Art at Burrinja

burrinja presents

Totem Cave | Skubz Mope & Macarena Ocea

Stay n' Play

AUG - NOV | Burrinja Foyer


Come and explore the Totem Cave, where mysterious monuments to strange and bizarre creatures are waiting to be discovered. Some lay in pieces just waiting for someone to help rebuild them, maybe you can help? Leave your mark and create your own Totem Mask to put on display in the cave for future explorers to discover (or take it home as a keepsake of your adventures!) The Totem Cave is a place of mystery and adventure, created by resident artists Skübz Mope and Macarena Ocea.

Instagram: Skubz Mope @skubzmope

Instagram: Macarena Ocea @macarenathreads




Image credit: Tay Haggarty


burrinja & vic health presents

Carabiner Bench (Nature found no fault with me) 2023, by Tay Haggarty and Collaborators


Sun 8 Oct @ 1pm | Carabiner Bench, Birdsland Reserve

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Carabiner Bench (Nature found no fault with me), a new piece of public art co-designed by Burrinja’s Queer Art Collective (QAC) and Lead Artist Tay Haggarty.

This artwork is an outcome of an 18-month project partnership between Burrinja and VicHealth and has been created in collaboration with a cohort of twelve 18-25 year old queer-identifying people. The artwork is the result of a 6-month long creative design and development process led by Tay Haggarty, reflecting on what it means to be a young queer person in 2023.

The event will feature live performances, speeches and the formal launch of this special artwork. Light catering will be provided.

Please join Burrinja’s Board Chair Prof. Elizabeth Dax AM, CEO Gareth Hart, QAC Facilitator Gulsen Ozer, Lead Artist Tay Haggarty, QAC Collaborators and distinguished guests.


Meet at lower carpark inside Birdsland Reserve: Birdsland Carpark, A/, 3/271 Mt Morton Rd, Belgrave Heights VIC 3160




burrinja presents

Where Artists Meet (W.A.M.)

Thu 30 Nov @ 7.00pm | Fat Goat


Here’s your chance to get out, have some fun and talk shop with other local artists and have a cheeky drink.

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.

Join us on the last Thursday of every month @ 7pm at the Fat Goat (2 Morris Road, Upwey)

Put W.A.M. In your calendar!
Up coming dates: 29 June, 27 July, 31 Aug, 28 Sept, 26 Oct & 30 Nov


Image credit: Bluzal Field, Archiving the Future, 2023, Digital Collage


burrinja presents


An exhibition, installation and public program in celebration of Burrinja's 25th year birthday

03 Dec – Late Feb, 2024 | Burrinja, Foyer & AERIE Galleries

Looking back whilst also walking forward: this special project brings together a suite of objects and artefacts found in the depths of the Burrinja archive – from the mundane to the dazzling, the everyday to the extraordinary. What stories of people and place are hidden within the objects that we keep?

These objects are brought together for this special exhibition that reflects on 25 years of community leadership through the arts. Simultaneously, Archiving The Future will commission a new installation in our aerie gallery, a piece of speculative art that proposes a future as yet unknown to us.

Keep your eyes peeled for a calendar full of activity and activation over summer, and join us in archiving the future. If that’s even possible.