Burnside  Painting  Group

Community Art Group


We have arranged to exhibit at the RAH Centre for Creative Health Community Gallery in February 2020 (2nd – 28th).

This presents an exciting opportunity for members to be involved.   We are aiming for a high quality exhibition of new or existing works.



There will be TWO STREAMS of work:

STREAM 1 – to cover 1 gallery wall, 8 x 2 metres or 6 x 2 metres depending on artist interest.  It will be a COLLECTIVE piece comprising 6 to 9 large canvases which will be visually coherent across the theme, and:

  • Each canvas will be either 100 x 75cms or 90 X 60cms (to be finalized depending on level of interest for this Stream)
  • The works will be in acrylic paints. Canvases and acrylic paints will be provided by BPG
  • Artists can work individually or as pairs in developing their idea and/or painting
  • As this is a collective work it will be a team effort with regular “check-ins”
  • This work could potentially be a “flagship” piece for future exhibitions at other venues

We are now seeking expressions of interest and ideas for their “panel” from artists

STREAM 2 – to cover the other wall

  • INDIVIDUAL works; new or existing; any medium; “no glass” RAH Gallery policy
  • Number of works exhibited will depend on interest



An Exhibition Committee Working Group is managing the process. It will set the “rules”, run the selection process, and oversee progress especially of the Collective piece. 


  • BY 24 APRIL 2019 – all interested members MUST register their interest with Kathy Tyrrell, Exhibition Convenor accompanied by short description of their intended work – topic, size, medium. Send to [email protected]

o   STREAM 1 interested members to also provide a rough A4 size sketch of their intended work.


  • 1st week in May: – Working Group meet to select works and advise artists; purchase large canvases and paint for Collective piece.
  • May to early November: - painting; regular review of Collective piece.
  • Nov– Dec 2019:- Artists to provide artwork details and sale price to the Exhibition Convenor if they wish to sell their work.
  • December 2019: - BPG “dress rehearsal” viewing of all works at the hall
  • Late January 2020: -  transport of paintings to RAH. Members to drop their works at the hall on a prior date to be advised.
  • End February 2020: - BPG to organise collection from RAH. Members to collect their works from the Hall on a date to be advised.


Note – some of the later dates may change subject to RAH CCH requirements


RAH CCH Gallery Rules Reminder

  • “No glass” policy for artworks. 3.5mm or 4mm Astariglas Cast acrylic sheeting as alternative if required for framed individual works.
  • Works dry and ready for hanging with appropriate D-rings. Either framed or stretch canvas. Works with matts only are not acceptable.
  • Picture rail system – max weight of 30kg per metre; hooks support up to 15kg each
  • Artist (BPG) responsible for delivery and collection of works to RAH Gallery. 
  • RAH Gallery Coordinator and CCH responsible for installation of artwork.
  • RAH Gallery Coordinator has final say on appropriateness of works
  • Works can be for sale at the discretion of the artist. RAH takes a 25% commission. RAH takes deposit from purchaser.