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
Thursday, 28 February 2008
Friday, 15 February 2008
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
PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE WORKSHOP TO SET UP.
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
Her work is AMAZING! I especially love her flower paintings :)
Click on the link below to view her talent.
Monday, 11 February 2008
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
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
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.