Practicing Artist Membership fee is $10/month ($120 total) or $100 upfront

The membership includes

  • Reduced hire charges and priority access to The Studio facilities including  Shared Studio Space and co-working desks.
  • Reduced hire charges for Arts Workshop Space, Black Box Rehearsal Room  and The Meeting Room (not-for-profit rates).
  • Access to an extensive professional development program
  • Monthly Receive newsletters
  • Access to upcoming Burrinja Opportunities presented to you
  • Invitation to exhibition openings in the Burrinja gallery
  • Invitation to exhibition openings in the Member Gallery
  • Opportunity to be involved in Burrinja arts & cultural events
  • Access to priority bookings for workshops and classes
  • Access to grant Auspice service
  • Eligible to apply to exhibit in the Members Gallery
  • Discount on Dandenong Ranges Open Studios Application fee  (Individual category only)
  • Artist listing on The Studios Directory
  • Free entry to ticketed Burrinja exhibitions


The Aerie Creative Ecology (ACE) is based at Burrinja in Upwey, and has been created  as part of the 2019 redevelopment funded by Yarra Ranges Council and the Victorian  Government’s Growing Suburbs fund.

The intentions of ACE are to cultivate creative expression, promote creative  economies and foster creative connections. ACE is a place that aims to be:

  • a playful / creative / social / cultural space
  • accessible to all
  • inviting to a diverse community of artists
  • a hub for artists and creatives
  • a nurturing program that provides support at all levels
  • a place to connect and collaborate with other creatives

Accessing your member benefits

If you have purchased the full membership you will be ready to access your member benefits straight away, if you have signed up for the month by month your membership needs to be activated by our box office staff, please allow 24hrs Mon – Fri and know that if you purchase on the weekend we will activate on the next business day.

Log into the burrinja box office using the same details you signed up with (click the link below). Once you have logged in you will see the free events available and be able to access members pricing for any paid events or facilities.

You will also receive a welcome pack detailing this information. This will also be an opportunity for you to tell us more about who you are and what you want to get out of your aerie membership.


aerie members can book a creative working space for a full or half day during Burrinja business hours (10.30am – 3.00pm Wednesday to Saturday).

There are also lockers available.


These desks are electric sit/stand desks (150x75cm). Perfect for working on drawing, sketching, or working on your laptop

There are 3 hot desks available.


This is a shared studio space with the flexibility to be what you need. Easels, large tables and chairs available as required. Great for painting (no smelly paints), drawing, 3d and large scale art. This space can fit up to 6 people working independently or a perfect location to work on collaborative projects. (email to enquire about booking entire space)

Take a virtual tour of the aerie

Want to check out what is on offer before you become a member?

Take this virtual tour of the aerie creative ecology



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