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BIRREGURRA COMMUNITY ARTS GROUP SEPTEMBER 2019

INTERACTIVE NEWSLETTER

WHAT'S INSIDE BIRREGURRA POSTCARD Member project by Debbie McIntyre, designed by Julie Stark COLAC OTWAY ARTS TRAIL South Trail 19 & 20 Oct North Trail 25, 26 & 27 Oct LIVE MUSIC AT BIRREGURRA HALL This Way North, Tuck Shop Ladies & Rach Brennan Sat 26 October / Tickets $25 SCULPTURE WORSHOP with Baiba Lowther

Cookin' on 3 Burners @ Birregurra Hall


BIRREGURRA COMMUNITY ARTS GROUP / NEWSLETTER

BIRREGURRA POSTCARD PROJECT At the upcoming Birregura Festival, BCAG will be releasing the first BCAG Birregurra Postcard, designed and produced by former Birregurra local and artist Julie Stark. The project was led by our very own Debbie McIntyre and we're very excited to have the postcard available for sale at the festival info tent and local retailers for $1.00. Huge thanks to Debbie and Julie for their hard work on this. It was a fun project to work on and we're sure you'll agree that the postcard is simply beautiful.

The aim of the project was to create a piece of art that everyone who visits Birregurra, and lives here, could take home to remind them of the beautiful place we live. We hope to add even more designs and create a beautiful collection in the future. If you are an artist, and want to be a part of this project, please contact us at birreartsgroup@gmail.com. Similarly, if you have any ideas for future project, please contact us or come along to one of the BCAG catch ups so see if we can help bring it alive. SETPTEMBER 2019

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COLAC OTWAY ARTS TRAIL South Trail -19 & 20 Oct 2019   North Trail 25, 26 & 27 Oct 2019  ( Birregurra/Warncoort) Featuring over 36 venues and 60 artists Save the date Tuesday October 8th @5.30pm / Official opening Makers Space & launch of Arts Trail For all the info and the full program that covers the whole region, head to www.facebook.com/Colacotwayartstrail/ OR www.colacotwayartstrail.com/ Birregurra Community Arts Group is very excited to support this terrific arts trail and have also gathered some of our members to participate at the beautiful Birregurra Butter Factory on Roadknight Street. Make sure you get along there and to our other members and friends around Birregurra and Warncoort. But don't stop there, there is so much to see in on the trail so plan your weekends and enjoy all the fabulous talent we have in our region. And remember, Christmas is coming up, so what better than to buy your loved ones something handcrafted and locally made.

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LIVE MUSIC AT BIRREGURRA HALL - SAT 26 OCT

SATURDAY 26 OCT 2019 / DOORS AT 7.30PM TICKETS $25 PRESALE OR $28 DOOR / BYO Enjoy a terrific night out with friends and family at the next and final 2019 BCAG show at Birregurra Hall. After a terrific night with Cookin' on 3 Burners, enjoy Birregurra's superb new sound and acoustics featuring multi award winning folk/roots duo, This Way North, supremely funny folky Tuck Shop Ladies, and optimistic and energetic indie folk Rach Brennan & the Pines. There will be plenty of unreserved seats and room enough to get your groove on. It will be a great night out for all ages. Tickets on sale NOW.

Check out THIS WAY NORTH Check out TUCK SHOP LADIES Check out RACH BRENNAN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers needed to help Fiona set up (Sat AM) or clean up after the show (on the night and on Sunday morning). If you are able to assist on one or more times, please contact Fiona ASAP at birreartsgroup@gmail.com. All volunteers receive a free ticket to the show.

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SCULPTURE WORSHOP WITH BAIBA LOWTHER

DATE/S: Tues 22 Oct & Tues 29th Oct (2-day workshop) TIME: 12 noon to 3pm V ENUE:  Birregurra Butter Factory, 452 Birregurra Road, Birregurra COST:  $85.00 (BCAG Members) / $95.00 (non member) ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: The workshop will be conducted by Baiba Lowther, a local and talented ceramicist for 20 years, and an art teacher for longer. For this workshop Baiba has developed strategies that encourage and enable others to tap into their creativity. These workshops will encourage freedom and playful exploration of the human form in 3D, using clay and leaving preconceived ideas behind. We will be working with a live model for the first session, and making our own tiny teepee kilns to finish the work in the second session. That’s exciting!

There are limited places, so for those interested please click HERE for more info and to register. Payments can be made by credit/debit card online. Other payment options include cash and direct bank payment (details in the rego form link). If you have any questions or if you wish to reserve a place by email, please contact Judy Goddard at oldlorneroadolives@yahoo.com.au.

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BIRREGURRA FESTIVAL

HUGE THANKS TO ALL MEMBERS WHO SUPPORT & VOLUNTEER AT BIRREGURRA FESTIVAL and huge congratulations to BCAG member and treasurer Vicki Jeffrey for the 20th Anniversary. Vicki works immensley hard each year with a small team of committee member to make every festival fabulous. BCAG are also be sponsoring the mixed media category this years Birregurra Arts Show. Big thanks to Debbie McIntyre for organising. WANTED : Teens 16+ to be artist liaisons for the festival. If you have a music loving teen at home who would like to be involved and do a 2hr shift meeting and greeting musicians and looking after the green room, please contact Fiona at birrefest@gmail.com See you all at Festival and make sure you stop by to check out our local musicians at The Yards - Running with Zithers and Birregurra Celtic Group. SETPTEMBER 2019

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BIRREGURRA COMMUNITY ARTS GROUP / NEWSLETTER

IN OTHER NEWS Big congratulations to BCAG member Angie Smales for the opening of her fabulous new shop on Main Street, The Zither House

The beautiful heritage shop will allows Angie to exhibit, play and teach these lovely instruments. Angie will also be opening her garden and playing her instruments with Linnet Hunter for the Colac Otway Arts Trail. Make sure you get along. Check out Angie's website http://www.runningwithzithers.com/

BECOME A MEMBER OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP $15 INDIVIDUAL / $30 FAMILIES BENEFITS INCLUDE: Discounted workshop fees for most BCAG workshops Marketing and promotion assistance for artists Savings/Discounts from participating Retail Associates including Geelong Artworx and Geelong Artist Supplies Regular newsletter updates Ability to submit members news Support for arts in Birregurra and the region Membership fees go toward BCAG activity insurance fees, RAV membership and local arts projects. BCAG is a subcommittee of Birregurra Community Group.

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