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

Dates for your diary

Monday 3rd May – fortnightly BPG “SALA Studio” sessions commence - get painting ready for our Annual Exhibition!

Wednesday 12th May – our next Art Gallery of SA visit and tour for our members - Clarice Beckett in context - starting 10.20am

Wednesday 2nd June – Social Night with guest presenter Ross Morgan

Thursday 15th July – SALA Selection day (to be confirmed)

Tuesday 27th JulyFriday 27th August Annual Exhibition (SALA) at the Burnside CIvic Centre Atrium

Class Schedule for 2021

What's coming up next this year?


Term 2:   Lorraine Brown - Watercolour

Term 3:   Roe Gartelmann - Mixed Media

NOTE: Roe Gartelmann Class (M3). Roe has advised that she is now unable to run the Monday morning class for us this year. 
Rod Bax has stepped in as Roe's replacement and will run a Term 3 class on Thursday mornings.  Details are still being worked out, however if you are interested please advise Elizabeth at [email protected]    


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

Term 2:  Joe Felber - Landscape painting / abstraction

Term 3:   Jess Mara -  Drawing in charcoal 

Term 4:   Alan Ramachandran - Watercolour painting

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


Term 1:    Margaret Tuckey - Landscape in oil / acrylic

Term 2:    Jan Brown - Abstracting the Ordinary

Term 3:    Rod Bax - Details to be provided


Sunday 19 October 10am - 3pm

Kathy Veide: Botanical Drawing in Watercolour

Note:  The above may be subject to change.


Above:  Jan Brown, Lisa Ingersen

Above:  Work by Lorraine Brown

Above: Greg O'Leary, Alan Ramachandran

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 and dates are on a flexible schedule.

Annual Exhibition 2021

This year our exhibition will run from Wednesday 28th July to Thursday 26th August.

The venue is the Atrium at Burnside Civic Centre, 401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore.  

Selection Day will be during the week commencing 12th July.

Opening night and awards presentation:  Thursday 5 August from 6-8pm.
Registration is required. 

More information

Social Night:  Wednesday 2 June 
Guest Presenter:  Ross Morgan

Our most recent Social Night was held on Wednesday 2nd June, with visual artist and illustrator Ross Morgan as our presenter. Ross is an experienced award-winning Artist who has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and runs an independent studio practice.

He gave a fascinating presentation about his work, including his journey from conventional Art to Book Illustration.   For more information go to our social events page.

Above: Barbara Rayner's 2020 awarded work in Watercolour: "Contemplation" from our 2020 SALA awards and exhibition  
Plus photos from the opening night of previous exhibitions held by the Burnside Painting Group.

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