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 this year?


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:   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


Sunday 14th March 10am – 3pm 

Fran Callen: Experimental Botanical Drawing

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 2020

In 2020 we held a scaled-down Annual Exhibition (23 July - 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. However, visitors to the exhibition were encouraged to vote for their favourite work, with the work/s scoring the most votes receiving the Phyllis Kopp Award.  


Congratulations to the joint winners:

  • 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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