“I was captured deeply with emotion and the performance of Simon Storey who created a very deep heartfelt story of John King who was the only survivor of the Burke and Will’s expedition.”
“The audience ranged in age from six to sixty plus, and everyone was mesmerised by the drama”
“We really appreciate opportunities like this as they are rare to our remote community, and cannot thank you enough for coming to visit, entertain and educate us”.


Run Time - 90 Minutes | No interval

 
 
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

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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

Dates

Wed 18 October    7.00pm
Thurs 19 October   7.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$22    Adult
$15    Concession
$15    Youth U16

On Sale Tues 19 Sept 10:30am

 

Monbulk Primary School presents:

BACK TO OZ

“Back to OZ” is a new twist on the original version “Wizard of OZ”. This whole school production involves dancing, singing and acting with a large variety of characters.

Warning: Please note this show includes strobe lighting & smoke effects


Run Time - 120 Minutes No Interval | Suitable all ages 

 
 
Dates

Fri 20 October

Time

7.00pm – 10.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$28 Adult
$23 Concession [Seniors/Pension]
$12 Youth U16

Fernleigh Calisthenics Club present their

31st Annual Display 2017

Come along on Friday the 20th of October, 2017 at 7pm to enjoy our wonderful display. The Fernleigh pupils will dazzle you with our talent and performances to showcase all of our hard work from this year. Sit back relax and enjoy our Annual Display.

Run Time - 210 Minutes including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages  

Tickets on sale Thursday 21 September, 10:30am

Date

SAT 21 OCT
Dinner: 6pm     
Performance : 7.30pm 

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

Entry: $10
Book online at theskylarkroom.com

Dave Graney and Clare Moore
at The Skylark Room

Dave Graney is an Australian rock musician, singer-songwriter and author from Melbourne. Since 1978, Graney is generally accompanied by drummer, Clare Moore. The pair have fronted numerous bands including The Moodists (1980 to 1987), The White Buffaloes (1989 to 1990), Coral Snakes (1987 to 1989, 1991 to 1997), The Dave Graney Show (1998 to 2003) , Dave Graney and Clare Moore featuring the Lurid Yellow Mist or Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist (2004 to 2011) and currently, dave graney and the mistLY. He was awarded 'Best Male Vocalist' at the ARIA Music Awards of 1996 for his work on The Soft 'n' Sexy Sound, while ""Feelin' Kinda Sporty"" won 'Best Video' in 1997 and he has received seven other ARIA Award nominations. He has also co-presented a radio show on Melbourne's Triple R community radio station for five years (from 2009) called Banana Lounge Broadcasting aka ""BLB"".

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Date

SUN 22 OCT
Dinner: 5pm     
Performance : 5.30pm 

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

Entry: $10
Book online at theskylarkroom.com

Rick Hart & The Sweet Addictions CD Launch  + The Weeping Willows
at The Skylark Room

"Award winning singer-songwriter Rick Hart is a storyteller, who weaves a tapestry of melody soaked simplicity and thoughtful, heartfelt imagery. Seamlessly blending ingredients from country, soul, blues, rock’n’roll and folk to create a sound all his own.

Hart can sing the life out of a heartache. Together with his band The Sweet Addictions, they deliver a show fuelled with energy, honesty and warmth from Hart's bag of melody soaked, countrified rock'n'soul treats."

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Date

SAT 28 OCT, 8PM   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Members $30
26 & under $18
Seniors $18
Group 6+ $28ea
book tickets

Ticket packages
5 -shows $140
3 -shows $90
 

Exposing Edith (Piaf)

by I’ll Wager productions`

“Exposing Edith can be summed up in one word - sensational. Fully deserved the standing ovation! ***** ” Southside Advertiser, Edinburgh

Fall for the beautiful and complex world of Edith Piaf, one of greatest French singers of all time, with a stunning mix of authentic French chanson and contemporary sounds.

Direct from sell out seasons at the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Auckland International cabaret Festival and winner Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016, this critically acclaimed show charts the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time. 

Explore the undertones of Piaf's vocals and lyrics  in this unique interpretation of her work though voice, acoustic guitar and the subtle layering of loop, delay and effect pedals. The songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of Piaf’s life from the perspective of key characters, from Edith’s half-sister, her lovers and Edith Piaf herself.


70 mins | no interval | all ages

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Date

10 – 12 NOV

Venue

TBC

hillsceneLIVE   
Performance | Dance | Sound Art | Cabaret | Spoken Word | Live Art

Express your interest in being part of the 2017 festival HERE.
Expressions of Interest close ​31 May 2017.


A unique live art and performance festival in the Dandenong Ranges that nourishes and challenges the arts community in the hills and beyond!   

Dedicated to supporting artists who take juicy risks, ask big questions, and make bold statements though live art and performance, hillsceneLIVE is the only program of its kind in the Dandenong Ranges.

Now celebrating its 6th festival, the program brings together and supports the development of new work by artists of diverse practices, forging new partnerships between artists, makers and the community.

The program begins with an open call for participants and includes a full series of professional development opportunities, workshops and forums throughout the year. hillsceneLIVE 2017 will culminate in a blistering 3 day live art festival on the 10th - 12th November, featuring an incredible array of artists spanning Dance, Theatre, Sound Art, Live Art, Installation and interdisciplinary practices. The festival weekend also includes conversations, workshops, and a free community feast for 100 locals!

Full program announced June 2017.

Find out more www.hillscenelive.com
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Dates
11th November

Time
10AM - 4PM

Investment
Single workshop:
$150
$110 each for you & a friend

Four Seasons Experience:
$500
$400 each for you & a friend

Bookings
Online here

Location
Burrinja Black Box

Eco-printing for Self-Reflection:
Create Your Own Wisdom Cards


This is a chance to slow down to a pace of living that invites an attending to the smaller details of our human and more than human realities. In eco-printing we attend to sensory experiences gifted by the natural world and in doing so we begin to glimpse our interior and exterior ecosystems and their inhabitants.

These workshops can be attended as one day experiences or attended as a series of four to develop a record of the richness of a year’s reflection and inquiry. Spanning the year, the series offers the opportunity for an immersion into unfolding of the themes, curiosities and wisdom that are present in our lives. This is a beautiful way to enact a self –care practice and develop a useful body of reflective art.

In each one-day workshop, we will engage with reflective arts processes as we experiment with eco-printing on cotton-rag paper and craft our own wisdom decks.

We will eco-print onto multiple strips of paper, experimenting with leaves, metal, heat and various dye pots.  Along the way we will spend some time in small groups, condensing our questions, curiosity and personal and collective wisdom onto cards to take home.  We’ll unbundle our paper together, engage in movement and somatic exercises as a way of listening to what our body has to say (all optional of course), and have a ‘lucky dip’ at the end.

More info contact Jacqui Grace: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date

Exhibition 11 NOV 2017  – 11 FEB 2018

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Be part of the
conversation with
#BCCB

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



Date

Sunday 12 November    11.00am & 5.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$29    Adult
$20    Concession [Seniors/Pension]
$20    Youth U16
$90    Family of 4 [max 2 adults]
$25pp    Group 6+


On sale Tues 12 Sept at 10:30am

Dance ARC presents:

CONCERT 2017 Colour & Motion

Dance ARC Concert 2017 brings to you a variety of dance & performance styles inspired by colour. Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet and Singing all performed by the young students of Dance ARC.


Run Time - 150 Minutes including 30min Interval | Suitable all ages 

 
 
Date

FRI 24 NOV, 8PM   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All $38
book tickets

No free tickets
Non package

Lior

Live and intimate

“Lior is part of a rare breed of artists that has achieved success and critical acclaim, whilst maintaining an independence and individuality.” 

Share an evening with the acclaimed singer/songwriter Lior in an intimate ‘salon’ concert. Lior will be performing material from his back catalogue as well as works from his forthcoming new album.

Lior burst onto the Australian music scene in 2005 with his stunning debut album ‘Autumn Flow’. Spearheaded by This Old Love, Daniel and Autumn Flow, the album became one of the most successful independent debuts in Australian history. A swag of accolades and awards followed and a #2 on the Australian charts for his follow up album.

With support from Domini Forster.

30 min Domini, 75 min Lior | 20 min interval | all ages

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Venue

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