Burnside  Painting  Group

Community Art Group

About our Social Nights

Social nights are held on Wednesday evenings, four times a year, generally from 7.30pm to 10.00pm. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend.   

Enjoy some supper (members are welcome to bring along a plate of food to share), whilst chatting to others. Hear our guest speakers talk about their work and what inspires them, or see a demonstration of their painting or drawing technique.  
These events provide an opportunity to pick up new tips and tricks and ask any questions you have.

Our Painting of Quarter awards are frequently held on social nights.  
Members are invited to bring along their recent artworks to display, and to vote for their favourite works.  
An award certificate is presented to the members who win the popular vote in two categories: Novice and Experienced.  More information

Venue:  The Hall,  67 Bridge Street, Kensington (just off Kensington Road) 


Next Social Night:  Wed 5 June 2019 at 7.30pm

Guest presenter:  Peter Bok

Topic: The Function of the Still Life in learning to Paint

Above: Peter Bok

At this social night talk, Peter will introduce and discuss:

1. How still life painting develops the artist's understanding of the essential elements of painting.

2. How an investigative approach to the still-life advances an artists personal journey.

This discussion will be supported by samples of Peter's own work.

NOTE: Peter will be tutoring a term of classes later in the year in Term 5 on Monday mornings.


Guest Speaker: Renate Nisi

Renata Nisi at  our Social Night on Wednesday 27 March, 2019, with one of her works.

Guest Speaker: Renate Nisi

Renate gave a fascinating presentation about her art practice, which encompasses the making of sculptural objects and installations that explore aspects of embodiment.

Her slide presentation provided plenty of examples of her inspired use of a wide variety of techniques and materials, including paper, bone, shell, pewter and Mt Gambier stone, as well as marble, to produce astounding results.

Renate graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2001 and completed an MA in Visual Art at the University of South Australia in 2012.

In 2006 Renate started Union Street Studios as a teaching studio and shared studio space, where she and other tutors conduct art groups and workshops.

She also teaches Sculpture at the Adelaide Central School of Art.

Above:  Some of Renata Nisi's work.

2018 Social nights

Above:  Craig Bowyer does a painting demonstration at our French 'boat party' themed end of year social night on 5 December 2018.

There was a good turn out for our Social Night on 10 October 2018 to see Tsering's very interesting and inspiring presentation.

2018 Social nights

1) Wednesday 23rd February:  Annual General Meeting  
    Guest presenter: Greg Donovan 

2) Wednesday 16 May
    Guest presenter: Ingrid Kellenbach from Adelaide Central School of Art

3) Thursday (early August)
     Burnside Painting Group Annual Exhibition opening (as part of SALA)
     The exhibition ran from 27 July through to 24 August 2018

4) Wednesday 10 October
    Guest presenter: Tsering Hannaford spoke about her art practice.

5) Wednesday December 5    
    Christmas / End of Year Social Event - Renoir boat party theme

Tsering Hannaford:  Self Portrait

Wednesday 10 October 2018 from 7.30pm to 10.00pm

Special Guest: Tsering Hannaford 

Tsering Hannaford is a realist painter based in Adelaide.

Portraiture is a focus of her practice and she has been hung four times in the Archibald Prize. In 2014 she was highly commended for the Portia Geach Memorial Award and she has been a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

We are excited to having Tsering as our special guest, and very much looking forward to this special event.

For more information go to: www.tseringhannaford.com.au 

Twitter:  twitter.com/tchannaford

Wednesday 23rd February 2018 at 7.30pm
Burnside Painting Group Annual General Meeting (AGM)  

with guest presenter, Greg Donovan 


2017 End of Year Event with Guest:  Artist Philip David

There will be a jukebox pumping out some tunes to get your feet tapping!   

Bring along a plate of supper to share. Drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcholic options will be provided.

Phil David demonstrating portraiture painting (subject: Helen) at our 2017 Christmas Social Night, held on Wednesday 6 December.

Following:  Photos of some of our members at our social night in May 2016

Above:  Members Masako Haga, Margaret Rothenburg and Pam Hailstone