Book Launch at Burra Regional Art Gallery, 2pm Sunday April 26 An illustrated talk by Donald Richardson accompanying an exhibition of photographs of the ‘digger’ on Australian war memorials. The project, close to Donald’s heart, involved photographing war memorials in towns and cities all over Australia, and researching the stories behind their creation. Tickets $5, available at the gallery.
ALAN RAMACHANDRAN WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP 10am to 4pm SUNDAY 12 APRIL 2015 This familiar mid north scene is the subject of Alan’s workshop. He will supply photos, guide you through the elements of composition and selection of what to add and leave out, colour choices and brushwork technique. At the end of the day you will […]
An exhibition and research project to encourage interest by visual artists in the rich history of Burra. Artists have chosen aspects of the town's past activities, community and environment, using memory, imagination and curiosity to boost research skills.
All are welcome to attend Burra Gallery's first exhibition for 2015 - "Artists of Note" - Gerhard Ritter and Alan Ramachandran in the Main Gallery and Annex, and Gerald Moore in the Bence Room. All three are popular and talented "artists of note", much in demand as teachers of drawing and painting in a diverse range of mediums. To enhance the theme even further, baritone Bruce Donald will perform at the opening at 5.30pm Saturday 14 February.
From Wall to Wall 27 November to 24 December 2014 - A SALES SPREE OF PRE LOVED WORKS FROM WALL AND STORE ROOM - Showing a marvellous mix of 2D image-making techniques, this is a stimulating exhibition and fundraiser for the gallery. When it comes to the point, “the books must balance”. However, this intriguing display of artworks is the best surprise of all.
I was in at the very beginning of the Burra Regional Art Gallery organising the volunteer roster and helping curate and hang local artists’ work there. I still exhibit my work there and have had work in galleries in Adelaide. I’m still on the volunteer roster for the Burra Art Gallery and now also volunteer as a tutor in Watercolour for the U3A in Burra. I paint mainly in watercolour, pastel and mixed media, and have won awards in each of these media. My subjects are mainly flowers, people, landscape and occasionally portraits.
Luminous colour, uplifting mood and a bit of ‘splash’.
Although a lover of art history and drawing, I feel a need to move away from strict realism to create more dynamic levels of meaning. Art intrigues me when it draws out emotion, leaves space for imagination and is unexpected!
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.