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WELCOME!

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 December 2009

Happy New Year - Looking forward to a Creative 2010.

After the year 2009, the New Year 2010
has in store various goals for different people.
2010 will be an eventful year with achievements and successes in every field.
Wishing you all the happiest & joyful New Year.

Having Fun with ART'10

Reflecting on 2009 - What a successful year :)
Sharon Muir - Colour Workshop

Robyn Wust - Dichroic Jewellery (3 succesful workshop throughout the year)


Q150 Mosaic Tile - BAVA tile for the Banana Shire Council.

Rosemary Anderson - Acrylics Staining Techniques


Jenni Kelly - Funtastic Acylics 4 day Workshop with Beginners & Extension Courses

Lucja Ray - Creative Mixed Media/Abstract

Brigalow Arts Festival Opening Night - Success for BAVA ladies on the night.

Friday, 25 December 2009

January 2010 ~ Exhibition in the Biloela Library Art Space.

BAVA ~ January Exhibition in the Biloela Library Art Space 2010.

Artworks to arrive on Tuesday, 5th January, 2010 @ the Library 9.30am
Artworks will be there throughout the month and pickup will be Friday, 29th January.
If any members are available to help hang on the 5th January,
it would be appreciated please contact bava@westnet.com.au or 49922625.

All artworks produced throughout 2009 or at BAVA workshops are welcome to be exhibited -

Titled, Media Subject, Artist Name & Sale Price included or NFS and framed/hung appropriately.

Could you email these details to bava@westnet.com.au for the program to be finalised by the Exhibition's due date.

Please drop artworks off at the Biloela Library on Tuesday, 5th January, 2009 or make other arrangements if away.

Looking forward to seeing your there, may have a cuppa afterwards:)

Check Out BAVA on Facebook also.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=163482&id=116482106619

As you think, so you are. As you dream, so you become. As you create your wishes,
so they create you. --Wendy Garrett

Christmas Greetings From BAVA



Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas &
Healthy and Safe New Year.
Looking forward to a Creative 2010 :)
Having Fun with ART


Thursday, 10 December 2009

Kristine's.. December Artists

Jenelle Wood - Pastel Artist

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Kristine's Coffee Shop proudly supports the Art community of Biloela.
December Artists - Jenelle Wood exhibiting 6 Pastel Artworks & Rachael Wood displays one of her Photography pieces.
Please drop into the shop, try a fantastic LaVazza coffee & enjoy the local arts on display.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Kristine's...Auda Maclean - Pastel Artist

Kristine's Coffee Shop proudly supports the Art community of Biloela.
October Artist - Auda Maclean exhibiting 7 Pastel Artworks.
Please drop in to Juanita's shop, try her fantastic LaVazza coffee & enjoy the local arts on display.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Wrapt in Rocky


Hello artists, friends and fans of Wrapt in Rocky 2010!

Enrolments are now open for Wrapt in Rocky 2010

Pick from 13 Absolutely fabulous textiles and fibre workshops

Special Advanced felting class with Raewyn Penrose from New Zealand

WWorkshops are also offered in mixed media and digital photography to tempt you or your family or friends to join in!

New weekend/ 2 day Papermaking workshop option available, great value at $175

Residential and non residential options

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·OPEN DAY, FANTASTIC TRADERS, exhibitions, tutor talks and bazaar, sellers bazaar and of course more!….bulls?

Programs & Enrolments Forms Available Contact Nanette Balchin (details below or email nanette.balchin@bigpond.com


INTERESTED?.... Read on and GET READY to be Wrapt in Rocky

PS. If you need some brochures please email or call me…. Kind regards…….. Nanette

Nanette Balchin.... Artist & Event Coordinator

PO Box 2323

YEPPOON QLD 4703

Ph: 07 49393885 or 0410 383 483

Watch out for "Wrapt in Rocky: CQ Textiles Forum 2010"

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Sculpture @ Biloela ~ Artist Sarah Larsen





Q150 Sculpture
Banana Shire Council & 75th Anniversary ~ The Central Telegraph
@ Melton Park, Biloela ~ Artist Sarah Larsen

Unveiled & Presented to the public 18th October, 2009 by Banana Shire Council Mayor John Hooper and supported also by the EBAI Rosemary Munroe & Di Morris.





Thursday, 15 October 2009

‘CREATIVE MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP 2009’ BILOELA With Lucja Ray

Banana Shire Art Gallery Assoc. & RADF
supported and funded -

CREATIVE MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP 2009’ BILOELA
With Lucja Ray
Creativity and Mixed Media go hand in hand and is an exciting
partnership that covers any genre from still life, figurative, landscape to
abstract and non subjective art.
This workshop allowed each participant to
explore diverse materials that can evolve into any subject or non subjective matter with an
individualistic and exciting approach using and incorporating simple techniques to alter your
perspective in order to make your art more original and exciting. All participants explored different ways to approach this creative process. Short demonstrations as well as artistic theory were used to build these works with one on one support within the group environment allowing for each artwork to be unique and individual.
This workshop was fun but at the same time challenging when
exploring the individual voice.

13 participants attended the workshop - (L to R)
Jeannie Sturt,Michele Lyons Briggs,Maria Wiley, Terry Deen, Tutor -Lucja Ray, Kym Simms, Glenda Semple and Judy VanderHave.
Absent -Jenelle Wood, Val Hick, Larraine Head, Olga Bath,
Rosemary Anderson and Emily Davis.

Check out more photo's on our Facebook Profile Page-



Monday, 12 October 2009

BAVA @ Brigalow Arts Festival.


Brigalow Arts Festival Opening Tonight - BAVA Girls did really well.
BAVA ROCKS the Artwork in Bilo!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS - SO PROUD OF EVERYONE :)


Olga Bath - Anglo Coal Scholarship Recipient at Brigalow Arts Festival 2009

Jenelle Wood - Banana Shire Council Acquisition Recipient at Brigalow Arts Festival 2009


Jenelle Wood - Powers Chartered Accountants Acquisition Recipient at Brigalow Arts Festival 2009

Michele Lyons Briggs - CS Energy~Callide Power Station Acquisition Recipient at Brigalow Arts Festival 2009

Maria Wiley - Section (1) 2 Dimensional Art Work Recipient
Any Subject - Any Medium at Brigalow Arts Festival 2009

Hazel Mann - Highly Commended
Section (1) 2 Dimensional Art Work Recipient at Brigalow Arts Festival 2009

Judy VanderHave - Highly Commended
Section (2) 2 Dimensional Art Work.
Australiana Theme Recipient at Brigalow Arts Festival 2009

Maria Wiley(R) with Judge -Lucja Ray (L). Artwork behind Lucja Section (1) 2 Dimensional Art Work Recipient at Brigalow Arts Festival 2009

Friday, 9 October 2009

Tracey Hewitt & BAVA@ Rhubarb 2009



































October 2009...Rhubarb Gallery Space in Theodore
are featuring the textile and mixed media art of
Tracey Hewitt.
http://traceyhewitt.blogspot.com/

Jenelle Wood, Glenda Semple & I travelled over to Theodore to surprise Tracey & Fleur and admired a very talented lady's artwork. Tracey, Fleur, Jacqui and her friends were all very supportive on the night. Well Done :)

If you haven't heard of Rhubarb before it is a boutique in Theodore on the Boulevard.
At their store they do a couple of things that are a little different.

1. each month Rhubarb supports a charity through our Cause of the Month.
Each month $1 from each item sold goes to our nominated charity or community group that month.

2. Rhubarb serve a beautiful tea for two. You can some and sit in store on
our lounges and enjoy a pot of our specialty tea and a Rhubarb
cupcake. Each month we have a different tea to try aside from our
regular tea menu.

3. and most importantly Rhubarb have a Gallery Space. Each month Rhubarb profile
a local artist in our Gallery and have a in store event on the first
Friday of the month to profile that artist. We work with the artist to
find a way for the arrangement to be mutually agreeable. This is
usually a consignment based model.

Rhubarb is writing to you for two reasons. Firstly to let BAVA artists know that in October we are featuring the textile and mixed media art of Tracey Hewitt.
An invitation to our 'First Friday' gallery event to profile Tracey's works.
And secondly Rhubarb would love to open this opportunity up to any of BAVA Artists to feature their works in the Gallery Space.

Any interested artists are encouraged to email Fleur
rhubarbboutique@me.com
and give a brief overview of what they do and what they would like to display.
Fleur will slot them into the calendar and will take care of all the
marketing and promotional material.

Monday, 5 October 2009

2009 Brigalow Arts Festival

To All Artists & Friends of Art :)
Brigalow Arts Festival -

Biloela.
Banana Shire Art Gallery Assoc.
Opening Night -Monday, 12th October, 2009
Biloela Civic Centre, Biloela

Admission (Incl. Catalogue) $15-00 Concession $7-50

Sponsors and Entrants Free

7.30pm Light supper, wine or fruit juice

8.00pm Awards Presentation.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Kristine's...Norm Harris - Graphite Artist

Kristine's Coffee Shop proudly supports the Art community of Biloela.
October Artist - Norm Harris exhibiting 7 artworks.
Please drop in to Juanita's shop, try her fantastic LaVazza coffee & enjoy the local arts on display.
Norman Harris & his wife Michelle @ Kristine's Coffee Shop.

October 2009 - showcases 7 artworks by Norm Harris -
Graphite Artist.



Click on Image for larger view.

October 2009... Kristine's Coffee Shop in Biloela are featuring
Graphite Artist ~ Norm Harris.

Attention Artists-The Limestone Coast Art Prize

To All Artists & Friends of Art :)

'…always on my mind'

Contact- bava@westnet.com.au for a emailed format entry form.


Having Fun with ART'09,
Kym Simms :)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2009 9:16 AM
Subject: FW: Attention ARtists

Good morning everyone,
Please find to follow great opportunity to keep in mind.
Kind regards, Di

_________________________
Di Paddick
Cultural Projects Officer
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum
Gladstone Regional Council
PO Box 29, Gladstone Q 4680
p 4976 6766 f 4972 9097
e DiannaP@gcc.qld.gov.au
www.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

Attention Artists
The Limestone Coast Art Prize

'… always on my mind'
closes Friday 22 January 2010

The $5,000 Limestone Coast Art Prize is open to all Australian residents for an artwork in any medium with a theme of
:

…always on my mind

is it dark is it light?

is it them is it us?

is it him is it her?

or is it just me?

Sponsored by James Darling and the Keith War Memorial Community Centre

Fw: 2009 Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards Entry Form

To All Artists & Friends of Art :)
2009 Rio Tinto Alcan
Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards Entry Form


Contact details below for a emailed format Entry Form.

Having Fun with ART'09,
Kym Simms :)
Biloela Area Visual Arts.
Email - bava@westnet.com.au
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:21 PM
Subject: 2009 Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards Entry Form

Good evening all,

They're here and the wait is over, as we get busy for the region's cultural highlight of the year!

Please find attached your entry form for this year's exciting Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and feel free to pass onto your networks.

We're looking forward to another fantastic event.

Kind regards, Di

_________________________
Di Paddick
Cultural Projects Officer
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum
Gladstone Regional Council
PO Box 29, Gladstone Q 4680
p 4976 6766 f 4972 9097
e DiannaP@gcc.qld.gov.au
www.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

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To All Artists & Friends of Art :)
Having Fun with ART'09,
Kym Simms :)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 4:41 PM
Subject: FW: Advertisement Indig Arts Dev Officer

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Regards

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Monday, 28 September 2009

Drawn to India 2009 UPDATE...

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To All Interested Artists,

Dates: 26 November - 9 December 2009

"Drawn To India" with Tutor & Friend - Catherine Parker
Please forward to all interested contacts please.
Having fun with ART'09
Kym Simms:)
Biloela Area Visual Arts.


DRAWN TO INDIA, Rajasthan – Artist Study Trip

Dates: 26 November - 9 December 2009

In association with… Lakshmi Tours


Update Newsletter:

Namaste (hello in hindi) dear friends and an update on my next Drawn to India, Rajasthan Artist Study Trip. Due to overwhelming interest and bookings for my March Tour next year, I have decided to offer an earlier tour scheduled for November this year. Some people just couldn't wait! The March tour is now full and bookings for the November 2010 are already underway, through word of mouth.

The 14 day, 26 Novemeber - 9 December 2009 tour takes in the majestic forts, fairytale palaces, havelis and beautiful murals of Rajasthan.. Each day is designed to maximise creativity with 'one on one' tutoring and specific on site workshops. One cannot help but be intrigued and inspired by the beautiful narrow sandstone streets of Jaislamere, the pinks of Jaipur, the cool and soothing blues of Jodhpur and the holy pilgrimage lake city of Pushkar. Along with a visit to a traditional Dhurri weaver you will also have the opportunity to have a motif carved from a traditional textile woodblock. The warmth and joy of the Indian people, and it's ancient civilisation are a dynamic, not to be forgotten experience.

This artist study trip is specially designed to experience India in a small group of no more than 8 so that you are well cared for.

Our tour guide, Kamlesh Vyas is an experienced tour operator for artists and the culturally inspired, and owns a beautiful textile business in Jaislamere. My experience and love of India, coupled by my professional arts practice and teaching experience, make the perfect combination to facilitate this creative journey.

Booking:

Places are limited to 8 persons and priority will be given on a first come basis. Should you be interested please contact me by asap.You are welcome to remain in contact re: availability of places.


Flights are very cheap at present, so it is worthwhile taking advantage of the special offers. November is a lovely time to visit weather wise and culturally.

Please email me with any enquiries and I will forward you an itinerary detailing locations, activities, costs etc. I would be grateful for you passing this on if you feel or know of anyone who may be interested. Below are the websites for Lakshmi Tours, UK and Kamlesh Vyas, our tour operator/textile artist at Surya Art House, Jaisalmere, Rajasthan India, as well as my own website detailing my professional practice and India inspired artwork.

Warm regards,

Catherine Parker

http://www.catherineparker.com.au/

http://www.lakshmitours.com

Surya Art House

On fort Jaisalmer

345001 Rajasthan, India

http://www.suryaarthouse.com


Friday, 25 September 2009

Tracey Hewitt @ Rhubarb


October 2009...Rhubarb Gallery Space in Theodore
are featuring the textile and mixed media art of
Tracey Hewitt.
http://traceyhewitt.blogspot.com/
Invitation above to our
'First Friday' gallery event to profile Tracey's works.
Click on Invitation for larger view.
"Congratulations Tracey from everyone here @ BAVA "