Snapshots of Birregurra 2017 - OPEN NOW

It's that time of year again. Snapshots of Birregurra is open. 
The theme? Birregurra with a touch of RED!

Open / 13 & Under categories

$100 cash first prize 
$50 Birregurra Trader Gift Voucher runner up
$100 cash Lenn Robb People's Choice Award

Proudly sponsored by Birregurra Mail and Birregurra Community Arts Group.

Entries close Saturday 7th October 5pm. Online entries here: .
Hardcopy entry forms available at Birregurra General Store and Community Health Centre soon.
Category winners announced at Birregurra Festival.




Lilliah McCulloch
OAK Weaving Studio
Textile & Fibre Artist

The workshop will cover the weaving process from start to finish
Planning, preparing the warp, warping up & weaving 

When: Sat 7th October 10 AM – 3 PM
      Sun 8th October 10 AM – 3 PM

Workshop is for the full weekend – 8 hrs total with a 1 hour break for lunch

Cost $160 plus cost of materials if applicable
Bendigo 3ply wool will be available to purchase

ALTERNATIVELY, BYO your favourite yarns, fibre or material & of course your ideas
our aim is to create & finish a woven piece in the 2 days
No prior weaving experience is needed just a desire to create & enjoy the pleasure of weaving

Four fully equipped looms will be provided for the two days
alternatively byo loom – any form of loom
Only 4 places are available
So book fast to avoid missing this great opportunity

Where: Studio 92, 70 Murray St, Colac
Bookings PH: 0407 818 932

Spinning Workshop



Basic spinning, plying
 spinning wheel maintenance section

4 wheels available, 1 electronic & 3 uprights
or byo your own wheel
Fibre can be provided or else byo

When: September 24th
10 am – 2.30pm

1 hr break for lunch

Where: Studio 92, 70 Murray St Colac

Cost: $100

Bookings: ph Studio 92

 0407 818 932

or call in

Bridal Parade


Invite you to attend a


Where: Lismore Community Centre, Seymour St. Lismore Vic.

When:  23rd September, 2017     Time: 7pm for 7.30pm START

RSVP: 23rd September, 2017 to Lorraine Graham 0407875102/

Door tickets available - but why not go with the theme and send in your acceptance & pre-book, early.

Entry Cost: $15.    Senior Pension Concession - $10.

Dress: Dress as if going to a wedding, if possible.   

Light supper included

Wedding outfits from Dorothy Nicol’s “Flappers to Flare” Vintage Clothing Collection, and may be your only chance to see her beautiful wedding dresses, some of which may never have been seen before.

Studio 92 - Mark Shannon Exhibition

“Sea, Sky and the Hills Behind”

Mark Shannon


Mark Shannon arrived at painting in his late twenties and studied under Patrick Moss a well-respected painter and teacher, after running a successful health food/bakery in Melbourne.


In some ways, one could say his move towards painting was inevitable as art and artists have surrounded him in his life. He is the nephew of renowned Melbourne artist Michael Shannon; and his mother, Pat, is a highly respected and accomplished artist. In 1993 he was awarded the Contemporary Art Society painting prize.


Living in Apollo Bay provides Mark with endless subject matter from which to draw and paint. The surrounding hills and ocean views unique to Apollo Bay are captured in Mark’s distinctive style with oil pastel and acrylic.


Mark’s exuberant landscapes illustrates his intuitive use of strong form and exciting colour. He seems to possess an instinctive and enviable pleasure in line and colour – essentially that which makes us like art in the first place. An approach that ensures his paintings fill a room with joy and colour.


The liveliness and energy that Mark inject into his landscapes has become a release for the physical limitations he now experiences. His limited mobility has led to a move in to residential care. Mark takes comfort in depicting landscapes with an expression of feeling that he can now only capture as an onlooker.



August 3 - 26


Studio 92

70 Murray St



Time for the last Music Salon for 2017 - Reimagining Nina Simone, Sat 5th Aug

It's just under 2 weeks to go until the grand finale Music Salon for 2017.

Explore the world of jazz singer Nina Simone through the eyes of the spectacular Nicola Watson on vocals and the award winning Nathan Liow Trio on keys, kicks and bass. This will be a sublime, unforgettable show at a very family friendly time. Join us for a fabulous evening out with great music and good friends. Bar opens at 4.30pm for a 5.30pm show.


BCAG General Meeting

BCAG group meeting this Thursday night at the
Community Health Centre - 6.30pm.

Check out Linnet's new website

artsbuzz is a powerhouse 30 day program for
·       practising artists at any stage of their career
·       those who want to learn with other creatives in a small, supportive group environment
·       people who want to make what they make into a business

artsbuzz covers
·       marketing methods that work for creatives
·       creating your online presence
·       goal setting strategies to match your work style
·       developing an internal sense of direction and confidence
·       selling your stuff… without pain

artsbuzz includes
·       4 X face to face 2.5 hour workshops at weekly intervals
·       art folder, notebook, tools and templates
·       access to a private artsbuzz facebook group
·       post course individual 30 minute coaching session
·       6 hats strategy
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when:       9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Teal Program           July 24/July 31/August 7/ August 14
Crimson Program    July 28/August 4/August 11/August 18
where:  Birregurra   Otway Region (online course available in 2018)

how much:   $65- per session x 4 = $260- discount for bookings before July 17 = $230-