Birregurra Community Arts Group is your community creative hub—a cooperative of artists, creative people and community members, in and around Birregurra, who are keen on learning and doing something a little bit different.
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BCAG is a subcommittee of the Birregurra Community Group.
For people wanting to
expand their vocal confidence around harmony, volume and projection, in this
play-shop we practice basic techniques then apply them directly to songs. The
emphasis will be on hearing and feeling the
difference in our sound and the sheer joy of experiencing harmonic resonance
when singing in a group. BYO water bottle, comfy clothes, your smile and a
Helen Davey is an Australian vocalist and multi
instrumentalist with over 20 years of experience as a music teacher and
workshop leader. She has a B.Ed (mus) and has been trained in the "Estill
Voice System" in Germany and The Netherlands. Currently based in Zurich,
Helen teaches voice/piano/songwriting and performs in the poetic world/folk and
experimental genres. Helen's passion is improvising soundscapes in response to
other art forms; she calls these spontaneous works "sound-paintings".
Start your Surf Coast Art Trail in Deans Marsh this Saturday!
Some of great action kicks off at The Store in Deans Marsh -
Local Musicians Steve James, Mark Fagan, Rob Phillips & Tyler Lunn will be playing on the back veranda throughout the morning. The very talented local wood craftsman Bryan Poynton will be carving a small project on the day. Sandra Hickford will be demonstrating Jade & hard stone carving techniques & Veronica Phillips will be working on her current Etchings & Printmaking. Other Studio's in the area will also be open. These talented artists and musicians will ONLY be EXHIBITING ON SATURDAY this year at THE STORE Deans Marsh....Great coffee & delicious food will be available all day.
After the rooster crows on Saturday morning, head down to the Torquay or Lorne Visitor Centres, Council Offices or one of the many local galleries and pick up your official Arts Trail map and Artist Guide and immerse yourself in the work of the artists of our region.
Birregurra Christ Church sparkled with sound and vision on a cold winters night!
It was a chilly night on
Saturday 23rd July but that didn’t stop over 85 eager music lovers
head to Birregurra Christ Church for a night of amazing music and a chance to
enjoy a mulled wine with friends and neighbours by fairy lights and fires.
With wines in hand, the crowd
streamed in to the beautiful church and got comfy by candlelight for the first
of two sets.
First to the stage was Miles—an Irish flame haired Ned Kelly look alike with the vocal tones of
famous country baritone, Johnny Cash. Moments later, Simone fluttered down the
aisle like a beautiful fairy wren adorned in lace and jewels and flowers—a
vision instantly beguiling everyone in the audience, big and small.
In their ‘other’ lives, Simone
Page Jones is a classically trained opera singer who went to school in Geelong
and Miles O’Neil an actor who grew up in Torquay…and before too long, the
alternate lives of these best friends came permeating through.
Their set list, mostly original,
could be described as Alt Country with sprinkles of nostalgia, heart break and
a peppering of tongue in cheek banter about the dating game and dog trainers.
Most importantly, it was melodically mesmerising and before too long, the duo
had the crowd firmly wrapped around their fingers….including a clutch of little
people swaying their tiny hips in the aisle.
A short break enjoying a wine by
the fire later, the crowd was back in the church pews enjoying the second set.
Somewhere in the break though, it seems the shoe slipped on the other foot and
the duo became mesmerised and beguiled with Birre and our church. Admittedly,
it was the last show on a state wide tour as part of Regional Arts Victoria’s
fabulous touring program and emotions were high. But after asking if they could
come back to Birre again sometime next year, Miles was quickly reminded that we
would see him on Friday 2nd December with his theatre trio, Suitcase
Royale in his junkyard theatre show “The Battle of Backbone Joe”.
Birregurra Community Arts Group
donated $500 of takings to the Support Sienna Trust. An additional $100 was
provided in donations.
junkyard theatre show, The Battle of Backbone Joe, will play at Birregurra
Hall on Friday 2nd December. The talented trio will then return with
a free rockabilly gig at Birregurra Royal Mail Hotel on Saturday 3rd
December. Tickets announced soon.
The next Birregurra Music Salon at 8pm Friday 26 August features David Bridie, seven time Aria award winner and member of My Friend the Chocolate Cake. Tickets are $25+BF (online) and are on sale now via http://bit.ly/davidbridie26Aug or at Birregurra Community Health Centre.
Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery are pleased to announce finalists for the Corangamarah Art Prize have been chosen. It is most pleasing and exciting that a number of local artists in the Colac Otway Shire have been selected this year and will be showing their work as part of the Corangamarah Art Prize conc.ceit ’16 exhibition throughout August.
26 artists out of 64 entries from all over Victoria and Australia have been selected as finalists by an external selection panel including Director of Geelong Art Gallery Jason Smith and well respected visual artist and educator Godwin Bradbeer.
The opening will be held in the evening on Saturday 6th August with announcement of prize winners by Jason Smith, Director of Geelong Art Gallery.
Sunday 7th August – Sunday 28th August
Exhibition Opening and
Announcement of Prize Winners
$7,500 acquisitive Corangamarah Art Prize has become a mainstay in the calendar of
Australian artists. RRRTAG is honoured to host this prestigious event with the
winning artwork, announced at the opening, to be added to the Corangamarah Art
Prize Collection at Colac Area Health.
Winning Artwork con.ceit’15
Sonja Robar ‘Seeing the Forest’
open on weekends 11am – 4pm
WHAT is the Corangamarah Art Prize? Inaugurated in 2006, the annual Acquisitive Corangamarah Art Prize was conceived to provide the newly built Corangamarah Aged Care Facility in Colac with colour and life. The notion of the award winning collection was to encourage discussion by residents, family and all in the local community and beyond.It brings a sense of pride.
Artists from all over Australia and of course locally are invited to submit an artwork inspired by a contemporary issue or event, demonstrated through the Prize theme con.ceit’16 a concept which is conceived, imagined or formed in the mind, an idea, thought, image, a personal opinion.
Two further (non-acquisitive) prizes will also be awarded:
con.ceit’16 Small Works Art Prize of artworks less than 50x50cm (framed) and a People's Choice
WHEN: Exhibition Opening and announcement of prize by Director of Geelong Art Gallery Jason Smith
Bookings through trybookings or at Cowlicks bookstore.
Exhibition from Sunday 7th August-Sunday 28th August 2016
Gallery opening times Saturday/Sunday 11am-4pm unless by arrangement
WHO:26 Finalists selected from 64 entries. A range of both emerging and established artists from around Australia selected to exhibit their 2D work.
Judge of Final selected works for the Acquisitive Art Prize and the small works prize is Jason Smith Director of the Geelong Art Gallery an internationally recognised art museum director and exhibitions and collection curator.
Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery 520 Corangamite Lake Road, Cororooke
520 Corangamite Lake Rd, Cororooke. For further information about the Art Prize and Theme seewww.redrockarts.com.au