Showing posts from July, 2014

The Music Makers - Birregurra's Gospel Singing Group

Singing is good for you!
Be it men or women, Young or not so young. According to Colin Slater, founder of Sing Australia, singing for fun can provide a counter force to the many pressures our modern life brings.  'Every day there is something new, pressuring us to achieve or fall behind. ..Although computers have made some tasks quicker, they have also increased the pressure to produce results faster, worse still, time for each other has decreased too, as the internet and email take over our social contact. Getting together to sing will enable us to enjoy each other's company and it will provide pleasure and relaxation. ..It will provide a sanctuary from the pressures of the world and provide a place where singers may enjoy the release and pleasure of singing.'
It is no wonder that Music Therapy is one of the fastest growing therapies, increasing the wellbeing of it's participants. Joining Birregurra Gospel Singing Group will increase your wellbeing and, as experienced b…


Birregurra Arts Group are proud to announce the launch of the inaugural Snapshots of Birregurra Amateur Photography Competition featuring the Len Robb People’s Choice Award. Working closely in partnership with Birregura Arts Group—the Birregurra Mail, the Birregurra Weekend Festival Committee and the Birregurra Art Show are sponsoring the event and hope to make it an annual events which give our community an ever growing collection of artwork and archival images. Winners will be announced during the Birregurra Weekend Festival and an exhibition of all entries will run across the weekend.
Application forms will be available to pick up in a few weeks from a number of shops and outlets in Birre, Colac, Lorne, Winchelsea and Forrest. More info provided in a week or so. For now, here are the general details so you can start planning your entry.
Entries will open early-August and will close 26th SeptemberAll photos should be maximum 6”x8” and will exhibited at…

Inside the Artist's Studio - August

Sculptor, Lucy McEachern takes us Inside her Artist Studio - Thursday 14th August
When: Thursday 14th August 7pm - 8pm
Where: Senior Citizens Room, Birregurra (Birregurra Hall - entrance at rear on the left hand side) Lucy McEachern is quickly establishing herself as a leading sculptor of birds. Her work is exhibited in a number of Australian galleries and, having recently been accepted into the prestigious 'Birds in Art' exhibition in 2010 and 2011 at the Woodson Museum in Wisconsin USA, Lucy McEachern has had the opportunity to exhibit her work internationally. 
Lucy joins us at Birregurra Arts Group in August and invites us to take a glimpse of her artist studio. Come along and find out how Lucy produces her beautiful sculptures and get an insight into the nuts and bolts of her creative process.

Everyone is welcome. Come along, bring a plate or a bottle of wine and enjoy the company of other art enthusiasts.

Lucy draws inspiration from her home situated in rural Australia…

NGV Winter Masterpieces Daytrip - Wed 30th July

Join us on Wednesday 30th July for a daytrip to Melbourne to see the NGV Winter Masterpieces. Guided tour at 10am followed by a lazy long lunch somewhere nearby and then a visit to the Ian Potter Gallery to see Inge King's massive and breathtaking sculptures (
NGV ticket including tour: Full $36 / Seniors $32
(excludes lunch and train - pay as you go) To book, email the arts group by clicking here or calling Fiona on 5236 2464. Leave on the 7.04am train from Birre and back on the 7pm train BAG members and non members welcomeStill join us and meet us at Southern Cross Station if travelling from Colac, Camperdown, Winchelsea or Geelong EXTRA INFO
The holdings of Italian art in the Museo del Prado, Madrid, are unique and unrivalled. Italian Masterpieces from Spain's Royal Court, Museo del Prado presents a rich selection of paintings and drawings spanning three hundred y…

Calling out to Ukulele player wannabes in Birre


Life Drawing in Birre goes weekly


Winchelsea Repertory Rides Again