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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!

Thursday, 1 November 2007

"Experimenting In Ceramics" Workshop

With Katherine Bodrog. (Katherine's Artworks in Photo)Since leaving Monto, Katherine has gained a vast knowledge on all aspects of her Artistic World!
Her love for ART has guided her in being bold enough to try different methods with materials & themes in her work.
Katherine loves what she does and very keen to share her experiences for Art with you.

I enjoyed the weekend workshop, 27th & 28th October, 2007 with the Monto Pottery Ladies and very keen to take on the the 3 different concepts with Ceramics, Katherine had to share with us at the workshop. I have some photo's to share, will download them soon.
Kym :)

Lino prints & Plaster prints from the Lino Mould-above,
Ceramic moulds-below.

Ringmaking for Beginners.

12 Students enjoyed 2 days of Silversmithing in Biloela with Flying Arts tutor Maurie Maunsell, 20th & 21st October, 2007. Maurie introduced the students to ringmaking and each student produced their very own piece of Jewellery.
This workshop gave students a basic introduction to ring making. Students were introduced to the use of tools and basic techniques such as sawing, filing, soldering, polishing, piercing and also the use of finding and forming metal. Workplace health and safety topics will emphasized. The course began at a basic level and progressed to more advanced forms, such as split shank rings and overlaid rings. These methods of fabrication are also relevant to the making of pendants, earrings and bracelets. Each student completed at least two pieces of sterling sliver jewellery. Well Done Everyone:)