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Dates

OCTOBER WORKSHOP
Sat 6th & Sun 7th OCT

DECEMBER WORKSHOP
Sat 1 & Sun 2nd DEC

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

SEP 22 - OCT 14 

Venue

Growing Pains Initiative
Burrinja Level 1

“Let’s Talk About Text”

Growing Pains Initiative

Bring your reading glasses because "Let's Talk About Text" might have you feeling like you're reading a novel. By the end though all these artists will have you thinking differently about text, type, and words. Whether it is the main feature or a subtle element in a composition, text brings another dimension to artwork and we're excited to showcase artists utilising this graphic element.

Join us for the opening Sept 22, 1-3pm


More Growing Pains Initiative

This project is supported by Burrinja and Yarra Ranges Council.

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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

 

 

 

 

Dates

September School Holidays
Wed 26th Sep
Thurs 27th Sep

Price

Classes $20 per child
(Early Bird Discount, $16 by Mon 24th Sep)


To BOOK contact

Bev 0449 654 343
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Children's Holiday Art Classes

Empowering Children to Tap into Inner Creativity

Watercolours Fantasy Landscape 
WED 26 SEP 10.30am-12pm | Workshop | Ages 6-12 
Castles, dragons and fairies oh my!

Who lives here? 
WED 26 SEP 1pm-2.30pm | Workshop | Ages 6-12 
Make a Creature for a ceramic pot

Felt Purse or Picture
THU 27 SEP 1pm-2.30pm  | Workshop | Ages 7yrs +
Make a Felt Purse or Picture using  beautiful dry felting technique and soft wool.

Ages 6-12 years

DATES

15 AUG - 7 OCT

 

VENUE

Burrinja Foyer Gallery

Texture & Line - Part 2: Figurative Abstraction1980s 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 2 include James Gleeson, Victor Majzner, Paul Partos, David Rankin, Stanislaus Rapotec, Michael Taylor, Jan Senbergs, Aida Tomescu, John Walker. 



Image: Stanislaus Rapotec, Storm at Mount Olympus, 1983, PVA on board, 138 x 220cm Copyright The Estate of the Artist, courtesy Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne

 


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

 

Date

TUES 2 OCT 6:30PM


Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$18 All
$15ea Group  4+

PACKAGE
3+ Burrinja Family shows $14ea


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Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction


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  & 4.30PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$18 All
$15ea Group  4+

PACKAGE
3+ Burrinja Family shows $14ea


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Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show 

Based on Eric Carle's books

Another show just announced for 4.30PM Saturday 6th October!


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


More info


Image by Louis Dillon-Savage

 

 

Rainbows & Sparkles Caterpillar Craft Activity

Join Gill from Rainbows & Sparkles and get busy making with our special caterpillar craft.  The craft activity will be available between the shows at the following times: 

Rainbows & Sparkles #1 - 11.45am – 12.30pm
Rainbows & Sparkles #2 - 1.15pm – 2.00pm
Rainbows & Sparkles #3 - 2.45pm – 3.30pm
Rainbows & Sparkles #4 - 3.45pm – 4.30pm

Gold coin donation on the day

 

Date

Sunday 7 October

Time

1.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adults $25.00
Youth 16 & 
Under $15.00

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Boronia Calisthenics College Showcase 2018

Boronia Calisthenics College Annual Showcase Concert 2018.  You don’t want to miss out on this amazing event which showcases talented pupils ranging in age from 3 years to mature age, performing a range of items collaboratively to music that will excite and amaze anyone who loves theatre or dance.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful event.

 

 

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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An Evening with the Waifs - SOLD OUT


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


 

Dates

Fri 19 October

Time

7.00pm – 10.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$28 Adult
$23 Seniors/Pension
$12 Youth U16

 

Fernleigh Calisthenics Club presents:

32ND ANNUAL DISPLAY 2018

Come along on Friday the 19th of October, 2018 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 - 180 Minutes including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages  

 

Dates

Sat 20 October

Times

2.00pm – 5.45pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$28 Adult
$80 Family of 4 [max 2 Adults]
$15 Youth U16

Tickets on sale Tue 3 October, 10:30am

Maroondah Calisthenics Club presents:

46th ANNUAL DISPLAY

Showcasing the Terrific Tinies aged 3 to 7, Superb Sub-Juniors aged 7 to 10, Jazzy Juniors aged 10 to 13, Impressive Intermediates aged 13 to 16, Sensational Seniors aged 16 and over, and Majestic Masters aged 26 and over.

Run Time - 225mins including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages   

More about Maroondah Calisthenics Club

 

Dates

Launch event 11am Sat 13 Oct
Exhibition Oct 13 – Nov 13
Artwork collection Nov 16  – 19

Venue

Upwey Main Street

Registration has been
extended until
26th August

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

The Upwey Archies

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.

This is your chance to create an original artwork celebrating someone special to you or to the hills, and be in the running for six awards with mystery prizes like theatre tickets and meals in Upwey. 

The Upwey Township Group, in partnership with Burrinja, are thrilled to present The Upwey Archies 2018. 

 

The Upwey Archies is an exhibition of portraits featured in the windows of Upwey Traders until 13 November.

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

 


2016 artwork highlights

Date

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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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

Whole Festival Adventure
for 1  $60.00  
Whole Festival Adventure
CAR LOAD - (Max 4) $200.00

SAT 17 - One Day Festival Adventure
for 1  $50.00  
SAT 17 - One Day Festival Adventure
CAR LOAD - (Max 4)  $160.00
 

SUN 18 - One Day Festival Adventure
for 1  $50.00  
SUN 18 - One Day Festival Adventure
CAR LOAD - (Max 4)  $160.00  

hillsceneLIVE 2018

Escape to the Hidden Live Arts Festival

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

Hillscene Live 2018 has an amazing program over 2 days, showcasing this year’s coterie of artists and a delectable buffet of workshops, dialogues, live music, ART, a dance party & the Hillscene Live Feast. 

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

 

 

 

 



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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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