About Open Studios


The Dandenong Ranges Open Studios has been presented by Burrinja for 20 years. This iconic cultural event started as a little idea to share the incredible creativity of the hills with the wider community, and has grown into an annual must-see experience with over 7000 visits each year.

The open weekend is held in autumn each year, showcasing the picturesque landscape of the Dandenong Ranges in full autumnal bloom. There is nothing dreamier than driving through the rolling hills and steeply weathered gullies, surrounded by thick temperate rainforest. Cruising through the tall mountain ash trees and dense ferny undergrowth, into quaint mountainside villages, to discover the hidden creative studios of the artists participating in open studios.


Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre in the Dandenong Ranges with a clear, creative and community-based vision for the region: Building Community through Arts.

Burrinja is a cultural hub for the Dandenong Ranges.  Working to provide outcomes that contribute to the cultural vibrancy of the region, Burrinja enables the development of new, experiential and distinctive arts practice, whilst providing continued support for existing art forms in the Hills.

The centre encompasses multiple gallery spaces, artists’ studios, a world-class collection of Indigenous and oceanic art, 400 seat theatre, black box space, kids ‘stay and play’ art activities, rehearsal, making and meeting spaces, community cultural development projects, museum collection management, live music, Indigenous cultural garden and on site cafe & bar.

Open Wednesday to Saturday Burrinja is fabulous place to experience great art.