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Calling All Painters! Contemporary Impressionism Workshop with Peter Smales!

We are very exited to announce a Contemporary Impressionism Painting Workshop with well known Melbourne artist,

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Cost:  $130 students & members, $140 non members.
Where: Multi-purpose room, Birregurra Primary School.
Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Rego Form PDF

This one will fill quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment.
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This intimate workshop caters for a maximum of 12 people – beginners to advanced, using Oils or Acrylic and a basic list of materials to bring include
  • Pencil and pad,
  • 2 – 3 photographs of your choice,
  • 16” x 12” (40x30cms) or 16” x 20” (40x50cms) canvas or board,
  • General painting kit including colours:
  • Warm & cool of the three primaries, ie:
  • Yellows - Cad Yellow pale and Lemon yellow,
  • Reds - Cad scarlet or red and Alizarin,
  • Blues - Ultramarine blue and Windsor or Prussian blue,
  • Titanium White

The workshop begins with a demonstration painting for about an hour – discussing basic painting process – composition / balance / colour mixing made easy with a limited palette of 6 colours. Students are encouraged to either copy Peter painting or work on a picture based on their own photographs. 
The afternoon will feature another demonstration of a still life from life.

The Arts Group will be able to supply a number of easels but you are encouraged to bring your own.
Should you not already own your own basic painting kit, here is a list of items that you might find in such a kit.

  • Paint tubes of the colours mentioned above,
  • Medium Refined Linseed Oil
  • Solvent Mineral Turpentine
  • Brushes Hoghair, round (e.g. Pro Arte or Holbein are good) Nos. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12
  • Optional:Hoghair, Eterna Series 577 (chisel) Nos. 5, 7, 10, 14
  • Paint Rag Pure cotton flannel works well
  • Dipper Clips onto Palette securely
  • Palette 41 x 30 cm wooden (minimum size)
  • Palette knife
  • Supports Minimum size: 40 x 30 cms (16 x 12”)
  • Primed paintboards (as supplied by art shops) or craft board /
  • mdf panels (primed with either Gesso or undercoat)
  • Cotton or linen on panels or on stretcher frames.

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Your invited to the GRAND OPENING of BCAG's Pop Up Gallery

WHEN: Thursday 14th January, 7.30pm (after BCAG meeting)
WHERE: Birregurra Mechanics Hall Supper Room

Come and help us celebrate the opening of our new community gallery space. Meet the artists and chat to all the Birregurra Community Arts Group members about what is coming up in 2016.


Pre-Release for Tinpan Orange - Parlour Gig at the Church

Yep, it's time to announce our next exciting Parlour Gig.



This time we've gone ALL OUT and lined up Melbourne indie-folk darlings Tinpan Orange as part of the Birregurra Easter Arts Weekend program. And as a member and friend of BCAG, YOU have first dibs on tickets in this Birregurra Community Arts Group pre-release.

Make no bones about it, this is going to be a VERY SPECIAL EVENT, held in the acoustically stunning Christ Church in Birregurra.

Tickets are limited and will be released to general public this weekend. Get your tickets NOW while you can.

When: Easter Saturday 26th March 2016
Where: Christ Church, 7 Sladen St, Birregurra VIC 3242
Time: Doors open 5.30pm for a 6.30pm start
Cost: $25 online or $35 at the door (unless sold out)

GET TICKETS HERE:…/tin-pan-orange-saturday-26th…/




Critically acclaimed Melbourne indie-folk darlings Tinpan Orange are one of Australia’s most loved brother-sister outfits. With the ethereal and mesmerising Emily Lubitz at the helm, joined by her brother, guitarist Jesse Lubitz and violin virtuoso Alex Burkoy, Tinpan Orange’s 60’s inspired folk has a melancholy, candid and somewhat playful edge.

Emily’s distinctly angelic voice coupled with Jesse’s harmonies and sensitive guitar melodies and Alex’s flamboyant strings continue to occupy that sad and heart-warming world that is distinctly Tinpan Orange.

Over the Sun (2012) saw the band win Triple J Unearthed with their catchy folk-pop single Barcelona. In 2013 Over the Sun was nominated for The Age Music Victoria Genre Award for Best Folk Roots Album. The band gained further mainstream attention after Emily’s voice was used on the famous Metro advertisement and one of the greatest viral sensations the world had seen, Dumb Ways to Die (2013).

Having shared the stage with Martha Wainright, The Cat Empire, The Waifs, Jen Cloher and Husky, as well as playing some of the world’s biggest music festivals nationally and abroad including WOMAD, Laneway Festival, Calgary Folk Festival and Winnipeg Folk Festival, Tinpan Orange’s music has grown them a fanbase that stretches across the globe.

Ladies & Gentlemen - The Acfields!

Bound by two distinct voices that have obviously spent many a childhood car trip harmonizing with each other, sibling songsters Dan and Hannah Acfield have been aptly described as “the ying to each other’s yang” (Scene Magazine, 2012). Despite living in separate cities (Brisbane and Melbourne, respectively), the pair have left their previous solo careers behind and created a colourful blend of folk-pop and alt-country as ‘The Acfields’, and have been rewarded with groundswell and national acclaim.
With music in their blood, it was hardly surprising that not one, but two Acfields would choose to pursue a living making music.  Their grandfather Ron Acfield had certainly paved the way for them as a prominent bass player who performed with acts like Cat Stevens, Louis Armstrong and other numerous Australian and international acts.  

Between them, Dan and Hannah had already released five solo EPs and toured both nationally and internationally. Hannah was described by Gotye to have “an expressive voice that engages you instantly”, and was nominated as a MusicOz finalist three years in a row, while Dan’s song ‘Red, Yellow and Blue’ was deemed by Triple J’s Alex Dyson to be “one excellent tune”, and earned him the spot of ‘Indie Act of the week’ on Rage.

Now the Actfields are coming to Birregurra’s Royal Mail Hotel on Friday 5th February, thanks to your Birregurra Community Arts Group.

This will be a MUST NOT MISS show. A little different to our usual Parlour Gigs, there is just a $5.00 cover charge on the night that goes directly to the artist.

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