explore Burrinja's new exhibitions from local artists
Rona Green, Ches Mills & Joy Serwylo


Some they do and some they don't and some you just can't tell

Rona Green’s fanciful hand coloured linocut prints of anthropomorphised native and introduced animals explore ideas about the nature of individuality. In particular the artist is interested in the body and its potential to be the stem point for transformation.


Aquatic Realms

These paintings were triggered by my awe and wonder of our oceans, their fascinating shorelines, cliffs and glorious coral reefs that as a result of global warming are being compromised. In these paintings, I hoped to portray the beauty, intricacies, diversity, complexities, atmospheres  and interconnectivity of our ocean environs and in doing so, the urgent need for action to be taken to protect them. (Ches Mills)

Alice “How long is forever?”
White Rabbit  “Sometimes just one second”.
Alice’s adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll 


of the infinite possibilities of reconstruction

After a pandemic and a super storm, the bushfires that ravaged Victoria and NSW seem to have paled into legend. Yet we welcome each new year with an uneasy awareness that it is bushfire season. Again. However, the destruction is always followed by breathtaking regeneration. New green shoots, rebuilt homes, rallying community.

Here is a saga of deconstructed books and burnt fabric, reconstructed into a story of renewal. (Joy Serwylo)

banner image credits (left to right):
Ches Mills, “Coral Depths”, 2019, acrylic, ink, gouache on linen, 120 x 120 cm
Rona Green, “McGoohan”, 2015, hand coloured linocut 51 x 66 cm
Joy Serwylo, “Map Book”, reconstructed paper