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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!

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Speak to me about art and I will learn more about you.
Nature is also like that.
When you look deeply into the natural world you look deeply into yourself -- when you describe nature, you describe yourself. --Adam Wolpert

BAVA 2009 - Meeting & Library Pickup

BAVA Calendar 2009 - "Let's get creative"

5th to 30th - BAVA Exhibition @ Biloela Library Art Space. Thankyou everyone for support this exhibition.
Friday 30th Library Showcase - Artworks to be picked up please, Saturday at the lastest.

Saturday 31st - BAVA MEETING INC. Blue Care Respite Centre. 3pm - 4.30pm
BAVA Workshops & News Updates of the 2009 Program.
Brainstorm Q150 ideas for June Combined Community Exhibition
Please confirm attendance. Tea & Coffee Provided. See you there :)

Biloela Arts Council Meeting

See you @ the

Biloela Arts Council Meeting

Wednesday 28th January, 2008

Biloela Art House

Time 7.30 pm.

All Welcome.
(Please forward to all interested contacts)


Met up with Robyn Wust, at the Craft Fair 2008 here at the Biloela Civic Centre.
Robyn is very happy to come to Biloela and conduct a one day Dichroic Glass Workshop.
Cost will be around $130.00 each & the participants will make 10 - 12 beautiful pieces. Christmas & Birthday presents done at one workshop - unreal.
Olga Bath has kindly organised this workshop and is fully booked.
7th February, 2009
Looking forward to a great workshop.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Biloela Area Visual Arts @ Biloela Library Art Space.

BAVA Art Exhibition ~ Artworks by BAVA Members form 2008 Workshops.
Pop into the Library and enjoy the Local Talents of BAVA.
Below are some of the Artworks showcased at the Library.
BAVA 2008
Artists Combined Artworks Exhibition.
Workshop & Personal Artworks created in 2008
February ~ Mixed Media Workshop - Tutor: Sarah Larsen
March ~ Journal Making with Coptic Binding - FLYING ARTS Tutor: Di Tait
April ~ Drawing by Seeing -Tutor: Brain Kehoe
July ~ Gelatine Printing & Tea Bag Art - Tutors: Peta Lloyd & Nanette Balchin
Aug ~ Early Australian Art - Presenter: Jenelle Wood
September ~ "Funtastic Acrylics" -Tutor Jenni Kelly (1 piece of artwork)
October ~ "Colour" - Tutor Sharon Muir / Brigalow Art Festival Entries.

Friday, 2 January 2009

2009 ~ Happy New Year BAVA !!!!

Wishing everyone a Happy & Healthy New Year.
Looking forward to a Creative 2009 :)
Having Fun with ART
Kym :)

~ January Exhibition in the Biloela Library Art Space.
Artworks to arrive on Monday 5th January, 2009 @ the Library 9.30am
Artworks will be there throughout the month and pickup will be Saturday, 31st January.

Exciting BAVA News ~
I have been nominated for the 2009 Australia Day Cultural Award.
A surprise letter on Christmas Eve, I'll have more information closer to the date. Inviting all BAVA artists along to Australia Day @ Banana, Monday, 26th January, 2009. Celebrations will be held at the Sutherland Hall. Commencing @ 10.00 am with a Street Parade. The presentation of Awards will be at approx 2.00 pm.

Other News......

Artist & friend Jenelle Wood and I are off the Toowoomba to attend McGregor, leaving Tuesday 6th January.
A goal we planned for 2010, has come early after I won the Brigalow Art Scholarship supported by Anglo Coal.
Hoping to make it a yearly event - Summer or Winter BAVA Ladies:)
I have chosen to do Acrylics & Mixed Media with Catherine Parker
I first seen Catherine's work as a Flying Arts Tutor in 2006
Jenelle has chosen Pastels with Sue Oakley

McGregor Summer School (Toowoomba campus): 7 - 17 January
McGregor Schools USQ
Artsworx, University of Southern Queensland

I'll take lots of photo's and keep a journal of our days away. Looking forward to sharing all our adventures when we come home.