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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!

Sunday, 8 June 2008

"I've had Fun" ~ Thankyou :)

Mosaic Workshop 2007
Thought I'd post a few photo's of some fun times I've had over the past 2 years creating with particiopants @ the BAVA workshops.

Looking forward to enjoying more in the future.

Greycliffe Homestead 2008

BAVA Christmas Party 2006

Coptic Binding 2008

Saturday, 7 June 2008

June Artist @ Kristine's :)

Hi Everyone,

June Artist ~ Kym Simms :)
Well, after 7 months I have the pleasure of showcasing 7 pieces of artwork.
Some favourites of mine from my first workshop with Sarah Larsen in 2004.
I had a wonderful time and enjoyed it immensely.

I encourage this for all the artists I know, to enjoy a workshop and experience something new with exhibiting/showcasing their own works of art.

Having Fun with ART:) ~ has been my motto over the past 2 years.
To enjoy it, to create it, to produce a piece of work that makes you feel something and excites you to do more.
Thankyou to everyone along the way who I have met. I have enjoyed your company while we have been creating.

When Juanita (Proprietor of Kristine's) said in September 2007 that she would like to buy some new artwork for the shop, a light came on in my head (yes - things happen alot in my head) Wouldn't it be wonderful to showcase a BAVA artist each month with their artworks. Seven months later it has been received by Juanita & the community very well. I am very pleased also to know that it is booked up to February 2009 with local artists. Well Done everyone. Thanks Juanita for supporting to artists from BAVA and I encourage all our friends to enjoy the local Art while having a cuppa at Kristine's.


July Jenelle Wood
August Michele Briggs
September Gail VanItallie
October Isabella Gunnourie
November Alanna Dennien
December/January 2009 Maria Wiley
February Pam Shipman

If you would be happy to showcase 6 ~ 7 artworks in 2009 at Kristine's please contact me.This is a great opportunity to showcase our local talents in the community. Thank you Juanita for this opportunity.

Thursday, 5 June 2008


21st - 22nd June, 2008

One or Two Day Stone
Sculpture Workshop
Any questions about the workshop or
Contact:-Kym Simms - Email:
9.00am to 4.00pm each day.