Burrinja Theatre - Soundproof Panels

Burrinja Theatre – Soundproof Panels


The centre’s Vision was to “be a vibrant community cultural centre offering a total Dandenong Ranges arts, cultural and environmental experience providing for a diverse range of local need”.

One half of the premises was given over to the DRCCC, while the other was to be let by Council commercially in an effort to make the cultural centre ‘cost neutral’. Eventually local artist and art collector Neil McLeod took on the lease to set up an Indigenous art gallery.

Neil and Lin Onus had been best of friends. Just days after the largest protest meeting to establish the Cultural Centre, Lin died suddenly of a heart attack. Neil named the gallery ‘Burrinja’ in memory of Lin. ‘Burrinja’ was Lin’s Yorta Yorta nickname meaning ‘star’.


MGP was hired to create the large purple sound proofing wall paneling. All panels were fully perforated and had a frame made and attached to the back to hold the insolation batts.

Scaffolding was erected and panels strategically positioned by split battens along the walls.

Once all panels were in position we then painted them.


Project Completion:2012
Location:Upwey, Vic
Seating Capability:400 Seats
Purpose:To promote, develop and present arts and culture in the region.