What is Birrunga Gallery and who are we?
At Birrunga Gallery, located in the heart of Brisbane, or Meanjin as it’s traditionally known, we take pride in being a significant cultural hub showcasing Aboriginal and contemporary art. Our founder, Birrunga Wiradyuri, a Wiradyuri man, leads us as the principal artist, infusing the gallery with authenticity and vision. We are more than just an art space; we’re a vibrant venue offering an immersive experience of authentic First Nations culture, including art, music, dance, artefacts, food, tours, and classes.
Our gallery is adorned with original artworks by our talented resident artists, creating a safe and inviting environment for all. We’re dedicated to providing an enriching experience for those eager to immerse themselves in Indigenous art and culture.
Apart from being an art gallery, we also operate a café and bar. Our café delights in serving modern Australian cuisine with a distinctive twist, integrating Native spices and ingredients in every dish. This unique blend of traditional and contemporary flavors offers our visitors a culinary experience that perfectly complements our artistic surroundings.
Our 500m2 basement venue at 300 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City, extends beyond art exhibitions and sales. It’s a space for fine dining with First Nations-inspired menus, event hosting, and licensed venue hire, complete with in-house catering and a curated selection of specialty wines. We’re proud to regularly host Indigenous art exhibition openings, panel events, and more, showcasing a Diverse range of cultural experiences.
At Birrunga Gallery, we operate with deep respect for the local Indigenous community, acknowledging and working with the permission of Uncle Eddie Ruska on the traditional lands of the Jagera, Yugerra, and Turrbal People. Our connection to these communities is fostered through ceremonies and cultural exchanges, underlining our commitment to honor and preserve Indigenous cultures.
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We are a multi-faceted Cultural Hub that is accessible for everyone to enjoy.