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!
Saturday, 20 December 2008
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Merry Christmas and enjoy your festive break with Family & Friends, Juanita.
Saturday, 13 December 2008
11 ladies attend the BAVA Christmas Dinner Party.
A great night out at the Biloela Palms restaurant, relaxing & enjoying each others company.
Secret Santa Gift was wonderful again this year with everyone very excited to receive a lovely artwork from each other.
Sunday, 30 November 2008
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Hanging & collecting of Artists exhibits are on Monday afternoons at 5pm.
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Hi, my name is Isabella Gunnourie, I’m 10 years old and was born here in Biloela. This is my first exhibition and I’m very excited about it! These paintings have been done over the last year, and are inspired by the things around me at home. I live in the country surrounded by lots of animals and birds with a peaceful backdrop of trees and open spaces. I have a happy life and I hope this shines through in my works!
I hope you like my paintings.
exhibits her work in solo and nationally selected contemporary art shows, with her most recent series of artworks exhibited in a solo show “Feathers, Fish, Fur and Flowers” at Grafton Regional Art Gallery.
At the workshop we developed confidence with using colour by learning how to mix the colour you wanted every time, using the double primary mixing system. The colour wheel and the most commonly used colour schemes will be gradually introduced, with the aim of developing a strong foundation in the understanding and use of colour. Experience was gained through practical hands on sessions using coloured paper and paint. This workshop was coordinated with the Brigalow Arts Festival here in Biloela this week.
Edna Randall & Judy VanderHave having a chat and Gwen Evetts enjoying the Colour Workshop.
Topics covered during the workshop:
• Introduction to the colour bias wheel
• Gouache, how to mix and apply colour
• Values/monochromatic colour scheme
• Mixing tints/tones and shades
• Colour matching
• Value exercises
• Introduction to complementary colour scheme
• Mixing complementary pairs
• Introduction to analogous/split complementary colour schemes
• Mixing exercises using these schemes
Participants taking in the theory side of Colour.
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
the crowds enjoyed a very pleasant evening with wine & nibbles . . .
lovely violin & piano inside . . .
some wonderful photographic exhibits . . .
Banana Shire Council Mayor, John Hooper officially opening the Arts Festival . . .
BAVA member, Michele receiving a 'Highly Commended Award'
A very happy & excited Kym :-D
Gwen also received a 'Highly Commended Award'
Guest judge, Sharon Muir gave some wonderful feedback on various exhibits . . .
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
13th October, 2008
Admission (Incl. Catalogue) $15-00/Concession $7-50
Sponsors and Entrants Free
7.30pm Light supper, wine or fruit juice
8.00pm Awards Presentation and
Auction of Mini Paintings
Daily Exhibition Timetable:
14th to 17th October 2008
10.00am to 4.30pm
5.00pm to 8.00pm
Raffle - $2-00 per ticket
Enquiries contact ~ Dorothy 49951176 or John 49921170
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Just a quick reminder that the Brigalow entries are to be delivered after 9 am & no later than 1 pm this Friday 10th October to the Biloela Civic Centre Foyer. Special arrangements can be made by contacting 4992 1170 or 4995 1176.
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
In conjunction with Mental Health Week,
Carly Burnham presents a photographic exhibition in
black & white and all shades of grey...sharing the
spirit of those touched by mental illness
Friday, October 10
‘Kristine’s Coffee Shop’
*Canapés served during the evening and
A complimentary drink for each guest on arrival.
BYO alcoholic beverages.
Cost: $15 per person*
RSVP: October 6
Sponsored by CQ Rural Division of General Practice Queensland RADF
All profits donated to the Schizophrenia Research Institute
A Mental Picture http://www.abc.net.au/rural/content/2008/s2368224.htm
By Robin McConchie from Bundaberg Central , QLD
"A Mental Picture" is the title of a collection of works by photographer Carly Burnham.
I met Carly at the Blueprint for the Bush, Rural Women's Forum, held in Roma recently.
The theme of the forum was " Liveability - A woman's perspective", and from Carly's perspective, she wants to make the bush a more liveable place for people with mental illness.
Carly lives in Monto on a cattle property. She has lived closely with schizophrenia and is inspired by the resilience of so many people affected by mental illness.
Through her photography, Carly wants to de-stigmatize and re-brand mental illness.
I found her photos profoundly touching. Every photo has a story.
The black and white medium is extremely evocative. Twenty shades of grey, from white to pure black, make you really think about the subject matter, the mood and the story. The composition of the portraits is superb, and the energy and the hope of the children seem to imply freedom even in a dark world.
Carly's subjects are affected by a range of mental disorders: schizophrenia, 1 in 100 suffer from delusions, hallucinations and paranoia associated with this condition. But Carly says with medication, people can lead a normal life following episodes.
Other disorders include bipolar, general anxiety disorder, post-natal depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression. Carly says with support, understanding and treatment, mental illness can be managed.
Monday, 29 September 2008
A wonderful 3 days of painting with tutor Jenni Kelly. Everyone enjoyed themselves & learnt so many exciting new techniques ( well new to most of us like me!)
Jenni is a wealth of knowledge and experience. Her paintings are absolutely gorgeous & we were lucky enough to view a lot of them on her laminated prints, which were for sale.
The water lily scene (one of 3, we produced)
Jenni showing a technique
Jenni using the diffuser
Drinks on Saturday afternoon !
Thanks so much Jenni for sharing your experience & knowledge! We look forward to your return in Winter 2009!
Saturday, 20 September 2008
Monday, 15 September 2008
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
Monday, 1 September 2008
Just received this information from the lovely Dawn Pound, Rocky artist & friend :)
For those who have just missed out on the Jenni Kelly workshop, which is on the same weekend, you may want to consider this one! It sounds very interesting! Wish it hadn't clashed with Jenni's - I would have liked to go to this one!
Thank you Dawn!! click on image to enlarge (easier reading)
I grew up in a family that was always doing something on the creative side from cooking to sewing and any craft. My first creations were done in Cake Decorating then moved into Patchwork from the sewing of children’s clothes. After doing a silk painting workshop (something I had always wanted to do) I found that this complimented my patchwork as I could colour my fabrics with my paints allowing me to create many colourful creations in fabric.
When folk art was the rage I attended lessons and enjoyed creating some lovely pieces for friends and family. When a friend who did lead lighting was in town I took some lessons from her and really enjoyed working with glass which also led to mosaics as you have left overs (a little like patchwork).
With all this happening I felt I needed a little more help with the drawing side of creating a picture (I could do very good stick men) so attended the Roy Oorloff workshop as a start. Since then BAVA has been formed and I have enjoyed the lessons and workshops from talented local artists as well as doing workshops with tutors from afar. I've a long way to go but I really enjoy the atmosphere of being with creative people (hoping some will rub off). There are many mediums in the world of art and I enjoy a few different ones and they all give me satisfaction when the job is finished.
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Hope you enjoy the new music playlist! If you have some special music which you love to create to & which you'd like to share with us . . .
please send me your mp3 files via email & I'll place them in a playlist for the blog, for all to enjoy!