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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, 16 June 2010

Catherine Parker ... Study Tour India 2010

Artist Study Tour of Rajasthan          
Dates: November 3 - 16 2010

Dear friends,
There a currently only 3 places left on this remarkable journey to India.
I feel very privileged to offer this tour with Kamlesh Vyas, our Indian tour guide who has an intimate knowledge of the arts, crafts and cultural diversity of Rajasthan famed for it vibrant colour, fairytale palaces and ancient traditions and, with my own extensive travelling experience throughout India, encompassing daily sketchbook painting and drawing and a passion for teaching the artmaking process, I feel we are perfectly matched to offer this tour to you. 

Places are limited to 10 persons and priority will be given on a first come basis.  Should you be interested please contact me asap. You are welcome to remain in contact re: availability of places.

If you are interested and have not yet received the relevant information please email me and I will forward you an itinerary detailing locations, activities, costs etc. I would be grateful for you passing this on if you feel or know of anyone who may be interested. Below are the websites for Lakshmi Tours and Kamlesh Vyas, our tour operator/textile artist at Surya Art House, Jaisalmere, Rajasthan India, as well as my own website detailing my professional practice and India inspire artwork. Please see below for testimonials based on our recent Drawn to India, Artist Study Tour in March of this year.

Warm regards,
Catherine Parker

Monday, 7 June 2010

Michele Lyons Briggs Solo Exhibition 'Coloured Waters' ...

Central Queensland artist, Michele Lyons Briggs is exhibiting at the Biloela Library Art Space from 4 June 2010 ...
Opening Night celebrations!
celebrations continued afterward at the Black Cockatoo Piano Bar, Biloela Civic Centre!

Brigalow Arts Festival Entry Forms ...

Brigalow Arts Festival Entry Forms are available @ Biloela Library or email