Burrinja’s functions and goals are built on the multi-element eyesight and programs they run across diverse fine art forms. The centre is a cultural hub in the Dandenong Ranges that supports existing permits the development of new, distinctive and experiential arts practice, providing benefits that donate to the ethnical vibrancy of the spot.
The centre includes multiple gallery spaces and performers’ studios, a world-class assortment of Indigenous and oceanic art work, 400 seat theater, kids ‘stay and play’ activities, rehearsal, meeting and making spaces, community social development tasks, museum collection management, live music, Indigenous social Burrinja and garden Cafe and Bar.
Burrinja is a captivating community ethnic centre in the Dandenong Amounts with a specific, creative and community-based eyesight for the spot: Building Community through Arts.
Success of the 2010 and 2013 Best Small Museum Honor, Burrinja galleries present a changing program of exhibitions throughout the entire 12 months. From solo and groups shows of local Dandenong Ranges artists to touring exhibitions the galleries feature a variety of artworks in a few of Melbourne’s most beautiful and unusual gallery spaces. Preferred works from Yarra Amounts Council’s McLeod Surprise Collection are on screen as well as the iconic “Fish and Leaves” by Yorta Yorta designer and previous Upwey citizen Lin Onus.