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

End of year function

Wednesday 2 December 2020 at 7.30pm

Please note:  Due to COVID restrictions, we have had to cancel, or postpone, this event.

To celebrate as we near the end of 2020, why not Ritz it up and come along to our final Social Night for the year?  It should be fun!

Dress up a little, don a hat and/or gloves, sparkles, sequins, suave hat or feather boa! After all, it's the 20's once again!

There will be cabaret style seating, suitably spaced. No dancing, unfortunately, unless restrictions are lifted!

We hope you will come along and have some fun chatting with other members of the Burnside Painting Group. Of course, family and friends are most welcome! 

You will need to register by emailing Rosalie with names and phone numbers of attendees ([email protected])

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Please note:  Classes for the rest of 2020 have had to be cancelled due to COVID restrictions and concerns.  This includes Rod Bax's final Monday morning class on 23 November, and Hugh Adamson's class on Wednesday 25 November.  

More information will be provided in due course, about potentially rescheduling these classes, or how to receive a refund for the classes missed, when further information is to hand.

Class Schedule for 2021

What's coming up next year?

Our Committee is busily working on finalising our schedule of classes and activities for 2021.

We've been talking to Artists including Greg O'Leary, Rod Bax, Alan Ramachandran, Lisa Ingerson and Lorraine Brown, as well as other potential tutors.  

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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