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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, 30 March 2010

Monday, 29 March 2010

Sarina Art Extravaganza 2010

Sarina Art Extravaganza 2010
Opening Night: 6.30pm Friday 21 May 2010 all welcome
Exhibition and Extravaganza Cafe open:
Saturday 22 May to Saturday 29 May 2010
Cultural Hall
Anzac Street
Sarina Qld
$14,950 Prize Money
Enquiries Angela Chaplin 0412 321 248
Entries close last mail Friday 30 April 2010

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Dena Leo Exhibition

Dena Leo - Bunga Bunga Milbirrigun

by Dena Leo in partnership with Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre

Rainforest dreaming for the next generation

09 Apr 2010 - 30 Apr 2010

Visual Arts Exhibition


Biloela Library

This exhibition showcases a series of contemporary paintings by Girramay Traditional Owner Dena Leo Bunga Bunga Milbirrigun. Using visual storytelling to share her culture and identity, Dena creates contemporary interpretations of Girramay stories that form part of the little known Aboriginal Rainforest culture of the Cardwell region.

Encouraged and inspired by her late Nan, Bessie Jerry, Dena’s work passes on her people’s dreaming stories through the generations.

Also touring to...

28 May - 09 Jul
Tambo Grassland Art Gallery

26 Jul - 04 Sep
Charters Towers World Theatre Gallery

01 Oct - 23 Oct
Millmerran Millmerran Cultural Centre

Event: Dena Leo - Bunga Bunga Milbirrigun

Friday, 19 March 2010

Cooee Bay Artist Camp 2010

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Wrapt in Rocky 2010

Challenge yourself & become totally immersed in all things textile for 1 fantastic week.

CQ Textile Forum 2010

Contact Nanette Balchin at Wrapt in Rocky 2010 at

or PO Box 2323 Yeppoon Qld 4703 or or 07 49393885

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Tracey Hewitt Workshop

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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Brian Kehoe exhibiting at the Biloela Library Artspace

Yeppoon artist, Brian Kehoe is exhibiting his latest works
"South of Capricorn"
at the Biloela Library Artspace
1 March - 31 March 2010

Transform Teabags Workshop!

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Thursday, 4 March 2010

Demo video . . .

Hello my BAVA friends! I have a new demo video on my site if you're interested :-)
cheers, Maria

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Olga Bath exhibiting at Kristine's . . .

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

This month, March 2010 artist Olga Bath is exhibiting 7 of her artworks! Olga has supported BAVA over the past 4 years and was successful last year at the Brigalow Arts Festival winning the Anglo Coal Scholarship!

Please drop by ... enjoy the great coffee and check out Olga's work this month :-)