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

Class Schedule for 2021

What's coming up next year?

It is anticipated we will hold the following classes in 2021:


Term 1:   Rod Bax - Landscape in Gouache / Acrylic

Term 2:   Lorraine Brown - Watercolour

Term 3:   Roe Gartelmann - Mixed Media


Term 1:  Greg O'Leary - Still life in Oils

Term 2:  Joe Felber - Landscape painting / abstraction

Term 3:   TBA

Term 4:   Alan Ramachandran - Watercolour painting

Term 5:   Lisa Ingerson - Painting with Oils and Palette Knife


Term 1:   Jan Brown - Domestic subject matter in Oils

Term 2:   Jess Mara - Still Life (limited palette) in charcoal/soft pastels

Note:  The above may be subject to change.

Pictured:  Alan Ramachandran, Greg O'Leary

Come try painting en plein air!

Like to do some sketching or painting outdoors with members of the Burnside Painting Group?  Why not join the Plein Air group?  

Sessions are weather dependent.

Annual Exhibition 2020

This year we held a scaled-down Annual Exhibition from 23 July to 28 August in the Atrium at the Burnside Civic Centre, Greenhill Road, Tusmore. Due to COVID considerations, there was no launch and awards event, and no formal selection and judging process. 

Visitors to the exhibition were encouraged to vote for their favourite work, with the work/s scoring the most votes to receive the Phyllis Kopp Award.  


Congratulations to the joint winners of this year's Phyllis Kopp Award: 

  • Judith Crowley for her watercolour "Persimmons", and
  • Barbara Rayner for her watercolour "Contemplation" 

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

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