Burnie Coastal Art Group
|Region:||North West Coast Tas|
|Membership Fee:||$40 per year|
Burnie Coastal Art Group is a community-based, not for profit organisation whose undertaking is to develop and nurture artistic pursuits and interest throughout our community.
The Art Group was formed in 1952 by a small group of artistic people that saw the need for local artists to be able to speak as a collective voice and to foster and encourage art in North West Tasmania.
Between the years of 1979 and 1985, a small gallery was established in downtown Burnie where a numerous variety of exhibitions were held. Then, in September 1985, the group purchased the Uniting Church in Upper Burnie. This is now known as Studio 2 Eleven and, apart from the Gallery, incorporates a classroom, storage rooms and catering facilities.
Be part of their "new look' vibrant art group!
Enjoy all the benefits of being a BCAG member including:
- Regular social interaction with other art minded people at exhibitions and classes.
- Opportunities to take part in member exhibitions as an exhibitor and an organiser.
- Advance notification of classes and workshops.
- Preferential acceptance into classes and workshops.
- Personal access to a range of celebrated local artistic talents.
- Opportunities to get actively involved in the administration and organisation of a prestigious.
- Tasmanian Art competition.
Membership Subscription is $40.00 per year Couples Membership is $45.00. The Annual General Meeting is held in March each year.
The Group promote art in the community by presenting exhibitions at their premises in Upper Burnie.
In 1979, inspired by the success of the Camberwell Art Exhibitions, the Group held an exhibition at Hellyer College, named the Tasmanian Art Exhibition. From these humble beginnings, the exhibition moved to the Burnie Regional Art Gallery in 1982 and, over the ensuing years, has developed into one of the major art events in Tasmania. This exhibition is now known as the Mancell Financial Group TASART Exhibition which draws thousands of visitors to our region every September/October. TASART coincides with Burnie Shines and is an important event in showcasing the rich and diverse artistic resource that exists not only in Tasmania but also in Australia as a whole.
The Group promote art in the community by conducting competitions, and also organizes regular painting and life drawing workshops. Their art classes are held at their premises in Upper Burnie.
Regular Art Classes
Art Classes: Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 1:00pm
Studio Hire: Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00am to 3:00pm
For more information or bookings contact Suzanne Hennessy 0419 504 539
- Main Contact: Suzanne Hennessy
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone Number: 0438 024 462
211 Mount Street,
Upper Burnie Tasmania 7320
PO Box 186, Burnie 7320