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Image: Andrea Innocent, Giant Birdhouse Installation, 'ALONE, BUT NOT LONELY', 2009

Date

Until end April

Venue

Burrinja Foyer

Who lives here?

Burrinja Kids Stay and Play free family activity by local studio artist Andrea Innocent

'Who lives here?' is an installation of a giant cardboard house.

Is it the house of a giant bird? Or a possum? Maybe a snake lives here? It's up to you! Come and draw on the giant animal house. It's big enough to walk inside where you can create your own cute character or imagine what sort of furniture they might use in their house. Does a possum need a tv? Or a fridge, or curtains? Or maybe even a toilet!

More about Burrinja Kids - Stay and Play

 

Dates

Exhibition 1 APR - 14 MAY
Weekend 29 & 30 APR, 10am - 5pm
Exhibition opening & event launch event: Friday, 31st March, 7pm

Dandenong Ranges Open Studios 2017

Meet the makers hidden in the Hills

You are invited to step through the threshold and into the personal studios of some of the most inspiring artists in the region.

The Dandenong Ranges Open Studios is a unique weekend and exhibition opportunity to experience and meet artists in their working studios; it is in these curious and inspirational environments that the artist’s creative practice truly comes to life.

Each year since 2004 the program showcases around 30 studios including Emerging Artists, Collectives and Individual Artists. We welcome you to visit the studios and artists that most intrigue and excite you. The Open Studios is also a unique opportunity to acquire artwork and hand crafted items directly from the artists and be enriched by the insights of their creative worlds.


Full details  at openstudios.org.au

 

Dates

Easter Holidays

Time

Various

Prices

Classes $22
Tie Dye and Mother's Day Family Class $25, E. Bird $20 (until 4 May)

Creative Rainbow Soul Easter Holiday Program

Wed 5th April 10.30am-12pm, Fantasy Trees and Leaf Printing
Thurs 6th April
10.30am-12pm, Watercolour Dragons
Tues 11th April
10.30am-12pm, Watercolour Landscape,  with 3D roads.
Tues 11th April
1pm-2.30pm, Garden Windmill decoration and ceramic bowl
Wed 12th April
12.30pm-2.30pm, Sun dye, tie dye, fun dye 3 items Byo t.shirt or item. Sewn cotton bag provided and Message flags with sun dyes.

Special Sunday Mother's Day classes
Sunday 7th May
$24, early bird $20 - by 4 May
10am-12pm
Ceramic Photoframe Portrait, decorated flowerpot and necklace
1pm-3pm
Sun Dye, Tie Dye, Fun Dye -3 items
Byo t.shirt or item cotton bag provided and decorate zipped calico all purpose bag, provided

Empowering your child to tap into their inner creativity 


Ages 6-12 years

Bookings: Bev 0449 654 343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook // www.creativerainbowsoul.com.au

Dates

Thurs 13 Apr 12:30pm


Where

Burrinja Arts Workshop

Prices

$20 Inc. all materials


Who lives there?
Animal Homes Workshop

A character design workshop using found materials and simple lighting techniques to create a diorama/home for their character with Burrinja Studio Artist Andrea Innocent

A short demonstration on character design and some reference material on Australian animals as inspiration will be supplied and a range of characters will be sketched, from there we will choose one and create final art using coloured pencils and water colour paper.
Then, using found materials (cardboard and recycled packaging as well as some common plastics found at home) you will construct a small home for your character, decorate it using paint, collage and coloured pencils. We will then place your character inside and light the space using battery powered led's.


1 hour | ideal for ages 5 - 12




 

Date

THUR 13 APR, 11AM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All $18
Group 4+ $15ea
book tickets

Ticket packages
3 -family shows $42

Slapdash Galaxy  

Bunk Puppets

Forget what you think you know about shadow puppets, buckle-in and tear open your imagination for an epic journey with two brothers as they battle the bad guys, and find strength in each other at warp speed.

Delve into the tale of two brothers who must flee their barren planet and embark on an epic quest across the galaxy. Using the contents of your cleaning closet, Bunk Puppets’ Hamish Fletcher conjures up astonishing lo-fi theatrical wizardry using only old boxes, bubble wrap, drinking straws, tennis balls, ping pong bats and old toys. It’s a crazy shadow puppet universe, all made up from bits of rubbish.

55 minutes | no interval
Warnings: Some elements may be scary for children under 5 years of age. Theatrical smoke effects.

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Dates

Term 2
Tuesdays 18 Apr - 37 Jun
Fridays 21 Apr - 30 Jun
(No class 25 Apr or 2 Jun)

Time

9:30am - 10:15am
10:30am - 11:15am

Prices

$140 (10 week term)
Siblings $8 per class if over 8 months. Siblings under 8 months FREE.
Original CD included

Where

Burrinja Black Box

RockaBilbies

RockaBilbies is an original music class for little rockers.

We jam, play drums, dance, sing and act to original songs. We use percussion, ribbons, scarves, puppets, and a parachute to learn about the musical elements - beat, pitch, tempo and dynamics. Kristy plays the guitar and sings songs about letters, numbers, animals, songs for early learning development and songs just for fun.

Kristy is a musician/songwriter and an experienced primary school teacher, having taught as a classroom teacher and a music and drama specialist.

The classes are mixed-age for families, thus catering for different abilities and providing an opportunity for younger children to learn from the older ones. Classes are approximately 45 minutes long and include varied and short activities to keep the little ones entertained. A friendly and relaxed atmosphere, allowing children to participate at their own level and in their own time.

At RockaBilbies we have a lot of fun, build confidence, spark creativity and develop an ongoing love for music. Original and engaging songs create a unique environment that can be enjoyed by the parent or carer just as much as the child.
 
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers with parent/carer participation.

Bookings via Kristy: 0415 288 811 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Term 2, 2017
Wednesdays
19 Apr - 21 Jun 

Play Up 4pm - 5pm
Act Up 5pm - 6pm
Advanced Troupe 6pm - 7:30pm

Venue

Black Box Studio

Cost
Play Up $135 (10 wks)
Act Up $135   (10 wks)
Advanced Troupe $205 (10 wks)
Space still available contact the
Box Office on 9754 8723 to book



Creative Movement and Drama Classes


PLAY UP: Grades Prep – 2 or Ages 5 – 7/8 years
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 8 – 9/10 years
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.

ADVANCED TROUPE: By invitation only
This class is for students showing the commitment to work within certain guidelines enabling them to extend their drama experience and skills.  It will be a class requiring focus and dedication and within these guidelines each student should have a fully rounded drama experience, still full of creativity and enjoyment but supported by focused behaviour and extended by more advanced scripts, monologues & movement.

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.

Further inquiries contact the box office on 9754 8723 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Term 2, 2017

Wed 19 Apr - 21 Jun
Thurs 20 Apr - 22 Jun

Time

10.00am-11.00am

Cost:

10 wks: $120
($12 per class)
book tickets

Non package
the box office on 9754 8723 to book

Venue

Black Box Theatre

Rainbows and Sparkles

Have fun and get creative with your child in an engaging art group for pre-schoolers.

Join Gill Cruikshank on a Rainbows and Sparkles creative adventure singing, movement, parachute play, musical instruments and art making using a variety of media.

With a strong focus on parent/ carer participation the class invites children and adults to have fun together exploring creative activities.

Gill Cruikshank is a local creator with 10 years’ experience running this popular class and is passionate about nurturing creative expression shared between children and their families.

Limited spaces available | 60 mins | Suitable ages: 2 – 4 with parent/carer participation

Term 2

Tuesdays
Term 2

Times

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Price

TBC

Bookings via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RAPA Little Feet Dance

with Mary Salem (For ages 5-7)

Imaginative play through dance and improvisational movement is possibly the most important aspect of allowing a young child to believe in their ability to move, and have fun dancing, especially in the foundation years.

RAPA’s contemporary dance program encourages creative dance skills that are non-comparative. In other words the student is able to develop dance skills that express the students very own unique physicality, as against the more competitive dance disciplines where students are taught repetitive steps leading into grading and examinations, or the jazzy style 'chorus girl' unified dance practices.

Mary Salem is a founder and vice president of RAPA, she is a highly specialised and experienced teacher who is passionate about bringing formative, caring and creative foundation dance principles to children.

She is a contemporary performance artist and dancer of international repute; she has toured with award winning works such as The Descent to four continents and over 23 seasons;  her list of credits include central roles in the award winning "Tearoom". (2 Green Room awards).

RAPA is a NOT FOR PROFIT academy for the creative enrichment of young people from ages 5 to 18.

More info about ranges Academy at rangesacademy.org.au

 

 

Term 1

Fridays
Term 2

Times

4pm - 5:30pm

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Price

TBC
Family discounts available

Bookings via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RAPA Drama & Voice

with Kathy Lucas (For a ages 7 -10)

RAPA is proud to announce we have secured one of Melbourne’s most respected drama teachers for exciting kids drama workshops in the Hills, Kathy Lucas brings a wealth of experience and inspirational teaching to RAPA.

She creates exciting and engaging workshops that educate and inspire children aged from 7 through to 14 years, with classes that involve games, team building exercises, improvisations, story making, script writing, character work, vocal development, movement and acting techniques, and well-being.

She is a dedicated and passionate actor/teacher with a flair for motivating, inspiring and supporting young people in the development of their personal and acting potential. With over 15 years teaching experience, she takes on creative projects with vision, respect, quality and pride.

Ranges Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) is a NOT FOR PROFIT academy for the creative enrichment and development of young people from ages 5 to 18.

Contact us for this and all our other arts streams on offer.

More info about ranges Academy at rangesacademy.org.au

 

 

Date

FRI 21 APR 8:30PM
Dinner from 6:30PM

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

All $10

Bookings via 8288 2772

Jo Jo Smith & Pia Nesvara

at The Skylark Room

Friday April 21st brings an Australian Icon to the humble stage of The Skylark Room..

Jo Jo Smith, along with Pia Nesvara, will be taking over The Skylark Room and bring the finest Gospel, Jazz, Soul, R&B, Blues, and Latin styles to your aural receptors. Expressing an emotional involvement in the lyrics she writes and interprets, an elastic voice demure one minute, tough and decisive the next and a technique that is in perfect synch with the numerous A-List musicians she has been associated with throughout her career, Jo Jo Smith is surely a performer who you do not want to miss.

Join us for a pre dinner show from 6:30pm (bookings essential), before being taken away by this highly anticipated performance. Music starts at 8:30pm. To book call The Skylark Room on (03) 8288 2772. Tickets $10.

"Jo Jo Smith is a true soul singer. She sings soul music. She sings with and through her soul. Smith has a mighty weapon in her voice, she reserves it’s power striking only when necessary" - Marty Jones, Rhythms Magazine.


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Dates

FRI 21 APR 12pm - 1.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Let's Play the Forest

Matt Riley and Troy Innocent present recent work exploring experimental outdoor play. They will outline the Epiphyte project - an augmented reality bush walk that uses a game engine to create a new way of experiencing the natural environment. Join the project team and gain insight into the game development process, inviting input in to the playtesting leading up to thegame launch in November 2017.

Please RSVP as there is a limit of 30 people: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Image: Matt Riley and Troy Innocent, Epiphyte

 

Date

SAT 22 APR 8:00PM
Dinner from 6:30PM

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

All $15

Bookings essential
Call 8288 2772 to book

Martin Zakharov Band presents ‘Sound of Silent’

at The Skylark Room


What a special evening we have ahead of us! The wonderful Martin Zakharov Band will be presenting 'Sounds of Silent' by treating us to a live music performance to the 1926 Silent Film 'The General' with Buster Keaton! Come down and enjoy a spectacular meal whilst being transported almost 100 years in the past to the delicate joys of pioneer film and the atmosphere and excitement that swept the world.

You can see the Martin Zakharov band in action here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikItjN3Dx6E

Dinner starts at 6:30pm with the show beginning at 8:00pm.



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Date

FRI 21 APR 8:30PM
Dinner from 6:30PM

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

All $10

Bookings essential
Call 8288 2772 to book

Moonshine Coalition w/ Bethany & Lance Peele

at The Skylark Room

Friday April 28th The Skylark Room presents the Moonshine Coalition, along with Bethany & Lance Peele!

Moonshine Coalition was formed in Melbourne, Australia in early 2015, with lead singer and guitarist Max Lees, wife Annie Dixon playing Banjo and singing vocals, and Brian Turner on Bass. Inspired by the sounds of artists such as Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, the trio performs an intoxicating blend of blues roots and country music, and have a strong focus on vocal harmony arrangements, which produce an original and upbeat sound.

Father and Daughter, Bethany & Lance Peele will be joining Moonshine Coalition on the Skylark Stage. Bethany Peele is a Melbourne based blues, jazz and folk inspired musician. Performing over her budding career in a range of line-ups, her current projects express her varied abilities as a vocalist.

Most often recognised for her warm and beautifully developed vocal tone, Bethany is a captivating entertainer. With the ability to hold rooms spellbound by the honesty of her melodic storytelling, she moves audiences in inspiring and powerful ways.

Join us for a wonderful meal from 6:30pm with music starting at 8:00pm


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Date

SAT 29 APR 8:30PM
Dinner from 6:30PM

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

All $10

Bookings via 8288 2772

KAISHA

at The Skylark Room

Saturday April 29th will see local musical heavyweights KAISHA take control of the The Skylark Room!
KAISHA are an dynamic up-and-coming band local to our wonderful Dandenong Ranges. Forming as a trio in 2012, but with a collective musical history of 15 years behind them, KAISHA are a distinct fusion of Middle-Eastern rock, and progressive, shamanic sound-scapes. With diverse influences such as The Tea Party, A Perfect Circle and Dead Can Dance, KAISHA are carving out a unique sound previously unheard in the Australian music scene.

We are very excited to play host to this amazing trio, and are confident the night will be one no one should miss.  Call 8288 2772 today to book (Tickets $10), and secure your priority seating for a wonderful meal for both your body and soul!

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Date

WED 3 MAY 7:30PM
Doors open 6:30PM

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

All $5

Bookings essential
Call 8288 2772 to book

To The Ends of the Verse

at The Skylark Room

Poetry, storytelling, improvisation, rants, dreams, laughter. Guaranteed to be moving, inspiring and thought-provoking, To the Ends of the 'Verse is your local spoken word open mic night with a long history of supporting expression without judgement - just appreciation and respect.

From humble beginnings at the inaugaral End of the Line Festival in 2012, the 'Verse now runs monthly in the Dandenong Ranges at The Skylark Room, and in Northcote at Open Studio.


The hilleceneLIVE info session 4.30PM



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Date

THUR 4 MAY, 8PM   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Members $30
26 & under $18
Group 6+ $28ea
book tickets

Ticket packages
5 -shows $140
3 -shows $90
 

Stones in his Pockets

Critical Stages | by Marie Jones

An uproarious clash of cultures as Hollywood meets the Quiet Valley of Ireland  

Stones in his Pockets is alternately riotously funny and deeply moving. Universally loved by all who see it, this new production is destined to captivate and delight you with its unfolding tale performed by a cast of two who seamlessly transform between the 15 different characters.  If you love ABC comedy and drama, you’ll love Stones in his Pockets.

Originally gushing at the thrill of being employed as extras, the small community quickly shifts from romance to resentment as it is overrun by a Hollywood film crew capturing the “Quiet Valley”. 

Amidst gut busting comedy, the harsh realities of rural life surface and real stories are poignantly told with this critically acclaimed, award winning play.

110 mins | includes 20 min interval
Recommended 14+ occasional course language and mature themes

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Date

FRI 5 MAY 8:30PM
Dinner 6:30PM

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

All $10

Bookings essential
Call 8288 2772 to book

Funk De Vue feat. Arnold Tihema

at The Skylark Room

Funk De Vue is an exciting New Orleans style Band based in Melbourne Australia. Their music comprises a rich blend of funk, blues and jazz is inspired by the contemporary sounds of New Orleans artists like the Meters, Jon Cleary and the Neville Brothers. Funk De Vue’s repertoire of original songs and selected New Orleans Style hits, have been received with great enthusiasm by their Melbourne audiences.

Funk De Vue is a musical collaboration between a group of highly experienced Melbourne musicians who have performed with such notable Australian artists including, Greg Ham (Men At Work), Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool), James Black (Mondo Rock and Rockwiz) just to mention a few. Members of the Funk De Vue have also had long histories performing in well-known Melbourne institutions such as Grand Wazoo and Relax with Max.
 



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Date

SAT 6 MAY 8:30PM
Dinner 6:30PM

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

All $15

Bookings essential
Call 8288 2772 to book

Anecdote CD Launch w/ Jed Rowe & Roderick Mclowd

at The Skylark Room

The Anecdote launch their much anticipated debut album "Carved Upon The Air". A captivating, virtuosic, and fire-spirited acoustic trio, The Anecdote features  cello, trumpet, percussion and soaring vocals. Their music is a marriage of painstakingly sculptured songs, poetic lyrics, fiery improvising and spacious interweaving. Drawing from elements of folk, world music, reggae and jazz, The Anecdote are a dazzling and stunning live experience. Impassioned in performance, The Anecdote are unique acoustic music lived and breathed...

 



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Date

SUN 7  May,  2PM  

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Members $30
Seniors $22
book tickets

Ticket packages
5 -shows $140
3 -shows $90
 

Petula Clark

A Tribute

From Downtown to Broadway to Burirnja    

Be enraptured with the music and stories of the legendary Petula Clark.  Experience her songs, live and intimate through the talent and passion of Hiliary Henshaw and Will Conyers.

Celebrate the extraordinary depth and sensational breadth of Clark’s seven decades of music, with timeless hits including Sign of the Times, The Other Man’s Grass, This Is My Song and … Downtown, as well as references from her film and stage offerings including Finian’s Rainbow and Goodbye Mr. Chips.

Be there to track Clarke’s career from her humble beginnings as a World War II entertainer, to Sixties icon and now world class concert performer.

70 mins | no interval | all Ages

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Dates

Term 2
Tuesdays from 9 May
Thursdays from 4 May

Time

Various

Prices

5 sessions $80.

Creative Rainbow Soul Art Classes

Week 1- Mother’s Day activity Miniature portrait in porcelain frames, necklace or bracelet
Week 2-
Mother’s Day activity Decorated boxes and Cards
Week 3-
Leafy Creatures Prints Printing Autumn Leaves
Week 4-
Fantasy Trees. What would it look like if a tree could be other things? A cubby? A house?  What could grow on the tree if you let your imagination go?
Week 5-
Moulded 3D Faces Collage -in cardboard frames

Empowering your child to tap into their inner creativity 


Ages 6-12 years

Inquiries : Bev 0449 654 343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook // www.creativerainbowsoul.com.au
Date

WED 10 MAY, 8PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All $50
Side (restricted view) $40
book tickets

No free tickets
Non package

Kate Ceberano / Paul Grabowski

Love Songs

‘Kate Ceberano; Chanteuse, Icon, Goddess … She not only rocks our world, she also fills it with glorious colours.’ – Sam Neill

Join Kate Ceberano, veteran performer and high priestess of Australian pop as she reunites with prolific composer and jazz pianist Paul Grabowsky for an unforgettable evening of song.

Casual listeners, popular music fans and jazz aficionados alike will delight in this warm and engaging collaboration from two of Australia’s most distinguished performing artists.    

90 mins | no interval | suitable all ages

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Dates

SAT 20 May
SUN 21 May

Times

10am - 4pm

Where

Burrinja Arts Workshop

Prices

$260 (both days)
$150 (single day)

Bookings

9754 8723

Weekend Mosaic Workshops - May

This workshop is designed for those of you who would like to indulge in 12hrs or 6hrs of tuition with Jessie over 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, tiles).
Workshop Variations & 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.

Classes are limited to 6 places to ensure individual attention.

Program each day:
- 2hrs in the morning (10am-12pm).
- 1hr window for lunch (Optional).

To book contact the Box Office on 9754 8723

 

Date

20 MAY – 18 JUN

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Contemporary Australian Landscape

Ebony Finck, Jonathan Carmichael and Vicki Moritz

Landscape photography plays a key role in defining who we are as a nation, and how we see ourselves in relation to the environment we inhabit. The landscape can play a key role in both uniting and disconnecting us. 
 
Australia is a vast and unforgiving land, still largely uninhabited. The landscape seems charged with spiritual presence and a stark emptiness that haunts our suburbs and extends across deserts to the deep sea on every side. Across these dusty plains and rocky grounds, flora and fauna astoundingly flourish, from the wildflower to the Australian Brumby. The idea of struggle is deeply entrenched in our national psyche. Even in the harshest environments, life beckons us to understand our history and surroundings.
 
This exhibition draws together three Victoria-based contemporary photographers to continue this dialogue with the surrounding land.  Ebony Finck, Jonathan Carmichael and Vicki Moritz present very different visual interpretations of modern Australia.







Jonathan Carmichael, Birch Tree, 2015


Dates

20 May - 18 June

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Arlpwe Arts - The Colours of the Desert

Burrinja looks forward to welcoming artists from Arlpwe Arts in Ali Curung, NorthernTerritory, back to Burrinja.  For the third time after 2013 and 2014, the artists will visit Burrinja to exhibit new paintings, pottery and their trademark life-size dog sculptures. Dog Dreaming is central to Kaiditch country where ancestral dogs traveled in ancient times. Ali Curung is located in the spinifex country four hours north of Alice Springs.

Accompanied by arts workers Judith and Ian Grieve members of the four language groups who reside in Ali Curung (Warlpiri, Warumungu, Kaiditch and Alyawarra) will visit Burrinja for a week presenting painting workshops and demonstrations of traditional objects and boomerangs to schools and visitors to Burrinja.

Stay tuned for details of opening celebration with artists, Indigenous Welcome to Country and other events.


Image: Mary James  'Desert Colours', acrylic on canvas (detail)

 

Dates

24 JUN - 23 JUL

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

One Step at a Time

Belgrave artist Susie Parry’s passion for beauty, the intricacies of nature and the vibrancy of light falling on objects have led her to contemplate the intimate connection between nature and humans.  In her exhibition One Step at a Time the representation of ground reaches to the literal an to the symbolic  - the interplay of time and space in human development, represented by the shoe.


Image: Susie Parry

 

Date

SUN 21 MAY, 2PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Members $30
Seniors $22
book tickets

Ticket packages
5 -shows $140
3 -shows $90
 

The Mystery of the Hansom Cab

by  Lux Radio Theatre   

Ignite your imagination with this iconic Melbourne whodunit live on stage as a radio play  

Be drawn into the drama and intrigue as acclaimed actors from the theatre and screen indulge your sensors, recreating the pre-television days in the Lux Radio Theatre.

Set in a 1880s St Kilda mansion the exclusive ‘Melbourne Club’ and the criminal haunts of Little Bourke Street, this is the enthralling story of murder in a hansom cab. 

Featuring the acclaimed  James  Wright, Simon Russell (Will Rock You) Lucy Gransbury (Godspell), The Mysetery of the Hansom Cab will delight you with its unexpected plot twists and colourful references to late nineteenth century Victoria.

65 mins | no interval | all ages

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Date

Sun 28 May, 2:30pm 

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Full 26
Concession $22
Under 15 $10
book tickets

No free tickets
Non package

From the Valleys to the Hills: Victoria Welsh Choir

Come and hear the glorious music of the Welsh valleys when Victoria Welsh Choir performs in concert.

Victoria Welsh Male Choir sings in the distinctive spine-tingling, four-part harmony of the traditional Welsh male choir. It has a diverse and vibrant musical repertoire, which includes Welsh and Celtic favourites, popular songs, light opera, Broadway melodies and Afro-American spirituals.

The Choir’s concerts are  renowned not only for the quality of the singing, but also for their relaxed, informal style, good humour and audience involvement. They guarantee that you will leave the concert with ‘a smile on your face and a glow in your heart’.
    
The choir’s award-winning Musical Director, Faleiry Koczkar, was born in Wales and grew up with Welsh as her first language. She has been honoured by both Wales, and her adopted homeland, Australia. In 2012 the National Eisteddfod of Wales appointed her its President of Wales and the World for 2012. Then in June 2014 she was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her contribution to choral music in Australia.


2 hours | 20 min interval | all ages



Date

SAT 3 JUN, 8PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Members $30
26 & under $18
Group 6+ $28ea
book tickets

Ticket packages
5 -shows $140
3 -shows $90

Dracula

Bram Stoker | shake & stir theatre co

★★★★★ ArtsHub
‘Bram Stoker would be turning in his grave with pure enjoyment.’


Forget Twilight – sink your teeth into the blood, gore and fun of Bram Stoker’s thrilling original – Dracula, swooping onto the Burrinja stage in 2017.

Squeal and feel your follicles bristle with this electric classic, re-imagined for the 2017 stage by the award winning Shake and Stir theatre company– you’ll be mesmerised. Stoker’s gothic classic has been enthralling audiences since 1897 – now see it re-imagined for the 21st century.

100 mins | no interval | Suitable ages 15 +

WARNING
Includes simulated violence, sexual and supernatural themes, haze and strobe lighting.

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Dates
10th June
9th September
11th November

Time
10AM - 4PM

Investment
Single workshop:
$150
$110 each for you & a friend

Four Seasons Experience:
$500
$400 each for you & a friend

Bookings
Online here

Location
Burrinja Black Box

Eco-printing for Self-Reflection:
Create Your Own Wisdom Cards


This is a chance to slow down to a pace of living that invites an attending to the smaller details of our human and more than human realities. In eco-printing we attend to sensory experiences gifted by the natural world and in doing so we begin to glimpse our interior and exterior ecosystems and their inhabitants.

These workshops can be attended as one day experiences or attended as a series of four to develop a record of the richness of a year’s reflection and inquiry. Spanning the year, the series offers the opportunity for an immersion into unfolding of the themes, curiosities and wisdom that are present in our lives. This is a beautiful way to enact a self –care practice and develop a useful body of reflective art.

In each one-day workshop, we will engage with reflective arts processes as we experiment with eco-printing on cotton-rag paper and craft our own wisdom decks.

We will eco-print onto multiple strips of paper, experimenting with leaves, metal, heat and various dye pots.  Along the way we will spend some time in small groups, condensing our questions, curiosity and personal and collective wisdom onto cards to take home.  We’ll unbundle our paper together, engage in movement and somatic exercises as a way of listening to what our body has to say (all optional of course), and have a ‘lucky dip’ at the end.

More info contact Jacqui Grace: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date

SAT 10 JUN, 8PM   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Members $30
26 & under $18
Group 6+ $28ea
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Ticket packages
5 -shows $140
3 -shows $90

Bakersfield Mist

John Wood and Julie Nihill

Ever taken a five buck gamble on a piece of kitsch nick-nackery you thought just might be priceless?

Funny, soul bearing – a masterpiece traversing comedy and drama. Written by Stephen Achs and based on a true story, Bakersfield Mist is marvelously entertaining, starring the fabulous John Wood and Julie Nihill.

Maude (Julie Nihill), an unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few bucks from an opp shop. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock worth millions. In fact she’s certain it is. But when world-class art expert, Lionel Percy (John Wood), flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he really has no idea what he’s about to discover.


1hr 45mins  | includes 20 min interval | some course language

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Dates

24 JUN - 23 JUL

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Paintbrush, Loom & Hammer
Three variations on a natural history theme

Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan | Michele Fountain | Amy Duncan 

In this unusual collaboration, three artists approach a common nature theme with vastly different techniques.

Sculpture artist Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan smashes found pieces of crockery and gives them new life in the form of sculptures, using these man-made shapes and materials to create interpretations of natural forms such as flowers and birds.

Handweaver and printmaker Michele Fountain creates textural objects and images featuring wildflowers and trees, using lovingly hand-crafted textiles and hand-cut linoleum prints.

Tattoo artist and painter Amy Duncan channels her love of botanicals and traditional vanitas themes into finely detailed still life paintings, featuring her own flower arrangements and found natural objects.

This eclectic collection of work is a playful reflection on and celebration of the botanical, the universal language of flowers and natural history.


Michele Fountain

 

Dates


24 JUN - 23 JUL

Venue

Burrinja Gallery


Glenn Loughrey: In Exile form the Edge

Glenn Loughrey is a Wiradjuri man from NSW and a priest at St. Oswald's Anglican Church, Glen Iris. He is an artist who fuses Indigenous art styles with Western forms of story telling. In this exhibition he presents a collection of acrylic paintings reflecting the diversity of Indigenous identity and its disconnect from the dominant culture. He explores his own journey of discovery to reclaim the sense of country on a personal and community level.


Image: Turning Heaven to Earth, acrylic on canvas

 

Date

SUN 25 JUN 2PM   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $26
Concession $22
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No free tickets
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The Merry Widow

Singularity Choir

Set your dance card for Singularity Choir’s performance of The Merry Widow Operetta. 

The elegant romance of 1860 Art deco France comes to life through 40 voices of the Singularity choir on the Burrinja Stage. Be drawn into the playful drama of 19th century high society, a young widow, amorous encounters and opulent French passion.

The Merry Widow is a playful and light-hearted vision of high society romance in 19th century France. Follow the tale of a town’s quest to keep the heiress of their city's fortune in the region by finding her the right husband.

140 Minutes | Including 20 min Interval | Suitable all ages 

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Date

WED 28 JUN, 8PM   

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Tickets

All $28
26 & under $18
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Small Gems Package
See all 3 Small Gems for $60
Greek Goddess, Larry Paradiseo and The Crow Family
 
 

Greek Goddess   

A Small Gem at Burrinja

“What I love most in the world is Greece. But the Greek sea, the Greek hills, the Greek sun, the reflection of the Greek sun on those Greek hills are not for me to see. I am not permitted to return to Greece, this is why I’m here, speaking to you tonight.”
-Melina Mercouri


Award winning Maria Mercedes conjures the flavours and textures of Mercouri’s world, with this captivating cabaret based on the life, work and passions of the actor, singer, activist, politician and icon of Greek popular culture that was Melinda Mercouri.

Dive into her majestic world through the stories and music of her life. Experience love songs, traditional Greek songs, protest songs, songs from films and comedy songs - in English, French and Greek, all accompanied by piano, guitar and bouzouki.

Devised & Directed by Terence O’Connell

After the show stay for a drink and meet the performers in our intimate Black Box theatre.

80minutes | no interval | all ages

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Date

THUR 29 JUN, 7:30PM   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Members $30
26 & under $18
Group 6+ $28ea
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Ticket packages
5 -shows $140
3 -shows $90
 

Melbourne International

Comedy Festival Roadshow

‘You are guaranteed a night filled with nothing but good feelings and laughter’  Pelican Magazine, Perth (WA)  

Buckle up Australia! The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is back on the bus, hitting the road to home deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival!

Featuring an all-killer, no-filler cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and international performers, we’ve got all your comedy bases covered.  Get on board, grab your mates and get giggling as the ultimate comedy roadtrip rolls into town!

FEATURING
MC Sam Tauton
Bev Killick
Nath Valvo
Demi Lardner
With one more amazing act still to be announced

150 mins | including 20 min interval | recommended ages 15+

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Date

1 JUL – 9 JUL   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Stay tunes for program announcements

Burrinja Circus Festival 2017

With Ruccis circus school   

The 4th Annual Burrinja Circus Festival will be an adventure like no other. Featuring professional circus shows, student performances and classes for everyone, this winter it’s time to get packing and get ready to join the circus at Burrinja.

A winter school holidays must for all ages, the Burrinja Circus Festival 2017 is your one stop family-fun shop for all things circus. Be entertained, be inspired, learn new tricks and ignite the imaginations of your whole family with the fantastical joy of circus.

This year Dislocate bring back the fantastic characters of their original world touring show in 3 Speed Crunch Box Re-booted. More stunts, more slapstick, more laughs and even more stupidity… not to be missed!!


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Date

SAT 1 JUL, 3PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All $20
Family 4+ $15
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3 Speed Crunch Box Re-booted

Dislocate Circus

"The kids were absolutely mesmerised with eyes not even blinking.They laughed, clapped and cheered throughout.”

The fantastic characters from Dislocate’s original world touring show are back with their rebooted version of the original show.

This time there are more stunts, more slapstick, more laughs, and even more stupidity. Don't miss this 2017 Circus festival feature show!

Running time 50 minutes | All ages


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Image: Circus Oz 2016 presents
3 Speed Crunch Box
Performers: Kate Fryer, Geoffrey Dunstan and Luke Taylor
Photographer: Rob Blackburn

Date

MON 3 JUL, 3PM & 6:30PM
TUES 4 JUL, 10AM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All $18
Group 4+ $15ea
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Ticket packages
3 -family shows $42
 

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Garry Ginivan Attractions (AUST) by arrangement with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment Ltd (UK)

Adapted from the picture book written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

A furiously fun, mini-musical that will get the whole family wriggling along in their seats.

Warm your heart and tickle your fancy with the fun and frolics of a father who is clearly still a child at heart, his three children including a tiny intrepid bear hunter in the making, plus the family dog and of course....a BIG BROWN CUDDLY BEAR!

From the makers of  POSSUM MAGIC, WOMBAT STEW and THERE’S A HIPPOPOTAMUS ON OUR ROOF EATING CAKE comes this exciting new live production WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT!

Running time 55 minutes | no interval | Recommended 2 years – 8 years     


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Date

SAT 15 JUL, 11AM & 2PM   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All $18
Group 4+ $15ea
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Ticket packages
3 -family shows $42
 

The Witches
Roald Dahl’s captivating classic   

Eyes will bulge and nostrils will flair with delight in this fabulously exciting live theatre imagining of Roald Dahl’s brilliant tale The Witches.

Think you can outwit a witch and outrun a mouse? Then grab a seat in the front row for The Witches, bursting onto the stage as a mind-boggling and madcap one-man show.

Brave boys and girls, rat-racers and retirees are in for a wicked and wonderful time. Lucas Jervies directs this bubbling concoction, based on David Wood’s adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic, with one actor running amok in a virtuosic physical performance.

Running time 50 minutes | no interval | Recommended ages 6 +   


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Dates

Sun 16 Jul, 2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$26 Full
$22 Concession
Buy one adult, get one U26 Free
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Melbourne Ensemble

Classical Tracks

The Melbourne Ensemble was formed in 2016 from members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with an enthusiasm for chamber music.

The ensemble’s makeup is taken from the tradition of wind and string writing in the 19th century; namely Schubert’s Octet and Beethoven’s Septet.

In the ensemble’s inaugural year, the group performed for enthusiastic audiences in the Lyrebird Music Society’s chamber music series, the Woodend Winter Arts Festival and the and in the Salon at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

PROGRAM
Mozart-Horn Quintet in E-Flat major, K.407/386c
Poulenc-Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon, FP 32a
Francaix-Octet for clarinet, horn, bassoon & strings “A huit”

FULL CLASSICAL TRACKS PROGRAM AVAILABLE SOON


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and The Melbourne Ensemble in association with Yarra Ranges Council and Burrinja

Curated by Melbourne Rectal Centre, Classical Tracks is supported by RACV Music for Victoria, and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria



 

 



Date

29 JUL - 3 SEP

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Mater Christi College Arts Show

The annual showcase of artwork produced by students of Mater Christi College in Belgrave during Semester 1. The variety of techniques and skills on display reflects personal interests and stages of development in drawing, painting, printing, digital media, photography and model making. These artworks come from a range of Visual Arts subjects including: Years 7 - 10 Art, Years 9 & 10 Graphic Design, Year 11 Studio Arts and Years 11 & 12 Visual Communication Design.



Date

SUN 30 JUL, 2PM   

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Tickets

All $28
26 & under $18
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Small Gems package
See all 3 Small Gems for $60
Greek Goddess, Larry Paradiseo and The Crow Family
 

The Crow Family   
A Small Gem at Burrinja

Swirl up into this tantalisingly gentle, intimate, and beautiful musical tale about remarkable creatures and what makes us human.

A woman lives in the middle of a city, next to a tree that smells of lemons. In this tree lives a family of crows, but their home is threatened by developers. One day, the child of the crows falls from the nest. As night falls, the neighbourhood cats move in for the kill. The woman intervenes and her encounter with the crows and their child transforms her life and ultimately transforms her.

The Crow Family is an insight into the delicate and difficult business of being a family.

After the show stay for a drink and meet the performers in our intimate Black Box theatre. 

60 Minutes | No Interval | Recommended ages 11+

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Date

SAT 12 AUG, 8PM

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Tickets

All $28
26 & under $18
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Small Gems Package
See all 3 Small Gems for $60
Greek Goddess, Larry Paradiseo and The Crow Family
 

Larry Paradiseo
and The Fabulous Dame Farrar

A Small Gem at Burrinja

Get into it with this cabaret tour de force: Carita Farrer Spencer brings you her alter-egos...theatrical cyclone one The Fabulous Dame Farrar and International sex symbol Larry Paradiseo in this world class Double Act (with herself).

Act One - The Fabulous Dame Farrar: Celebrate the glory & disaster of this superbly talented Diva and disgraceful, loveable lush.

Act Two - Larry Paradiseo: A showbiz God. He's got more moves than Mick Jagger and a way with the ladies that makes Tom Jones look a little limp.

After the show stay for a drink and meet the performers in our intimate Black Box theatre.

Run Time - 100 Minutes including 20min Interval | Suitable 18+

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Date

SAT 26 AUG, 10:30AM &  1:30PM   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All $18
Group 4+ $15ea
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Ticket packages
3 -family shows $42
 

The Arrival
Spare Parts Puppets return  

Shaun Tan’s fantastical world comes to life in a strange and wonderful metropolis full of floating ships, mysterious lights, alien symbols and weird animals.

Based on Shaun Tan’s stunning book, Australia’s leading puppet company Spare Parts Puppets weave this imaginative and uplifting tale through their famous combination of exceptional acting woven with exquisite puppetry.

The Arrival is a universal tale of the challenges, the humour and adventures of arriving in a new country and resonates far beyond any arrival… a new school, a new job, a new town. The absence of words not only makes the story perfect for puppetry but emphasizes the isolation that is experienced by many people arriving in a new place.

Running time 50 minutes | no interval


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Date

9 SEPT – 5 NOV

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Frank Hodgkinson: Sense of Place

Frank Hodgkinson (1919-2001) was one of Australia’s foremost abstract painters and artists. He was drawn to the Australian landscape in general and Aboriginal culture in particular in all its manifestations.

His curiosity with Aboriginal art and culture called him to the Top End for long periods of time throughout since the 1980s. Arnhemland especially made a deep impression on him, and he returned several times to this spirited country.

Hodgkinson subsequently authored ‘Kakadu and the Arnhem Landers’, one of three diaries (‘Paris Sketchbook’ and ‘Sepik Diary’ being the others) in which he illustrated his hand written text with detailed sketches and washes.

Sense of Place will present original sketches and excerpt of this diary together with a selection of larger paintings, which show the artist as an observer exploring the spiritual connections to country and people as Hodgkinson poses on the most central of human questions: Where do we come from?

“Frank Hodgkinson is a prodigy. He is a man so various that he hardly gives you time to focus on any single one talent. He is a painter, a sculptor, an architect, a designer of habitats and ambiences. His creative energy is enormous. His curiosity is at once that of a child and a mature philosopher trying to make sense of the cosmos over which he has ranged with hunger and delight”  -  Morris West.   






Frank Hodgkinson
Portrait of Nipper Kaparigi- Landscape of the Indigenous Mind  (detail)


Dates

Sun 10 Sept, 2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$26 Full
$22 Concession
Buy one adult, get one U26 Free
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Syzygy Ensemble

Classical Tracks

Syzygy Ensemble is an award-winning contemporary music group based in Melbourne. After just one year of performing together they were awarded first prize in the chamber music section of the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition and, subsequently, were the only Australian group selected to perform at the 2011 Gaudeamus International Interpreter’s Award in Amsterdam. Since then, they have gained a reputation as one of Australia’a finest new music ensembles, lauded for their virtuoso precision, innovative programming, and ability to connect with their audiences. They were nominated for a Helpmann Award for a George Crumb tribute concert in 2012, and in 2014 were the recipient of the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Contemporary Masters Award. Last year they released their debut CD, ‘Making Signs’, containing specially commissioned works by some of Australia's finest composers.

As passionate musicians who delight in communicating with their audiences, Syzygy have designed an introductory program to inspire music lovers with a selection of future classics - from the thrilling virtuosity of Takuma Itoh’s “Parallel Divergence” to the ethereal effervescence of David Lang’s “Sweet Air” - reward your curiosity and experience these stunning works.

PROGRAM:
Gordon KERRY - Making Signs (10min)
Takuma ITOH - Parallel Divergence (6min)
Harry SDRAULIG - Prisms (12mins)
David LANG - Sweet Air (8min)
Brenton BROADSTOCK - Syzygy (15min)

PERFORMERS: Laila Engle, flutes Robin Henry, clarinets Leigh Harrold, piano Jenny Khafagi, violin Blair Harris, cello

FULL CLASSICAL TRACKS PROGRAM AVAILABLE SOON


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in association with Yarra Ranges Council and Burrinja

Curated by Melbourne Rectal Centre, Classical Tracks is supported by RACV Music for Victoria, and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria



 



Date

SAT 16 SEPT, 8PM   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Members $30
26 & under $18
Group 6+ $28ea
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Ticket packages
5 -shows $140
3 -shows $90
 

Intimacy

Ranter’s Theatre 

‘This is one of the cleverest and most enjoyable shows you’ll see in a while.'  Prue Bentley, ABC Melbourne  

Be moved by this divinely enthralling play based on real life encounters with strangers on a Melbourne Street.

Through a series of intimate and diverse conversations, Intimacy gives a candid, funny and sometimes disquieting portrait of everyday life where personal anxieties are never far from the surface.

Intimacy shows that the differences between us are often the most surprising points of connection and examines how people can very quickly share the intimate details of their lives with total strangers.

70 mins | no interval

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Date

THUR 21 SEPT, 8PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Members $30
26 & under $18
Group 6+ 28ea
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Ticket packages
5 -shows $140
3 -shows $190
 

The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez

Finucane & Smith

“seductive, subversive and bursting at the seams with monstrous talent”  - The Age   

Step into the tantalising, Exotic Lives of Lola Montez the wildest showgirl of the nineteenth century. She horsewhipped the editor of the Ballarat Times (for a bad review), swung down mineshafts on a single rope with champagne in hand and escaped arrest dressed only in her jewels. Showered with gold nuggets and insults, swathed in scandal - her erotic Spider Dance was “the most libertinish and indelicate performance that could be given on the public stage" (Sydney Morning Herald 1855).

From Burrinja favourites and award winning creators of the smash-hit national touring legend Caravan Burlesque, Glory Box and The Flood, comes a brand new show decked in couture black lace, a thousand true lies, jaw-dropping dance, multi-award winning storytelling, sultry song and a death scene or three.

Meet the cast after the show for a Q&A in the Lola Lounge.

100 mins | no interval | mature themes and haze effects

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Date

SAT 23 Sept 8pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $32
Concession $28
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Non package

God of Carnage

Redfox3

“Sheer Joy!” The Telegraph
Gleefully nasty fun” New York Post

The team that brought you THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Yarra Valley’s own Redfox3 Theatre Company, is proud to present the award-winning comedy, God of Carnage (2009 Tony Award for Best Play / 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy).

“There’s much to be said for intelligent entertainment, and God of Carnage fills that bill with more than enough room to spare.” Wall Street Journal

The action begins as two power couples, Alan and Annette, and Michael and Veronica meet to amicably resolve a playground fight between their sons.

It starts as a calm, rational debate amongst adults. Thankfully, the facade of decorum is razor thin and when the Scotch starts to flow, lines are drawn, allegiances are made and broken, and the evening quickly devolves into a hysterical night of name calling, finger-pointing, and throwing things – in short – a laugh-out-loud train wreck of an evening.  This very sharp satire of social mores and the minefields of modern marriage is a gift for actors and audiences, all served up with clafouti and espresso.

 

 

Date

FRI 6 OCT 10:30AM & 12:30PM   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All $18
Group 4+ $15ea
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Ticket packages
3 -family shows $42
 

Grug and the Rainbow

Based on Ted Prior’s iconic story book character

Discover and delight with Grug on his search for the rainbow, with this charming new puppetry piece.

Beginning life as the grassy top of a Burrawang tree, Grug has captivated the hearts and imaginations of Australian children for nearly 40 years. Fascinated by the world around him and never short of an adventure, he’s now back by popular demand.

Embarking on his own epic journey to find a rainbow, it always seems just beyond his grasp. But Grug is full of determination and his quests are always full of surprises.

Running time 35 minutes | no interval | Recommended ages 1-5


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Date

SAT 28 OCT, 8PM   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Members $30
26 & under $18
Group 6+ $28ea
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Ticket packages
5 -shows $140
3 -shows $90
 

Exposing Edith (Piaf)

by I’ll Wager productions`

“Exposing Edith can be summed up in one word - sensational. Fully deserved the standing ovation! ***** ” Southside Advertiser, Edinburgh

Fall for the beautiful and complex world of Edith Piaf, of one of greatest French singers of all time, with a stunning mix of authentic French chanson and contemporary sounds.

Direct from sell out seasons at the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Auckland International cabaret Festival and winner Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016, this critically acclaimed show charts the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time. 

Explore the undertones of Piaf's vocals and lyrics  in this unique interpretation of her work though voice, acoustic guitar and the subtle layering of loop, delay and effect pedals. The songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of Piaf’s life from the perspective of key characters, from Edith’s half-sister, her lovers and Edith Piaf herself.


70 mins | no interval | all ages

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Date

10 – 12 NOV

Venue

TBC

hillsceneLIVE   
Performance | Dance | Sound Art | Cabaret | Spoken Word | Live Art

A unique live art and performance festival in the Dandenong Ranges   
   
Dedicated to supporting artists who take juicy risks, ask big questions, and make bold statements though live art and performance, hillsceneLIVE is the only program of its kind in the Dandenong Ranges.

Now celebrating its 6th festival year, the program brings together and supports the development of new work by artists of diverse practices, forging new partnerships between artists, makers and the community.

The program begins with an open call for participants and includes a full series of professional development opportunities, workshops and forums throughout the year.  hillsceneLIVE 2017 will culminate in a blistering 3 day live art festival featuring an incredible array of artists spanning Dance, Theatre, Sound Art, Live Art, Installation and so much more. 

Full program announced June 2017.
 






Sabrina Testani


Date

11NOV 2017  – 28 JAN 2018   

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Burrinja Climate Change Biennale #2   

Be moved by the artwork and be part of the conversation with the second Burrinja Climate Change Biennale.

Committed to artwork engaging the challenges of climate change, the second Burrinja Climate Change Biennale invites artists of diverse disciplines from all over Australia to submit artwork for this important exhibition and major acquisitive art award.

Audiences are invited to be part of the conversation with ongoing interactive social media and art-making activities in the gallery. A focus of the biennale is tracking critical discussion and cultural conversation around the issues of climate change today and into our future. By revisiting the theme via a biennial acquisitive award exhibition, Burrinja is building a valuable historic archive of artists’ reflections on the shifting cultural responses to climate change. #BurrinjaClimateChangeBiennale

I've never seen vulnerability depicted so well. Without an expression or words… The message comes through so clearly!” -  Melissa Wells (Biennale Patron)

 






2015 BCCB winner Joy Serwylo,
'At this point of time, it appears that we have not yet established a plan "B" '
mixed media, 2015



Date

FRI 24 NOV, 8PM   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All $38
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Lior

Live and intimate

“Lior is part of a rare breed of artists that has achieved success and critical acclaim, whilst maintaining an independence and individuality.” 

Share an evening with the acclaimed singer/songwriter Lior in an intimate ‘salon’ concert. Lior will be performing material from his back catalogue as well as works from his forthcoming new album.

Lior burst onto the Australian music scene in 2005 with his stunning debut album ‘Autumn Flow’. Spearheaded by This Old Love, Daniel and Autumn Flow, the album became one of the most successful independent debuts in Australian history. A swag of accolades and awards followed and a #2 on the Australian charts for his follow up album.

With support from Domini Forster.

30 min Domini, 75 min Lior | 20 min interval | all ages

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