What's coming up at COPACC?

Flinders Quartet

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 | 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM


A colourful chamber concert, coffee & cake

Coffee & 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.”
 See what the Flinders Quartet got up to in 2016 in the video below:

Love Songs - Kate Ceberano & Paul Grabowsky

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 | 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM


Join us at COPACC for an intimate evening with the high priestess of Australian pop, Kate Ceberano, and her musical partner, ARIA and Helpmann Award-winning Paul Grabowsky, on Wednesday, October 11 at 8pm. They take us on a very personal journey of words and music with brilliantly stripped back interpretations of some of the greatest love songs of the past 50 years.

Kate is a cultural diplomat and national treasure and needs no introduction, while Paul’s contribution to Australian jazz is huge.

The Herald Sun review of their show at the Melbourne Recital Centre read: “Their Love Songs concert, played before a packed house, was joyously alive from the get go. A warm, heartfelt ode to love lost, found and unrequited.”
RUNNING TIME: 90 minute set
RECOMMENDED FOR: Lovers of great music
Proudly sponsored by The Farmer's Son

Blue Love

Friday, 13 October 2017 | 08:00 PM to 09:05 PM


Snappy acting & a fat dose of funny
Award winning choreographer and dancer Shaun Parker brings Blue Love to COPACC on Friday, October 13 at 8pm. This quirky, character-based show is a multi-media physical theatre comedy and covers most performing art genres within 65 minutes!  It is a poetic and satirical take on the clichés of pop culture, romance, coupledom and suburbia. Parker says: “I was inspired by how romantic love runs through all art forms…and provides such juicy thematic fodder for artists and audiences alike…. It’s a topic that everyone knows only too well. In romantic love the cliché becomes the poignant and vice versa.”

RUNNING TIME: 65 minutes, no interval
RECOMMENDED FOR: People aged 16+
WARNING: Some nudity + strong language

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 of some of today's workshop participant's artworks using the symbolism info sheet. Individually these artworks are lovely. Collectively, they are a whole kaleidoscope of amazing. 
In the second session, we shared stories of Birregurra and practised our dot painting techniques for the upcoming mural work with Gunditjmara artist, Joey Chatfield. It was lovely listening to the history of Tarndwarncoort from Tom Dennis and local history from other long term residents including Brian Lawrence.
We heard about gypsies in gypsy wagons picking peas, wire becoming a disruptive technology, mysteries around the water hole, wildlife gathering en masse at the dam, and how a pregnant woman was rowed across the flooded barwon river so she could have her baby.


The next session is Sunday 10th September and focuses on finalising the design for the mural as well as having some more fun practicing painting using traditional techniques. The project is free for all participants.

Everyone 12+yrs is welcome to join in and can come along this Sunday or to subsequent drop in sessions on Wednesdays and Sundays 10am -12 noon. Details of drop in sessions will be advertised in Birregurra Mail and here so stay tuned.

If you have any questions about the project, please email Fiona Brandscheid at enlightenbirre@gmail.com