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


The Burnside Painting Group management committee has been keeping a close watching brief on the development of Coronavirus (COVID19) in Australia and the advice of Australia’s Chief Medical Officers and the SA Health Department.

Whilst we would like to continue a “business as usual” approach, we importantly need to acknowledge that our membership base is in the vulnerable to most vulnerable age brackets. Given the increasing spread of this disease throughout our communities, and the uncertainty surrounding the position in the coming months, the Committee has decided to adopt a prudent and responsible response as follows:-

CLASSES TERM 2:  The following classes scheduled to commence in April 2020 are CANCELLED:-

  • Monday morning commencing 30 March (M2) – Trevor Newman, Pastels
  • Wednesday evening commencing 8 April (W2) – Lisa Ingerson, Still Life in Oils.

Members who have enrolled and paid for these classes will receive a refund.

WORKSHOPS:  The Workshop scheduled for Saturday 3 May is CANCELLED.

SOCIAL NIGHT:  The next Social Night scheduled for Wednesday 1 April is CANCELLED. 

COMPANION PAINTING: Monday Companion Painting group in the small room will FORMALLY CEASE until further notice following this Monday 16th March. However, at this stage Members are still free to meet in the large Hall and use the facilities on Monday mornings at your individual discretion and risk, and provided you are following the advice of the Australian Chief Medical Officer and government. St Matthew’s Hall is now providing paper towels and hand sanitisers in the bathrooms.

PLEIN AIR PAINTING GROUP: The Plein Air briefing session scheduled for 12.30pm on Monday 16 March is CANCELLED

The Plein Air outing planned for 3 April is CANCELLED

FURTHER UPDATES:  The BPG Management Committee will continue to keep you updated on BPG activities as the situation develops. We will 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. Further information can be obtained at:- www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019

Best regards. 

Kathy Tyrrell and Jenny Haslam, Co-Vice Presidents
Burnside Painting Group

Come try painting en plein air on Fridays!

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

We will review whether to continue these sessions in 2020, based on your feedback and level of interest/participation.   DOWNLOAD FLYER 

Photos from exhibitions held by the Burnside Painting Group.