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Welcome to our website!

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, 12 October 2007

Grafton Artsfest . . .

I thoroughly enjoyed the Pastel workshop with Grace Paleg. She's a lovely person & a great teacher. Her works in pastel simply amazing. I recommend anyone wishing to learn or improve in pastel painting to attend one of her workshops. (She also takes private tuiton in her studio in Batemans Bay, NSW)

Great to be back home in Bilo :) Looking forward to seeing all the BAVA members on Monday night at the opening of the Brigalow Arts Festival!



  1. Hi Maria & Kym,

    I notice that to visit the BAVA blog, one has to not just sign in with a Google or Gmail account, but also to be first invited.

    I would have thought that, with so many posts on the BAVA blog already, it would be open to the public by now, so that anyone and everyone could visit?

    It really would be best to have just one slideshow at the bottom of the page, for all BAVA members to share one or two of our best artworks, at a time.

    Having more than one slideshow not only looks cluttered, but it also slows down the downloading of the page.

  2. Hi Bronwyn,
    Thanks for your feedback, I have been away on Year 6 camp and keen to see our BAVA Blog enjoyed by the group. With Maria at Grafton we got to chat yesterday with a positive decision to open the Blog to everyone. Some feedback from the ladies is understanding the the Goggle Account & how to understand the nature of a Blog. So we are keen to take little steps with it and if photo's are taken, we will speak with those in the photo for permission.

    Especially with the Brigalow coming up this week. Looking forward to the opening night. 167 artworks in the Adult sections & 37 in th High School section, I was told- so it is huge. The raffle this year is beautiful also.

    We are going to trial the the slideshow with the photo's, keeping the fromat of them small. I think it is effective but understand the download time of some internet users is limited.

    BAVA update for the next 3 months has lots of happening for us,so we are keen to have photo's and info to show on the Blog.

    Thanks Bron, might see you at the Brigalow Opening.

    Having Fun with ART,


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