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Our first social night for 2021

Posted on 12 March, 2021 at 1:15 Comments comments ()


Please RSVP to Kathy Tyrell by 14/3/21 ([email protected])

JANE SKEER will be our guest speaker, followed by coffee, tea and a light supper which will be provided on the night. All are welcome - so bring along family or friends who are interested in attending.

We have a few Awards to present also.

Jane is an exciting, creative installation artist who works with recycled materials.

She predominantly works in sculpture and installation, creating works in response to her observations of people, objects and materiality.

She represents familiar ready-made objects imbued with their associated sensory/haptic memories, highlighting the vitality she sees in them. The physical process of assembling material en-masse allows her the time and space to inhabit, contemplate and work collaboratively with the material.

As Covid19 rules still apply please advise Kathy Tyrell if you are attending by no later than 14th March so that we can organise compliant seating and catering.

We look forward to seeing you on 17th March, and we look forward to meeting up with our BPG friends and colleagues again.

Change to Painting of the Quarter

Posted on 19 May, 2019 at 11:10 Comments comments ()


In the past we have held our Painting of the Quarter competition during Social Nights, where members bring along their recent artworks and then vote for their preferred works in either the Novice or Experienced category.  Certificates have traditionally been awarded to the works with the most votes.

Recently, the number of entries has gradually diminished, unfortunately.  So the Committee of Management has decided to try something different for our next Social Night. Members are invited to bring along any recent works, whether finished or not, from classes attended, works produced at home or at companion painting sessions.

However, this time, works will not be judged. We will instead do something more like a ‘Show and Tell’ session, where works can be hung or spread on tables for viewing.  Let’s see how this goes and whether our members prefer this way of showing and getting feedback from others on their artwork – so please take part.  I hope to see a good representation of what our group is producing.

Viv Bishop
Burnside Painting Group

Art Gallery of SA visit in May 2019 (by Muriel McKean)

Posted on 19 May, 2019 at 11:00 Comments comments ()

If you haven’t yet joined in with any of our specially conducted tours of the Art Gallery of South Australia, in North Terrace, Adelaide, then you are really missing out on something special!

As a member of the Burnside Painting Group, you can put your name down to join the Group on their Wednesday monthly tour ---and it does not cost you anything.

Our tour for May (2019) was conducted by guides Maureen and Mary, who gave us their very special knowledge of the newly curated Elder Wing, and the artworks hanging there.

The way that the artworks are now arranged is according to themes rather than timelines or art movements. It does make for interesting viewing and you are made aware of the connections between what at first sight are disparate pieces. However, it can also be irritating as many pieces are hung too high to be viewed properly. I came away with the feeling that the curators wanted their work to be admired as much as the works on display. I like to look at the brushwork on paintings and the delicate painting on pottery and this was not always possible.

This month we started off looking at the wall of William Morris wallpaper where many works were hanging as though collected in a very posh drawing room. Maureen explained to us that the idea behind this collection was to show how the new settlers were now in a position to decorate their homes.

What was also interesting here was the influence of Japanese art on Australian painters such as Rupert Bunny and Tom Roberts at a time when Japanese trading had opened up again. Our guides were superb in pointing out so many details in these paintings I would otherwise have missed.

But this is only a snippet, and I enjoyed it immensely even if I’m sniping! You must go yourself and see those things or come with us on our monthly Wednesdays.

Our guides told us that the artworks will be changed around from time to time, so don’t delay.

Class and Event Schedule for 2019 available soon

Posted on 19 October, 2018 at 1:35 Comments comments ()

The new calendar of events for 2019 has been prepared by our hard-working Tutor Liaison Officer, PeterHopkins, who gave a presentation about what is in store for us next year at our 10 October Social Night.

Watch this space for the new calendar so that you can plan and prepare for classes and events in 2019.

Art Gallery of SA visits

Posted on 3 November, 2017 at 0:10 Comments comments ()

If you are interested in joining other members of the Burnside Painting Group on a visit to the Art Gallery of South Australia, we'd love for you to join us!  Please let us know if you are interested by contacting Committee members, Viv Bishop or Carolyn Waterman.

Getting ready for our Annual Exhibition --Burnside Painting Group

Posted on 12 June, 2017 at 9:05 Comments comments ()

It will soon be time for the biggest BPG event of the year – our 2017 SALA Exhibition opening night including the presentation of our Annual Awards.

Selection Day is Thursday 6th July. Selection will be undertaken by respected independent artist, Margaret Slape Phillips. If you are intending to submit works, please drop off and collect your works at the following times on 6th July:-

9.00 – 9.30am Drop Off.  1.00 – 1.30pm Pick Up.  

Completed entry forms should be submitted and payment made on the day. Artists will also be notified on the day if their works have been selected for exhibition.  Entry fees will be refunded for works not selected.

Entry conditions apply. Award Categories and labels have been made available to assist your preparations. Hard copy entry forms and labels will also be available at the Hall on and before 6th July. Framing matts are available for purchase at the hall during Monday and Wednesday sessions. 

If you have any queries please contact Kathy Tyrrell, Exhibition Convenor on 0417 845 275 or email [email protected].

Pictured:  The opening event of our 2016 exhibition

Our new look website

Posted on 15 May, 2017 at 7:50 Comments comments ()

Our new-look website is up and running!

We hope you like it and find it easy to navigate and find the information you are looking for.   We'll be adding more content soon.

If you would like to provide feedback or let us know what you think, please email us:  [email protected]

Open Day - Sunday 21 May 2017

Posted on 13 May, 2017 at 0:35 Comments comments ()