2018 Media Releases

 

Last weeks to see stunning artworks

Two exciting exhibitions are still at Burnie Regional Art Gallery but get in quick before they finish on Sunday the 27th May.

Hampshire Facility Milestone Achieved

Burnie City Council Mayor Boyd today announced: “I congratulate The Hermal Group on securing the Hampshire property for its new Cross Laminated Sustainable Hardwood Plantation (CLTP) timber production facility.

Register now for Burnie Shines 2018

Registrations are now open to be a part of the 2018 Burnie Shines program.

Coastal Pathway Progresses Through Burnie

The Marine Terrace Coastal pathway project is nearing completion with some major works now occurring on the northern end of Marine Terrace.

A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire

A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire is an all singing, all dancing tribute to the man who went on to become the most famous dancer of all times; performing at Burnie Arts & Function Centre Theatre on Saturday 12 May, 7.30 pm.

Ghost Jam!

Ghost Jam! is a hilarious take on classic Japanese ghost stories, offering 60 minutes of interactive, unpredictable fun for kids and adults alike.

Avi Avital and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Mandolin superstar Avi Avital, and the most mesmerising harpsichordist in the business Erin Helyard will perform alongside the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in the Burnie Town Hall, Saturday 28 April, 7.30 pm.

Plenty to BRAG About: two exhibitions at the Gallery

Two exciting exhibitions will open at BRAG on Friday 20 April at 6 pm. In the Main Gallery Burnie Regional Art Gallery: 40 Years, an exhibition of selected artworks from the City’s permanent collection, will celebrate the Gallery’s 40th birthday.

Learn to Dance like Fred Astaire

JTM Productions will be performing “A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire” at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre Theatre on Saturday 12 May, 7.30 pm.

International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day is a day officially designated by UNESCO to highlight Jazz and its diplomatic role in uniting people around the globe.

Office Professionals’ Breakfast

We are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for the 2018 Office Professionals' Breakfast.

Have you noticed some curious birds around Burnie?

The Burnie City Council, the Burnie Youth Council and the Public Art Committee worked together to create a public art project depicting the little known Tasmanian emu and the enigmatic Tasmanian tiger.

Burnie BRAAAINS

Marine plaza will be quarantined due to a widening zombie outbreak Saturday 14 April starting at 6pm, coupled with an open air film night for young adults 15yrs and up in celebration of Youth Week Tasmania.

The Ten Sopranos – a concert once seen never forgotten!

Possibly the most powerful all female group in Australia, The Ten Sopranos provides a musical feast to whet the appetite of true music fans of all ages, on Saturday 14 April, 7.30 pm in the Arts Theatre.

Macdeth

Company 13’s Macdeth is a cracking updated kid-friendly classic, filled with physical comedy and the tastiest morsels of Shakespeare’s prose; to be performed in the Arts Theatre on Friday 20 April, 11.00 am.

Easter Sunday Fun with Kids in the Park

Burnie Park is set to undergo a magical transformation in preparation for Burnie City Council’s Kids in the Park event. Have a slide, take a ride, have a bounce, blow some bubbles, dance with a butterfly, fight a Barbarian or pat a rabbit, but whatever you do, have fun!

Prepare to be challenged!

Burnie’s extreme sporting event is on again!

Entries are now open for the 2018 Health Care Insurance Burnie Challenge to be held on Sunday 8 April starting at the Hellyer College oval at 11am.

Students Gain Valuable on the Job Experience During the Cruise Ship Season

Hellyer College students have had a home town advantage in their tourism studies with access to on the job training during the cruise ship season.

Auditions - Opera Australia’s Regional Children’s Chorus

Opera Australia will bring the Regional Tour of Madame Butterfly to the Burnie Arts and Function Centre Theatre on Wednesday 12 September, 7.30 pm.

National Geographic Photography On Display

The National Geographic: 50 Greatest Images exhibition is now on at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. No magazine is as well known for its stunning photography as National Geographic. The exhibition has already had many visitors and will remain open until Sunday 15 April.

The Park Bench

Reflexions Dance Studio has been commissioned by the Burnie Arts & Function Centre to develop The Park Bench, which will be performed in the Arts Theatre on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 March, 7.30 pm.

The Epic

The Epic is a retelling of the toughest stories from around the world. The Epic is fun. Some of the stories are outrageous, some are freaky, all of them are EPIC! These are amazing and strange stories you’ll be sharing long after the show

Completion of Burnie Waterfront Project Guaranteed

Burnie City Council has welcomed the announcement of joint Commonwealth and State funding to the completion of the Burnie Waterfront project.

Burnie Skate Scooter and BMX Series 2018

Returning again for 2018, the Know Your Odds Skate, Scoot & BMX competition series is back on the NW Coast! The Burnie skate park event on Saturday February 24 starting at 11 am will see competitors of all ages busting their best spins, flips and grinds as they vie for their share of over $1000 worth of prizes that are on offer.

Jazz @ The Gallery

Burnie Regional Art Gallery is thrilled to present jazz violinist and vocalist George Washingmachine on Monday 26 February at 7.30pm.

I am A Lake

Set on Tasmania’s rugged west coast, I Am A Lake is a coming of age story exploring the inextricably linked lives of Alice, Mum and Nugget.

Burnie City Council Welcomes The Hermal Group to Burnie

The Burnie City Council has enthusiastically welcomed news that The Hermal Group will be investing $190m in Burnie to establish Australia’s largest plantation hardwood mill.

Burnie Australia Day Award Recipients Announced

As part of the annual Burnie Australia Day ceremony, outstanding local community members and groups are presented the prestigious Burnie Australia Day Awards for Citizen, Young Citizen and Community Event of the Year.

Australia Day Ceremony

The Burnie Australia Day Special Committee invites everyone to attend the Australia Day ceremony which is being held at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Friday 26 January, starting at 10:30am.

The Grigoryan Brothers

The Grigoryan Brothers will be performing works from their latest release, Songs Without Words, at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery on Thursday 8 February, 7.30pm. The program will include other works highlighting Slava and Leonard’s diverse skills.