Burra Districts Open Gardens is an annual garden event, held on the long week-end in October. Gardeners within the Goyder council area show a diverse range of gardens to visitors over the 2 days. The Open Garden scheme has been a long standing event in Burra, as an informal way of getting keen people together to share their […]
Burra, Heritage Town in the Bence Room has had two other showings this year, with different works but mostly the same artists. In the exhibition there are two Victorian mourning costumes made by Carmine Lake of Kapunda’s Little Glory Studio. On the afternoon of the opening mother and daughter Felicity and Morgan Mudge accompanied Carmine through […]
Poetry of Place is big and bold, showing Clare Valley artists Tim Dell (collage), and Marcus Possingham (sculpture). It was opened to a big crowd by Mayor of Clare Allan Aughey, who is well known as an art lover and excellent speaker. Until Clare has a regional gallery and performance centre of its own, Burra is […]
PRIZES TRADITIONAL: $400 for work made using traditional means of representation, showing some aspect of flowers and gardens. Skills required: selection of subject, composition, use of colour, use of technique, presentation, etc. ALTERNATIVE / EXPERIMENTAL: $400 for work made using media and techniques in an individual way, and using the subject matter imaginatively, exploring a […]
Transformations is a body of work originally made for a 2014 SALA exhibition, SEACHANGE. The work is about transforming ideas of evolution and climate change. I live by the sea and see the damage being done by humans. The rubbish washed up along the littoral zone has increased in the time that I have been […]
Penny Choate and Donald Richardson have been together for many years, but they have separate studios and entirely separate practices. While both paint (and love the smell of oil-paint!), Donald is also a sculptor. Both have a great respect for the recognised masters of the ancient and modern past, and the work shown here does […]
STAGE ONE: two artists will be residence from Wednesday 22 July – Tuesday 28 July, 2015, and two from Wednesday 26 August – Tuesday 1 September, 2015. This will bookend SALA Festival 2015, and will be a registered SALA event.
Full Spectrum offers audiences a challenging and thoughtful view of photography today by presenting the image as both conceptual and cultural object; deconstructed, layered, distilled, practiced and valued. The artworks presented serve as reflections of each photographer’s concerns, explorations and pursuits of our technical craft. We have asked; what does the image mean? What is implied? Does the image remain inert within its frame and/or its file type? What form can the image take? What role does the viewer play in the photograph?
The WINGS exhibition was created by a group of people who attend and work at “the Port Pirie Hub” run by Spastic Centres of SA (scosa). Many of the works are created collaboratively, some are independently created. Some of the artists have a daily practice of creative expression, and they have worked towards this exhibition, developing and furthering their practice. Many would not have called themselves artists, yet art has become an everyday part of their lives. New talents and pleasures have been discovered through allowing arts practice to become a focus.
Come to the Goyder Region (just next door to Clare Valley) and visit the heritage mining town of Burra. Hidden away in its own little cup-shaped valley, the town’s pride and joy is the Burra Regional Art Gallery. See if you agree with us, that, outside the big centres, this is one of the best small regional galleries in Australia.
Making connections through art: Burra Regional Art Gallery fosters excellence in the arts, supports the work of regional artists and young artists and promotes community education in the arts.
The town’s artists are just plain lucky, having such a wonderful asset. We flock to the openings (read “parties”), celebrations of our creative impulses and the unique culture that inevitably arises in a town this isolated. The gallery is in demand with artists further away too, and with a lively and committed gallery committee to keep the ball rolling (and the paint flowing) this volunteer manned and managed gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday. Hours 1 – 4pm.