Camouflaged by its Brunswick Street shopfront, the entrance to The Burrow is hidden down an alleyway. Celebratory lighting and dreamscape architecture form the welcome mat in the cosy courtyard garden and homely little bar, beyond, the performance space is deceptively long and Kafkaesque. Somewhat mysterious but strangely inviting, The Burrow gives more than a subtle nod to the laneway art spaces common in Berlin and New York. This is an art space where everyone can feel at home.
Previously operating under the name Aeso Studio, The Burrow is an intimate multi-arts venue presenting a year-round program including experimental music, readings and spoken word, intimate theatre and performance-based work, visual art, installations and screenings.
The Burrow is run by two Melbourne arts and culture lovers, Pippa Bainbridge and Swiss Kalken. Pippa has a background as a visual and performing artist and has worked as an arts manager in iconic cultural institutions including Next Wave Festival, La Mama and Express Media. Swiss has a long history in music and is known for playing bass in Melbourne bands Bodies and Shit Tatts.