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.
ADi • Elizabeth Banfield • Jessie Boylan • Kiera Brew Kurec • Carolyn Cardinet • Neville Cichon • Dorota Connellan • Selena de Carvalho • Susan Durham • Kim Flatman • Ali Griffin • Brenda Haas • Andrea Innocent • Clare James • Suzannah Jones • Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan • John Krzywokulski • Ted Krzywokulski • Chris Lawry • Brian Looker • Carmel Louise • Chris Mason • Ches Mills • Rachael Ness • Flossie Peitsch • Sean Peoples • Eliza Phillips • Shayla Rance • Gerard Russo • Janita Ryan • Marta Salamon • Luna Sea • Joy Serwylo • Samantha Sommariva • Ian Tully • Hartmut Veit • Liz Walker • Rain White • Megan Williamson • Laura Wills • Book Club artists
WINNER Burrinja Climate Change Biennale $7,500 Award Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan
Eastern regional Libraries in collaboration with the National Sustainable Living Festival 2018 ~ 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
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
Suzannah Davies (RMIT Gallery)
Debbie Symons (artist)
David O'Halloran (Walker St Gallery)