an immersive art experience


December 4th, 2021 to March 5, 2022 | Burrinja Gallery & aerie creative ecology
Please note the exhibition is currently closed to the public

“Just as I am bound to you by breath every creature lives in a weave of intimate interconnection. There are no individuals in the forest, life begins and ends in community.”

David Haskell

The forests of the Dandenong Ranges are intimately woven into the threads of our lives, our community. “For the Love of Trees” delves deeply into this myriad of experiences, reminiscences and imaginings. Into the past, present and future of the forest that surrounds us. It is at once an immersive art experience, a curated exhibition and an invitation to participate.

Over the month of February we are exhibiting a rota of highlights from the For the Love of Trees curated group exhibition in the Foyer Gallery

The curated group exhibition at its centre that reflects on our complicated relationship with trees in this country. Through a range of paintings, photography and sculptures the exhibition presents aspects that not only reflect on our appreciation and love for trees but also hints at a destructive relationship in the past and present.
(due to an ongoing maintenance issue this exhibition is currently closed to public visitation)

Artists involved are John Anderson, Sue Anderson, Raymond Arnold, Rosalind Atkins, GW Bot, Louis Bulvelot, Tim Cooper, Jason Cordero, Dale Cox, Philip Davey, Glenn England, Brett Ferry, Dianne Fogwell, David Frazer, Siri Hayes, Fiona Hiscock, Hans Heysen, Tim Jones, Chris Lawry, Godfrey Miller, Kendal Murray, Catherine Nelson, Lin Onus, Otto Pareroultja, William Robinson, Kylie Stillman, Mary Tonkin, James Tylor, Victoria Watts
Christine Wrest-Smith, Ian Westacott, Clifford Dudley Wood.

The Paradise Garden, created by Jordan Sibley, is a hopeful speculation about the future of the Dandenong Ranges forest; this future will see humans living harmoniously with nature, supporting and being supported by the forest. The installation will place the viewer under a canopy of vines that miniature creatures live within, and aims to engage an optimistic discourse about the forest of the future.
(still exhibiting in the aerie gallery on level one)