About the Burnside
Painting Group

The Burnside Painting Group promotes art in the community and provides opportunities for budding and experienced Artists to learn, practice, and exhibit their work.

Located in the south-eastern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, the Group has been successfully run by volunteers since it began nearly 60 years ago.

Membership is open to both beginners and experienced painters.

Group activities

We run a very popular series of art courses given by experienced artists and tutors. Classes are usually held on:

Monday 10 am – 12.30pm;
Wednesday 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm; and
Thursday mornings 10am – 12.30pm

However, the days and times can vary, so check our course schedule for current information.  Courses are open to both Members and non-Members at differing rates.

We hold social nights with interesting guest speakers, and run a range of other activities including regular visits to the Art Gallery of South Australia and other exhibitions, Companion Painting group, and our Annual SALA Exhibition of members’ work as part of the SALA Festival.

We have a very reasonable annual membership fee, and our class fees are also very affordable. As our classes are popular, it is important to enrol and pay the class fee before the class term starts.

Our aims

  • To provide a welcoming interactive and social environment for anyone interested in learning and practising painting and drawing and improving their skills as they produce a body of work
  • To provide members with an opportunity to learn new skills in a variety of different art media
  • To provide opportunities for members to exhibit and/or sell their work


Our 2023 Office-Bearers are:

  • PresidentThelma Harvey. Contact at burnspaintpres@gmail.com
  • TreasurerElaine Fardell. Contact at burnspainttres@gmail.com
  • SecretaryLyn Coad
  • Vice-PresidentJenny Haslam

St Matthews Homes

The venue for most of our activities is the St Matthews Homes’ Activities Hall, corner Bridge & Wellington Streets, Kensington (just off Kensington Rd, one block from Portrush Rd).