Birregurra Choir and Ukulele Kollective join EVERYONE at COPAAC for Rock Across the Ages - Come along and enjoy!!

Tickets available at COPAAC for just $7.50. Get in quick. They are sure to sell out.

Enjoy lots of opportunities to see BCAG Music Makers over Birregurra Festival Weekend

Festival weekend is hotting up and we're getting thoroughly involved this year in more ways than one.


Our Birregurra Music Makers are busy rehearsing for their multiple performances across the weekend so make sure you slot some time to check them out.

Birregurra Ukulele Kollective

10.30am Saturday 10th Oct: Festival Street Stage (opposite Birre General Store)
1.30pm Saturday 10th Oct: Fringe Arts Expo at Birregurra Masonic Lodge (Strachan St, Opp Health Centre)
1.30pm Sunday 11th Oct: Fringe Arts Expo at Birregurra Masonic Lodge (Strachan St, Opp Health Centre)

 

Birregurra Choir 

12 Noon Sunday 11th Oct: Main Stage (in the park) with OMM

Live Zither Group

12.30pm Saturday 10th Oct: Fringe Arts Expo at Birregurra Masonic Lodge (Strachan St, Opp
Health Centre)
12.30pm Sunday 11th Oct: Fringe Arts Expo at Birregurra Masonic Lodge (Strachan St, Opp Health Centre)






Also on at the Fringe Arts Expo at the Masonic Lodge are:
Deans Marsh Singers: 10am Saturday 10th Oct
Angelic Stains: 4pm Saturday 10th Oct

See, Hear & Play at BCAG's Fringe Arts Expo at Birregurra Masonic Lodge

Where: Birregurra Masonic Hall, Strachan Street Birregurra
When: Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October 2015 from 10am to 5pm

during Birregurra Festival


Come and see, hear and play with the Birregurra Community Arts Group at this year's festival Fringe Arts Expo.

At the Expo there will be an exhibition of current work, demonstrations and opportunities to flex your artistic muscle at some of the interactive displays.

 

Snap your favourite Birregurrian to win the 2015 Snapshots of Birregurra Competition and cash prizes up to $250.

This year’s theme is
“PORTRAITS OF BIRREGURRA”

BE CREATIVE, BE FUN, BE IMAGINATIVE!

Every day we witness vignettes of our favourite Birregurrians—whether it’s your grandad whiling away time on the lathe in his shed, Aunty June rounding up the sheep for shearing, your favourite trader in Main Street smiling cheekily through the window….you get the idea!

This year, we want YOU and your family to take candid or even fun or moving ‘set up’ portraits of our community members. Photos will be hung in traders windows from Fri 9th Oct to 18th Oct.

Entry forms and photo printing available at Birre General Store. Entry forms also available at Birre Community Health Centre.

PHOTO PRINTING AVAILABLE AT BIRRE GENERAL STORE FOR $1.00. Just bring USB or email your photo to birrestore@bigpond.com


Entries close on 3rd Oct – drop off at Birre General Store.

There are 1st & 2nd prizes for Open Category and 13yrs and Under Category as well as a People Choice Award.

Winning photos will be framed and hung up in the community, and all photos will be archived at the Birregurra Historical Society for posterity.

Category winners announced Sunday 11th Oct on the main stage at the festival. Peoples Choice voting starts Fri 9th Oct and closes Sun 18th Oct - 1 vote per person, made at Festival info tent and Birre General Store.

#birregurra #birreartsgroup #snapshotsofbirre #birrefest

DAYTRIP ANNOUNCEMENT: Masterpieces from the Hermitage, Saturday 17th October

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WHEN: Saturday 17th October. Departing 7.22am train from Birregurra. Returning 7pm train.
HOW MUCH: Ticket price only (Proof of Concession is required for entry/attendance) then pay as you go for train and lunch.

Exhibition ticket prices are:
  • NGV Member Adult $21
  • Adult $26
  • Concession $22.50
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To register, fill out the registration form and drop off with payment to Judy Goddard (4 Birregurra Yoedene Rd, Birregurra).

For further information, email birreartsgroup@gmail.com

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Spectacular works from art masters including Rembrandt, Rubens and Titian are going on show at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in the latest exhibition Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great.

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Founded by Catherine the Great in 1764, the Hermitage is among the largest and oldest museums in the world and is regarded as having one of the world’s biggest and finest collections of paintings.
The works featured in the exhibition were personally collected by Catherine the Great during her 34-year reign – a period renowned as a Golden Age for the Russian empire.

The NGV has recreated the sweeping halls and rich furnishings of the acclaimed museum, transporting visitors into the world of the Hermitage.

For information on the exhibition, and associated programs for visitors of all ages, go to www.ngv.vic.gov.au 

Daytrip Announcement: Archibald Prize at Ballarat Gallery, Sat 7th Nov 2015

When: Saturday 7th November 2015
Time: Leaving Birregurra General Store at 9am.
Cost: TBA - Likely $15 plus gallery entry
Contact birreartsgroup@gmail.com or phone Judy on 5236 2647

http://www.artgalleryofballarat.com.au/exhibitions-and-events/exhibitions/future-exhibitions/archibald-prize-2015.aspx
The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia's favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it's a who's who of Australian culture - from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.

Since 1921, the Archibald Prize has been thrilling art enthusiasts, often stirring up controversy and always challenging the way we see ourselves and our society. Over the years, the prize has been awarded to many of Australia's most prominent artists including Nora Heysen, William Dobell, Brett Whiteley, Ben Quilty, Tim Storrier and Fiona Lowry. 

The Art Galleryof Ballarat is proud to be the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2015 Archibald Prize, which is a touring exhibition of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.



 
Artist:Nigel MilsomTitle
Judo house pt 6 (the white bird)
Medium: oil on linen
Winner, 2015 ARCHIBALD PRIZE, © the artist, © AGNSW, Mim Sterling 
Potter Foundation, Mars and Timken Galleries

Come and entertain us at Birregurra Festival's Arts Expo on the Fringe

Calling all local
musicians, poets and performance artists

Book your Open Mic Slot at
Birregurra Festival's BCAG Arts Expo
 

Last year's Festival Arts Expo was so much fun we're repeating it this year .....bigger and better!


 

Where:
Birre Masonic Lodge

 

When:
Sat 10 & Sun 11 October 2015





At this year's festival we're expanding beyond the foyer of the beautiful and historic Masonic Lodge and taking up residency in the entire building—once again showcasing the artistic and creative endeavors of our MEMBERS and promoting performers and the opportunities the Arts Group provides throughout the year.

As part this residency, we're setting up a stage that will be available for use throughout the weekend. The Birre ukes will have a few jam sessions as will the zithers and we want to encourage some locals to do some spoken work or impromptu performance.

We’d like to invite YOU to perform. To book your slot, head to https://calendly.com/birreartsgroup/birre-festival-arts-expo-open-mic . Any questions can be directed to birreartsgroup@gmail.com
The arts expo is all about promoting the arts in our town and the district (kind of a mini Easter Arts) – we had more than 500 people through across the weekend and hope to have many more this year. 


Select AGENDA to see the Open Mic Performance Schedule with current bookings

Community Arts Group Expo at Birregurra Weekend Festival

Where: Birregurra Masonic Hall
When: Saturday & Sunday during 2015 Festival


Come and see, hear and play with the Birregurra Community Arts Group at this year's festival.


Zither demonstration at 2014 Expo

The well-received Birregurra Community Arts Group Expo from last year will be repeated this year, only bigger and better!

This year we will expand beyond the foyer and will, again, showcase the artistic and creative endeavors of our members and the opportunities the Arts Group provides throughout the year.

At the Expo there will be an exhibition of current work, demonstrations and opportunities to flex your artistic muscle at some of the interactive displays.


Would you like to exhibit, sell or demonstrate some of your work?

As a Community Arts Group member, you are invited to exhibit and sell some of your work, leave some brochures or info relating to your artwork, or use the fabulous space to demonstrate your creative process.
Please indicate your interest to participate by Friday 25th September via email to ensure your inclusion in the program.
As last year, set-up will be from the Wednesday to Friday before the festival 4pm-8pm. Pack-up from Monday, after the festival.
The Expo in the Masonic Hall provides the perfect space to promote, sell or demonstrate your work, without the ever-present worry about the weather.
Should you not be a member, we invite you to join and view your membership fee as stall fee for the festival and then reap all the benefits membership can bring throughout the year.

Can you help out?

If you would like to be involved, but not demonstrate, and have a spare hour or two on either, or both, festival days we would also really like to hear from you.