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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!

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Marlene Millard's Exhibition 'Not Just Animals'

Just received this lovely invitation in the mail & thought I'd share it with the rest of the BAVA group!!

Marlene is a wonderful artist & I'm looking forward to seeing her beautiful artworks in Rockhampton! Check out her website too!!
Maria :)

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

BAVA ~ June Workshop with Rosemary Anderson.

Staining Techniques with Vibrant Acrylics

Pouring techniques using thin acrylic and inks.

Draw up the subject with crayon or thick pencil.
Go over lines with ‘No More Gaps’
When dry, pour on the paints, thinking about
colour and placement.

Q150 Exhibition @ Biloela Library

Banana Shire Council

Mosaic tile representing the community’s present and future vision

The future tile was created by Michelle Lyons Briggs, in composition with: Gwen Evetts, Kym Simms, Olga Bath, Sarah Larsen, Maria Wiley, Karen Gaskell, Odette Williams, Michele Lyons Briggs, Jenelle Wood and Gail VanItallie. The art work is based on the Banana Shire Logo, as it expresses a vision of the future for the Shire. The white 'b' in the centre represents the road to Banana Shire, where they are headed. Blue represents the water of life and fresh air that everything needs for growth. Green represents the land, green technology that has been developed in the Shire which will lead to a greener future. The variety of graduation from the brown reds to yellow represents the industries of the region as a bright and colourful future. The names of all the towns in the district flow into the path to the future because these communities are the future.

Banana Shire Council

The past tile, by artist Gwen Evetts, was created in composition with Biloela Area Visual Arts: Gwen Evetts, Kym Simms, Olga Bath, Sarah Larsen, Maria Wiley, Karen Gaskell, Odette Williams, Michele Lyons Briggs, Jenelle Wood and Gail VanItallie. On the outer Edge of the tile are the names of the 12 towns in the Banana Shire. Biloela means Cockatoo, Thangool means Possum and Jambin means Echidna in the local Indigenous language. There are three mountains depicted on the sides of the tile, Mr Ramsay, Mt Scoria and the Isla Gorge. In the centre is the Banana Shire Logo. The key concept is all roads lead to the Banana Shire. The tile also depicts the Cobb and Co Coach route through the Shire. Resting inside ether "b" logo are images representing the Indigenous people of the Shire.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Burnie Smith - Fibre Art @ Kristine's Coffee Shop

From Burnie ~
I would like to Thank -Juanita @ Kristine's for this opportunity to showcase my latest artworks.

I did a fabulous 2 year travelling trip around Australia, and discovered the Aboriginal design material on this trip.
Now I have incorporated some of these materials in my latest artworks.
I guess I was very impressed when looking at the landscape in the Northern Territory and could understand how the Aborigines interpreted their painting with dots.
Also in Alice Springs they were teaching people to do dot paintings.
This showcase is a break away from the work I was doing before leaving for this trip.
Enjoy my Artworks & Thankyou for you Support.

All Artworks are for Sale, unless otherwise stated. Regards, Burnie Smith