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Dates

29 SEP - 25 NOV

Masters of Aboriginal Contemporary Art #2    
Minnie Pwerle : Beginnings 

Celebrating the work of one of the world’s great painters. 

Minnie Pwerle (1919-2006) grew up at Utopia, a former cattle station 300 km northeast from Alice Springs (also known as Urupuntja), home to the Anmatjerre language group. The story of her life was one of struggle and endurance. In 1999, at the age of 80, she took up painting and soon gained national recognition. The use of bold brushstrokes and bold, vibrant colours became her trademark, as did paintings of small bush melons and women’s body-painting designs.  
The exhibition surveys Minnie’s Pwerle’s oeuvre and features a series of unseen paintings including the very first ones she produced in 1999.

Join us for the official opening Friday Oct 12 at 6.30pm with bubbles and a talk from the Collector, Hank Ebes. 
    
"Paintings of striking expressionistic quality.” – Burrinja Curator JD Mittmann


Image: Minnie Pwele

 

 

 

 

Term 4, 2018

Wednesdays
10 OCT - 12 DEC
10AM - 11AM

Cost:

10 wks: $140
($14 per class)

BOOKING ESSENTIAL 1 WEEK ADVANCE



Or via the box office on 9754 8723

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

DATES

16 OCT - 1 FEB

 

VENUE

Burrinja Foyer Gallery

New Works from the Neil McLeod Gift Collection

Aboriginal art from Arnhem Land and the Kimberley

It is with great excitement that we present a number of large scale works from Neil McLeod Gift Collection in the Foyer Gallery, including many previously unseen.  These works were gifted to the Collection in 2001, however as they were unstretched they were unable to be displayed until now.

 

/WandjinasImage: Ashley Oobagooma (b.1965) Worrora, Wandjinas, Ochres on Belgium linen, c.1997, 156 x 313 cm

 

Dates

Launch event 11am Sat 13 Oct
Exhibition Oct 13 – Nov 13
Artwork collection Nov 16  – 19

Venue

Upwey Main Street

Registration has been
extended until
26th August

Adult $10 (includes board)
14 & Under $5 (includes board)

The Upwey Archies

Bringing together the creative voices and vision of our community, this project is a celebration of the people of Upwey.

Inspired by the Archibald Prize and ‘Not The Archies’, the Upwey Archies is a community portrait project.

This is your chance to create an original artwork celebrating someone special to you or to the hills, and be in the running for six awards with mystery prizes like theatre tickets and meals in Upwey. 

The Upwey Township Group, in partnership with Burrinja, are thrilled to present The Upwey Archies 2018. 

 

The Upwey Archies is an exhibition of portraits featured in the windows of Upwey Traders until 13 November.

For more information email Toni at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Burrinja on 9754 8723

 


2016 artwork highlights

Date

FRI 16 NOV 8PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$36 Adult
$32 Concession
$30 Friends of Burrinja
$ 28ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under

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3+ Burrinja Season shows $30ea


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B2M (Bathurst to Melville Tiwi Islands) – MAMANTA

Step into a pumping RnB concert, Tiwi Islands style!


Mamanta –‘friend’ in Tiwi – pairs seven piece band B2M’s acclaimed R&B music and performance with captivating footage of life and culture in the Tiwi Islands. Showcasing their new album, Mamanta is a vibrant cultural experience told through a mix of dance, chants and song.

Find yourself tuned to the beat of their unique sound as they bring you a rare insight into their island culture delivered with their trademark wit, musicality and charm. If you haven’t had an opportunity to travel to the Tiwi Islands, this unique blend of contemporary and traditional sounds is sure to take you on an illuminating and uplifting journey.

‘“B2M…wow, the music, the joy, the talent- it was contagious. It would have been a standing ovation that demanded an encore- but everyone was already on their feet dancing! We couldn’t get enough of them!” Phaedra Watts, Artistic Director, Nannup Music Festival

Running 70 minutes | no interval
Strobe and Laser lighting



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Image by Duane Preston



Date

SAT 17 & SUN 18 NOV

Times

10.30AM
12.00PM
1.30PM
3.00PM

Venue

Birdsland Reserve

Tickets

Whole Festival Adventure
for 1  $60.00  
Whole Festival Adventure
CAR LOAD - (Max 4) $200.00

SAT 17 - One Day Festival Adventure
for 1  $50.00  
SAT 17 - One Day Festival Adventure
CAR LOAD - (Max 4)  $160.00
 

SUN 18 - One Day Festival Adventure
for 1  $50.00  
SUN 18 - One Day Festival Adventure
CAR LOAD - (Max 4)  $160.00  

hillsceneLIVE 2018

Escape to the Hidden Live Arts Festival

Explore live art in a forest edge festival and find yourself engaging with experimental artists and their enthralling works.

Hillscene Live 2018 has an amazing program over 2 days, showcasing this year’s coterie of artists and a delectable buffet of workshops, dialogues, live music, ART, a dance party & the Hillscene Live Feast. 

hillsceneLIVE is a weekend live art festival inspired and created by artists who take juicy risks, ask big questions and make bold statements with their work. Experience live art and performance, including Theatre, Dance, Sound Art, Comedy, Spoken Word, Circus and especially those works that don't fit easily into these categories.

Each year the hillsceneLIVE festival comes to life in an under utilsed space in the Dandenong Ranges, from old offices and heritage cottages to public gardens. Explore live art in a forest edge festival where you’ll find yourself in spaces from wide landscapes, to nooks and crannies – engaging with experimental artists and their enthralling works.

“hillsceneLIVE was an incredible journey on which you never knew what was around the corner. It was a chance to interact and step outside your comfort zone and the more you went along with it, the more you were able to gain. I came away feeling inspired to create.” Audience member - 2016

For a detailed schedule of the event please download the app!

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Apple App HERE (coming soon)

 





Dates

Sat 17 November

Times

11.00pm – 2.00pm
6.00pm – 9.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$30 Adult
$22 Seniors/Pension/ 
Friends of Burrinja 
$20 Youth U16

Tickets on sale Thurs 25 October, 10:30am

DanceXpress Academy presents:

BE OUR GUEST

DanceXpress Academy students have been working hard all year to bring this spectacular show to the stage. You will be blown away by the talent, passion, show stopping costumes and uplifting music that will have you moving in your seats.. it’s a show not to be missed!! 

Run Time -180 inc 15 min interval | Suitable all ages   

More about DanceXpress

 

Date

SUN 18 NOV 
11AM & 5PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$29    Adult
$25    Seniors/Pension
$20    Youth U16
$80    Family of 4 [max 2 adults]
$25pp    Group 6+


Tickets on sale 10.30am Tue 9 October

Dance ARC presents:

Be Inspired

The Dance ARC dance school concert 2018 takes the theme 'Be Inspired' to create dance performances for & by young people in a wide variety of dance styles. Come and share in their energy and passion for dance. Be inspired to move yourself!

Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary and singing routines performed by young people from 3-21yrs of age. Dance ARC is a dance school located in Boronia and we work hard each to bring our energy and efforts to the stage for friends, family and our local community

Run Time - 135 Minutes including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages   

More about Dance ARC

 
 
Dates

SUN 25 NOV 2PM

Venue

Black Box Theatre

FREE

Artist talk with Chris Lawry | Printmaker

Chris Lawry will be talking about her recent Lino cut print series based on ‘Walking to Sassafras’. She will be discussing her own recent work, and a little about the history and techniques used in this art form. If you have ever considered trying Lino cutting, come along and have a chat.

 All  welcome.

 

 

Dates & Times

SUN 25 NOV 5PM

Admission

$28 Adult
$25 Concession
$16 Youth 16 & Under
$25 Friends of Burrinja
$72 Family of 4
$25pp Group 6+

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

 

Tickets

 

RAPA Presents

RAPA STAGE 2018

presents two amazing premiers.

ALICE IN STEAMPUNK LAND
With steampunk costumes and a steampunk set, this is a mash-up of Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” & Kafka’s “Metamorphoses” - an original adaptation by Rainsford

plus the world premier of

THE LAST DRAGON’S CHAIR

as well as DANCE and RAPA SHORT FILMS.

Come and see why people are buzzing about RAPA

RUN TIME - 150 MINUTES INCLUDING 30MIN INTERVAL | SUITABLE AGES  

 

 

Dates

WED 28 NOV

Times

7.30pm – 9.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$24 Adult
$12 Youth U19 - F/T School Students

Tickets on sale Wed 07 November, 10:30am

In Schools Music presents:

COOL KIDS DOIN’ GREAT THINGS
End of Year Showcase

The concert bands will perform a range of symphonic works.

Some come from well-known movie themes, others are programmatic and tell a story. The big bands add the element of voice and draw on classic songs. Annual Student Awards will be presented

Run Time - 120mins no interval | Suitable all ages   

 

Dates

DECEMBER WORKSHOP
Sat 1 & Sun 2nd DEC

Times

10am - 4pm each day

Where

Burrinja Arts Workshop

Prices

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

Weekend Mosaic Workshops

Do you want to get creative with crockery?

This workshop is designed for those of you who would like to indulge in 12hrs or 6hrs of tuition with Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan over a 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...).

Workshop 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.

Program each day:
- 2hrs in the morning (10am-12pm).
- 1hr window for lunch (Optional).
- 3hrs in the afternoon (1pm-4pm)

Please note that a No Refund ticketing policy applies to late cancellations (within 7 days of the scheduled workshop).
Ideal ages 18+

 

Dates

1 DEC 2018 - 10 FEB 2019

Black Mist Burnt Country

Testing the Bomb. Maralinga and Australian Art

In the 1950s Australia became the nuclear testing ground for the British Government. A total of 12 atomic tests were conducted. Sixty years after the events Black Mist Burnt Country revisits the history of the test program at Maralinga, Emu Field and Monte Bello Island, through works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists across the mediums of painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, music and new media spanning seven decades.  An award winning Burrinja national touring exhibition.    

“Powerful, though-provoking, moving - a must-see.” - 2017 Audience member


Image: Adam Norton 'Prohibited Area' ,acrylic on board, wooden poles and bolts, 240 x 120 x 7 cm, 2010, copyright: the artist

 

 

 

 

Dates & Times

SUN 2 DEC 10.30AM & 4PM

Admission

$33 Adult
$28 Youth 15 & Under
$26 Restricted View

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

 
EMERALD STUDIO

Sun 2 December 10.30am 

FERNTREE GULLY STUDIO

Sun 2 December 4pm

 

Tickets on sale Thurs 1 November, 10:30am

Kreationz Cheer & Dance presents:

KREATIONZ 2018 END OF YEAR SHOWCASE

Kreationz Cheer and Dance presents its End of Year Showcases.  Each Showcase will feature students from Kreationz Emerald and Ferntree Gully Studios performing in styles such as Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Cheerleading.  We hope you enjoy the show!

RUN TIME - 180 MINUTES INCLUDING 20MIN INTERVAL | SUITABLE AGES  3+

 

 

Date

MON 3 DEC

Times

7.30pm – 10.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Admission

$25 Admission

Tickets on sale Thurs 8 Nov, 10:30am

Generation Dance Co presents:

Annual Review 2018

Generation Dance Co is proud to present our 2018 Concert. Our dancers are excited to showcase their hard work to their loved ones. Let us entertain you with a variety of dance themes and styles set to music from all era’s, with glittering costumes and magical stage sets.

Run Time - 150mins including 20min Interval | Suitable all ages   

 

 



Date

Annual

Venue

Burrinja Cultural Centre
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Date

Mon 17 December

Times

6.30pm – for a 7pm start

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Free Admission

 

Templeton Primary School presents:

TEMPLETON GRADUATION 2018

Graduation ceremony for Templeton Primary
* Opening number 
* Speeches and presentations
* PowerPoint running throughout the show
* Closing number

Run Time - 120 Minutes | Supper to follow graduation ceremony | Suitable all ages   

 

 

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