Established in 1999, Burrinja is a multifaceted arts centre located in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria. The centre presents a dynamic program of exhibitions throughout the year, from solo and group shows to touring exhibitions.
Burrinja Gallery is currently closed as part of an internal redevelopment project. This project will be completed in early 2020. More information.
Burrinja manages a public collection of over 600 items of Aboriginal art from the Central Desert, Kimberley and Arnhem Land, and a rare oceanic collection of predominantly post-colonial artefacts from the New Ireland and New Britain provinces in Papua New Guinea. The McLeod Gift Collection is managed on behalf of its owner, Yarra Ranges Council.
getting to the gallery
Public Transport information (train, tram, bus): Burrinja is a 30 minute walk from Upwey or Tecoma Station on the Belgrave railway line.
Bus Route 699 from Upwey stops out the front of Burrinja.
Melway Reference: Map 75 B12GPS Navigation: 351 Glenfern Road, Upwey, VIC
Car parking is available in the Burrinja Car Park which is situated off Matson Drive. Visitors to Burrinja are encouraged to consider carpooling when attending events and are asked to consider our neighbours when parking and leaving.
Burrinja is user friendly for people of all abilities, with accessible bathrooms, parking and elevator access to the theatre, Black Box theatre, upstairs gallery and lower level car park.
cafe & gallery shop
Burrinja has a beautiful gift shop featuring the inspiring creations of local artists, Indigenous communities and social enterprises. Find limited edition prints, jewellery, cushions, books, calendars and a range of beautiful objects and educational resources in the gift shop. Our focus is on products that are beautiful, ethical, environmentally friendly and educational.
Image: Burrinja Theatre external image. Photo by Christine Wood.