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Art at Burrinja



Date

MAY, JUN & JUL

Venue

Burrinja Foyer

Skin Side Out. Renate Crow

Burrinja Kids Stay and Play free family activity by local artist Renate Crow

You are invited to look at some shapes we make with our bodies. Where does that bit go in between when we connect with someone, when we thumb wrestle or Hi five. That bit in between, see inside this hidden place imprinted on silicone pieces, look closely at the textures.

What patterns do our bodies have, match up the pieces, where are they from. See if you can find the belly button!

Capture yourself, what impression will you leave in the sand?

Draw your hand shape on the community canvas and see how many we get in 3 months. 
(Parents are encouraged to photograph the impressions in the sand and canvas to take home.)


More about Burrinja Kids - Stay and Play

 

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 and to the symbolic  - the interplay of time and space in human development, represented by the shoe.


Opening Sunday 2 July, from 2 pm

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Demonstration workshop, Sunday 9 July 2-3 pm
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Image: Susie Parry

 

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.

Exhibition opening: Sat. 24 June, 6:00 – 9:00
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Michele Fountain

 

Dates


24 JUN - 23 JUL

Venue

Burrinja Gallery


Glenn Loughrey: In Exile form the Edge - A Personal Journey

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.

Artist Talk Sat. 1 July, 2:00– 3:30pm

Glenn Loughrey will talk about his personal journey of discovery to reclaim the sense of country on a personal and community level. Rev Loughrey is a Wiradjuri man from New South Wales and priest at St. Oswald's Anglican Church in Glen Iris.
Following the talk light refreshments will be served.

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Image: Turning Heaven to Earth, acrylic on canvas

 

Dates

July 8 – July 30

Venue

Growing Pains Initiative
Burrinja Level 1

Abstractify

Growing Pains Initiative

Gareth Kaluza, Celeste Magee, Sarah Macay, Laura Malignaggi and Dan Draper

Abstractify explores the world of abstraction through the work of 6 artists across a range of mediums. It's more than just paint splashed on a canvas. It's images distorted until we barely know what they are, it's pattern, shape and form, it's emotion poured onto canvas and paper.

More Growing Pains Initiative

This project is supported by Burrinja and Yarra Ranges Council.

Celeste Magee - Conversation

 

Date

29 JUL - 3 SEP

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Mater Christi College Arts Show
Mater Christi College students in Years 7-12

Mater Christi College is proud to present exemplar work created by students in Years 7 -12. The wide range of work on display is representative of their studies in Art, Studio Arts and Visual Communication Design. The variety of skill on show varies between drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, digital media, textile and collage pieces.

Image Amelia Edwards, Year 11

Dates

29 JUL - 3 SEP

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Rain White- Earthbound   

Earthbound showcases paintings, ceramic sculptures and works on paper which reveal an ongoing, diverse exploration of the eternal elements of earth, time and place.
Landscape is seen as metaphor, referencing ancient icons and sacred sites both traditional and contemporary. Works in the exhibition seek to create a resonant external form in which the essence of spirit is contained.
The earth teaches us to see with our eyes closed.
The images explore the basic sanity of earth and are influenced by a deep connection to landscape and philosophy. My practice encourages stillness and contemplation: an antidote to the disconnection to land and each other our contemporary human world presents.
Earthbound is an urgent call to acknowledge the interconnectedness between earth and us. We are of the earth and the earth is of us, we are Earthbound.


Exhibition opening: Rain White - Earthbound
Sat. 29 July, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm More info

Artist talk and drawing with Rain White
Sat. 12 August, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm More info



Rain White
Fluidity: Transformation of the Self

 

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)


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



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