The Burnside Painting Group actively supports and promotes artistic skill and creativity in the local community. We currently have some 80 active members. Becoming a member offers many benefits for a very modest annual fee ($75).

We invite anyone aged sixteen or over, who enjoys professional art tuition and practice in the company of like-minded others, to explore our comprehensive range of tutored Short ( 4 and 6 weeks) Art Courses, all delivered by experienced and well-known Australian artists.

Join us in 2023. Your annual subscription includes organised tours to the Art Gallery of South Australia and other art exhibitions, social events with interesting guest speakers, and opportunities to exhibit and sell artwork at our very popular SALA and other Exhibitions.


Our classes and workshops are run by talented and experienced tutors and are suitable for novices through to experts.


From social nights to gallery tours, we hold a range of art-based events for our members.


We are proud to present our members’ works through multiple exhibitions and open days throughout the year.

Upcoming BPG events & classes

AGSA October Visit: Liam Fleming: Light & ColourWed, 11 Oct 2023, 10.20am

60th Anniversary CelebrationWed, 18 Oct 2023, 7pm - 10pm

Alex Beckinsale – Life Drawing: M7Mon, 23 Oct 2023, 10am - 12.30pm

Jess Mara – Realist Painting Techniques: T7Thu, 26 Oct 2023, 10am - 12.30pm

AGSA November Visit: TarnanthiWed, 8 Nov 2023, 10.20am

Plein Air

Unfortunately our Plein Air sessions are currently in recess. However if you have a passion for Plein Air and would like to coordinate informal sessions please contact The President at

AGSA Visits

Members of the Burnside Painting Group are invited to join a small group of members who meet on specific nominated dates to enjoy a tour of exhibitions on display at the Gallery.

Member Galleries

Members of the Burnside Painting Group come from a diverse range of artistic backgrounds. Click the button to view select member galleries.

Latest News


    Invitation to members, old and new, or anyone wanting to try it out to come together to paint as a community of artists. Monday morning 10.00 – 12.30 has always been the ‘heart land’ time for BPG and in the past, for Companion Painting. Offering this expanded version of Companion Painting gives us the chance […]

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