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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, 29 February 2008

~ Participants at Sarah's workshop ~

Here we are at the end of the workshop with some of the wonderful pieces created on the weekend . . .
(click on photo to enlarge)

Thursday, 28 February 2008

~ Sarah Larsen Mixed Media Workshop ~

Photos from last weekend's fantastic workshop!
The temperatures rose to the high 30's but it did not stop the eager participants from creating & producing some wonderful pieces. Sarah is a wonderful teacher & motivator - inspiring everyone to do their best :)

Thank you Sarah, once again, for sharing with us your skills & guiding each & every one us :) What a great way to celebrate BAVA's 2nd ANNIVERSARY!!

This is the AMAZING still life which provided us with our inspiration! Thank you Chris & everyone else who helped provide these items :)
Thanks also to Kym for organising this event!

Friday, 15 February 2008

Coptic Binding with Di Tait.

Looking forward to the next Flying Arts Workshop in Biloela for 2008 -
Early confirmation would be appreciated, due to rising costs- Flying Arts needs confirmation of 8 participants to go ahead.

Coptic binding is an old and well recognised style. A wonderful style that has many different forms of finish.
The main feature of this binding is that the book opens flat so it is easy to use as a journal or drawing/painting surface.
With two days, different forms of Coptic finish will be explored and participants will be shown how wooden covers can be attached.

(Workshop Summary & Requirements Available.)

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th March, 2008
Time: 9.00 am to 3.00 pm
Venue TBC
Take advantage of the discounts available if payment is paid 3 weeks prior to the workshop.
Discount Prices as of 8th March, 2008- Members $70.00 plus venue costs./Non-members $80.00 plus venue costs.
Payments after 8th March, 2008 - Members $80.00 plus venue costs/Non-Members $90.00 plus venue costs.
All payments by mail or bank transfer.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Jenni Kelly . . .

I've found a gallery featurng some of Jenni Kelly's works. We hope to have Jenni come to Biloela to do a workshop in September.

Her work is AMAZING! I especially love her flower paintings :)

Click on the link below to view her talent.

Monday, 11 February 2008

Best wishes . . .

I wish you all the best, Shanna, in your art studies at Griffith University!

I hope you'll keep in touch with us here at BAVA, perhaps send us some reports on what you are learning there, on occasion. Some pics would be GREAT!

As I told you before, I'm sooo envious - wish I was going too :)


Saturday, 9 February 2008

February exhibition . . .

at the Biloela Library 'Art Space'. Well done everyone :)

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

February Artist @ Kristine's Coffee Shop

Odette Williams
I was born in Africa, DR of the Congo. I started to draw all the interesting places in my home town and the brousse (bush). But I had to leave everything behind.

I haven't done any drawing or painting until I came here in Biloela where I met a lovely lady "Dorte" who ask me to join the BAVA group. Thanks to her, I started painting late 2006 and really enjoy it. I am not very good yet but I can see improvement already.

I really love acrylics painting. I would love to improve my watercolour and pastel, but one thing at the time.

I prefer painting African view as I miss my country a lot, and the colour can be so vibrant. I also love the ocean, water...
I really hope you will like my paintings at Kristine's in February and I Thank You, Juanita for your support with the local artworks.

Congratulations Odette, you have sold some of your paintings.
You will be so thrilled.
Kym :)

Saturday, 2 February 2008

Slideshow . . .

I'm so excited about our growing Slideshow down the bottom of our blog page! It's wonderful to see all the variety of artworks by our talented locals :) Well done BAVA members!!