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Enjoy the latest BCAG newsletter - Sept 2019

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Birregurra Postcard Project

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At the upcoming Birregura Festival, BCAG will be releasing the first BCAG Birregurra Postcard, designed and produced by former Birregurra local and artist Julie Stark.

The project was led by our very own Debbie McIntyre and we're very excited to have the postcard available for sale at the festival and local retailers for $1.00.

Huge thanks to Debbie and Julie for their hard work on this. It was a fun project to work on and we're sure you'll agree that the postcard is simply beautiful.
The aim of the project was to create a piece of art that everyone who visits Birregurra, and lives here, could take home to remind them of the beautiful place we live.

We hope to add even more designs and create a beautiful collection in the future. If you are an artist, and want to be a part of this project, please contact us at birreartsgroup@gmail.com.

Similarly, if you have any ideas for future project, please contact us or come along to one of the BCAG catch ups so see if we can help bring i…

Birre Arts Group catch up on this Thursday 26th Sept

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It's been a long cold winter and now the sun is starting to make an appearance and most of us have come home from warmer climes, it's time to gear up for some more arts fun and find out what's coming up, what everyone is working on, and how we can get involved.
See you at the Seniors Room at 6.30pm this coming Thursday 26 September.

We'll be chatting upcoming workshops, new ideas, music, Birre Fest and anything else we feel like. If you've been working on something, bring along for a show and tell.

Colac Otway Arts Trail is coming up in October....and Birregurra Community Arts Group is on the map at the Butter Factory!

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South Trail -19 & 20 October 2019  North Trail 25, 26 & 27 October 2019 (Birregurra/Warncoort)
Featuring over 36 venues and 60 artists

Save the date Tuesday October 8th @5.30pm Official opening Makers Space & launch of Arts Trail

Special feature Friday 25th October @ RRRTAG
 Follow us on Facebook for artist or Venue of the day
https://www.facebook.com/Colacotwayartstrail/For all the info and the full program that covers the whole region, head to https://www.colacotwayartstrail.com/









WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: Ceramics & the Human Form with Baiba Lowther

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DATE/S:Tues 22 Oct & Tues 29th Oct
TIME: 12 noon to 3pm
VENUE: Birregurra Butter Factory, 452 Birregurra Road, Birregurra
COST: $85.00 (BCAG Member) / $95.00 (non member) ABOUT THE WORKSHOP The workshop will be conducted by Baiba Lowther, a local and talented ceramacist for 20 years, and an art teacher for longer. For this workshop Baiba has developed strategies that encourage and enable others to tap into their creativity. These workshops will encourage freedom and playful exploration of the human form in 3D, using clay and leaving preconceived ideas behind. We will be working with a live model for the first session, and making our own tiny teepee kilns to finish the work in the second session. That’s exciting! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP MATERIAL LIST: Participant to bring 2 medium wooden boards (to carry work home when

SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT: This Way North & The Tuck Shop Ladies at Birregurra Hall / Sat 26th October

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This Way North + Tuck Shop Ladies
Special support guest - Rach Brennan
Tix $25 presale / $28 doorTICKETS ON SALE NOW HERE: http://bit.ly/longwaytotheshop
High energy duo THIS WAY NORTH will be taking to the stage at Birregurra Hall on Saturday 26 October, supported by their best mates The Tuck Shop Ladies and special guest Rach Brennan. Three awesome acts on one fantastic night. Genres: Contemporary folk, rhythm & blues
Licenced show / No BYO
ABOUT THIS WAY NORTH

This Way North are an amazing band to watch and  listen to - recently taking out Best Regional / Outer Suburban Act in 2018 at The Age Music Victoria Awards - and they are on a steady incline. It’s easy to forget they are just a two-piece band. Drummer/vocalist Cat Leahy and guitarist/vocalist Leisha Jungalwalla create an explosive energy and expansive sound that translates effortlessly from the studio to the stage. The girls are coming back to Birre after headlining Birre Fest last year and having just finished a tour of Canad…

Cookin' on 3 Burners at Birregurra Hall - the house was packed and the joint was jumping!

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Birregurra Hall's dancefloor was heaving on Saturday night for the first live music show since the hall's completion and the installation of the permenant sound system and acoustics. It was a full house and the band were on fire! After fabulous vintage rock n roll and soul tunes from guest DJ Lady Blades, Australia's funk-soul darlings hit the stage with two full dancefloor sets featuring a very heavily pregnant but energetic and super sexy Stella Angelico. Her sumptuous gravelly soul vocals seeped deep into the 150 audience's bones as the band's sublime beats, guitar and hammond organ squeals had us jumping up and down with glee - literally. It was like being transported back to the 60s. It was truly a night to remember, and the perfect way to see the new hall and all it's upgrades in action. You could even hear each other talk while the band was at volume, such are the quality of the acoustics and sound.

The night was such a community effort! My many thanks…