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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!

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Q150 Art Mosaic Project & BAVA

Back In March 2009 - Draft of our Q150 Mosaic Tiles for the Project below.
Michele Briggs(Artist of Future Tile for the Banana Shire), Kym Simms (Coordinator of BAVA) holding the tile used for the project & Gwen Evetts (Artist of Past Tile for the Banana Shire)
Wonderful work everyone.

Banana Shire Council contribution to the Q150 Art Mosaic Project @ Brisbane Ekka Courtesy of the BAVA Group are the icons in row 4, third down and row 6, second down.

Woolworths Pavilion of the RNA showgrounds ready for the 2009 EKKA.

Message from Q150 Art Mosaic Project Organisers :-
Hello Everyone

I wanted to send you all an update on the Q150 Art Mosaic Project.

It has been an amazing 2 year journey to see this project finally come to fruition. We are still working on the electronic exhibition and signage however you will all be very pleased to know that on Friday we completed the installation of the art piece in the Woolworths Pavilion of the RNA showgrounds ready for the 2009 EKKA.

I have attached a photo for you to see how amazing this mosaic made by Queenslanders for Queenslanders has turned out. We have had professional photos taken however I thought I would send you out this internal photo which gives you the scale and size of the final art piece. You will be pleased to know the two in front will not be on permanent display!!

Without all your support and participation this would not have been possible and I would personally like to thank all the council staff who worked on this and of course thanks to all the fantastic artists that have made this all possible.

The launch/unveiling of the art piece and electronic exhibition is still in the planning stages and I will keep you all informed when more information comes to hand.

Thank you again and congratulations on being a part of this unique mosaic.

Kind regards


Lisa Cadigan

Senior Engagement Officer- Queensland's 150th Celebrations

Department of the Premier & Cabinet

PO Box 15185 City East Qld 4002

Ph: 07 3404 3609

Fax: 07 3247 3998

Queensland celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2009. Check out what's on today at

Friday, 24 July 2009

Jenni Kelly @ Biloela Workshops.

Biloela Workshop Bookings for Jenni Kelly in September.
September Workshops ~ with Artist & Tutor Jenni Kelly.

Workshop Information has been sent to all interested & confirmed Participants.

If you are interested in this workshop there will be a Waiting/Cancellation list available.

Workshop 1 Beginner - "Funtastic Acrylics" Thursday, 3rd & Friday 4th September.
Reference Topic ~ Flowers & Waterlilies or Own Choice..
Workshop 2 Extension "Funtastic Acrylics" Saturday, 5th & Sunday 6th September.
Reference Topic ~ Rock Scape & Reef or Own Choice .
It's great to have these workshops for 2009. Supported & Funded by RADF.

All artworks are subject to copyright and may not be used in any form without prior consent from the artist

Monday, 20 July 2009

BAVA Evening @ Blue Care Respite Centre.

To All Interested Artists.
BAVA Evening @ Blue Care Respite Centre.
Monday, 27th July 2009 @ 7pm
Relaxed Evening for sharing information & work in progress.
Updates on Workshops and Tutors also.
  • Upcoming Workshops -Jenni Kelly / Lucja Ray /Papermaking
  • Brigalow Entries Closes 19th September, 2009
  • Brainstorm for ideas 2010 & January 2010 Exhibition.
Tea & Coffee Provided.
Gold Coin Donation
All Welcome, See You There.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009


Hi everyone!

I'm wondering if anyone else in BAVA has an ETSY store? I've just joined up & learning my way around ... if you have one please let me know I will put a link to your store on this site :)


Monday, 6 July 2009

July Artist @ Kristine's - Jenelle Wood.

Kristine's Coffee Shop proudly supports the Art community of Biloela.

July Artist - Jenelle Wood exhibiting 7 artworks till Monday, 3rd August.

Please drop in to Juanita's shop, try her fantastic LaVazza coffee & enjoy the local arts on display.