Glenside Lions Arts Show


The Glenside Lions Arts Show is an annual art show and competition that is held in the City of Burnside Ballroom and presented by the Lions Club of Glenside.

The Art Show is an annual event, held and open to the public for a small coin donation, in October (11 October - 16 October 2018) at the Burnside Ballroom and has been running most successfully for over 25 years. A wide selection of over 400 works of art are displayed and once again the club looks forward to strong support from the local and wider community.

Overall this event has raised approximately $315,000 for community projects in the Burnside Council area as well as outside groups providing services to the wider community.

The funds raised come from commissions on sold works of art as well as entrance fees, opening night tickets and raffles of paintings.

Past beneficiaries have included:

Alzheimer’s Association (now called Dementia Australia)
Cystic Fibrosis South Australia Inc
Mary Potter Foundation
RDNS Foundation
Burnside CFS
Burnside Mobile Library
Operation Flinders
Lions Hearing Dogs
Eastwood Community Centre 

The Art show, as well as providing funds for worthwhile causes also gives opportunity for both established and emerging artists to show off their talents. The show receives good support and positive feedback from artists and the community.

The event is run by Lions members and their partners as well as volunteers from the various charities which the event supports year by year. The club receives sponsorship from many local businesses in the Burnside Village with the Village management also providing space to preview some of the artwork a few weeks prior to the event.

The City of Burnside provides major support for this event by providing the $3000 prize money for the painting that is judged to be the best in the show. The prize winning painting for each art show is acquisitive and becomes part of the City of Burnside's Official Corporate Art Collection. 

In 2018 the beneficiary will be Motor Neuron Disease SA or MNDSA.

If you would like more information about the Glenside Lions Arts Show you can contact Arts Show Chairman, Cathrine Greven on 0400600816 or email at


Glenside Lions Club Art Show Winners - May 2017 

City of Burnside Prize $3000 (Acquisitive)
Penny Dowie for ‘Smoke-O, Stockman Northern Territory’, Pencil

Penny Dowie, Smoke-O, Stockman Northern Territory, Pencil
'Smoke-O, Stockman Northern Territory' will be displayed behind the Customer Service Desk in the Atrium until next year.

Highly Commended
Lyn Robin for 'Drumminor Stables', Acrylic

 Lyn Robins, Drumminor Stables, Acrylic

Highly Commended
Christopher Meadows for 'Large Palm & Stairs', Oil on Canvas

Christopher Meadows, Large Palm & Stairs, Oil on Canvas

Highly Commended
Alan Ramachandran, for 'Morning Light Near Clare', Watercolour  

Alan Ramachandran, Morning Light Near Clare, Watercolour



Highly Commended
Carolyn Marrone, for 'Waiting for Customers Venice (Abruzzo)', Watercolour   

Carolyn Marrone, Waiting for Customers Venice (Abruzzo), Watercolour



Highly Commended 
Penny Dowie, for 'Bali Boy - Markets Ubud', Oil  

Penny Dowie, Bali Boy - Markets Ubed, Oil