Kiera Brew Kurec
Selena de Carvalho
Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan
Book Club artists
WINNER Burrinja Climate Change Biennale $7,500 Award Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan
Jessie Yvette Journaud-Ryan with her winning work 'Nowhere is a Destination too' with judges from left Suzannah Davies, David O'Halloran, Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan and Debbie Symons)
HIGHLY COMMENDED $500 - Jessie Boylan
Jessie Boylan 'Aurum', Lightbox, 2017
Young Artist Eastern Regional Libraries $1000 Award Samantha Sommariva
Samantha Sommariva with her work 'Beauty and Decay'
PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD - Brian Looker
Brian Looker 'Climate Change Cynic', Oil on Canvas 2017
Be part of the
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
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.
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)
Official Opening & Award CeremonySunday 12 November, 2 pm
Climate Change Biennale Day of ActionIncluded in a broad range of public programs showcasing projects, and products, and fostering the exchange of ideas in the community in positive action.
Saturday, 11 November, 10 am - 3pm
Download the program HERE
Venue informationBurrinja Gallery, Glenfern Road, Upwey, Victoria