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Burrinja Cultural Centre

351 Glenfern Road

Upwey, VIC 3158

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Dandenong Ranges Open Studios is an annual weekend event that invites you into the hidden creative studios and meet the artists in the hills

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Now celebrating its 18th year, Dandenong Ranges Open Studios is an annual weekend event that invites you into the hidden creative spaces to meet, greet, and learn from extraordinary artists living in the hills. With each studio space offering unique stories, histories and contexts, the weekend is an opportunity to get an exclusive ‘sneak peak’ into the vibrant making spaces of the Dandenong Ranges. This year the program is bursting with 37 participating studios, including 15 studios participating for the first time and showcasing the new aerie creative ecology artist studios at Burrinja.

Head to our website www.openstudios.org.au for all the details

Come and see what all the fuss is about on May 8 + 9, 2020. Let your curiosity guide you through the beauty of the Dandenong Ranges in full autumn glory, the perfect backdrop for an incredible weekend. Over the years, this highly anticipated event has seen over 7500 studio visitations each weekend. This year’s event will be a COVIDsafe event, please check the website for the most up to date information.

This year’s program features some exciting and fresh creativity, including:

Nerissa Box and her quirky animatronics;

Mathieu Dechamps and his exquisitely crafted knives;

Brenda Page botanical specimens and glass sculpture;

Hands on, time honoured craft at Two Floors Studio;

Eco printing with Jo Horswill;

Photo-realist perfection with Heather Bradbury; and

An entrancing look into children’s book illustration with Ilana Payes Greener

Each studio involved in the program will also contribute a new work to a major group exhibition, WABI SABI; the beauty of imperfection. What is that? There is no exact translation for the term 'Wabi Sabi', but it is a concept within Japanese culture that encapsulates a view on the world. There are so many interpretations of the theme but they centre around being perfectly imperfect. It's a belief that nothing in life is finished, perfect or permanent. Come and see what unfolds at The new Burrinja Gallery from April 15, 2021.

The easy-to-use Open Studios guidebook will be available from Burrinja and throughout the Hills from March 2021, or head to our website openstudios.org.au where you can use the interactive map, book into one of the workshops and events occurring over the weekend.

Open Studios Weekend: Saturday + Sunday, 8 + 9 May, 2020, 10am to 5pm

Group Exhibition Dates: 15 April to 9 May 2021, 10.00am to 4:00pm Wednesday to Saturday (Closed public holidays)

Venue: Burrinja Gallery, Cnr Glenfern Rd & Matson Dr, Upwey


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