Burrinja eNews subscription

Burrinja Climate Change Biennale

The 2015 Award winning entry by mixed media artist Joy Serwylo titled “At this point in time it appears that we had not yet established a Plan B”, 2015 mixed media on paper, 150 x 100 cm

Terms and Conditions

$30 application fee can be paid HERE

2015 Burrinja
Climate Change
Biennale Information

Be part of the
conversation with




Project Sponsors


Expanding our perceptions, knowledge, networks, and our future options


acquisitive and inquisitive
activated and engaged
local and global
on the fringes and at the core
now and long-term
contemplative and hands-on
sharing and learning


2017: climate change on the fringes
11 November 2017 to 11 February 2018

Global in nature, national in scope and local in action, the Burrinja Climate Change Biennale provides a platform for events addressing one of the most pressing topics of our time.

Uniquely situated in the temperate rainforest micro-climate of the Dandenong Ranges on Melbourne’s eastern fringes, its location offers the perfect backdrop for local and global community knowledge networks to share, learn and expand through the Biennale’s wide-ranging public program and macro-themes.

At the centre of the Burrinja Climate Change Biennale is its Award Exhibition, which provides a space for artists to engage creatively and imaginatively with aspects of climate change. The exhibition invites and encourages the collaboration of science and arts, of critical thought and creative practise.

By tackling the theme every two years, Burrinja’s Biennale is building a valuable archive that documents creative responses , attitudes and intentions. In doing so it provokes and investigates long-term critical and cultural conversations around environmental, political, scientific, social and cultural aspects of climate change.

Observing how local and global perceptions, representations and actions around climate change shift over time, it tracks our choices and actions in the ranges and beyond, as we work towards a more sustainable planet.


The award exhibition will be on display at Burrinja Gallery from 11 November 2017 to 11 February 2018. Three awards will be offered:

$7,500 Acquisitive Award
$1,000 Young Artist Award (artist under 26)
$500 People’s Choice Award

Call-out for submissions

Open from Friday, 16 June
Online submissions

$30 application fee can be paid HERE

Download the Terms and Conditions

Submission deadline

4pm Friday, 29 September

Official Opening & Award Ceremony

Sunday 12 November, 2 pm

Climate Change Biennale Day of Action

Included in a broad range of public programs showcasing projects, programs and products, and fostering the exchange of ideas in the community in positive action.
Saturday, 11 November, 10 am - 3pm

Venue information

Burrinja Gallery, Glenfern Road, Upwey, Victoria



If you or your group or company want to actively support the 2017 Burrinja Climate Change Biennale and become a partner please get in touch with us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






Burrinja tickets

supporter logos

Cnr Glenfern Road and Matson Dr, Upwey, VIC
Box Office: 9754 8723
Burrinja: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm