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BAVA are a group of artists ranging from beginners, intermediate to professional . . . focusing on supporting and developing the talents of local artists to benefit the cultural community of the Banana Shire.

We organize and co-ordinate various workshops through the year and are active participants in cultural events such as the annual Brigalow Arts Festival, Callide Valley Show and individual and combined exhibitions through out the Banana Shire.

We provide information on our calendar of events including workshops, art competitions and Flying Arts details.

Please feel free to leave any comments! We are happy to answer any questions you may have. If you are an artist or aiming to take up some creative pursuits ... please JOIN US! We are eager to hear from you.

Art news from other art groups are also most welcome!

Friday, 5 October 2007

B.A.V.A. Update.

Hello BAVA Members & Friends,

Here are some exciting updates for BAVA members & friends for the next 3 months. Also our BAVA Blog is up and running and looks great.
If you would like to support our BAVA Blog with information or artworks, could you send a letter of permission for your name, your photo & artworks to be showcased on the BAVA Blog to myself or Maria Wiley.

On the Blog we have set up a slideshow with Artists works, these slideshows hold 16 photographs. We hope to set one up for each artists and showcase their works.
We would also like to do a profile on each artists, some background information in their chosen field.

If you would like to take this opportunity, to showcase your works, could you photograph your artworks and send them with a permission letter to Maria or myself.
Please state the Artist's Name, Media and Title of the painting. Invitations will be sent out in the next week to members who haven't already received one.

If you would like to know about Blogging, please let Maria or I know & we would be happy to answer any questions.
This is a great way to showcase our local talents and to keep everyone updated with the current BAVA information.

October -
15th BAVA at the Brigalow Arts Festival Opening Night.
Thankyou for supporting this Local Art Festival, BAVA.
I am so proud of you all :)
Look forward to a great night.
All Welcome.
(Information in upcoming email.)

24th Biloela Arts Council Meeting
Biloela Community Arts House.
All Welcome.

Biloela Library Art Space
On Request ~ Biloela Arts Council
October Exhibition ~ Silk

20th & 21st Flying Arts Workshop - Ringmaking for Beginners
(Information Available
24th & 25th Pastels with Maxine Thompson (Monto)
(Information Available
27th & 28th Experimenting with Ceramics. (Monto)
(Information Available

November –
24th Work in Progress for BAVA.ArtShoes Artworks
BAVA 2008 Exhibition Artworks
Christmas Secret Santa Gifts
~ A5 artwork or Art Equipment to the value of $10-$20

December –
BAVA Christmas Party. Celebrate a Successful 2007 & Secret Santa Gift.
Biloela Palms Restaurant
Date TBC

Combined Community Artworks with the Theme of ArtShoes.
Biloela Area Visual Artists & Friends are invited to share their works in a Combined Community Exhibition with Biloela Arts Council Inc & Banana Shire Council at the Biloela Library Art Space on 12th December, 2007. This is a community invitation to Biloela Potters, Patchwork & Photographers.

"ArtShoes" Exhibition on Request from Queensland Arts Council should arrive on the Tuesday, 11th December & we will start to hang it on the following day, Wednesday, 12th December with the other pieces.
If any members are available to help hang on the Wednesday, 12th December, it would be appreciated
If you can help, please contact myself, 49922625 or Sarah Larsen.
Phone 49958257 or email

I am asking all BAVA Artists & Friends to support this exhibition with a piece of artwork that reflects the Title of the Exhibition ~ "ArtShoes"
Artwork can be in any media - have fun with it. This is an exciting venture.

All artwork is to be named and framed/hung appropriately. If you would like your artwork for sale, please put the information on the back of the artwork and it will be put into the exhibition program. Could you email these details to me as soon as possible for the Program to be finalised by the Exhibition's due date.
Please drop artworks off at the Biloela Library by Friday 7th December, 2007

There will be a Opening Night, so we can invite our family, friends, and the public to admire the works of art. Friday Night, 14th December, 2007. All Welcome.
If you have any questions about this Exhibition, please phone or email myself or Sarah Larsen.

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