WORKSHOP ALERT: Drawing workshop with Natalie Newton, 4th May 2019

Learn about perspective and dimension, shading, hatching, texturing and gradation, lines and mark-making, negative space, tonal values, and contrast. Using viewfinders, masks and grids, blind contour drawing. $60 per person.

Paper, support boards, blending tools and reference photos supplied. BYO lunch. Morning/afternoon tea supplied.

Participants to bring HB, 2B, 4B pencils, kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener and reference photos if desired.

To enrol, email Judy Goddard at
Payments to BCAG BSB 633000 / act 154307789
Ref. Drawing WS_(last name)

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: The Maes are returning to Birregurra on Sunday 26 May 2019

We are super excited to announce Multi-award-winning Melbourne contemporary folk outfit, The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) are returning to Birregurra on Sunday 26th May as part of their upcoming album tour.

TIX on sale NOW:

The Maes’ latest, self-titled record set for release in April 2019 is a return to the sisters’ folk music roots. Gentle, intimate and conversational, the album is an unadorned showcase of Maggie and Elsie’s superb songwriting as well as honest, relaxed and stunning vocal and instrumental performances.

The band’s touring history includes a list of some of the worlds largest and most prestigious music festivals such as the Woodford and Port Fairy Folk Festivals in Australia, The Edmonton and Vancouver Folk Festivals in Canada, Cambridge Folk and Celtic Connections festivals in the UK and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in the USA.

This show is part of the Birregurra Music Salon Singer Songwriter Series and is brought to you by the good folk at Birregurra Community Arts Group and Common Thread Arts.

WORKSHOP ALERT: Natural Dyeing with Plants (Irene Pagram), Sat 16th March

Natural Dyeing with Plants

with Irene Pagram

Learn about suitable plants to use for easy dyeing, substantive and fugitive colours, the use of mordants and cellulose and protein fibres. This workshop will cover many forms of natural dyeing including eco, solar, hapazone, ice flower and dyebath.

DATE: Saturday 16th March
TIME: 10.00am to 4.00pm
VENUE: Birregurra Butter Factory, 452 Roadknight St Birregurra
COST: $65.00 which includes some materials eg special paper and fibres.

The list of materials to bring and share includes flowers, leaves, foil and other easily obtainable items.

BYO lunch. Morning and Afternoon Tea supplied.

Payment Details: Transfer payment to
Birregurra Community Arts Group
BSB 633 000 Account No. 1543 07789
Ref: DyeWkp_(your surname)

Once paid, email receipt to Pam Fyfe at, or contact Pam for more details about the workshop.

Limited spaces.

The latest news from Birregurra Community Arts Group - Catch up on all the goss!

Greetings and Happy New Year from Birregurra Community Arts Group


2019 Arts in Birregurra has got off to a great start! And there's a stack of great activities, shows and workshops lined up for the year ahead including Natural Dying, Drawing, Basket Making, Ceramics, and Collage from David Lancashire. Check out the latest newsletter for the latest, read about the Birre Ball wrap up and find out about "The Thief" a wonderful show that BCAG is supporting in partnership with COPACC. We've also attached some extra info from Pam Fyfe who has a terrific scarf felting workshop coming up at the old butter factory in Birre on March 2. 

Speaking of the old butter factory, there's some exciting news to share in the newsletter about the old girl and join us there for our first social catch up for 2019 this coming Thursday 14th February at 6.30pm (details in the newsletter). Come along to find out more about what's coming up with BCAG, the ideas and trips we're cooking up, and hear all about the Colac Otway Arts Trail and the plans for their new pop up makers space from our very special guest, Lynne Richardson. We will also be starting to plan our trip to Tassie, including MONA, in November. And if you're working on something, bring it along to share and as always, bring along a bevvy or some tab nabs. Everyone is welcome!

Huge thanks again to Linnet for putting the newsletter together.

Fee, Deb, Mon, Vic and Judy
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WORKSHOP ALERT: Acting Up - Birregurra Drama Skills (8wk Program)

A terrific drama program for teens and adults who love to ‘act up’ on stage. 
Facilitated by writer and performer Linnet Hunter, these drama classes use improvisation, theatre games and performance to bring out your confidence, performance and team building skills. 

A fun and social way to give you the creative freedom to express yourself through the art of theatre. 

$90 / $70 (BCAG members) for 8 session term. Suitable for ages 12+.
For inquiries and info, please contact Linnet Hunter on

Register at
8 week program consists of the following dates:
Mon 4th Feb / Mon 11th Feb / Mon 18th Feb / Mon 25th Feb / Mon 4th March / Mon 18th March / Mon 25th March
Note: No session on 11th March (Labour Day)

Proudly supported by Colac Otway Shire & Birregurra Community Arts Group.

WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: Felting a Scarf or Bring Your Own Felting Project

Join textile artist, Pam Fyfe, on Saturday 2nd February from 10am til 4pm for some felting fun at the lovely old Birregurra Butter Factory. Make a beautiful handcrafted scarf workshop or BYO felting project.

Bounce off others while you work, share skills and get inspired. Just starting to dip your toe into the medium? No problem. Beginners and experienced felters welcome. And if the feelings mutual, this may become a regular monthly thing so you can create all sorts of fabulously felted ephemera under expert guidance!

WHEN: Saturday 2nd February from 10am til 4pm

WHERE: Birregurra Butter Factory, 452 Roadknight Street Birregurra

TO BOOK: Contact Pam at or phone 0409 029 684 for a materials list for the workshop. 

WORKSHOP FEES: First time felters $50 / experienced felters $35 (plus materials - approx $25-50 depending on project, Pam will clarify). Morning and afternoon tea supplied. BYO lunch.

Picture supplied by the artist, Pam Fyfe, from a previous 'vessels' workshop in 2018. 

Last Celtic music session for 2018 - Sunday 2nd December

Reminder for the last Celtic music session for the year (1st Sunday of month) is Dec 2nd. 3-5pm at The Shed, rear of 9 Slade St Birregurra with Julie Payne. 

All welcome. Bring an instrument or your voice. Gold coin donation.

Come dancing with us at Birregurra Christmas Ball in the Hall - Sat 15th December 2018

Put a little ‘BOP’ in your step this Christmas and join us for an extravaganza of 1940s & 50s music and dancing. After a spectacular night at the Birregurra Hall Ballyhoo, Julie Payne and her dance band are making a reprisal for this end of 2018 community Christmas ball.

On Saturday 15 December 2018 at 7:00pm

Birregurra Mechanics Hall has long been known as one of the best dance venues around and we are looking forward to revisiting that era once again. So frock up, don your dance shoes and come along for a brilliant night of fun and festivities. And don't worry if your two left feet are a little rusty - the good folk from Alamana Dance Studios will be on hand for some light brush ups.

Book early to avoid disappointment!!

This is a licenced all-ages event and will follow responsible serving of alcohol guidelines. Please be respectful of all attendees and drink in moderation. Please consider car pooling with a designated driver, or alternative transport arrangements if you are planning to have a few drinks - we want everyone to get home safely!


Tickets: Table Reserved (limited) $25 / General $20 / At the door (if available) $25
BYO supper and drinks
Click HERE for full event terms & conditions


Birregurra Mechanics Hall
42-44 Main Street, Birregurra, VIC 3242