Burrinja Climate Change Biennale


03 Oct 2015 - 31 Jan 2016, 10 - 4am

Burrinja, Upwey



03 Oct 2015 - 31 Jan 2016
10 - 4am


Cnr Glenfern Road and Matson Drive
Upwey,  3158
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The Climate Change Biennale is an acquisitive $3000 art prize and exhibition critically engaging issues of climate change.

The inaugural 2015 Burrinja Biennale shortlist exhibition includes 20 artists from across Australia.

The Burrinja Climate Change Biennale strives to elicit authentic, non-directed audience responses to art works and the ways in which they provoke responses and contribute to the critical debate and cultural conversations surrounding climate change. That can be across the whole range of intersecting impacts: climate, flora and fauna, built environment, social and cultural change.

The Biennale is an immersive and experiential exhibition incorporating direct and online audience responses and incorporating ongoing responsive art-making activities together with the exhibition. So Burrinja is keen to source art works that draw the viewer into an active response, to think and engage with the local and global implications of climate change.

By revisiting the theme via an acquisitive award exhibition every two years, Burrinja is looking forward to building a valuable cultural and historic archive of our changing responses to climate change over the years. How will our artists be viewing and portraying their contemporary community’s responses to and changed realities of living with climate change in ten, twenty or fifty years’ time?

The award and exhibition are designed to explore and challenge ideas through creative endeavour, expressions and dialogue, allowing the conversation about their own environment to evolve, develop and extend over time. In doing so, we will create a valuable historical record of those creative responses for our community to reflect upon.

Exhibition Shortlist
ADi Brierley. Ali Griffin. Ches Mills. Chris Lawry. Elaine Pullum. Eliza Phillips. Emma Jennings. Eva Glac. Gerard Russo. Hartmut Veit. Jasper Killick. Joel Zika. Joy Serwylo. Karly Michelle Whalley. Kiera Brew Kurec. Lisa Roberts. Max Kaluza. Selena de Carvalho. Shelley Krycer. Stephen Powell.

Inquiries to Burrinja: // 03 9754 8723


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