Snapshots of Birregurra 2017 - OPEN NOW



It's that time of year again. Snapshots of Birregurra is open. 
The theme? Birregurra with a touch of RED!

Open / 13 & Under categories

PRIZES INCLUDE:
$100 cash first prize 
$50 Birregurra Trader Gift Voucher runner up
$100 cash Lenn Robb People's Choice Award

Proudly sponsored by Birregurra Mail and Birregurra Community Arts Group.

Entries close Saturday 7th October 5pm. Online entries here: http://bit.ly/birresnaps2017 .
Hardcopy entry forms available at Birregurra General Store and Community Health Centre soon.
Category winners announced at Birregurra Festival.

WEAVING WORKSHOP


WEAVING WORKSHOP

with

Lilliah McCulloch
OAK Weaving Studio
Textile & Fibre Artist

 
The workshop will cover the weaving process from start to finish
Planning, preparing the warp, warping up & weaving 

When: Sat 7th October 10 AM – 3 PM
      Sun 8th October 10 AM – 3 PM

Workshop is for the full weekend – 8 hrs total with a 1 hour break for lunch

Cost $160 plus cost of materials if applicable
Bendigo 3ply wool will be available to purchase

ALTERNATIVELY, BYO your favourite yarns, fibre or material & of course your ideas
our aim is to create & finish a woven piece in the 2 days
No prior weaving experience is needed just a desire to create & enjoy the pleasure of weaving

Four fully equipped looms will be provided for the two days
alternatively byo loom – any form of loom
Only 4 places are available
So book fast to avoid missing this great opportunity

Where: Studio 92, 70 Murray St, Colac
Bookings PH: 0407 818 932

Spinning Workshop

SPINNING

Workshop
with
LILLAH McCULLOCH

Basic spinning, plying
&
 spinning wheel maintenance section

4 wheels available, 1 electronic & 3 uprights
or byo your own wheel
Fibre can be provided or else byo

When: September 24th
10 am – 2.30pm

1 hr break for lunch

Where: Studio 92, 70 Murray St Colac

Cost: $100

Bookings: ph Studio 92

 0407 818 932

or call in



Bridal Parade



DOROTHY & LORRAINE

Invite you to attend a

BRIDAL PARADE

Where: Lismore Community Centre, Seymour St. Lismore Vic.

When:  23rd September, 2017     Time: 7pm for 7.30pm START

RSVP: 23rd September, 2017 to Lorraine Graham 0407875102/collorry@hotmail.com

Door tickets available - but why not go with the theme and send in your acceptance & pre-book, early.

Entry Cost: $15.    Senior Pension Concession - $10.

Dress: Dress as if going to a wedding, if possible.   

Light supper included

Wedding outfits from Dorothy Nicol’s “Flappers to Flare” Vintage Clothing Collection, and may be your only chance to see her beautiful wedding dresses, some of which may never have been seen before.

Studio 92 - Mark Shannon Exhibition



“Sea, Sky and the Hills Behind”

Mark Shannon

 

Mark Shannon arrived at painting in his late twenties and studied under Patrick Moss a well-respected painter and teacher, after running a successful health food/bakery in Melbourne.

 

In some ways, one could say his move towards painting was inevitable as art and artists have surrounded him in his life. He is the nephew of renowned Melbourne artist Michael Shannon; and his mother, Pat, is a highly respected and accomplished artist. In 1993 he was awarded the Contemporary Art Society painting prize.

 

Living in Apollo Bay provides Mark with endless subject matter from which to draw and paint. The surrounding hills and ocean views unique to Apollo Bay are captured in Mark’s distinctive style with oil pastel and acrylic.

 

Mark’s exuberant landscapes illustrates his intuitive use of strong form and exciting colour. He seems to possess an instinctive and enviable pleasure in line and colour – essentially that which makes us like art in the first place. An approach that ensures his paintings fill a room with joy and colour.

 

The liveliness and energy that Mark inject into his landscapes has become a release for the physical limitations he now experiences. His limited mobility has led to a move in to residential care. Mark takes comfort in depicting landscapes with an expression of feeling that he can now only capture as an onlooker.

 

Exhibiting

August 3 - 26

 

Studio 92

70 Murray St

COLAC

 

Time for the last Music Salon for 2017 - Reimagining Nina Simone, Sat 5th Aug

It's just under 2 weeks to go until the grand finale Music Salon for 2017.

Explore the world of jazz singer Nina Simone through the eyes of the spectacular Nicola Watson on vocals and the award winning Nathan Liow Trio on keys, kicks and bass. This will be a sublime, unforgettable show at a very family friendly time. Join us for a fabulous evening out with great music and good friends. Bar opens at 4.30pm for a 5.30pm show.

TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/reimagining-nina-simone-with-nicola-watson-and-the-nathon-liow-trio-tickets-35164122838


BCAG General Meeting

BCAG group meeting this Thursday night at the
Community Health Centre - 6.30pm.

Check out Linnet's new website

www.wildsky.coach/artsbuzz

artsbuzz is a powerhouse 30 day program for
·       practising artists at any stage of their career
·       those who want to learn with other creatives in a small, supportive group environment
·       people who want to make what they make into a business

artsbuzz covers
·       marketing methods that work for creatives
·       creating your online presence
·       goal setting strategies to match your work style
·       developing an internal sense of direction and confidence
·       selling your stuff… without pain

artsbuzz includes
·       4 X face to face 2.5 hour workshops at weekly intervals
·       art folder, notebook, tools and templates
·       access to a private artsbuzz facebook group
·       post course individual 30 minute coaching session
·       6 hats strategy
·       PLUS discounts on future courses and resources

when:       9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Teal Program           July 24/July 31/August 7/ August 14
Crimson Program    July 28/August 4/August 11/August 18
 
where:  Birregurra   Otway Region (online course available in 2018)

how much:   $65- per session x 4 = $260- discount for bookings before July 17 = $230-
 


Surf Coast Arts Trail


 
August 12 and 13 will see six new vibrant venues along the hinterland trail. 11 out of the 46 trail venues are dotted amongst the hills and bush of the inland routes. I hope that your art loving communities will grab a map and join the trail this year.
For any more information, please phone me on 0400 436 308      Cinnamon



 
 

Cellist Anthony Albrecht will perform Bach to the Bush


This Saturday Night at the Carolyn Theatre Cellist Anthony Albrecht will perform Bach to the Bush
 
Anthony is touring in a lot of regional centres and has had a good turn out and appreciative audience at all.

Tickets are $25 full $20 concession $10 students & children free .  at Cow Lick Books, or https://www.trybooking.com/OMSS

Birregurra Music Salon - Lisa Miller & Shane O'Mara / 10 June 2017

The crowd was warm and the sound was rich! 

Australian singer-songwriter, Lisa Miller, didn't fail to impress the crowd of 80 or so in attendance last night at Birregurra Christ Church - the second installment of Birregurra Music Salon for 2017. Guests got toasty by the outdoor fire and enjoyed some delicious spiced mulled wine before heading in to the historic church to soak up some sublime vocals, guitar and lyrics from two of Australia's most brilliant musician. It was a real treat.

Next salon is on Saturday 5th August with "Reimagining Nina Simone" presented by jazz singer Nicola Watson and the award winning Nathan Liow Trio - direct from Melbourne's Caravan Music Club and Paris Cat. Tickets on sale NOW


June's Musical Monday


Hello Music-Makers,

Time flies when your having fun so this coming Monday is June's Musical Monday.
On offer this month is -
  • 10 am to 11 am  Morning Zither Run/Group -  a zither run is a 1 hour lesson to get the most out of your zither. We cover tuning, care, playing and navigating the tune-sheets. Everything you need to take your zither 'for a run' and just play. Suitable for all skill levels. $10 per session, includes the new tune-sheet and morning tea.
 
  • Please note that for the Zither Runs we have instruments available for you to use, should you not yet have your own, so why not give it a go? 🎶
 
  • 1 pm to 2:30 pm - Running with Zithers Ensemble rehearsal - this ensemble is a group of Zither & Autoharp players who, with a percussionist, challenge their music-making to play and harmonize in a group. Ensemble membership asks for commitment to attend rehearsals, a sense of fun and an annual membership fee of $10 to cover the cost of sheet-musicPlease note - the Running with Zithers Ensemble rehearsals are not open-to-all music lessons, they are genuine rehearsals for instrumentalists working toward performance and/or recording. Contact runningwithzithers@gmail.com for more Information.
 
  • 3 pm to 4 pm - Afternoon Zither Run/Group -  a zither run is a 1 hour lesson to get the most out of your zither. We cover tuning, care, playing and navigating the tune-sheets. Everything you need to take your zither 'for a run' and just play. Suitable for all skill levels. $10 per session, includes the new tune-sheets and afternoon tea.
 
  • 4 pm to 5 pm - Birregurra Community Arts Group Family Music Sessions with John James - These are fun, family music tasters introducing music to children of all ages through an eclectic range of instruments. $5 per session.

  • 7 pm to 8:30 - The Birregurra Community Arts Group Singing Circle - singing for fun because it is sooo good for us. Everyone's welcome $5.

  • Private music tuition - unable to attend Musical Mondays but wanting to start your own musical journey? Contact the following music teachers directly!
  • Piano & Violin - Jill Price 0417 207 298
  • Music Theory - Julie Payne 0413 255 687
  • Blues Harmonica - Ron Eichler 0429 222 422

Time to get your tickets for the fabulous Lisa Miller gig at Birregurra Christ Church this Sat 10th June

Are you coming along to the gig this Saturday to see the fabulous Lisa Miller and Shane O’Mara? There are still some tickets available here: http://bit.ly/lisamiller10June


It’s our 2nd of 3 Music Salons and it's going to be a great winter night out with mulled wine, a roaring fire weather permitting, great company, good wine and the most fabulous music from one of Australia’s singer songwriter icons. 

Bar opens at 6pm. Show starts at 7pm; two sets with short interval.

Tickets $22+bf or $25 at the door until sold out.

See you there!!

Next Birregurra Music Salon: Sat 5th Aug - Nicola Watson and her award winning jazz trio with Reimagining Nina Simon




Daytrip to Van Gogh Winter Masterpieces

It's on again! Daytrip to Van Gogh Winter Masterpieces NGV on Wed June 14. Interested? Contact Judy at oldlorneroadolives@yahoo.com.au

Musical Monday

Hello Music-makers,
A reminder that this coming Monday is the last Monday of the month and therefore May's Musical Monday.
 

On offer this month is -
  • 10 am to 11 am  Morning Zither Run/Group -  a zither run is a 1 hour lesson to get the most out of your zither. We cover tuning, care, playing and navigating the tune-sheets. Everything you need to take your zither 'for a run' and just play. Suitable for all skill levels. $10 per session, includes the new tune-sheet and morning tea.
  • Please note that for the Zither Runs we have instruments available for you to use, should you not yet have your own, so why not give it a go? 🎶
  • 1 pm to 2:30 pm - Running with Zithers Ensemble rehearsal - this ensemble is a group of Zither & Autoharp players who, with a percussionist, challenge their music-making to play and harmonize in a group. Ensemble membership asks for commitment to attend rehearsals, a sense of fun and an annual membership fee of $10 to cover the cost of sheet-music. Please note - the Running with Zithers Ensemble rehearsals are not open-to-all music lessons, they are genuine rehearsals for instrumentalists working toward performance and/or recording. If you would like to try out playing with this ensemble.
  • 3 pm to 4 pm - Afternoon Zither Run/Group -  a zither run is a 1 hour lesson to get the most out of your zither. We cover tuning, care, playing and navigating the tune-sheets. Everything you need to take your zither 'for a run' and just play. Suitable for all skill levels. $10 per session, includes the new tune-sheets and afternoon tea.
  • 4 pm to 5 pm - Birregurra Community Arts Group Family Music Sessions with John James - These are fun, family music tasters introducing music to children of all ages through an eclectic range of instruments. $5 per session.
  • 7 pm to 8:30 - The Birregurra Community Arts Group Singing Circle - singing for fun because it is sooo good for us. Everyone's welcome $5.
  • Private music tuition - unable to attend Musical Mondays but wanting to start your own musical journey? Contact the following music teachers directly!
  • Piano & Violin - Jill Price 0417 207 298
  • Music Theory - Julie Payne 0413 255 687
  • Blues Harmonica - Ron Eichler 0429 222 422

Birregurra Painter's Collective News


During the school holidays we had the pleasure of a visit from Debbie McIntyre and she had the following kind words to share;

“While on school holidays I took the opportunity to visit Birregurra's newly formed painting group.
 
How lovely to find a small group quietly enjoying, exploring & sharing their love of painting. 

As founding members Sophia & Barry worked (or played!) away, the group's 'leader' Natalie introduced me & explained the ethos of the group. "I just wanted to paint with other people so I thought I'd start a group to see if anyone else wanted to as well. No pressure to work in any particular medium or way. I just wanted to be painting with others."

Barry & Sophia expressed how grateful they were that Natalie did!

As Barry explained to me about his painting, I started to get an appreciation for his skill & love of painting. Sophia was experimenting with different textural method for the base of her latest work. Thirteen year old Clodagh was having fun using water colours & looking for inspiration. That’s when Natalie brought out her computer generated art. Wow! They were fantastic! Some were dark & moody, others light & airy. All stunning.”

(Thanks Deb)

 Shortly after Deb left, Maggie arrived to work on her impressive ink study of the Church and this week Alison continued with her beautiful landscape while Chris worked on putting some finishing touches on her very entertaining journals. Whilst small, our painting group enjoys a variety of talents as well as many laughs and occasional personal concerns which all members treat with respect and care.
 
 
 
The Birregurra Painting group meets every Thursday at the Anglican Church hall from 11am - 2pm. BYO your painting gear. Tea & coffee provided.
Natalie can be contacted on  0412405922 or email natnewt@activ8.net.au


Jewellery Making Workshop (Now Full)

Short-term Volunteer Coordinator Position


BCAG wish to support a biannual spring event focusing on gardens and art.  Accordingly BCAG is looking for an Arts Group member to coordinate an Open and Garden & Arts event in November 2017.  

mprovan@westnet.com.au


The Coordinator will be provided with task lists and simple templates to adapt according to the defined objectives of the event.
 
The  Coordinator will also be expected to lead a working group of volunteers to implement the identified goals of the event.
 
This is a volunteer position.

If anyone is interested, contact Monica on mprovan@westnet.com.au 

Pottery classes with Chris Hoggard



FREE
Second Round of pottery classes starting in two weeks. Many students are staying on for a second round which is fantastic! There are some places available if anyone out there is interested?
Please call Chris on 0429 311 698 or message Chris Hoggard on Facebook for more information if you are interested. No experience needed!!

Colour Workshop


Laughs and learning at the colour mixing workshop! Thanks Saabira for your experience and expertise in sharing it.




Singing for Fun!

If you have ever been told you can’t sing then the the ‘New Look’ Birregurra Singing Circle is the singing group for you!



“What’s new” I here you ask? Well….all the following:

  • During 2017 the Singing Circle will meet every last Monday of the month, starting February, the 27th through to, and including, the last Monday of November.
  • It will be led by experienced and vibrant community singing group leader Vic Fenton and all are encouraged to contribute their special talents.
  • It is a non-performing singing group so no pressure for rehearsals or solos, we sing purely for fun of it and the wonderful benefits singing in a group can bring.
  • It will start at 7pm and conclude at 8:30pm but we will have chance to catch up over a cuppa half way through during 15 minute break.
  • Only $5 and all are welcome – LET’S SING!
  • Birregurra Christ Church Hall, cnr Sladen & Beal Streets, Birregurra.

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Pottery at Warncoort with Chris Hoggard


COPAC Art Competion

Attention to all textile and fibre artists working in 3D forms. COPAC  is calling for entries in the 2017 Art Competition featuring "Flight" as the subject.
Information about the competition and closing dates can be obtained from COPAC or the Colac Otway Shire.

Reading Music For Beginners

A short course on reading music for beginners is being offered by a recently retired trumpeter with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. For Information and registration contact Julie on 0413 255 687.

Coming up at COPACC