Burma Lane - The Venue
We began looking for a space for Burma Lane in 2013. The space on Little Collins Street couldn’t be better, with high ceilings and great walls for hanging art and interesting artifacts. Take a look at some images of the venue.
Burma (now Myanmar) is a complex and intriguing place full of secrets and the venue takes inspiration from this changing country – a fascinating blend of past and present. Buddhist culture ties together a history of fierce independence, British colonialism, Chinese traders, Indian migrants, Thai rivals and wider Asian influences. All have left their mark creating a rich and varied tapestry, coupled with the countries turbulent recent past and pro-democracy movement.
We have tried to bring these elements together with care and respect for the people of Burma and her neighbours – in an eclectic style that represents the regions many faces, and that of Burma’s elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. Photos, contemporary local art and Shepard Fairey’s well known image of Aung San Suu Kyi titled ‘Freedom To Lead’ adorn the walls. An awe-inspiring floor to ceiling artwork by renowned Melbourne street artist, Mike Eleven, incorporates modern Asian-Australian life into the mix.
Our logo is the Burmese Symbol for the letter ‘B’ and the bird represents freedom. You will see Burmese birdcages with western chandeliers in the restaurant representing the meeting of East and West. Keep an eye out for the little yellow bird – or has it escaped!?