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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!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Gail Van Itallie @ Kristine's. . .

This month at Kristine's Coffee Shop artist, Gail Van Itallie will be exhibiting some of her artworks! Gail has been a supporter of BAVA and its workshops for the past 4 years!

Please view Gail's work and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and great coffee at Kristine's!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Kym Barrett 2-day Mixed Media Workshop

10 BAVA members enjoyed a 2-day Mixed Media Workshop with Gympie Contemporary Artist, Kym Barrett this weekend!

A fun time was had by all ... lots to learn, new ideas and techniques with the theme of a portrait and landscape using integrated collage, textures and capturing the 'essence' of each theme.

Hot, humid temperatures did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the eager students!Back: LtoR
Gail, Olley, Kym, Glenda, Libby, Maria
Front: LtoR
Geraldine, Gwen, tutor Kym Barrett, Alanna, Larraine

Thank you to Kym & husband, Gordon and to members supporting this workshop :-DKym with Workshop Coordinator, Maria Wiley
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Saturday, 10 April 2010

2010 BAVA March Workshop with Tracey Hewitt @ Banana Hall, Banana. Qld

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Tracey talks about her day with the BAVA ladies guiding them through the day with her expertise on Making Fabric Paper for Visual Diary Covers and an extra -Bead Making.