Burnside  Painting  Group

Community Art Group

Thanks for visiting!

The Burnside Painting Group is a group of South Australians who enjoy creating art in a friendly environment with fellow artists.  We are a not-for-profit community group, run by a team of volunteers.

Members range from experienced artists to complete beginners. New members are welcome.  Contact us

We hold painting and drawing sessions, tutored by experienced practising artists.  You can also attend if you are not participating in a class, and enjoy the companionship of other members as you work on your own projects.

You will find more information about our classes, workshops, social events, exhibitions and more by browsing through our website. Why not join us?  We hope to see you soon.

Classes and workshops

Sessions are run twice a week

Social events

Have fun while learning

Exhibitions and awards

Exhibit and sell your work


SALA administration has advised that the festival is going full steam ahead in 2020.

There will be a few changes this year - including free registration for Groups like ours ! As well, the registration deadline for our overall group entry has been extended until 31 August, which will give us more time to get things organised.

SO .... Burnside Painting Group is intending to hold our Annual Exhibition this year as part of SALA, as in previous years. 

We'll keep you updated as things unfold.

Image: Life Drawing Tour with Andrew Clarke, 2019, photo by Sam Roberts for SALA


Above:  Walking - a nice activity to do during Coronavirus quarantine!

What is happening with regard to the Coronavirus (COVID19) restrictions in terms of activities for BPG members at this time? 

CLASSES:  We hope we will be able to resume scheduled classes soon. Members who enrolled and paid for any cancelled classes will receive a refund.  

COMPANION PAINTING: Members are still free to meet in the large hall and use the facilities on Monday mornings at their individual discretion and risk. St Matthew’s hall is now providing paper towels and hand sanitisers in the bathrooms.  PLEIN AIR PAINTING GROUP: The Plein Air sessions are currently on hold.

FURTHER UPDATES:  The BPG Management Committee will keep you updated on BPG activities as the situation develops. We aim to reschedule classes and workshops, and reinstate the Companion and Plein Air Painting Groups as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. 

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Come try painting en plein air on Fridays!

from 11am to 2pm on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month

It’s not too late to join the group!  Email your details to Judith Crowley, Facilitator, at [email protected] and she will send you some information about what the group has done so far.


Below:  Some photos from the opening night of several previous exhibitions held by the Burnside Painting Group