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Dates

Jun 30 – Jul 22

Venue

Growing Pains Initiative
Burrinja Level 1

Express Yourself - In 50cm or Less

Growing Pains Initiative

Growing Pains recently put out the call out to their community for entries into “Express Yourself - In 50cm or Less”. This exhibition will be comprised of works that are all 50cm or less in dimension with a judging panel awarding a range of prizes.

Our judging panel includes artist Jeremy Swan, another previous exhibitor with Growing Pains, JD Mittmann, curator at Burrinja Cultural Centre, with one more judge to be announced.

Entries have been received from past exhibitors including Micaela Bumpstead and Sabrina Fraser as well as new exhibitors Lydia Walton who has sent her work from the United States of America, and Jason McIlroy, who will be the youngest ever exhibitor with Growing Pains.

Prizes include donations from Dodgy Paper and the Cameo Cinemas, art supply shop gift cards and places in the final Growing Pains Initiative exhibition for the year.

More Growing Pains Initiative

This project is supported by Burrinja and Yarra Ranges Council.

 

DATES

30 JUN - 16 SEP

OPENING
SUN JUL 1 2PM

ARTIST TALK
SEP 9 2PM

VENUE

Burrinja Foyer Gallery

Texture & Line - Part 1: 1980s Abstraction from Charles Nodrum Gallery

Burrinja proudly presents a suit of abstract paintings from the collection of Charles Nodrum Gallery in Richmond. Charles Nodrum begun collecting Australian art in the 1970s when he worked at Joseph Brown Gallery in Melbourne. In 1984 he opened his own gallery, and through careful trading over the next 30 years, it has grown significantly in number and breadth. 

A special focus of the collection is abstract painting, from which this exhibition stems. Of the 1980s works in Charles Nodrum's collection, a stylistic line can be drawn between flat, precise geometric work and textured, painterly expressionistic work. This exhibition will present significant paintings in both styles and in two parts in order to explore these two divergent types of abstraction. Featured artists in Part 1 include Alun Leach Jones, Mike Brown, George Johnson, Michael Johnson, Liz Coats, Robert Hunter, Stieg Persson, Debra Dawes, John Nixon, and Stephen Bambury.

Join us for the official opening on Sun 1st July 2pm - Charles Nodrum will open the exhibition himself, bringing his depth of knowledge of the artists and the works being presented in Line & Texture - Part 1.

Join us for the Artist talk with David Rankin (from New York) will talk about his work and career at Burrinja on Sun 9 Sep 2pm

Image: Alun Leach-Jones, Romance of Death, No. 1, 1981, acrylic, glitter, sand and ground glass on canvas, 234 x 269.5cm Copyright The Estate of the Artist, courtesy Charles Nodrum Gallery"

 

Dates

Thurs 21 June 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$20 Adult
$15 Concession [F/T Student, Health Care, Seniors/Pension]
$10 Youth U16

On Sale Fri 1 June at 10:30am

Upper Ferntree Gully Primary School presents:

Under the Big Top

Have you ever wanted to run away with the circus? Lion tamers, fire breathers, contortionists and more! Every class has a role to play! Join Upper Ferntree Gully Primary School as they head off on an adventure ‘Under the Big Top’.

Run Time - 90 Minutes No Interval | Suitable all ages 

 
Date

THU 11 OCT 8PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$58.50  Adult
$44.50  Youth 16yrs & under

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction


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Tickets go on sale 17th July 2018 

An Evening with the Waifs


The original road warriors, the Waifs have built a career out of continually circling Australia and the globe. From bustling cities to the farthest regional and coastal towns, they have spent the past 25 years reuniting with old friends and gathering new fans, thanks to their enchanting live shows and affable natures.

The Waifs have always had an affectionate, close relationship with fans in regional Australia. Late last year, during their 25th Anniversary Ironbark tour, they made a promise to return to those regional areas that missed out. It’s a promise they have kept; from Townsville to Frankston, Noarlunga to Warrnambool, the Waifs have you covered.

 "(the Waifs) act is a sonic pearl of the highest order. Groovy and hip shaking, bold yet honest. The drive of Josh Cunningham's guitar and Vikki Thorn's passionate blues harp playing set the scene for a sweet set to follow" Tom O'Donovan - themusic.com.au


Running 120 minutes | includes 20 minute interval 
All Ages


 

Date

THU 12 JUL 7.30PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

SOLD OUT!

$59 + $2.5 BF  Adult
$40 + $2.5 BF  Youth 15yrs & under


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Kasey Chambers

and the Fireside Disciples

Campfire Tour is SOLD OUT!


Join Kasey Chambers by the “ Campfire” for a musical journey through the stories of places, people, cultures and sounds that have inspired one of Australia’s most revered performers.

“Campfire is an album I have wanted to make my whole life and represents the connection I’ve had to the different lands and cultures throughout my life that have influenced me the most.   I have taken all of those experiences and put them into songs and sounds for Campfire. Join us for a very special evening of music and stories of the places, people, cultures and sounds that I would like to share with you all around my Campfire.”

Running 150 minutes | includes 20 minute interval & Support Act
All Ages



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Add an extra dose of country to your calendar. See Kasey Chambers and the Taste of Tamworth at the special price of $83 + $2.5 bf per Adult & $58. + $2.5 bf per Youth 15yrs & under. To purchase our Country Bundle click the "book tickets button", add the Kasey Chambers tickets to your cart, and head to the check out. Then follow the prompts.

Please note the Country Bundle is only available when purchasing Kasey Chambers tickets and taste of Tamworth in the same transaction.

 

 





Term 3, 2018
Wednesdays
10 weeks 18 JULY - 19 SEP

Play Up 4pm - 5pm
Act Up 5pm - 6pm
Troupe 6pm - 7pm
Advanced Troupe 7pm - 8.30pm

Venue

The Uniting Baptist Church Upwey

Cost

Play Up $150


Act Up $150


Troupe $150


Advanced Troupe $220 (invitation only)
Booking via the Box Office on 9754 8723

CLASS TERMS:
Confirmation of your place for classes is payment in full. [Payable at the beginning of each term.]



Creative Movement and Drama Classes

Please note these classes are moving for term 3 to the Uniting Baptist Church in Upwey

PLAY UP: Grades Prep – 2 or Ages 5 – 7 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 7 – 9 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.
 
TROUPE: Grade 5 – 8 or Ages 10 – 13 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.

Further information:
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.

ANY ENQUIRIES please CONTACT the Box Office: Tue-Fri, 10:00am-4:00pm, 9754-8723 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Term 3, 2018

Wednesdays
18 JUL - 19 SEP
10AM - 11AM

Cost:

10 wks: $140
($14 per class)

BOOKING ESSENTIAL 1 WEEK ADVANCE



Or 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


Faces & Forms, Alyson May

Date

JUNE JUL AUG

Venue

Burrinja Foyer


Faces & Forms - Alyson May

Burrinja Kids Stay and Play free family activity by local artists 

Faces and Forms aims to engage audiences of all ages in the observation of shape and structure of contemporary art.  In a society of increased visual language, it is important for the human eye to perceive and the brain to connote meaning from abstract forms.

In the Faces and Forms interactive installation children, and adults, can draw their own self-portrait or that of a friend on the perspex picture frames. Portraiture conveys humanities role in the world.  Visitors will experience the excitement of observing and drawing the lines and shapes that make up a portrait.

Each activity provides the opportunity to observe and reconstruct portraiture and amazing local art work.

 

More about Burrinja Kids - Stay and Play

 

Dates

FRI 20 JULY 8PM

Venue

The Skylark Room

RSVP Essential

FREE - RSVP below

Cost

FREE

WAM (Where Artists Meet)

Are you spending hours alone in the studio…?

Do you want to meet other artists? Discuss creative ideas? Develop new artistic networks?

Here’s your chance to get out, have some fun and talk shop with other local artists with Friday night drinks!

Burrinja invites you to our local Artist Social.

The theme for this happening is ‘Celebrating Female Artists’ with special guests willing to share their insights in feminism and stories of gender. 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.

You will also get a sneak preview of the Women Painting Women Exhibition.

Artists of all art forms are invited

 

Date

FRI 20 JUL 8PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$36 ALL
$30 Group 6+
$18 26 & Under

PACKAGE
3+ Burrinja Season shows $30ea


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A Taste Of Tamworth

Featuring Carter & Carter, Felicity Urquhart, Travis Sinclair and Anthony Taylor


GiddyUPwey!

Dust off those cowboy boots and get ready to bust out some serious boot-scooting as Burrinja prepares to welcome ‘A Taste Of Tamworth’ - Australia’s biggest music festival to the stage with four award winning acts in one big show.

Golden Guitar Winners – Carter & Carter, Felicity Urquhart and Travis Sinclair team up with rising star Anthony Taylor, to bring you an authentic taste of Tamworth.

With each act presenting their own form of music and unique personality on the Burrinja stage, hear the artist’s intimate accounts and stories behind the songs, then join in for a big team fun filled finale.

‘You don’t know country music until you’ve seen Tamworth’

Running 140 minutes | plus 20 minute interval
All Ages



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DATES

21 JUL - 19 AUG

VENUE

Burrinja Gallery

OPENING EVENT

SUN 22 JUL 3PM

RSVP below

Women Painting Women   

Realist portrait painting by Australian female artists.   

Women Painting Women is a major exhibition of portraiture oil painting and features recent works by Sally Ryan (NSW), Megan Roodenrys (SA), Dagmar Cyrulla, Vicki Sullivan, Fiona Bilbrough, Raelene Sharp and Heather Ellis (all VIC).

Giving insights into the relationships between the artists and their sitters (among these Yorta-Yorta soprano Deborah Cheetham, actress Sigrid Thornton, domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty and labour senator Penny Wong), the works touch on a variety of contemporary themes while revealing personal stories of reward and loss.

Taking its inspiration from the realist painting movement in the United States, the exhibition celebrates the talent of female portrait artists and the women who sit for them, and is the second instalment at Burrinja after its successful show in 2016.    

"This exhibition uniquely honours the female spirit - of realist painters and their sitters” - artist Vicki Sullivan

Join us for the official opening of the exhibition on Sunday, 22 July, at 3pm. The exhibition will be opened by Carmel O’Connor, President, Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors.

 


Image: Sally Ryan, Yassmin Abdel Magied, Oil on linen 115.2 x 80.3cm

 

 

 

 

Date

SUN 22 JUL, 2PM

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Tickets

$26 Adult
$22 Concession
FREE Under 26 A Minor Tix

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A Gallery Concert of Women’s Musical Compositions

Compositions by Jacqui Rutten, Johanna Selleck and Dindy Vaughan


Breeze into the harmonious tones of new compositions by three female composers presenting their works for combinations of  mezzo soprano, violin, viola, flute, harp and wind quintet in a special intimate Gallery concert at Burrinja.

Inspired by the natural environment, these exceptional composers of international recognition come together to present a very special performance highlighting the musical talent of contemporary female composers.

Experience this refreshing and un-amplified concert as part of our ‘Women Painting Women’ exhibition presenting women’s voices front and centre stage at Burrinja. Join Jacqui Rutten, Johanna Selleck and Dindy Vaughan for a sensational musical experience surrounded by beautiful paintings by some of Australia’s most prominent female painters.

Be moved by this classically inspired, intimate and relaxed concert and enjoy special insight into the music as the composers discuss the creative processes behind the works and their influences.

Jacqui Rutten’s "Compositions[are] sincerely crafted, they hold together in a very personal way." – John Rose

Running time 60 minutes | no interval



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Date

TUES 24 JUL 8PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$36 Adult
$32 Concession
$30 Friends of Burrinja
$ 28ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under

PACKAGE
3+ Burrinja Season shows $30ea


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Letters to Lindy

A mother’s loss, a nation’s obsession


Portrayed with humour and heartbreak, this enthralling work by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine (Parramatta Girls, Head Full of Love) explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures.

The story captivated a nation. A mother accused of murdering her child, her claim – that the baby was taken by a dingo – denied and discredited by zealous police and a flawed legal system. The media circus, the rumours, the mob mentality, and a nation’s prejudices laid bare.

Based on the gamut of human responses to Lindy’s story expressed in over 20,000 letters, this piece offers an enthralling, moving, and long overdue dialogue between Lindy and the nation.

“…a fascinating collage depicting Australian attitudes to grief, justice, celebrity, and to women who do not conform to expectations…” - Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald

By Alana Valentine
A Merrigong Theatre Company production in association with Canberra Theatre Centre
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body

Running time 110 minutes | plus 20 minute interval
Contains strong language and adult themes
Recommended for ages 13+



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Dates

Wed 8 Aug 7.00pm
Thurs 9 Aug 7.00pm
Fri 10 Aug 7.00pm
Sat 11 Aug 2.pm & 7.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$30 Adult
$20 Concession [F/T Student, Health Care, Seniors/Pension]
$20 Youth U16
$85 Family of 4 [max 2 adults]

On Sale Tues 26 June at 10:30am

Mater Christi College & St Joseph’s College present:

The Wedding Singer

The year is 1985. The place is New Jersey. A wannabe rock star (aka a professional wedding singer) is left at the altar and finally changes his tune.

Run Time - 160 Minutes including 20min Interval | Recommended for ages 13+

 
Dates

FRI 17 AUG 7.00pm – 10.00pm
SAT 18 AUG 1.30pm – 4.30pm
SAT 18  AUG 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$25 Adult
$15 Youth U18


On Sale Tues 24 July at 10:30am

St Andrews Christian College presents:

Hot Mikado

Flirting may seem an innocent pastime. But in Titipu, it can be fatal.

That is the underlying threat that creates all of the ridiculous (and uproarious) complications in ‘Hot Mikado’, a wildly staged sendup of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, ‘The Mikado - or, the town of Titipu’.

This updated version retains the spirit of the original by sticking to the absurd plot G&S concocted for this show (it’s all about forbidden love, a pending execution and bureaucratic ineptitude...), but adds the element of Jazz music.

Allow the 2018 St Andrews production of ‘Hot Mikado’ to transport you to modern day Japan. Filled with colourful sets, songs and dances this is a production for the whole family. Let the jazz musical with lots of hilarious comedy whisk you away to a small Japanese city with lots of fun and imagination.

If you like your entertainment in a topsy-turvy style, ‘Hot Mikado’ is your hot ticket. 

RUN TIME - 180 MINUTES INCLUDING 20 MIN INTERVAL | SUITABLE ALL AGES   

 
Dates

Tues 21 August 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Wed 22 August 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$25 Adult
$15 Concession [F/T Student, Health Care, Seniors/Pension]
$10 Youth U16

On Sale Tues 17 July at 10:30am

Macclesfield Primary School presents:

Ringmaster's Circus

Students win VIP tickets to the visiting circus, containing personal invites to meet with the elusive ‘Ringmaster’. The Ringmaster, however, may have a greater plan in store…

Run Time - 60 Minutes No Interval | Suitable all ages 

 
Dates

25 AUG - 23 SEPT

Wild Awards 2018

The Wildlife Art Society of Australasia presents their major biennial exhibition ‘The Wild Awards’ in the Burrinja Gallery.

Be moved by this unique exhibition and the passion and talent of a diverse range of artists from the Australasian region. The exhibition features an exquisite array of different animal species and habitats in sculpture, painting and works on paper.

‘The Wild Awards’ encapsulates art excellence and this fine display proudly demonstrates the Society members’ strong passion and respect for wildlife and its habitat. Be delighted and inspired by this stunning collection of beautiful wildlife imagery by The Wildlife Art Society of Australasia.

“Intriguing and inspiring artwork. It’s always a joy to see a WASA exhibition.”- Kris Peter President Wildlife Art Society of Australasia


Image: Grand Elder Statesman by Steve Morvell gold prize winner 2016 Wild Awards

 

 

 

 

Dates

WED 5 SEP 11.30 AM
WED 5 SEP 7.30 PM
THU 6 SEP 7.30 PM
FRI 7 SEP 7.30 PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$27.25 Adult
$22.25 Concession [F/T Student, Health Care, Seniors/Pension]
$17.25 Youth 16 & under

 

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Wheelers Hill Secondary College presents:

Wizard Oz 

A fabulous one-hour musical show featuring the best-loved songs from the screen classic including ‘Over the Rainbow’, ‘Ding Dong the Witch is Dead’ and many more.  The story of Dorothy, her faithful dog Toto, Lion, Tinman and Scarecrow is perfect entertainment for the whole family. 

Starring students from Wheelers Hill Secondary College, along with their friends from Brandon Park, Mulgrave, Waverley Meadows and Wheelers Hill Primary Schools – this show is the culmination of the months of hard work and talents of the whole school community. 

Run Time - 90 Minutes including 20 min Interval | Suitable all ages 

 
Date

SAT 8 SEP 8PM  

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$36 Adult
$32 Concession
$30 Friends of Burrinja
$ 28ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under

PACKAGE
3+ Burrinja Season shows $30ea


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Who Am I…? 

Welcome back our carryover champion! 


One man, one remote, one screen. Three suits, eight nights. One moment in the maelstrom to define a lifetime - or face national humiliation.

Burst into the hilarious, silly and life affirming story of 1990s Australia and one man’s attempt to scale the summit of all Australian quiz shows, Sale of the Century.

With direction from Stephen Abbott, best known as The Sandman this is an hilarious true story of dedication, perseverance and grit. Written and performed by Russell Cheek ‘Who Am I’ shares his story of climbing out of unemployed-actor poverty by attempting to win the jackpot on Sale of the Century in 1993.

"An Absolute treat…carefree and comic delight. Fascinating and funny. Winning, warm and rewarding.” - Australian Stage

Written and performed by Russell Cheek
Directed by Stephen Abbott

Running time 80 minutes | no interval
Warnings: some adult language
Age recommendation 15yrs+


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Image by Dave Anlezark

Dates

TUE 11 SEP 7.30pm – 8.30pm
WED 12 
SEP 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$25 Adult
$15 Concession [F/T Student, Health Care, Seniors/Pension]
$10 Youth U16

On Sale Tues 21 August at 10:30am

Belgrave South Primary School presents:

Once Upon a Time in a Nursery Rhyme 

a new musical – Book, Music and Lyrics by Damien Mizzi

Incy Wincy Spider has been washed off his water spout one too many times! Miss Polly’s dolly is sick, sick, sick! And poor Humpty Dumpty is broken after falling off the wall! What are they all going to do?? All of your nursery rhyme favourites such as Jack and Jill, Old McDonald, Hickory the Mouse, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Old King Cole and many, many more will come together in a crazy adventure to try and solve the dramas unfolding throughout the town. With so much mayhem, will the town ever be the same again? All will be revealed in ‘Once Upon a Time in a Nursery Rhyme’, a new musical full of original songs and hilarious characters that adults and children of all ages will love.

 

RUN TIME - 120 MINUTES INCLUDING 20MIN INTERVAL | SUITABLE ALL AGES   

 
Dates

FRI 14 SEP 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$25 Adult
$15 Concession [F/T Student, Health Care, Seniors/Pension]
$10 Youth U16

On Sale Tues 31 July at 10:30am

Sassafras Primary School presents:

Aladdin

Show description coming soon...

RUN TIME - 120 MINUTES INCLUDING 20MIN INTERVAL | SUITABLE ALL AGES   

 
Date

SAT 15 SEP 7PM - 9PM

FREE

Venue 

Burrinja Gallery 

Tickets

 

ART Safari

HillsceneLIVE Launch

HillsceneLIVE Festival is an experiential arts festival for the hills. Passionate about nurturing experimental works and embracing risqué ideas the festival intends to resist easily definable norms of artistic endeavour. It’s about facilitating a place for artists to experiment and realise ideas.  With this in mind this year’s launch needed to be something fun, different and experimental. A place to play with new works, enjoy the Burrinja Gallery in a different way, enter the idea of ART Safari – an evening to showcase the artists, the festival and reinvent the gallery space. 

The meeting of these two programs promises to be an expedition into the wild side of art.

Come get launchy at ART Safari! 

Date

SUN 16 SEP 2pm
Pre-show Talk 1pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$26 Adult   
$22 Concession
FREE Under 26 A Minor Tix


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Sutherland Trio


Icarian brings a spirit of daring and vision to a chamber music program that combines the sparkling lightness of Beethoven's early chamber music with the soaring melodies of Brahms and Piazzolla's toe-tapping tango.
Mary Finsterer's Icarian is an atmospheric new work that soars the heights of achievements beyond ordinary human capacity, to transcend limits of human endeavour whilst knowing the fragility of life itself.
Program
Icarian
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Trio No.8 in B-flat, WoO39
Josef Suk - Elegy
Mary Finsterer – Icarian
Smetana - Piano Trio Bedrich Smetana Piano Trio in G Minor, Op.15


Running 60 minutes | no interval
All Ages



 

 





Dates

29 SEP - 25 NOV

Masters of Aboriginal Contemporary Art #2    
Minnie Pwerle : Beginnings 

Celebrating the work of one of the world’s great painters. 

Minnie Pwerle (1919-2006) grew up at Utopia, a former cattle station 300 km northeast from Alice Springs (also known as Urupuntja), home to the Anmatjerre language group. The story of her life was one of struggle and endurance. In 1999, at the age of 80, she took up painting and soon gained national recognition. The use of bold brushstrokes and bold, vibrant colours became her trademark, as did paintings of small bush melons and women’s body-painting designs.  
The exhibition surveys Minnie’s Pwerle’s oeuvre and features a series of unseen paintings including the very first ones she produced in 1999.
    
"Paintings of striking expressionistic quality.” – Burrinja Curator JD Mittmann


Image: Minnie Pwele

 

 

 

 

Date

TUES 2 OCT 6:30PM
WEDS 3 OCT 11AM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$18 All
$15ea Group  4+

PACKAGE
3+ Burrinja Family shows $14ea


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Macdeth

An hilarious cautionary tale


A funny, fake-bloody tale of greed and power - this is Shakespeare unplugged and re-wired, performed with stupidity and skill!

Get into the guts of this Shakespearean delicacy - a hilarious, cautionary tale, spiced with rich evocative language and a healthy dose of invention and idiocy - like Horrible Histories live on stage.

This side-splitting interpretation of the haunting classic tale pulls no punches, leaving in all the murder and foul play; the injustice and cruelty, and the horror of one man’s ambition gone horribly wrong... in a fun and fabulous way.

Company 13’s Macdeth is a cracking, updated, kid-friendly classic, filled with physical comedy and the tastiest morsels of Shakespeare’s prose.

‘…the play brings the violent tale to life with clowning prowess, false teeth falling in the cauldron and fake blood explosions of silly string spewing all over the stage.’ Theatre Press, Rebecca Waese

Running time 60 minutes | no interval
Ideal ages 8 -15


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Image by Jeff Busby


Date

SAT 6 OCT 11AM & 2PM 

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$18 All
$15ea Group  4+

PACKAGE
3+ Burrinja Family shows $14ea


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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Based on Eric Carle's books


The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family.
 
Journey through four of Eric Carle’s incredible stories performed live on stage in this enchanting theatre show. Featuring the ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and other delightful characters from Eric Carle’s bestselling classic tales including, ‘The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse’, ‘Mr. Seahorse' and ‘The Very Lonely Firefly’.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller and directed by Naomi Edwards, this magical show comes to life with 75 exquisite puppets created by New York's Puppet Kitchen.

“and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.”

Running time 50 minutes | no interval
Age recommendation 0-7



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Image by Louis Dillon-Savage

Date

FRI 16 NOV 8PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$36 Adult
$32 Concession
$30 Friends of Burrinja
$ 28ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under

PACKAGE
3+ Burrinja Season shows $30ea


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Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction


B2M (Bathurst to Melville Tiwi Islands) – MAMANTA

Step into a pumping RnB concert, Tiwi Islands style!


Mamanta –‘friend’ in Tiwi – pairs seven piece band B2M’s acclaimed R&B music and performance with captivating footage of life and culture in the Tiwi Islands. Showcasing their new album, Mamanta is a vibrant cultural experience told through a mix of dance, chants and song.

Find yourself tuned to the beat of their unique sound as they bring you a rare insight into their island culture delivered with their trademark wit, musicality and charm. If you haven’t had an opportunity to travel to the Tiwi Islands, this unique blend of contemporary and traditional sounds is sure to take you on an illuminating and uplifting journey.

‘“B2M…wow, the music, the joy, the talent- it was contagious. It would have been a standing ovation that demanded an encore- but everyone was already on their feet dancing! We couldn’t get enough of them!” Phaedra Watts, Artistic Director, Nannup Music Festival

Running 70 minutes | no interval
Strobe and Laser lighting



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Image by Duane Preston



Date

SAT 17 & SUN 18 NOV

Times

10.30AM
12.00PM
1.30PM
3.00PM

Venue

Birdsland Reserve

Tickets

Available in 2018


hillsceneLIVE 2018

Inspired by the brave and excited by the bold.


Explore live art in a forest edge festival and find yourself engaging with experimental artists and their enthralling works

hillsceneLIVE is a weekend live art festival inspired and created by artists who take juicy risks, ask big questions and make bold statements with their work. Experience live art and performance, including Theatre, Dance, Sound Art, Comedy, Spoken Word, Circus and especially those works that don't fit easily into these categories.

Each year the hillsceneLIVE festival comes to life in an under utilsed space in the Dandenong Ranges, from old offices and heritage cottages to public gardens. Explore live art in a forest edge festival where you’ll find yourself in spaces from wide landscapes, to nooks and crannies – engaging with experimental artists and their enthralling works.

“hillsceneLIVE was an incredible journey on which you never knew what was around the corner. It was a chance to interact and step outside your comfort zone and the more you went along with it, the more you were able to gain. I cam away feeling inspired to create.” Audience member - 2016



 

 





Dates

1 DEC 2018 - 10 FEB 2019

Black Mist Burnt Country

Testing the Bomb. Maralinga and Australian Art

In the 1950s Australia became the nuclear testing ground for the British Government. A total of 12 atomic tests were conducted. Sixty years after the events Black Mist Burnt Country revisits the history of the test program at Maralinga, Emu Field and Monte Bello Island, through works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists across the mediums of painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, music and new media spanning seven decades.  An award winning Burrinja national touring exhibition.    

“Powerful, though-provoking, moving - a must-see.” - 2017 Audience member


Image: ROSEMARY LAING, 'One Dozen Considerations - Emu -Totem I', c-type photograph, 49 x 76 cm, 2013, copyright: the artist

 

 

 

 



Date

Annual

Venue

Burrinja Cultural Centre
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Tickets

$40

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Connect with your community and support arts in the Hills with your $40, and we will give you:
  • One FREE theatre ticket each year to a Burrinja show *
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By becoming a Burrinja Member you will be supporting local arts and culture as well as the many local projects that Burrinja manages, supports and enable - building community through arts.
* Available for Burrinja season shows only excludes venue hire 'No Free Tickets' shows

More Info

Dates
One day workshop

SUN 14 OCT 10AM - 4PM

Investment
$150

Bookings
Online here

Location
Burrinja Black Box

Foundations in a Reflective Eco-printing Practice


In these one day workshops you are invited to come with a child’s mind and play with eco-printing techniques on paper. You will experiment with creating multiple bundles, exploring the interactions between different, leaves, metals, ways of wrapping and mordanting. Along the way you will be have the opportunity to use eco-printing as a mindfulness practice; noticing what is present for you in your making practice and creating space for these knowings through image, word play and your body. You will finish the day with a textured collection of prints, knowings and connection to the ecology within yourself and without.

Over the course of the day you will:

    Learn how to eco-print on paper
    Set up a dye pot
    Discuss mordants
    Utilise arts- based tools for personal reflection
    Develop tools for ongoing self-reflection
    Take home a collection of your own bespoke eco-printed works.

"The experience of creating eco dyed paper . . . was a revelation. I’ve always made things with my hands but it was the first time I’ve done a workshop where the focus was on the process itself rather than the technique or the outcome." – Indrani Perera, Maker and Writer

Dates
Two day workshops

FRI 12 OCT 6PM - 9PM and SAT 13 OCT 10:30AM - 4PM

Investment
$270
$240 each if you bring a friend
(Enter 'Bringafriend' at the checkout)

Bookings
Online here

Location
Burrinja Black Box

Eco-printed Artist Books


These workshops offers you the opportunity to immerse more deeply into the reflective practice of eco- printing as you craft a collection of eco-printed hand bound artist books. You will experiment with creating multiple bundles, exploring the interactions between different, leaves, metals, ways of wrapping and mordanting. Along the way you will be have the opportunity to use eco-printing as a mindfulness practice; noticing what is present for you in your making practice and creating space for these knowings through image, word play and your body. You will finish the day with a textured collection of bespoke artist books, prints, knowings and connection to the ecology within yourself and without.

Over the course of the two days you will:
    Learn how to eco-print on paper
    Set up a dye pot
    Discuss mordants
    Utilise arts- based tools for personal reflection
    Engage in group work in support of your inquiry
    Learn how to hand bind books
    Develop tools for ongoing self-reflection
    Take home a collection of your own handcrafted artist books.

"For me,  the final stages of the workshop and constructing our makings into books was what gave the fluidity of the inquiry process concrete form.  My paper underwent the eco-printing journey covered in the words of my curiosities, my dreams and fears so it felt enlivening and restorative to be able to work with these values and emotions in a  transformational way across modalities, moving from poetry to printing to tearing to stitching. I intentionally bound my printed pieces amongst fresh sheets of paper to give space and time for more to come." – Bec Wisby

Are you in a caring/support role? We are committed to supporting sustainable work practices. We recognise the tenuous line between giving and burn out. We would like to extend a limited number of significantly subsided places to those who would benefit from attending this workshop to sustain their practice. Please contact us to apply: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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