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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, 31 January 2008

Love it . . .

Your "Tea cups' painting looks great framed, Kym ! (The Banana Shire Council had it professionally framed & it's on the wall in the Library)

Maria :)

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Have a great holiday down South KYM!

Love your new kitchen & look forward to seeing your great artworks up there on the walls soon:)

Congratulations on your position on the committee Ms President!

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

January Artists @ Kristine's Coffee Shop

Shirley Matheson & Granddaughter, Shanna Muston.

Shirley has been painting for a number of years, and her first forays into painting began with the help and encouragement of Sarah Larsen and then as member of a group of like-minded artists who gathered regularly to socialise and discover art. Shirley likes to explore different mediums and styles. These ventures into art have been fostered and supported through the Flying Arts School, various workshops and local artists. Shirley’s love of art has been inspirational to three of her grandchildren, Shanna being one of them. Many of Shirley’s pieces are proudly displayed in the homes of family members.

As well as painting on canvas, Shanna also enjoys experimenting with visual applications using computers. Throughout her high school years, Shanna has developed her artistic flair with support and encouragement from committed teachers. Shanna has applied to study at The Queensland College of Art in Brisbane and looks forward to encountering a variety of new perspectives.

Both Shirley and Shanna thank Juanita for her continued support of local artists.

The 2008 calendar is fully booked with local artists keen to showcase their artwork to community while they have a cuppa.

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Happy New Year Everyone

Best Wishes for 2008

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.- Anonymous

Greet this New Year with a passion for living true, reaching goals and keeping promises.
Love life, family & friends and enjoy BAVA in 2008 :)