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Upcoming Events & Experiences

All upcoming events & experiences at Burrinja as well as out & about in the community.



Image: "Coral Garden", Ches Mills, Acrylic, ink and gouache on linen

Aquatic Realms | Ches Mills

Sat 31 Jul - extended to Sat 9 Oct | Burrinja Gallery

These paintings were triggered by my awe and wonder of our oceans, their fascinating shorelines, cliffs and glorious coral reefs that as a result of global warming are being compromised. In these paintings, I hoped to portray the beauty, intricacies, diversity, complexities, atmospheres  and interconnectivity of our ocean environs and in doing so, the urgent need for action to be taken to protect them. (Ches Mills)

Alice "How long is forever?"
White Rabbit  "Sometimes just one second". 
Alice's adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll 

Gallery hours ~ Wed to Sat | 10am - 4pm

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Image: Joy Serwylo 

of the infinite possibilities of reconstruction | Joy Serwlyo

Sat 31 Jul - extended to Sat 9 Oct | Burrinja Gallery

After a pandemic and a super storm, the bushfires that ravaged Victoria and NSW seem to have paled into legend. Yet we welcome each new year with an uneasy awareness that it is bushfire season. Again. However, the destruction is always followed by breathtaking regeneration. New green shoots, rebuilt homes, rallying community.

Here is a saga of deconstructed books and burnt fabric, reconstructed into a story of renewal. (Joy Serwylo)

Gallery hours ~ Wed to Sat | 10am - 4pm

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Image: Rona Green, “Wayno and Bazza” 2018, hand coloured linocut 32 x 50 cm

Some they do and some they don't and some you just can't tell | Rona Green

Sat 31 Jul -  extended to Sat 9 Oct | Burrinja Gallery

Rona Green’s fanciful hand coloured linocut prints of anthropomorphised native and introduced animals explore ideas about the nature of individuality. In particular the artist is interested in the body and its potential to be the stem point for transformation.

Gallery hours ~ Wed to Sat | 10am - 4pm

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Creative Movement & Drama Classes

WED's from OCT 6 for 11 weeks | 5 x BURRINJA ONLINE + 6 x LYRE ROOM

 

Term 4 looks a little different as we navigate our way out of lockdown and back to being open. With this in mind our classes will be online (Via Zoom) for the first 5 weeks and then in person at Burrinja for the next 6 weeks. 

 

PLAY UP: Grades Prep – 2 or Ages 5 – 7 years - 4.00pm - 5.00pm
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 - 5.15pm - 6.15pm
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 - Troupe 6.30pm - 7.30pm
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.

 

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.

All Classes $176 per term

Trial Class $16  - Trial Class Bookings via the Box Office on 9754 8723

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.

 


aerie creative ecology

WORKSHOP #3 ~ Writing about process with Dr. Nancy Langham-Hooper

Sat 30 Oct 10:30am | Burrinja Outside

Writing about art, a visual and visceral medium, can sometimes be difficult. As an artist, writing about yourself or your own work can be even more challenging. In this workshop for practicing artists, you will learn how art historians analyse a work of art, how to describe your own work in different contexts, and how to describe and market yourself as an artist. We will explore how creative process and biographical detail can deepen audience engagement, as well as how to write for specific occasions, such as gallery exhibitions, media releases or competitions.

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The Little Mermaid

Belgrave Heights Christian School presents

The Little Mermaid

A cast of 70 students from Years 2-12 at Belgrave Heights Christian School are pleased to present Disney's The Little Mermaid! 

POSTPONED Thu 12 Aug - Sat 14 Aug | Burrinja Theatre
NEW DATES Thu 4 Nov - Sat 6 Nov | Burrinja Theatre

Beautiful mermaid Ariel should be a happy girl -- she lives in an enchanted undersea country, her father is a King, and she has the most beautiful singing voice. But she is a passionate, headstrong teenager, and wants what she cannot have -- to live on land. When she falls in love with a handsome human prince, Ariel is more determined than ever to gain a pair of legs. But her only option is to defy her furious father, and bargain with Ursula the Sea Witch, giving her voice as the price of entry onto dry land. With the help of Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and officious court composer Sebastian the crab, Ariel must wordlessly gain Prince Eric's love within three days -- or lose her soul to the ambitious witch! Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, and the wildly popular Disney film, this musical staging of The Little Mermaid features a funny and fanciful book by Doug Wright, with the beloved score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Glenn Slater in an expanded but completely faithful form, featuring the rambunctious and persuasive 'Under the Sea,' the romantic expectation of 'Kiss the Girl,' and that anthem to longing and belonging, 'Part of Your World.'

Due to the impacts of lockdowns and re-opening capacities the school has decided to postpone their production "The Little Mermaid" at Burrinja until early November. Your tickets have been automatically transferred to the new dates.

If you are unable to attend the new dates please send your refund request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Fri 6 Aug, with the subject line: REFUND FOR THE LITTLE MERMAID (or click the link HERE)

Thank you for your understanding and we are looking forward to seeing you at the production in November 

Thu 4 Nov 7.00pm // Fri 5 Nov 7.00pm
Sat 6 Nov 1.00pm // Sat 6 Nov 6.00pm

*Tickets $24 - $30

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

*This show is NOT elligible to use "the one free ticket" benefit included in the Friends of Burrinja Membership.


Burrinja Enhanced presents

Art After Dark

Art After Dark returns for a late night summer sojourn

Fri 5 Nov 7.00pm | The Lyre Room

Join us for an enhanced experience of our current exhibitions, with curated art, music, film and food experiences.

As summer approaches, longer days call for hotter art, and Burrrinja has you covered.

Full line up to be released soon.

Tickets - $20 ~ tickets on sale soon

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Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction


Upwey Community Group & Burrinja Presents

The Upwey Archies 2021

On display from Saturday 6 November | Upwey Main Street

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.

RETURNING YOUR CANVAS

How and when you can return your completed Upwey Archie artwork

1. Complete your artwork description HERE

2. Ensure your artwork is ready for returning by completing the information slip on the back of the board and that your board is dry (we cannot accept any wet artworks)

3. Register your return time slot HERE

4. Go to the drop-off point at your allotted time, there will be a staffed table with Upwey Archies / Upwey Community Group signage set up outside the Upwey Township Hall (opposite the skatepark). If it rains we will put up a marquee. Covid check in and sanitising applies.

The drop off times available (pending Phase B restrictions easing):

Thursday 28 October 4.30 - 600
Friday 29 October 4.30 - 6.00
Saturday 30 October 10.30 - 12.00

LAUNCH/ AWARD CEREMONY UPDATE

Due to restrictions, we have had to shift the dates. The Upwey Archies will be exhibited in the Main street from Saturday 6 November (pending Phase C restrictions easing) and closing Wednesday 24 November. We are currently considering our options in regards to the safest way to present an award ceremony, but there will be no launch celebration.


the habour agency presents

Dami Im • SOLO TOUR

An intimate evening of Piano, Songs & Stories

POSTPONED Wed 28th July 8.00pm | Burrinja Theatre
NEW DATE Fri 10 Dec 8.00pm | Burrinja Theatre

Dami Im brings her first ever SOLO TOUR for a special and intimate evening of Piano, Songs & Stories.

 “The intimacy of these solo shows and being able to feel the connection with the audience has been so special” Dami said.

Beginning her musical journey as a virtuoso pianist, Dami is renowned for her emotive and powerful vocals since winning The X-Factor Australia. She has released a string of hits such as ‘Alive’, ‘Super Love’ and ‘Gladiator’. She went onto become ‘Eurovision Royalty’ in 2016 when she earned the highest score ever achieved by an Australian entry. 

Recommended for all ages (PG) | Runtime - 70 mins

In line with state government restrictions, Dami Im's show at Burrinja on Wed 28 July has been postponed to Fri 10 Dec at 8pm. We are extremely disappointed to have to make this change, but know you will appreciate that it is necessary in the circumstances to maintain the safety of audiences and performers. 

A  personal note from Dami Im: 

“I’m absolutely devastated that I’m not able to perform in Victoria this week as part of my Piano, Songs & Stories tour. I hope everybody stays safe and I can’t wait to see you in December”

Current Ticket holders have been sent an sms or an email with their options.

Tickets - $49.90 Admission*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

*This show is NOT elligible to use "the one free ticket" benefit included in the Friends of Burrinja Membership.

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  • One FREE theatre ticket each year to a Burrinja show *
  • Member ticket discounts on Burrinja shows
  • Free ticket postage
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  • Special event invitations
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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.

Membership - $40

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.

Only available for eligble shows in the Burrinja Season, excludes venue hire 'No Free Tickets' shows. To utilise the "FREE" ticket benefit please contact our box office on 03 9754 8723

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www.alist.com.au presents

Arj Barker • Comes Clean

POSTPONED  ~ Thu 19 Aug 8.00pm | Burrinja Theatre
NEW DATE ~ Tue 8 Feb, 2022. 8.00pm | Burrinja Theatre

“Do I swear to tell the whole truth? No, but I'll swear while telling the partial truth. And trust me, it's a lot more fun that way. If you truly want to laugh, then take my word for it. This is honestly the best hour of BS around; I kid you not...” Arj Barker

And he’s not wrong. Australia’s adopted son of comedy returns to Melbourne to premiere his brand-new hour of riotous comedy in Arj Barker ‘Comes Clean’.  

Be prepared for some home truths, some vague truths and some information none of us are ready to hear, but won’t be able to forget any time soon, because Arj brings the hilarity and lots of it.

WINNER - 2019 ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release – ‘Organic’

 “It’s a joy to spend an hour in his world” ★★★★★ The Advertiser

 “A must see for anyone who loves a laugh…” ­Adelaide Now

“Excellent stand-up by an exceptional comedian.” ★★★★ Broadway Baby”

Recommended for ages 15+ | 90 mins no interval

Due to the recent COVID19 lockdown and capacity restrictions from state Governments, Arj Barker advises that he will need to reschedule his performance at Burrinja. This show will now be held on Tuesday 8th February 2022, Current tickets will be transferred to the new date.

We very much hope you will be able to attend the new date. Not only because Arj Barker is frickin' hilarious but because the artists and venues have been doing it extremely tough over the last 18 Months.  

All current ticket holders have been sent an sms or an email with their options.

Tickets - $49.90 - $54.90*

Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction

*This show is NOT elligible to use "the one free ticket" benefit included in the Friends of Burrinja Membership.

 

2022 Dandenong Ranges Open Studios

Open Studios Weekend | Sat & Sun, April 2 + 3

Group Exhibition 17 March to 10 April | Burrinja Gallery

Come and explore the secrets of the Dandenong Range’s with this creative and inspiring cultural experience. The Dandenong Ranges Open Studios takes you down the fern lined lanes of the hills to discover a selection of the most intriguing studios. Explore and connect with artists, ignite your creative imagination and step into the hidden gems, curious constructions and awe inspiring spaces of the artists’ creative environments.

Visit the exhibition at the Burrinja Gallery and select the studios that most intrigue or inspire you. You will have the unique opportunity to purchase artwork and hand crafted items directly from the artists, informed by new insight into their creative world.

Dandenong Ranges Open Studios is the biggest creative 'Open Door' of the region.

Visit studios between 10am and 5pm during the Open Weekend.

For more details about the Artists & the Studios click here


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