Art - What's On
Date

28 March - 22 June

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Rod Moss: Whitegate - Where Art and Life Collide

Rod Moss has been a resident of Alice Springs since 1984. His paintings are a result of his unique and close relationship with the Arrente community of Whitegate, one of several town camps on the outskirts of Alice Springs. In his carefully constructed and referenced paintings he presents the Whitegate families in everyday life situations, with strong connectedness through country and kinship.

Through additional audio stories told by the artist, the exhibition brings to the visitor’s attention the stories behind the carefully constructed paintings. They create an intriguing and intimate portrait of the families of Whitegate and describe the on-going struggle of the Whitegate residents with health issues, alcoholism and violence.

Rod Moss is the author of the recently published book A Thousand Cuts (2013) and The Hard Light of Day which in 2011 won the NT Book Award and the Prime Minister’s Award for Non-fiction.

Rod Moss is represented by Anna Pappas Gallery in Melbourne and Fireworks Gallery in Brisbane.

 

Date

28 March - 22 June

Venue

Burrinja Inner Gallery

Ronnie Sexton: Woodhenge

The Woodhenge Carvings comprise of nine wooden sculptures which have taken Irish woodcarver Ronnie Sexton six years to complete.  These extraordinary creations range from 3 to 4 metres in height. Carved from Cedar wood and adorned with hundreds of crystals, stones, rocks and 24 carat gold-leaf gilding, each carries intricate and detailed symbols of cultures from across the planet.

Dates

7 March - 22 April

Venue

Cafe Gallery

Scott Darling: Memories and Impressions

Scott’s oil paintings are serene, romantic, peaceful, and reflective. Sometimes he paints a memory; other times impressions of places he’s seen. Taking a little from here and there to mould and melt together until the gloominess of a hard day’s work is pierced through with the light of serenity.

His subjects vary from the Melbourne’s impressive skyline and crowded streets to simple gardens, towering manors, quaint cottages, and country haunts. Come and take a walk with Scott and find your soul refreshed as you journey through a world reminiscent of your own deepest and dearest ‘Memories and Impressions’.

Dates

22 April - 18 May

Venue

Jarmbi Gallery

Open Studios Exhibition: Balance 

The Dandenong Ranges Open Studios Weekend features an eclectic range of artists and media against the backdrop of one of Melbourne's most beautiful and popular tourism destinations.

 The Open Studios weekend, featuring 32 local hills studio locations, is one of the most anticipated events for the region's cultural calendar, attracting art minded visitors and tourists since 2004. Featuring Hills artists working across a range of mediums – as varied as painters, potters, wood carvers, digital artists and textile artists – the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios program provides a unique insight into our artists' work environments as well as their art.

Coinciding with the Open Studios weekend is the annual Open Studios Exhibition at Burrinja Gallery. This year’s group exhibition theme of ‘Balance’ was chosen by the artists and is sure to generate some new and interesting work. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to see and experience work from each of the artists in one gallery, making Burrinja a great place to start the Open Studios weekend tour.

EXHIBITION OPENING: Thursday 17 April @ 6.30pm
For more info on Open Studios visit www.openstudios.org.au

Dates

24 April - 8 June

Venue

Cafe Gallery

Katherine Reynolds: Farmyard Friends 

Katherine is a Fine Arts student at Monash University. She works with many different mediums throughout her practise, and in the case of this body of work, has utilised a mixed media approach to increase the familiarity with the environment in which the animals are found.

The works in this exhibition explore the inquisitiveness and personality of various domestic animals, with the aim of giving the viewer the feeling that the animals are about to speak and pose questions about the human world. Each animal has its own distinct personality, and its own opinions of the world, which are expressed through the expressions on the animal’s faces.

Exhibition Dates

19 April - 18 May

Venue

Jarmbi Gallery

Weekend Dates

3rd & 4th May

Dandenong Ranges Open Studios

Featuring many hills artists working across a range of mediums, Open Studios provides a unique insight into our artists' work environments as well as their art practice. The Dandenong Ranges has a rich and vibrant artistic heritage which continues today. Open Studios allows local artists to share their artwork and gives visitors the opportunity to get an inside look into the eclectic and often hidden art world of the hills.

Open Studios Weekend

Saturday and Sunday
3rd and 4th of May 2014
All studios are open between 10am and 5pm

Balance: Open Studios Group Exhibition

22nd April to 18th May 2014
Jarmbi Gallery, Burrinja
Cnr Glenfern Road and Matson Drive, Upwey, VIC 3158
Opening: Thursday 17 April at 6.30pm

For more info on Open Studios visit www.openstudios.org.au

Date

Sunday 4 May

Time

2pm

Venue

Black Box

Admission

Free Entry

 

Author Talk and Book Signing with Bruce Pascoe 
Dark Emu – Black Seeds: agriculture or accident?

National award-winning author Bruce Pascoe’s new book, ‘Dark Emu – Black Seeds: agriculture or accident?,’  is set to re-ignite the long-running debate about the true nature of Aboriginal civilisation at the time of European colonisation.

Burrinja is delighted to provide a special opportunity for Bruce to explore the themes presented by his new book and hear first-hand his grounded insights.

Free entry, RSVP here

 

Date

Sunday 11 May

Time

11:30am

Venue

Burrinja Gallery

Admission

Free Entry

 

Ronnie Sexton: Artist Talk and Wood Carving Demonstration 

A wonderful opportunity to hear local artist Ronnie Sexton talk about the process and ideas behind her impressive 4 Metre High wood carving series ‘Woodhenge’, followed by a up-close demonstration of Ronnie’s wood carving technique.

Artist Talk and Tour: 11:30am – 12:15pm
Wood Carving Demonstration: 12:45pm – 1:15pm