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Call out for Local Otways Musicans & Performers

Local Otways Musicans & Performers invited to be part of a collaborative contemporary live arts event in Birregurra
All types of experienced musicians and performers encouraged to come and be part of what will be a very unique and extraordinary live art event as part of Birregurra's enLIGHTen Me Small Town Transformation.
Meet and collaborate with other high quality musicians from the area as well as with amazing visual and digital projection artists.
Sound and light technicians also welcome.
Considerable media coverage expected. Time commitment minimal. Volunteers only.
Contact Fiona on 0414 060728 or email to register or for more info. 
Must be able to come along to the first 1hr session on Monday 18th December at noon in Birregurra.

Colac Otway Arts Trail Invitation to Participate - 17th & 18th March 2018

Colac Otway Arts Trail Registration form 17th & 18th March 2018 Kana Weekend

Dear fellow artist, We invite you to register to be part of our proposed arts trail for the Kana weekend 2018.
This is a trial Arts trail organised by a small volunteer group to promote the Artists and arts activities in the Shire because we believe there are some incredibly talented people hidden in our shire and some wonderful arts venues that are need of promotion. Just as we believe the Visual arts in general are in need of support and promotion.
At present we are unfunded although we are looking at getting sponsors for some printing of maps and signage. To make this successful we would love any extra help, advice or recommendations and promotions you might be able to offer We look forward to your registration and hope we can make this an annual event. Thank You The Colac Otway Arts trail Committee Email Colac Otway Arts Trail

Information for participants: Please read these …


Yes! We are privileged to have the prestigious Archibald exhibition @ the Geelong Gallery. Join us for an art appreciation outing.
Geelong Gallery in the morning.
Lunch @ Carrugi (modern Italian)
NationalWoolMuseum in afternoon.

The WoolMuseum is showing an exhibition called "The Art of Wool" with Australian artists displaying award winning fine art  and fashion.

DATE           Saturday November 18th
PRICES        Geelong Gallery - Adult $16.. ( concession $10)
WoolMuseum.  - Adult $9.   ( concession$7)
TRAVEL.       Carpool and  meet @ Birregurra General store 9A.M


Xmas Decos Glass workshop
Our renowned local glass artist Jan Verouden is holding a workshop where we will make 5 unique glass tree decorations each. We will use  crushed glass,metal foil wire and coloured glass, they will be fused and fired.
Treasures to keep and hand down the generations.

DATE.                      Saturday November 25th.  10a.m to 2p.m
VENUE.                   Birregurra Health Centre. (Meeting room)
TUITION.                 $40
Extra material costs will be $45, this will cover increased costs in glass, and firing.

"In the workshop we will make Christmas Decorations from glass.  We will use wire, crushed glass, metal foil and coloured glass pieces to create 5 Christmas tree decorations.  Glass will be cut to shape and decoration add, before they are fired and fused, to create your own unique tree decorations."

Mind Your Groove Roadshow

Dear wonderful dancers!
Let’s  Fly!
Mind Your Groove Roadshow Number Four Presents
Contemporary Dance with Helen Duncan

Free shuttle bus available * Pre-sale tix on sale now
Date: Sunday 12 November, 2017
Place: Birregurra Hall, 42 Main Street

Professional dancer and independant artist Helen Duncan will headline the fourth roadshow for the Mind Your Groove community dance tour, she is a hidden gem and local from Deans Marsh bringing contemporary dance to the floor in what has already been a smashing array of genres on the tour.

A  Free Shuttle Bus for people aged 12+ will be available on the day. The bus will leave from Colac Youth Health Hub at 12:30pm and Forrest Hall at 12:45pm.  Limited seats - so get in quick!  RSVP : 10 November - 5232 5520 This service is proudly sponsored by Freeza Programme at Colac Youth Health Hub.

Kids sessions will be lead by Elle Wood and Liza Freddi and will follow the animal in rhythm series.
Child care is available, for more info please con…



What's coming up at COPACC?

Flinders QuartetWednesday, 27 September 2017 | 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM BUY TICKETS A colourful chamber concert, coffee & cakeCoffee & cake: 10:30am COPACC brings the Flinders Quartet to the theatre on Wednesday, September 27 at 11am.
The quartet is one of Australia’s best known and loved chamber music ensembles and is regularly invited to perform at festivals throughout Australia, often in association with some of the country’s finest talentssuch as Slava Grigoryan, who performed here early this year in the Grigoryan Brothers. FQ have toured to the UK, Singapore, Finland, Sweden and Canada, andall 4 members of Flinders Quartet have a strong commitment to the development of Australian chamber music as well as its musicians and audiences.

Limelight Magazine had this to say about them:  “Their shading, rhythmic pliability and tautness of ensemble are impeccable.” RUNNING TIME: 2 hours  See what the Flinders Quartet got up to in 2016 in the video below:

Love Songs - Kate Ceberano &…

Collaborative community mural project with Gunditjmara artist, Joey Chatfield - GET INVOLVED!

A few weeks back, a collaborative community mural project kicked off as part of the enLIGHTen Me Small Town Transformation project. The mural project, led by Gunditjmara artist, Joey Chatfield, will lead to a wonderful 7 metre long mural that tells the story of Birregurra and it's relationship to the Birregurra Hall. Once complete, it will be erected in the landscape surrounding the hall. Birregurra Community Arts Group is a proud partner of this project and it was wonderful to see lots of BCAG members dipping their toe into the project and learning how to interpret stories into a rich visual canvas using traditional symbolism. The first session was attended by 42 participants including a whole bunch of talented local artists. It was a fabulous session with some real magic made by everyone. The session was about exploring symbols and stories and knocking up a mini canvas of work. And it's amazing what can happen in just a few short hours. 
See if you can interpret the stories …

Deans Marsh Community Cottage Short Course

For more info contact Deans Marsh Community Cottage

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
$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: . Hardcopy entry forms available at Birregurra General Store and Community Health Centre soon.
Category winners announced at Birregurra Festival.

August's Musical Monday!

Hello Music-makers,
Just a reminder that this coming Monday is August's Musical Monday. We will be operating our 'New Look' program for the remainder of the year, as outlined below.
Vic & Mic have returned from their holiday and after the success of our 'all-hands-on-deck' Singing Circle last month, Monday's Singing Circle program is as follows: Physical warm-up stretches - Linnet Hunter - 5-10 minutes Vocal warm-up and breath-work - Fiona Brandscheid - 10-15 minutes
Learning a new song - Angie, Vic & Mic - 15-20 minutes
Supper - 15 minutes
Old favorites - Angie, Vic & Mic until 8:30pm
Looking forward to singing, playing and jamming with as many of you as possible,, Angie

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. $5 per …


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

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

Invite you to attend a
Where: Lismore Community Centre, SeymourSt. Lismore Vic.
When:23rd September, 2017Time: 7pm for 7.30pm START
RSVP: 23rdSeptember, 2017 to Lorraine Graham 0407875102/
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. A…

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.


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BCAG General Meeting

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

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