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THU 11 OCT 8PM
$44.50 Youth 16yrs & under
Single $3 ticketing fee applies per total transaction
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
THU 12 JUL 7.30PM
$59 + $2.5 BF Adult
$40 + $2.5 BF Youth 15yrs & under
and the Fireside Disciples
Campfire Tour is SOLD OUT!
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.
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
Please note the Country Bundle is only available when purchasing Kasey Chambers tickets and taste of Tamworth in the same transaction.
FRI 20 JUL 8PM
Featuring Carter & Carter, Felicity Urquhart, Travis Sinclair and Anthony Taylor
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
SUN 22 JUL, 2PM
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
TUES 24 JUL 8PM
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+
SAT 8 SEP 8PM
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+
SAT 15 SEP 7PM - 9PM
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!
SUN 16 SEP 2pm
Pre-show Talk 1pm
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.
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
TUES 2 OCT 6:30PM
WEDS 3 OCT 11AM
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
SAT 6 OCT 11AM & 2PM
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
FRI 16 NOV 8PM
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
SAT 17 & SUN 18 NOV
Available in 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
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