U3A Lower North

University of the Third Age

Painting en plein air

U3A artists have been in action at recent RFDS Spring Art and Garden Fairs at the Lakeside Railway, Melrose Park. Members paint en plein air, setting up their easels in the open, subject to the scrutiny and commentary of all comers.

Burra Artists join U3A

A long-established group of Burra artists have come under the U3A Lower North banner so now members have a choice of painting with the Auburn group or Burra . . . or for true artoholics they can choose both. Auburn meets weekly on Wednesdays and Burra meets monthly on every second Tuesday, February to November.

Annual Art Exhibition

2021: At The Art House, 8 Mill Street Clare from 3 to 19 April.

Due to COVID, there will be no official opening this year. 

Visitors are welcome to view the exhibition between10.30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on any day except Tuesdays,

The Auburn and Burra groups have combined to deliver a diversity of subjects and styles including acrylic, pastel, watercolour and pen.

The Auburn Art Group meet weekly for 4 hours on Wednesdays at the kiosk, Recreation Grounds, Auburn. 

The Burra Art Group meet monthly on the second Tuesday from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm at the Burra Showgrounds.

Group leader is Ann Foster.


Quilts take over the pews to create cosy church

The U3A Quilting Group members held an exhibition of their work in St Barnabas’ Church in 2017. The quilts made a dramatic display draped over the backs of the pews. All proceeds went to church charities but putting our organisation in front of the public in such a positive manner was invaluable promotion for U3A.