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The Glenys Christopher Collection will be in Burra Hospital corridor until June 1. The Collection consists of works that have taken Glenys’ fancy in BRAG exhibitions over past years.

Linocut by Colleen Morrow: Potter from Bandut Lor, Java

The BRAG shop shows all local art, craft and cards, and is a place to buy a special gift.

Felted shawl by Maria Salomonsen

Movement to Music is $5 a session, donated to BRAG – a very good regular exercise routine. Find out more from Justine 0419 832 742

Movement to Music in the gallery


Luke Thurgate Residency

Drawing on Walls: 20 November to 1 December
Ten days of artist-in-action charcoal renderings in the Main Gallery.

Luke is asking us to contribute small items of personal significance (not photos) to include in his big drawing on the walls of Burra Gallery. We’re invited to watch and chat to him about the work.

To register your interest phone the gallery on 8892 2411, or just drop in with your object, which will be labelled for safekeeping. Masterclass – a workshop opportunity for artists to create big drawings on paper. 10am to 4.30pm Saturday 24 November. 10 participants, cost $50. Materials supplied. Exhibition opening and artist talk 5.30pm Saturday 1 December. The exhibition finishes Sunday December 23, and will include Masterclass works for sale.


Sculpture Garden

Sculpture on show by Marcus Possingham, Roland Weight, Sue Langford, Heath Nash and Gail Hocking. Gail’s sculpture was a favourite down the creek for the Ephemeral Art Trail in 2016, and she has donated it to the garden.


Schools Program

Involvement by local schools will be a big part of the calendar for 2019, making use of every
opportunity to include young people with class visits, artist talks and exhibitions of student work
in the corridor and stairwell.

2019 The Royal Society of Arts Adelaide Fringe portrait exhibition Royal Society Goes to Burra begins 14 February 2019.


Art of The Flower and Garden Student Prizes

Burra and Booborowie Schools

Congratulations to students and their teachers for the inspiring display of artworks on display in Burra Gallery, and thanks to Rosie Catt for awarding the prizes.

Winners for Pre-school / Reception

First Prize: Patrick Cousins
Runner-up: Bridie Noll
Commendations: Jaxon Davy and Mack Catt

Winners for Years 1-3

First Prize: Charlotte Muller
Runner-up: Cruz Miller
Commendations: Nathaniel Taylor, Finn Catt and Darcie Opperman

Winners for Years 4-6

First Prize winner: Gemma Peart
runner-up: Jack Noll
Commendations: Dean Stockman

Winners for Years 6-9 – Middle School

First Prize: Vaughan Eastwood
Runner-up: Jacqui Quinn
Commendations: Chloe Dillon and Tilly Nicholls

Winner Senior Secondary

Commendations: Cody Jones

Special Judge’s Awards

Winner: Tilly Noakes
Runner-up: Bradke Stockman
Commendations: Shae Glacken


Art of the Flower and Garden Prize Winners

All went well at the launch of Art of the Flower and Garden, sponsored this year by Adelaide artist Judith Booth. A big crowd came along to celebrate with BRAG and also enjoy Glenys Christopher’s beautiful watercolours and pastels in her exhibition Miscellany in the Bence Room. Both exhibitions look good, hung last Tuesday by Chris Meadows, Maria Salomonsen, Sue Langford and Ray Meandering.

Fellow of the Royal SA Society of Arts Philip David and member Don Burrow judged the works. Here is Philip David discussing the exhibition to a rapt audience, with Chairman of the Board and MC Barry Wright (seated)

Art of the Flower and Garden judge and opening speaker Philip David and wife Shelley

The very first visitors to Art of the Flower and Garden, from Buderim, Queensland. Artworks by (from left) Alice Tilley, Kerry Youde and Chris Meadows

Prize Winners

Contemporary, Maria Salomonsen Symbiosis, felt and wire
Traditional, Alice Tilley Sweet Devotion, painting in oils
Innovation, Joy O’Brien Cottage Garden, embroidery

Highly Commended

Jim Dunstan Morning Glory, painting in oils
Janette Ireland Sunny Sunflowers, painting in oils
Chris Meadows Palm Stripped Bare, painting in oils
Ronda Dunstan Frogs, ceramic platter
Julianne Pulford Floral Tangle, painting in acrylic


Winner of the Evan Hawke Young Artist Award

donated by Burra Art Society
Alana Liebeknecht, Year 11 student, Eudunda Area School


Barbara Hanrahan Focus

Barbara Hanrahan Focus is the result of a recent gift by Barry and Maureen Wright.

Author, printmaker and lecturer at the SA School of Art, Barbara Hanrahan was a well-known artist until her early death in 1991, and remains the subject of much interest.

The Collection consists of ten works, private letters, and handprints of Barbara and her lifelong partner Jo Steel. Barry’s memoir, Barbara and Me and the Moon details a friendship that lasted for decades. All Barbara’s books, a number of them signed, are also included in the exhibition.